22 to 24 September 2015
9th International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference
Buenos Aires, Argentina

This operational conference provides a unique forum for delegates to share and develop best practices to combat counterfeiting and piracy crimes. Held on an annual basis, it brings together police, customs, regulatory agencies, private sector intellectual property crime investigators and prosecutors. The agenda includes plenary sessions, panel sessions, operational workshops, interactive round-tables, specialized IP crime training sessions, a networking lounge and an exhibition area.

The 2015 conference will continue to build upon the successes of previous events. For example, the 2014 conference in Hanoi was attended by some 500 delegates from more than 80 countries and 200 organizations.

Registration will open in April with more details made available on this web page and at

The event will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Ministry of Security, Argentina, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Recent event

5 November 2014
IPCIC Certification Ceremony
Paris, France

The International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) celebrated the certification of some 300 trainees and instructors from the Chile Police Academy for successfully completing the 14 online core modules of this training tool.

The ceremony included presentations highlighting the capacity building and operational activities of INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting programme, charting the course for combating transnational organized intellectual property crime in the future.

The event also included input from INTERPOL’s Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation unit.

IIPCIC courses are available at no cost for all law enforcement officials and currently have some 6,000 users worldwide. The 14 core modules, comprising seven introductory and seven intermediate modules are available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin.

IIPCIC is an INTERPOL initiative in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories.


past events

23 to 25 September 2014
8th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference
Hanoi, Vietnam

15 to 17 October 2013
7th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference
Dublin, Ireland

24-26 April 2013
7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
Istanbul, Turkey

11-13 September 2012
6th International IP Crime Conference
Panama City, Panama

20-22 September 2011
5th International IP Crime Conference
Madrid, Spain

2-3 February 2011
6th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
Paris, France

19-21 October 2010
4th International IP Crime Conference
Hong Kong

29 September – 1 October 2009
3rd International IP Crime Conference
Dublin, Ireland

24-26 June 2008
2nd International IP Crime Conference
Halifax, Canada

19-21 June 2007
1st International IP Crime Conference
Niagara Falls, Canada

INTERPOL International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland

INTERPOL International IP Crime Conference Michael Kwan, Hong Kong Customs

Dorian Mazurkevich, United States Patent and Trademark Office

INTERPOL International IP Crime Conference Chris Vansteenkiste, EUROPOL