Operation In Our Sites (IOS)

Fighting the trade of counterfeit products online.

Taking the fight to the cyber-world, IPC3 and its Operation In Our Sites (IOS) VII has managed to tackle within the last year a serious number of copyright-infringing websites and third-party marketplace listings selling luxury goods, sportswear, spare parts, electronics, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and other fake products. In particular, more than 4.500 domain names, which were illegally selling counterfeit products to consumers online, were seized by law enforcement authorities in a joint operation composed by Law enforcement authorities from 27 countries, anti-counterfeiting associations and brand owner representatives; all coordinated and facilitated by Europol’s IPC3, the US National Intellectual Property Rights Center and Interpol.