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Law firm helps fight against international piracy

Experts from a South Wales law firm have joined security chiefs from the FBI and the White House, and international police chiefs to help the fight against intellectual property (IP) crime.

Cardiff-based CJCH Solicitors were invited to the Intellectual Property Crime Conference, hosted by the City of London Police and Interpol at the Guildhall in London.

Antony Crampton, a cyber-crime specialist at CJCH, was among the invited speakers, along with several heads of police forces from around the world, heads of customs services, and the IP security chiefs from the FBI and the White House.

“This is a really top-level IP crime event,” said Stephen Clarke, senior partner at CJCH. “So it’s very significant for us as a firm to be invited to provide a speaker. It reflects the fact that we now play an important role in the worldwide fight against piracy of intellectual property.

“Antony was able to share some of our expertise on cyber protection in the commercial market.”

Mr Clarke was also among those invited to another major event – the launch of the Cyber Highway scheme by Lord David Blunkett – an online portal designed to protect the supply chain from cyberattack.

Mr Crampton said: “The invitation for CJCH to contribute and participate in these high level cyber-related events, shows the level of recognition we now command among our national and international partners and other agencies, for the innovation and determination we deliver to protect clients’ assets and well-being from ever-evolving computer-based activities”.

CJCH Solicitors has a specialist team at its Cardiff head office, combatting IP crime across Europe and in the Middle East. It is also increasingly involved in North America and the Far East.

CJCH is a Wales top-20 law firm with headquarters in Cardiff. It has more than 100 staff spread across its headquarters and offices in Barry and Bridgend.


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