The 2017 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference will be held August 28 and 29 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. This will be the 11th annual event and it is being co-hosted by INTERPOL, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition.
This conference has been recognized as the law enforcement “gold standard” for promoting global action against counterfeiting and piracy crimes. The event brings together an audience comprised of police, customs, prosecutors, other government agencies as well as rights holders representing a wide variety of industries.
The conference provides a vital platform to share best practices, develop new tools and create stronger networks to advance the common purpose of combatting transnational organized IP crime, promoting safety worldwide and developing joint initiatives focused on enforcement, education and partnerships.
A Conversation With IPR Center Deputy Director Ross
As the 2017 IP Crime Conference prepares to kick off in New York City, IPR Center Deputy Director William Ross sat down to discuss the role of the agency in combatting intellectual crimes, the different types of intellectual properties and the challenges the IP Unit faces.