London Police Join US Effort To Combat Counterfeit Goods - ICE
The police department for the City of London has become the fifth international law enforcement agency to join the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Tuesday.
"IPR Center Director Alex Khu and CoLP Commissioner Ian Dyson pledged to combine resources to tackle the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit goods that threaten the health and safety of consumers, wreak havoc on local and national economies, and fund criminal organizations involved in various illicit activities," the release said.
The partnership was sealed during a signing ceremony in London, the release said.
The Mexican Revenue Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Interpol and Europol have previously signed up as international members of the anti-counterfeiting coalition, the release noted.