The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. Government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
As a task force, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy and the war fighters.
Partner agencies embedded at the IPR Center include:
In addition, the IPR center works closely with the Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
IPR Center partners employ a strategic approach to combat IP theft. That approach includes:
Our global economy and e-commerce have made combating IP theft a more complex challenge. There are more threats to border security, national security and U.S. economic stability. The IPR Center is prepared to take on these challenges.
Homeland Security Investigations
National IPR Coordination Center
2451 Crystal Drive, STOP 5105
Arlington, VA 20598-5105
Read about ICE and CBP's IPR seizures in Fiscal Year 2009. (PDF | 421 KB)