Problem of brands funding illicit websites persists

The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched its Infringing Website List (IWL), which is designed to provide the digital advertising sector with an up-to-date list of copyright infringing sites that they should avoid placing advertising on. The initiative follows other recent efforts to disrupt advertising on websites that infringe copyright and trademark rights, and trademark counsel have a critical role to play in such initiatives.

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