Officers should understand national policy in relation to intellectual property, and should be aware of other organisations involved in the enforcement of intellectual property legislation and understand how they may provide support with investigations.

Core Learning Resources

  Prevention and Cure: The UK IP Crime Strategy

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), 2011

 Annual IP Crime Report 2014-2015

Intellectual Property Office (IPO), 2015

  Intellectual Property Crime

National Crime Agency

  Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU)

City of London Police

  National Trading Standards

National Trading Standards

  National Trading Standards eCrime Centre

National Trading Standards / BIS

  Alliance for Intellectual Property

Coalition of associations and enforcement organisations with an interest in ensuring intellectual property rights receive the protection they need and deserve

  Federation Against Copyright Theft

Trade association that works closely with law enforcement agencies

  UK Interactive Entertainment: who are we?

Association for UK Interactive Entertainment

Trade association with an Intellectual Property Crime Unit

Training Courses

  Training Together


Further Reading

  Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth: Government Response

BIS, 2011

 The UK's International Strategy for Intellectual Property

BIS, 2011

  Intellectual Property Office: Five Year Corporate Strategy

IPO, 2017

  Intellectual Property Rights

HMRC, 2018

Explains how HMRC operates the European Union procedures on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights at the UK border

  Publishers Association

Trade organisation for publishers. Provides guidance on copyright and operates a copyright infringement portal for serving take-down notices to ISPs and webmasters

  Counterfeit Medicines and Devices

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, (Archived)

Includes background on the Medicines Enforcement Group

  Federation Against Software Theft

Trade association that champions the professional management of software

Other Information

  Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Trade association that campaigns against the trade in fakes

  Anti Copying in Design

Trade association committed to raising awareness and encouraging respect for intellectual property

  PRS for Music

Society of songwriters, composers and music publishers that licenses organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of its members