Law enforcement authorities including national police forces are at the forefront of collective efforts to combat the activities of transnational organized criminals. However, there is often a lack of trained investigators and the other resources needed to effectively address transnational organized IP crime.
The IIPCIC Curriculum consists of the 14 core introductory and intermediate level modules which include topics such as establishing a dedicated IP Crime law Enforcement capability, how to combat internet piracy and how to disrupt street level organized IP crime. The 14 course topics were identified and developed by a transnational committee of renowned subject matter experts on the topic of IP crime. The topics were recognized as the key building blocks necessary to form a sound basis of knowledge that will prepare law enforcement and other partners to effectively fight IP crime on an international level.
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The Introductory Level Training Modules have been developed for investigators who want to learn more about IP crime and who would like to undertake these types of cases. Those who successfully complete this level will have a greater understanding of IP crime and will be able to identify typical IP crime cases and initiate actions to undertake counterfeiting and piracy investigations.
Module 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property Crime
This module is designed to assist new IP crime law enforcement officers to develop their understandstanding of the concepts of IP crime and what constitutes Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Crime, as well as learn the key terms used.
Module 2: Introduction to Intellectual Property Crime Investigations
This module discusses the investigation of IP Crime, including: elements of the offence, investigation techniques and elements included in the report for prosecution of an IP Crime. It builds upon the topics presented in module one.
Module 3: Introduction to Intellectual Property Crime Economic Consequences
This module provides information on the damages caused by IP Crime, its economic impact and how employment is impacted by its effects on the market economy. It builds upon previous modules and deals with the economic consequences of IP Crime.
Module 4: Introduction to Effective Partnership in Combatting IP Crime
The investigation of IP Crime relies upon many techniques and this course outlines the benefits of working in partnership to secure the best possible outcome. It builds upon previous modules and explains how effective partnerships can enhance IP Crime investigations.
Module 5: Introduction to Organized Crime Funding & IP Crime
This module concentrates on the types of organized crime that exists, as well as the wide spread effects of IP Crime activity. It builds upon previous modules and explains how organized crime dominates IP Crime.
Module 6: Introduction to INTERPOL & the INTERPOL Intellectual Property Crime Programme
This module provides an overview of INTERPOL and describes how the INTERPOL IPR Programme delivers its IP Crime services.
Module 7: Introduction to the Health & Safety Consequences of Intellectual Property Crimes
This module concentrates on the health and safety consequences of IP Crime on consumers, organizations, and countries. It illustrates these negative effects with real-world examples of IP crimes cases and raids.
The Intermediate Level Training Modules have been developed for investigators who want to consolidate their knowledge of IP Crime and actively pursue counterfeiting and piracy cases. Those who successfully complete this level will be able to investigate transnational organized IP crime cases and provide specialist advice to colleagues.
Module 8: Internet Piracy and Combatting Online Criminals in the 21st Century
This 60 minute course looks at various aspects of the Internet, examining how it operates, what types offences are prevalent online and suggests how these can be investigated.
Module 9: Integrated IP Crime Law Enforcement Strategies
This module is designed to help law enforcement officers expand their skills in IP investigation by adopting a coherent approach to Intellectual Property Crime. This is illustrated by examining the skills required within an integrated strategy and how to evaluate the benefits derived from different levels of integration.
Module 10: Working with the Private Sector
This module is designed to help law enforcement officers working in IP crime investigation identify the benefits of working with the private sector; recognize how an appropriate relationship can deliver mutual benefits and to effectively manage public and private sector expectations.
Module 11: How to Disrupt, Dismantle, & Deter Street Level Organized IP Crime
This module examines Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) crime at the street level, illustrating how, in the majority of cases, it is controlled by organized crime. It also suggests ways in which such crime should be tackled.
Module 12: Protecting Trade Secrets
This 60 minute course examines commercial Trade Secrets, how they sit within the topic of intellectual property, and how they should be protected. Case studies are also provided.
Module 13: Establishing a Dedicated IP Crime Law Enforcement Capability
This module assesses why a dedicated investigation unit is the most practical option to tackle IP crime by looking at the structural framework and core responsibilities of such operational units. It provides several examples of dedicated investigation units and compares working practices.
Module 14: Investigation & Evidence Gathering
This module builds on Introductory Level Module 2 and is designed to assist law enforcement officers to successfully prepare and plan enforcement action against international counterfeiters
On successful completion of the 14 core introductory and intermediate level modules, students will receive an IIPCIC Certificate endorsed by INTERPOL certifying they have successfully completed a course of professional studies on the investigation of transnational and organized intellectual property (IP) crime. The certificated course, recognized by INTERPOL, sets international standards and provides IP crime professionals with evidence of specialist awareness and learning on the subject of transnational organized IP crime.
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All law enforcement IP crime investigators including police officers, customs or appropriate regulatory body representatives will be able to take the training without charge. For questions related to eligibility, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your full name, agency name, work e-mail address and office telephone number.
We will verify your registration as an IP crime investigator in your capacity as a police officer, customs or appropriate regulatory body representative. On verification you will receive a personal code to enable you to complete your registration. This fee waiver process will take a maximum of five working days.
All students other than those mentioned above are required to pay a fee to take the training. The following are the costs associated with the Introductory and Intermediate Level Modules:
If you have any questions on individual pricing or would like information on group pricing to train a number of people within your organization please e-mail email@example.com.
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