IPR Center, King’s College London sign international academic partnership agreement to combat global IP infringement

WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced a new academic partnership with the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London (King’s College) to expand the Center’s research efforts into counterfeiting, anti-counterfeiting strategies and intellectual property. This marks the first international academic agreement in the battle against misinformation and illicit trade with the goal to keep the public safe.

“We very much look forward to collaborating with the US National IPR Coordination Center on the development of “Online Digital Due Process Principles,” the monitoring of internet domain name threats, exploring new legal strategies and digital tools to be better equipped to take on the battle against online counterfeits,” said Frederik Mostert, Professor of Practice in Intellectual Property Law at Kings College.

The partnership represents an important step for global intellectual property rights protection and will focus on mutual goals that allow for the exchange and sharing of information between the Law School and the IPR Center to develop a unified approach in the enforcement of intellectual property rights around the world.

In addition, the IPR Center and the Dickson Poon School of Law will coordinate with the City of London Police, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, and many other international organizations focused on the enforcement of intellectual property.

To learn more about the IPR Center, visit: https://www.iprcenter.gov.

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, working collaboratively with its public and private sector partners, stands at the forefront of the United States government’s response to combatting global intellectual property theft and enforcing intellectual properties rights violations. The IPR Center was established to combat global intellectual property theft – and, accordingly, has a significant role policing the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods on websites, social media and the dark web. To report IP theft or to learn more about the IPR Center, visit www.IPRCenter.gov.

King’s College London is one of the top 35 UK universities in the world and one of the top 10 in Europe (QS World University Rankings, 2020/21) and among the oldest in England. King’s has more than 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 8,500 staff. King’s has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent. Since our foundation, King’s students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society. King’s will continue to focus on world-leading education, research and service, and will have an increasingly proactive role to play in a more interconnected, complex world. Visit our website to find out more about Vision 2029, King’s strategic vision to take the university to the 200th anniversary of its founding.

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