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Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

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Intellectual property crime is costing the UK economy hundreds of millions of pounds each year, with organised crime gangs causing significant damage to industries that are produce legitimate, high quality, physical goods and online and digital content in an increasingly competitive climate

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is being funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and run by the City of London Police to combat this criminality, with a special focus on offences committed online.

News and Alerts


PIPCU welcomes members of parliament to the unit
This week has seen four Members of Parliament visiting PIPCU to find out more about their work

Four arrested in dawn raids tackling counterfeit electrical good
Dawn raids across London lead to four arrests in suspected counterfeit operation

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Dedicated to tackling intellectual property crime, with a focus on offences committed online.

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PIPCU in operation

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PIPCU will be building a policing response to the threat of online intellectual property crime around a number of themes.

How PIPCU will operate


Our Partners

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A key element of PIPCU's operational activity will be tactical partnerships with private and public organisations.

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13 March 2013