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A key element of our operational activity will be tactical partnerships with private and public sector organisations in order to:

  • Develop better understanding of OCG attacks on the UK’s businesses
  • Collaborate with online businesses that are exploited by criminals to commit IP crime
  • Complimenting existing prevention campaigns in order to protect businesses and consumers
  • Working with Economic Crime Command
  • Sharing operational learning with the UK’s businesses

Here is the growing list of partners whose support is helping to drive PIPCU forward.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

Is responsible for intellectual property rights in the UK, including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. The IPO is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

IP Crime Unit

The IP Crime Unit provides specialist anti-counterfeiting services for many of the world's leading brands and supports law enforcement with expertise in the field of intellectual property crime, professional training, the examination of suspect counterfeit products, litigation support and expert testimony in criminal proceedings.

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)

Invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation.

The Alliance for Intellectual Property​​

Is a UK-based coalition of 24 trade associations concerned with ensuring that intellectual property rights are valued in the UK and that a legislative regime exists which enables the value and contribution of these rights to be fully realised and protected.

Anti-counterfeiting Group

Anti-counterfeiting Group (ACG) members make the products we use every day.  Protection for their investment and creativity supports UK growth and safeguard consumer.  Get real – say no to fakes.


Represents the recording industry worldwide, with a membership comprising some 1,300 record companies in 66 countries and affiliated industry associations in 55 countries.


Is the UK’s largest content protection organisation, protecting the intellectual property of its members across the film, TV, sports rights and technology sectors.


Is the representative voice of the UK recorded music business. We are a trade organisation funded by our members - which include the UK's four major record labels and hundreds of independent.

The Publishers Association

The Publishers Association (The PA) is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. As part of its core activities The PA promotes the intellectual property agenda and works with a variety of partners to ensure that IP laws are enforced to protect UK publisher content and music.

PRS for Music​

PRS for Music is the home of PRS and MCPS, representing the rights of over 100,000 members in the UK. We license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of our members and those of overseas societies, distributing the royalties to them fairly and efficiently. We promote and protect the value of copyright.

Anti Copying in Design (ACID)​

ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a membership trade organisation, set up as a round table action group in 1996, by designers for designers. ACID is committed to raising awareness & encouraging respect for IP within individual & corporate responsibility. By helping its members to understand and protect their rights, ACID is intent on stamping out intellectual property rights abuse and has a compelling record of successful ACID cases against infringers. ​​​​​​​


Crimestoppers is an independent crime-fighting charity that operates the 0800 555 111 telephone number and Anonymous Online Form at, which allows people to pass on information about crime anonymously. The Charity takes information on a variety of offences – including cyber-crime, fraud, forgery and counterfeit goods. ​