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The center employs a true task force model to optimize the roles and enforcement efforts of member agencies, while enhancing government-industry partnerships to support ongoing IPR enforcement initiatives.

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.

As a task force, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy, and the nation's war fighters.

Intellectual property rights theft is not a victimless crime. It threatens U.S. businesses and robs hard-working Americans of their jobs, which negatively impacts the economy. It can also pose serious health and safety risks to consumers, and oftentimes, it fuels global organized crime.

New Report
Intellectual Property Rights Violations: A Report on Threats to United States Interests at Home and Abroad

New! The National IPR Center is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural 2011 IP Threat Report –
Intellectual Property Rights Violations: A Report on Threats to United States Interests at Home and Abroad.

This comprehensive study details various threats to United States intellectual property from criminal violations, and is intended to serve as a baseline assessment of the current IPR crime problem. Designed to provide valuable insight for law enforcement, industry, and public partners, the report is the culmination of a year-long effort to analyze both government and open source information, and document the input from over more than 100 domestic and international IPR experts in both industry and government.

Key topics covered include:
  • Production and distribution methodologies
  • The magnitude of the threat
  • A look at the primary offenders and their motivations
  • Specific geographic locations of interest

Digital and Online IP Theft


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and online IP theft click below

Online IP Theft in the 21st Century


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