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Police Intellectual Property Unit

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 Intellectual Property Office and run by the City of London Police to combat this criminality, with a special focus on offences committed online.​

  • About PIPCU
    Dedicated to tackling intellectual property crime, with a focus on offences committed online.
  • In operation
    Building a policing response to the threat of online intellectual property crime around a number of themes.
  • Our partners
    A key element of PIPCU's operational activity will be tactical partnerships with private and public organisations.