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Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyIntellectual Property Office (IPO)
Number of pages150
ISBN (Print)978-1-910790-30-4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameIntellectual Property Research: IP in general and IP Crime and enforcement for businesses and consumers
PublisherIntellectual Property Office


The report was commissioned to estimate recent levels of counterfeiting within the UK. To understand the extent to which this is moving online, and gauge how it is helped to do so by social media platforms.

The study aimed to assess the scale, impact and characteristics of infringements. This covers six sectors: alcohol, cigarettes, clothing, footwear, perfume and watches.


Dennis Collopy, 'Share and Share Alike: The challenges from social media for Intellectual Property Rights', report commissioned by the Intellectual Property Office, published September 2017, under the Open Government License The published version is available online at © Crown Copyright 2017.

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