IIPCIC Privacy Policy

UL Standards & Engagement is the manager of the website iipcic.org and in the below is referred to as ‘we”.

UL Standards & Engagement

Information we collect
No information collected from minors

Minors under the age of 18 should not provide any personal information and/or other information, including their email address, to UL through the site. The site does not knowingly accept personal information and/or other data from any such users of its website and/or any third parties.

How we use this information
Safeguarding your information

This Privacy Policy applies to IIPCIC services only. Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of IIPCIC. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We do not exercise control over third-party websites, nor do links to these websites imply that IIPCIC or UL Standards & Engagement are affiliated with the linked site. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

Updating your information

The user is asked to inform IIPCIC of any changes to data provided upon enrollment including changes in contact details. You can contact the IIPCIC Secretariat by emailing info@iipcic.org.

Data retention

We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. At any time you can contact the IIPCIC Secretariat to update, amend or delete data on your user account. Please email info@iipcic.org.

INTERPOL may facilitate the enrollment of law enforcement officers, as a consequence INTERPOL may process personal information solely to ensure the verification of your affiliation through the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus, Police Academies or Law Enforcement Agencies. For more information on INTERPOL’s Rules on the Processing of Data, please visit the following link: https://www.interpol.int/en/Who-we-are/Privacy-policy.

Changes to this privacy policy

IIPCIC and UL Standards & Engagement reserve the right to modify, amend, or update this Privacy Policy at any time. Any significant modification will be notified to registered users via email. Any such modifications, amendments, updates or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting or notification. Your continued use of the Site after such posting and/or notification shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of the changes.

New technology

Since the use of new technology including cookies, web beacons, and other technology is rapidly evolving, as is our use of new and evolving technology, we may change or use additional or new technology from time to time. You are encouraged to visit this page for any updates regarding these new technologies. If the use of such technology would lead to a significant modification of the manner by which we process your personal information, registered users will be notified by email.

Keith Williams Scholarship Fund

For the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime and Illicit Trade (CIPCIT) Short Course

The University of Portsmouth, INTERPOL and UL Standards & Engagement have cooperated in launching the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime and Illicit Trade (CIPCIT). It is an educational short course delivered by the University of Portsmouth’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It provides unparalleled access to the latest research and expertise in global IP crime and illicit trade. The CIPCIT is recognized by INTERPOL.

The CIPCIT course is distance learning and is delivered online. It explores IP rights, different types of crime and the range of offenders. Students will study theories explaining why people commit these crimes, learn about the social and economic impacts, and examine protection and enforcement strategies. This course contributes to students’ professional practice and prepares them for further study in this area. The credits students earn are recognized academically at the 1st-year undergraduate level, so the course provides a pathway into full degree programs.

Keith Williams Scholarship Fund

Under the leadership and support of the former President and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Keith Williams has supported law enforcement efforts to combat intellectual property crime for nearly 15 years and has cooperated with INTERPOL on many IP crime and anti-counterfeiting public safety initiatives throughout that time.

UL Standards & Engagement has developed a unique scholarship program in Mr. Williams' name to honor his vision and legacy. The Keith Williams Scholarship will cover tuition for select law enforcement students annually to complete the CIPCIT short course.

The primary goal of the Keith Williams Scholarship is to support law enforcement efforts in working for a safer, more secure, and more sustainable world by helping focus efforts, resources and activities on reducing the harm associated with IP crime impacting human health, public safety, and the environment.

2024 Successful Candidates

Successful Scholarship candidates will be recognized as part of the 17th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, scheduled from 23 to 25 September 2024 in Willemstad, Curaçao.


Scholarship Candidates

Nominees for the Scholarships must be from a competent enforcement authority dealing with IP-related crimes, such as Police, Customs, Judiciary, Regulatory Authorities, Government Agencies, etc. The ideal candidate will serve in an operational, training or management capacity and seek an academic qualification to support professional development or leadership opportunities within their organization. The Scholarship aims to help professionals’ capabilities and career development in this field.

Candidates that do not investigate IP crime but wish to transfer to a department that deals in this crime area may also be nominated.

Scholarship Application Process

The course is degree level, so candidates must meet the University of Portsmouth academic entry requirements. The minimum criteria for scholarship consideration are high school diplomas (or equivalent) and a high level of competency in English (for example, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band 6.0). In addition, the candidate must have adequate IT skills, IT equipment and technical support, and access to the internet.

Agencies must nominate candidates for Scholarship funding and support their course participation. The Nominations Selection Committee will consider all nominations.

Once your agency submits the Scholarship request through iipcic.org, the Nominations Selection Committee, which includes representatives from INTERPOL, the University of Portsmouth, and UL Standards & Engagement, will review your nomination.

If you are selected to proceed to the next stage of the application process, you will receive an email from the University of Portsmouth asking you to provide additional information, such as proof of identity and evidence of your proficiency in English.

Upon approval of your application by the University of Portsmouth, you will receive a confirmation email from them, which includes your registration link.

Important: To obtain the scholarship, you must formally register through this link, and only at that time will your place on the course be officially confirmed.

Nominations for the September intake are now open.

If you wish to nominate a staff member for the September 2024 intake, please submit the Nomination Form before September 01, 2024. Please attach any supporting documents you wish to be considered by the Nominations Selection Committee.

Nomination Form

Please complete the following form before September 01, 2024 for the September 2024 intake.

 all fields are required unless otherwise noted

 all nomination forms must be submitted in English


IMPORTANT: You may not nominate yourself or an immediate family member for this scholarship.

Nominee's Details

First Name

Last Name

Unit / Department / Agency

Job Title

Business email

Phone number (include country code)


General biography of the nominee

Nominee’s core activities, including positions held

List of the Nominee’s academic qualifications

Additional information (please be specific) about why this Nominee deserves consideration for the Keith Williams Scholarship

CV and Personal Statement

Upload a copy of the Nominee’s CV

(PDF or word document - max file size: 2MB)

Upload a personal statement from the candidate explaining why the Nominee wants to study this course and how it will contribute to their professional development

(PDF or word document - max file size: 2MB)

Certificates and Transcripts

Upload up to 4 copies of education certificates and transcripts which list the topics and marks

(PDF and images only - max file size: 2MB each)

Supporting Documents

You may upload up to 2 additional supporting documents that you believe are relevant to support the nomination (optional)

(images, word/text documents, pdfs, spreadsheets - max file size: 2MB each)


First Name

Last Name

Unit / Department / Agency

Job Title

Business email

Phone number (include country code)

Please check the box to confirm that you are the person indicated above and that all information you submit is accurate.

I have read and agree to the IIPCIC Privacy Policy.

Thank You!

Your nomination for the Keith Williams Scholarship has been submitted.

You will receive a confirmation to your provided business email, please contact us if you don't recieve the email.

Best Regards,
Keith Williams Scholarship Committee


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