Paris, (Agencies): Interpol will launch an interactive online learning programme tomorrow to help law enforcement authorities as well as private sector players worldwide to combat intellectual property related crimes.

Counterfeiting and piracy are estimated to be causing billions of dollars worth losses and most of such activities are carried out by transnational organised crime groups.

The training programme would be offered by Interpol and UL University, which is part of US-based Underwriters Laboratories. UL is an independent product safety and certification organisation.

The programme would be free for the law enforcement agencies while private sector entities would have to shell out about USD 150 per module. It would have seven modules that would cover a range of topics including health and safety consequences of intellectual property crimes, the official noted.

Interpol, which has 188 member countries including India, facilitates cross-border police co-operation, among others.