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UK-based trade organisation the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has revealed that it is expanding its intellectual property protection services outside of the audio-visual industry.
According to a statement released by the federation today, November 9, FACT is expanding its services to brands and businesses that require support in protecting their content, brand and IP.
The news comes as FACT re-launches its brand.
FACT will now offer a full range of content and brand protection solutions to protect digital content and physical goods.
These services include intelligence collation and analysis, forensic examinations, and an internet investigation and scanning service.
According to the federation, the increase in broadband speeds and “demand for all things online” means that technology is “rapidly evolving”. It added that criminals are taking advantage of this to steal copyrighted content and sell counterfeit goods.
As a result, these criminals “make significant revenue for themselves” and are “depriving legitimate businesses of revenue”.
FACT works closely with UK and international enforcement partners to develop “techniques and solutions to effectively tackle new and emerging threats”.
Mike Barley, chairman of FACT, said: “We are about to embark on a new and exciting chapter for FACT which offers great opportunities to IP rights holders both in the UK and overseas.
“FACT is valued and trusted by industry, government and law enforcement and its history of success is testament to its expertise and experience,” he added.
FACT was founded in 1983 and is an organisation focused on IP protection in the television, film and sports industries.
This was first published on World IP Review.
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