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2,000 websites suspended by UK police

Managing Intellectual Property

The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has suspended more than 2,000 websites selling fake luxury goods so far this year, as part of its Operation Ashiko

The suspended sites were selling counterfeit goods such as clothes, handbags, sunglasses and jewellery. Brands affected include Burberry, Longchamp, Oakley, Tiffany & Co and Thomas Sabo.

Since Operation Ashiko was launched in October 2013, nearly 5,500 websites selling fake goods have been suspended.

More information is available from PIPCU.


Article Comments

This is very good news.
The criminals who sell fake goods, misrepresented good and other expensive tat should be charged and imprisoned for stealing people's hard earned money in this way. China - look out- we are sick of the junk you sell Online and disappointed at your lack of conscience.

robocop1 Feb 25, 2015


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