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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.


Virtual event
11-13 October 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with our Costa Rican co-hosts, we have decided to host the 14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference virtually.

Keep an eye on social media #IPCrimeConference for updates and the IIPCIC Conference page for online registration.

2021 IIPCIC Awards – open for nominations!

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 via the IIPCIC website. Awards will be presented during the 14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference. Deadline for nominations: 31 July 2021.

Anti-Counterfeiting Innovation Day – 2021

On 28 September 2021, INTERPOL and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will virtually co-host the third edition of this IIPCIC anti-counterfeiting innovation initiative. Speakers will address current challenges regarding new technologies as they relate to anti-counterfeiting investigations.

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

The 9th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa was co-hosted on 16 and 17 November 2020 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).

Under the theme “Learning from the Pandemic – IP Rights Enforcement and Protection Best Practices, the two-day virtual event  featured plenary and panel sessions as well as four virtual training workshops.

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Anti-Counterfeiting Innovation Week - 2020

Virtual event
14-18 September 2020

This online event brought together representatives from key industries, law enforcement agencies and government departments. It offered several live collaborative sessions and workshops as well as access to pre-recorded webinars.

The sessions covered cryptocurrencies, supply chain management and open-source intelligence resources, while industry-focused forums focused on food and drinks, fire protection, batteries, pesticides, toys and personal care.

The event was co-hosted from 14 to 18 September 2020 by IIPCIC with the United States National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

13th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference – 2019

Experts from countries worldwide gathered at the 13th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (22-23 October 2019).

The event was co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, South African Police Service, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

The conference was preceded by two workshops:

  • Workshop on training and technology in Africa which shaped a practical roadmap for collaboration, to ensure that law enforcement officers dealing with IP crime on the frontlines and in remote locations would be able to access relevant training.
  • Workshop on cryptocurrencies which outlined how cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity and are increasingly attractive to criminals who look to operate anonymously.