WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of London Police, memorializing their solidarity in fighting for intellectual property rights.
The signing comes on the heels of similar engagements with Europol and the Guardia di Finanzia, further affirming the IACC's commitment to the protection of intellectual property in the European Union and the United Kingdom.
"Partnerships like these are an important step in winning the battle against counterfeiting," said IACC President Bob Barchiesi. "We commend the City of London Police for its dedication to intellectual property protection, and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with law enforcement to stop fakes from making their way to London and beyond."
The MOU was signed at the 10th Annual Intellectual Property Crime Conference in London, hosted by Interpol and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and attended by more than 600 international practitioners and enforcement officials.
The IACC has long worked in partnership with law enforcement agencies around the world to seek innovative ways to address the counterfeiting problem wherever needed. The IACC has conducted more than 30 law enforcement trainings during the past year, and has upcoming events scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Guatemala.
The IACC (www.iacc.org) is a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization representing the interests of companies concerned with trademark counterfeiting and the related theft of intellectual property. The members of the IACC include many of the world's best-known brands across all product sectors. The IACC has played a leading role in the development of cross-industry voluntary agreements, to address the illicit trafficking of counterfeit and pirated goods online, including its IACC MarketSafe® and RogueBlock® initiatives.
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