2,000 websites suspended by UK police
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
Since Operation Ashiko was launched in October 2013, nearly
5,500 websites selling fake goods have been suspended.
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