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You may need to enforce or defend your IP rights through the courts if you are unable to resolve the dispute by alternative means.

What is IP infringement?

Infringement of IP rights usually takes place when a person who is not the owner exercises any of the exclusive rights without the permission of the owner.

Resolving disputes

There are many ways to resolve IP disputes. We offer a range of professional services and resources that can help.

What is IP crime?

Counterfeiters illegally use other people's trade marks, whereas piracy relates to the illegal use of copyright material.

Awareness and resources

We have joined forces with enforcement agencies, industry and other Government departments to raise awareness of IP crime.

Further information is available to the IP enforcement community in the IP crime professional pages.

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