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Countries pledge to tackle multi-billion pound intellectual property crime

Zone(s): UK ¦ Sector(s): Technology, Crime
[12 June 2014, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Intellectual Property Office and Viscount Younger of Leckie]A new coalition to tackle counterfeiting, copyright infringement and other intellectual property crime was launched at the first International Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Summit in London. More than 300 delegates from 30 countries attended the event hosted by the UK government in partnership with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the European Commission.

In his closing speech, Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger declared the next 12 months a ‘year of IP enforcement’ as he set out the scale of the task ahead and highlighted the important steps taken. This included an international commitment to maintain momentum in tackling IP crime as a global issue.

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www.gov.uk/government/news/countries-pledge-to-tackle-multi-billion-pound-intellectual-property-crime