Caerphilly
02 November 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Incopro opens Wales office


Incopro has expanded its presence to Caerphilly, Wales as part of a drive to fight against counterfeits in the UK.

The Welsh Government Capital Investment and Employment Aid has provided £500,000 to support the new office, which will create 80 new jobs to aid anti-counterfeiting efforts.

Incopro tracks counterfeit products online using its Talisman technology platform, which collects, aggregates and analyses data about brand infringement, providing tools for targeted enforcement actions.

The company has partnered with BBC Worldwide, fashion house Ted Baker and trademark and brand protection service Corsearch, among others.

Simon Baggs, CEO of Incopro, commented: “We are committed to making the Internet a better place for businesses to prosper.”

“A key element in achieving this is to cut out the sale of unlawful products and content. We are delighted to have secured Welsh government support to further our mission and to deliver jobs and innovation in Wales.”

Welsh economy secretary, Ken Skates, added: “As we conduct more of our everyday lives on-line, it is vital we have the systems to protect us from a new wave of criminals.”

“The services companies like Incopro provide are invaluable, both to the World economy and to the interests of the individual. I am delighted we could support their expansion, and welcome them to Wales, where I hope they will enjoy a successful future.”

More news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
Cozen O’Connor hires ex-DLA Piper litigator
17 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Cozen O’Connor has hired ex-DLA Piper litigator Hugh Marbury as member in its intellectual property department
Illicit streaming devices entering the UK fail to meet national electrical safety regulations, according to findings from FACT and Electrical Safety First
Mewburn Ellis opens Munich office
16 November 2017 | Munich | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Intellectual property boutique Mewburn Ellis has opened a new office in Munich, its first expansion outside of the UK
.UK suspensions doubled in 2017, says Nominet
15 November 2017 | Oxford | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Nominet has suspended 16,632 .UK domain names for criminal activity in 2017, doubling figures from 2016
Crowell & Moring hires IP all rounder
14 November 2017 | San Francisco | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Crowell & Moring has bolstered its privacy and cybersecurity, and litigation practices with the addition of Gabriel Ramsey
Fake remembrance merchandise seized by UK Border Force
13 November 2017 | Tilbury | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Fake poppy branded jewellery, worth around £150,000, was seized ahead of Remembrance Sunday by the UK Border Force
Registrars must make “difficult choices” when it comes to GDPR
10 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Registrars and registries will have to make difficult choices when it comes to ICANN’s new RDDS provisions and the EU’s GDPR