Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting Programme
INTERPOL has focused on combating IP crime since 2002 and a significant amount of resources are committed to the cause. The mission of INTERPOL’s Intellectual Property IPR Programme is to identify, disrupt and dismantle transnational organized IP Crime groups.
The Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting Programme has a number of core objectives including:
Maintain a central point of reference on transnational organized IP crime for the 188 INTERPOL member countries, all public and private sector stakeholders
Increase international police and law enforcement awareness about IP crime and its links to transnational organized crime
Develop and maintain contacts and partnerships with representatives of INTERPOL regional bureaus, law enforcement agencies, governments, international organizations, cross-industry representative bodies, private industry and individuals involved in collective efforts to combat transnational organized IP crime
Encourage and facilitate participation in the IPR Programme by a wide range of IP crime affected industries and cross-industry representative bodies
Deliver core IP crime services to law enforcement and industry investigators in member countries
Facilitate the exchange of police and non-police information and intelligence on IP crime as appropriate and in accordance with INTERPOL Regulations and INTERPOL Database on International Intellectual Property (DIIP) Crime information handling protocols
Facilitate and coordinate regional cross-industry interventions into transnational organized IP Crime as part of a strategy to increase the number of law enforcement interventions in IP crime in member countries leading to seizures of counterfeit goods and the arrest of transnational organized criminals
Contribute to collective efforts to develop the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC)
Deliver clear, consistent and specialized IP crime training programmes for police, other law enforcement officers and IP crime investigators under the umbrella of the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC)
INTERPOL is interested in cooperating with law enforcement authorities, the public and private sectors in the fight against transnational organized IP crime. If you represent one of these entities and would like to have further information about INTERPOL or to discuss IP crime matters in your country please contact us:
INTERPOL IP Crime Unit, INTERPOL General Secretariat
The International IP Crime Investigator’s College (IIPCIC) is a fully interactive on-line IP crime training facility which will benefit all law enforcement, regulatory authorities and private sector IP crime investigators. The College’s main objective is to deliver leading edge training to enable investigators to effectively combat current and emerging threats from transnational organized IP Crime.