Earlier this week the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the City of London Police’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) announced a joint effort to take down websites selling counterfeits through the IACC’s RogueBlock programme. The announcement led the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to voice concern over what it views as a “shadowy deal” that could lead to enforcement overreach. In separate responses to World Trademark Review, PIPCU and the IACC have expanded on the parameters of the collaboration.

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