07 Jul

Fighting Fakes Around the Globe

By Elizabeth Bellaver

 

Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award
Europol’s IPCrime Unit Wins the 2015 Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards

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The Label Printers is proud of our continuing involvement with and sponsorship of the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference co-hosted by Interpol, in partnership with UL. We’re pleased to share these reports on the global awards won by Interpol and Europol.

Interpol’s Turn Back Crime Campaign Wins the 2015 Global Media Award
One year after its official launch, the Turn Back Crime campaign has been recognized with an award from the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

The campaign has reached out to police, the private sector and general public across the globe, crossing cultures and languages in a joint effort to make the world a safer place.

#TogetherWeCan #TurnBackCrime

Full text of the news from Interpol.

Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit Wins the 2015 Global Anti-counterfeiting Awards
On World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit – Focal Point (FP) COPY, was declared the winner of the 2015 Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group Awards – International Public Body Category, for the outstanding results achieved in combating counterfeiting and piracy. The Global Anti-counterfeiting Group (GACG) is a network of national and regional IP protection and enforcement organisations gathering 21 members covering 40 countries.

Full text of the news from Europol.

Counterfeit and pirated goods could cost the global economy up to €1 trillion per year according to some estimates, and this translates into loss of legal employment, lack of investment in new jobs and increased prices of legal goods. It also means less public funding for services such as health, education and social welfare. Cases supported by FP Copy show the involvement of organised crime groups, often carrying other types of criminal activities such as trafficking in human beings or money laundering.

More info about the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group [GACG] and their awards and programs.

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