EUROPOL – EU IPO REPORT ON IP CRIME AND ITS LINKS TO OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES

On 10 June, a news release from Europol announced that a new report on how IP crime supports the activities of organised criminal gangs adds to the growing evidence that counterfeit goods are an attack against society requiring an international response. It demonstrates the interconnection between IP crime and other types of serious crimes highlighting the links between actors committing these offences.  It is said that the case studies presented in this report illustrate how a wide range of different crimes are linked to intellectual property crime, including pharmaceutical crime, drug trafficking, manslaughter, illegal arms possession, forced labour, food fraud, excise duty fraud, VAT fraud, corruption and money laundering.

https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/europol-euipo_polycriminality_report_2.pdf

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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