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01/11/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights
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ICE seizes 163 fake jerseys, some with questionable autographs, from two Phoenix-area sports memorabilia stores.
01/13/2011
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights
A federal grand jury indicted Naveed Sheikh, 30, of Baltimore, late yesterday afternoon for illegally reproducing and distributing over 100 copyrighted commercial software programs.
01/27/2011
Honolulu, HI
Intellectual Property Rights
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With the Pro Bowl kickoff fast approaching, special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) here in the host city seized more than 135 items of counterfeit NFL apparel Wednesday in an operation targeting vendors at two popular Honolulu-area swap meets, including one based at the stadium where Sunday's game will be played.
01/28/2011
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights
"A China national pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges of trafficking and attempting to traffic in counterfeit goods, namely counterfeit versions of the pharmaceutical weight-loss drug known as ""Alli."" "
02/02/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights
Seizure warrants have been executed against 10 websites that illegally streamed live sporting telecasts and pay-per-view events over the Internet, as part of an ongoing investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/04/2011
Dallas, TX
Intellectual Property Rights
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ICE's 'Operation Interception' sacks vendors for more than 3.56 million dollars in fake merchandise
02/14/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
"In order to protect consumers from deals that are too good to be true, U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served court orders seizing 18 domain names of websites selling counterfeit goods over the Internet. This operation dubbed ""Operation Broken Hearted"" is the fourth phase of ""Operation in Our Sites"" a sustained initiative..."
02/15/2011
Bakersfield, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
Defendant's shop allegedly sold phony designer clothing, accessories and pro sports apparel
02/17/2011
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights
"Bakir Rajkotwala, of Kenner, La., was sentenced to six months of incarceration followed by deportation to his native Pakistan for trafficking counterfeit merchandise, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). On Oct. 27, 2010, ICE HSI special agents confiscated about 58 counterfeit ""NFL"" Reebok Saints Jerseys."
02/17/2011
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights
A Chinese business agent for several honey import companies was arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday on federal charges filed in Chicago for allegedly conspiring to illegally import Chinese-origin honey that was falsely identified to avoid U.S. anti-dumping duties.
02/24/2011
Bakersfield, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Bakersfield, Calif., shop owner Eric Huggins with one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/03/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights
The operator of channelsurfing.net, a website that illegally streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet was arrested this morning by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/03/2011
New Haven, CT
Intellectual Property Rights
"Michael Uszakow, also known as ""iced,"" 46, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a fine of 2,000 dollars for his involvement in a software piracy conspiracy. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
03/10/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights
A business located in New York's Diamond District has agreed to forfeit $1.9 million worth of illegally imported Rolex watches and parts, and pay a $325,000 penalty for illegally importing trademarked merchandise intended for sale in another country.
03/15/2011
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights
Representatives of industry and local and federal law enforcement agencies attended a group session held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) officials Tuesday to discuss the emerging threat of intellectual property rights (IPR) theft and its connection to organized crime and terrorism.
03/15/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that in fiscal year 2010 their continuing commitment to fight the trade in stolen intellectual property yielded 19,959 seizures, a 34 percent increase over 2009 numbers.
03/23/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights
A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned a two-count indictment against three Chinese nationals for trafficking in counterfeit goods and conspiracy, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/29/2011
Anaheim, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
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Law enforcement is currently seeking the co-owner of an Anaheim, Calif., online gun equipment business who is charged, along with his business partner and an office manager, in a scheme to sell counterfeit high-tech rifle sights over the Internet.
04/04/2011
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights
A Chinese national, who fled the country after a jury convicted him of trafficking in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, was sentenced last week in absentia to two years and nine months in federal prison.En Wang, 32, the owner of Jiao Long USAO Inc., was convicted by jury on Sept. 2, 2010 of conspiring to traffic counterfeit and misbranded...
04/25/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
To coincide with World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has launched a new public service announcement (PSA) that aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of IP theft.
05/08/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
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A federal judge has sentenced the husband and wife owners of a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store to 37 months in prison for illegally importing and selling counterfeit designer jewelry, some of which tested positive for hazardous levels of lead nearly 20 times the amount deemed safe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for handling by kids.
05/09/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in counterfeit goods for bringing hundreds of bogus, Chinese-made Ab Circle Pro machines and related items into the United States.
05/12/2011
Fullerton, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
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Two Los Angeles-area men will appear in state court here Friday to answer to charges stemming from a probe by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Anaheim Police Department that they illegally imported $2 million in counterfeit collectable Disney pins from China and sought to sell them over the Internet.
05/22/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights
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The owner and manager of a popular Monterey Park, Calif., video store were arrested Monday morning by agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on allegations they illegally imported and sold tens of thousands of Chinese movie DVDs bearing a counterfeit Dolby Digital trademark.
05/24/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights
During the course of the operation, ICE HSI agents investigated websites suspected of selling counterfeit goods and illegally distributing copyrighted material in the United States. Once the materials were confirmed as counterfeit or otherwise illegal, seizure orders for the domain names of the websites that sold or distributed the items were obtained from federal magistrate judges.

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