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Law is an expanding business, its scope increasingly moving beyond the courtroom and into technology, security consultations and everything in between. An international firm embodying this principle can be found in Wiggin, which in addition to expanding into movie production and on-demand television has extended its reach to the tech space with its intellectual property tech company INCOPRO, which offers users services for online brand and IP protection.

This week, Wiggin announced that its tech startup raised $21 million from investment group Highland Europe. The firm noted that the funds will be used to bolster INCOPRO’s tech stock as well as its international footprint, specifically into areas with both lucrative and problematic marketplaces for IP.

Formerly known as Intelligent Content Protection, INCOPRO employs machine learning to scour the web in search of counterfeit products, assesses and prioritizes issues facing a user, and enables the takedown of infringements from the web. INCOPRO CEO and Wiggin IP partner Simon Baggs told Legaltech News that funding will allow the startup to build on its existing machine-learning capabilities, such as filtering counterfeit products from web hits, and create new features, such as tracking offline data for users.

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