The City of London Police (CoLP) is the United Kingdom's national lead force for fraud and works with partners across the globe to protect the UK from economic crime and to bring offenders to justice. CoLP also hosts the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), an operational team combatting criminals who infringe trademark and copyright legislation which is funded by the UK Intellectual Property Office. CoLP disrupt criminals by suspending websites and restricting the flow of money to their operators. Working with law enforcement agencies in the UK and across the world to arrest criminals and bring them to justice, their work spans the production, importation and sale of counterfeit goods and the illicit streaming of television, film, music and published work."
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Mr. Steve Francis is the Assistant Director for Global Trade Investigations Division with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center.
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The IPR Center and Grace Farms Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which outlines how they will work together to share expertise through meetings and trainings. The goal will be to improve criminal investigations and communication networks that can lead to successful prosecutions of perpetrators engaged in labor trafficking.