The directory will provide a single, unique point of reference for law enforcement agencies involved in anti-counterfeiting, including Police, Customs and other government agencies.
Detective Chief Superintendent
Economic Crime Directorate
City of London Police
“It’s a pleasure for me to welcome our law enforcement colleagues from around the world to the City of London Police’s IP Crime Directory. In collaboration with our international partners, we have created the IP Crime Directory, a unique & innovative online portal to assist all areas of global law enforcement in the fight against IP crime. The directory has been designed to provide practical assistance to front line law enforcement officers - be it police officers stopping and searching a lorry, customs officers rummaging cargo at a port, or other statutory authorities looking to interdict counterfeit products. The portal is accessible from all types of mobile devices enabling direct ‘real-time’ contact with IP owners while out on operations. We will only prevail against the perpetrators of organised IP crime if IP owners and law enforcement join together in a collaborative global effort. Please support this initiative by signing up and informing your colleagues about the directory.”
Registration for law enforcement requires basic contact information, including a law enforcement / government email address and will only take a few minutes of your time.
The IP Crime Directory, as a shared resource available to members of law enforcement and intellectual property owners, will greatly enhance efforts to combat intellectual property crimes and shut down the criminal enterprises that are financed by these illegal activities. I thank the City of London Police, and in particular, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit, for their leadership on this issue and their commitment to protecting the integrity of the global marketplace.
Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney
At the IACC we believe open communication and information sharing across sectors are necessary to combat IP crimes around the world. The City of London Police’s IP Crime Directory Program does exactly that. We commend the City of London Police for offering a practical and necessary resource that facilitates cooperation between brand owners and law enforcement in the fight against IP crime.
Bob Barchiesi, President, The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)