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11th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa – 2022

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

The 11th Regional IP Crime Conference for the Middle East and North Africa took place online on 31 May 2022. INTERPOL and the Dubai Police and Emirates IP Association (EIPA) co-hosted the conference in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Economy, Dubai Customs, and the Brand Owners’ Protection Group (Gulf BPG).

Amongst key topics, the conference raised awareness around challenges relating to digital piracy, counterfeiting and pharmaceutical crimes.

15th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference – 2022

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.

INTERPOL and the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) will host the 15th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference 19 – 21 September 2022 in Seoul, Korea.

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

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.