Topical issues for business and consumers

Understand how intellectual property crime and infringement occurs and impacts on businesses and consumers.



This guidance covers:

  • fake poppies
  • counterfeit vehicle parts
  • filesharing, downloading and streaming
  • illicit streaming devices, also know as ‘kodi’ boxes
  • fake alcohol
  • photographs or images on the internet including social media
  • letters alleging online copyright infringement
  • danger of fake electrical goods
  • Intellectual property and cyber security
Published 27 September 2017
Last updated 26 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Fake poppies added.
  2. Counterfeit vehicle parts added.
  3. First published.