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BJA is pleased to announce the 2015 IP Awards

Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Grant Award Event at Towson University on October 3, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein delivered remarks at Towson University in Towson, MD on the Department's increased commitment to the protection of intellectual property by announcing $2.4 million in grant awards to 13 jurisdictions nationwide to assist with the enforcement of criminal laws related to intellectual property theft. Read more

BJA Funding Support
BJA funds state and local projects that emphasize collaboration and coordination with all relevant enforcement organizations, including prosecutors, multijurisdictional task forces, and appropriate federal agencies (i.e., local Federal Bureau of Investigation departments and U.S. Attorneys' Offices) in the enforcement of IP laws.

Related Information
Read News Releases from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Intellectual Property Rights.

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), supported by BJA, developed a research-based public outreach campaign to educate the public on IP crimes in general, particularly about the health and safety risks that result from IP crime. To learn more about this pending campaign and NCPC, visit the NCPC web site.

Eligible applicants are limited to state, local, tribal (federally-recognized Indian tribal governments as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), and municipal law enforcement agencies, to include law enforcement agencies within institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and prosecutors.

 

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BJA offers training and technical assistance on the subject of IP crime through the National Association of Attorneys General and the National White Collar Crime Center. These two organizations have partnered to expand the delivery of joint law enforcement and prosecutor training on IP crime issues and responses. This training is free of charge to criminal justice professionals.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is the training and technical assistance provider for the IPEP grant program. The training and technical assistance for state and local law enforcement focuses on supporting the training needs of the local IP sites and through continued education of the greater law enforcement community on promising IP investigative and prosecutorial practices.

IP Theft Training:

The training is a mix of lecture, discussion and interactive exercises that focus more on investigative skill building which includes:

  • Health and safety issues resulting from counterfeit products
  • Economic ramifications of IP crime
  • Investigative techniques and prosecutorial theories
  • IP crime connection to organized crime, gangs and terrorism
  • Hands-on exercise, “real” examples of counterfeit products, and more

Upcoming Training:  TBD

Kristie Brackens
Senior Policy Advisor
202-305-1229
E-mail: Kristie.Brackens@usdoj.gov

Program Performance Report: Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP), January-June 2013, BJA-Sponsored, September 2014. This report presents performance information reported by IPEP grant recipients for the January through June reporting periods.
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Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP): Program Performance Report, July-December 2012, NCJ 244912, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource includes performance information reported by recipients of BJA IPEP grants. The data used for this report were submitted by grantees conducting grant activities in July–December 2012.
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Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP): Performance Update, FY 2012 Quarter 3, NCJ 244913, BJA-Sponsored, November 2012. This resource includes performance information reported by the recipients of BJA IPEP grants in fiscal years 2009, 2010, and 2011, and is based on reports of grantee activities conducted between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
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Announcement:

Los Angeles City Attorney Cracks Down on Counterfeiters

City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office secured a permanent injunction banning two chronic counterfeit merchants from returning to the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles. The defendants were also assessed a $26.2 million penalty, the largest counterfeiting judgment in the city’s history. The Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted the case is funded through a BJA grant that supports the Los Angeles Counterfeit Abatement Prosecution Program.


LA City Attorney Secures $3.9 Million Judgment Against Merchant of Counterfeit Goods

On January 15, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that his office secured a $3.9 million judgment and permanent injunction against a downtown merchant for the sale and possession of counterfeit goods. The judgment—secured by the Deputy City Attorney through the BJA-funded Counterfeit Abatement Prosecution Program—is the largest amount ever secured by the City Attorney’s Office in a counterfeiting case.


Los Angeles City Attorney Wins $3 Million Judgment in Counterfeit Abatement Case

In Los Angeles, a BJA-funded Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement site, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced his office won a $3 million judgment in a counterfeit abatement case. He also announced that his office filed five criminal cases involving the sale or manufacture of counterfeit merchandise in the city, obtaining two guilty pleas.


Funding:

National Training and Technical Assistance: Intellectual Property Enforcement Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/17/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking a provider to deliver, nationwide, a wide range of training and technical assistance services to law enforcement agencies participating in the Intellectual Property Enforcement Program.
Solicitation


Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/13/2014, 11:59 PM
The program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance.
Solicitation


Protecting Public Health, Safety and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy: The Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/02/2012, 11:59 PM
This program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance.
Solicitation

 

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