INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble warned of the very real consequences and dangers of criminal and terrorist networks gaining funding through illicit trade and counterfeiting.
Some 500 delegates from more than 60 countries are attending the 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Irelandâ€™s Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan said the importance of cooperation between the public and private sectors in the fight against IP crime cannot be understated.
Counterfeiting is an ongoing issue, which is why this conference is so important, UL President and CEO Keith Williams told delegates.
Closer cooperation between the public and private sectors is essential, delegates were told at the opening of 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference.
Singaporeâ€™s Senior Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Khoo Boon Hui addressed delegates during the opening ceremony.
Co-hosted by INTERPOL and the An Garda SiochÃ¡na, in partnership with UL, the the 2013 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference will address a range of issues behind IP crime.
During the opening ceremony the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group officially presented the â€˜International Public Bodyâ€™ award to INTERPOL in recognition of the world police bodyâ€™s â€˜exceptionalâ€™ work.
The conference saw the launch of an innovative education campaign aimed at raising awareness amongst children in relation to the health and safety concerns linked to counterfeit and pirated products