International operation takes down over 20 000 domain names selling counterfeit goods

In the framework of the 11th edition of the joint operation ‘In our sites’, law enforcement agencies from 26 countries, together with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre have seized over 21 910 domain names which offered counterfeit and pirated items over the Internet. Facilitated by Eurojust and INTERPOL, the operation has also led to the seizure of products estimated at over €2.5 million, including counterfeit pharmaceuticals and pirated films, illegal television streaming, music, software, and other bogus products.