IP Crime Conference

2018 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference

25 & 26 September - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

24 September - Welcome Reception and IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Combatting the Global Crime Wave of Illicit Trade

This year’s conference was co-hosted by INTERPOL and Dubai Police in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the Emirates IP Association (EIPA).

Our 12th annual Conference, held in Dubai from 25 to 26 September 2018, featured a series of plenary and panel sessions as well as several workshops. The agenda comprised one-on-one networking sessions where delegates could discuss IP related issues, build working partnerships and connect with representatives from law enforcement agencies and other organizations.

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Mark your calendar for our 2019 event taking place from 22 to 23 October in Cape Town, South Africa.

IIPCIC Online Investigative Techniques Workshop

IIPCIC delivered its first instructor-led pre-conference workshop prior to the 12th Annual IP Crime Conference in Dubai.  The workshop titled, “IIPCIC Online Investigative Techniques Workshop” was facilitated by Mike Hill, UL’s Online Investigations Manager, and Graeme Grant Director of Anti-Piracy for the IFPI.  The workshop delivered specialized training in the use of open-source intelligence tools (OSINT) to conduct IP related online investigations. The 55 attendees included law enforcement officers from Dubai police, Rak Police and INTERPOL as well as other law enforcement agencies and private sector investigators. The feedback received from attendees was very positive and discussions are underway for coordination of similar events in the future.

Historical IP Crime Conferences

Learn more about our previous International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences or watch our 2017 New York City, U.S.A – United Nations Headquarters video.