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

Virtual Event
16 and 17 November 2020

The 9th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa is 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).

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

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Anti-Counterfeiting Innovation Week

Virtual event
14-18 September 2020

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

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

The event is co-hosted by IIPCIC with the United States National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

IP crime conference

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.

NEW DATES: #IPCrimeConference 2021
San José, Costa Rica
12-13 October 2021

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with our Costa Rican co-hosts, we have decided to postpone the 14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference to 12 and 13 October 2021.

In the meantime, the IIPCIC online platform is keeping its doors open. We encourage you to sharpen your investigative skills and learn new tactics for identifying counterfeit products with our five online IIPCIC curriculums – accessible at no cost for law enforcement.

Stay Safe and follow us on Twitter (@INTERPOL_TIGC / @IIPCIC / #IPCrimeConference) for updates.

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.

Nominations for the IIPCIC awards are now open. Anyone in the IP community, including law enforcement, stakeholder partners and subject matter experts, may make a nomination via the IIPCIC website.

13th 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.