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10th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa – 2021

Recognizing the potential links between IP crimes committed in neighbouring countries, we established the Regional IP Crime Conferences as a forum for law enforcement and industry experts to share their local expertise in fighting the IP crimes typically encountered in their region. 

The 10th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa was co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Dubai Police and Emirates IP Association (EIPA), in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Economy, Dubai Customs, and the Brand Owners’ Protection Group (Gulf BPG).

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Hybrid format
13-14 December 2021

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14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference – 2021

We organize the International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference on an annual basis. It brings together police, customs, regulatory agencies and private sector investigators to share and develop best practices to combat trafficking of illicit goods.

Co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Judicial Investigation Department of Costa Rica, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the 14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference gathered more than 1,000 participants from some 120 countries to address the enforcement challenges posed by digital piracy, the health and safety aspects of IP crime, and the COVID-19 pandemic

Keep an eye on social media #IPCrimeConference and the IIPCIC Conference page for more information.

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IIPCIC Awards

These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievement of law enforcement personnel and governmental agencies who work tirelessly to combat counterfeiting and IP theft.

Anyone in the IP community, including law enforcement, stakeholder partners and subject matter experts, may make a nomination. Awards are presented during the IP Crime Conference.

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9th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa - 2020

The theme of the 9th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa was “Learning from the Pandemic – IP Rights Enforcement and Protection Best Practices”. It was co-hosted by INTERPOL, Dubai Police and Emirates IP Association (EIPA) in cooperation with UAE Ministry of Justice, Dubai Customs and Brand Owners’ Protection Group (Gulf BPG).

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