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04/26/2013
Arlington, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
World IP Day was started by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is celebrated April 26 every year in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
08/27/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Kil Jun Lee was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for smuggling nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills that were discovered in a golf bag and other luggage when he entered the United States at Los Angeles International Airport last year.
09/11/2012
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Xiao Cheng Lin, 50, and his wife, Ling Zhen Hu, 51, both of New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to import misclassified merchandise. Hu, a native of China, worked for an individual who imported thousands of pairs of sneakers from China that bore the Nike "swoosh" logo and Nike labeling, but were not genuine Nike sneakers.
04/26/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), a task-force agency combining the expertise of 23 investigative organizations, is the U.S. government’s response to ensuring national security by protecting the public, the economy and the national defense supply chain that are vulnerable to the proliferation of counterfeit goods.
04/18/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Chan Hung Le, 44, was arrested Tuesday morning by special agents with ICE's HSI pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, conspiracy to illegally import merchandise, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

02/25/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Timothy Ross Estabrook was arrested Monday following his federal indictment in Houston for trafficking in counterfeit Viagra and Cialis, introducing and delivering misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, smuggling and conspiracy.
11/02/2011
Rochester, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
An upstate New York man, Curtis Henry, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to import counterfeit Viagra and Cialis tablets into the United States for resale. This investigation is being conducted U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
10/25/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Stephanie A. McCloskey, 39, pleaded guilty in November 2010 to a federal charge of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and to commit mail fraud, and she subsequently cooperated with authorities.

12/10/2014
Dallas, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
“Black Friday” sales drew consumers by the thousands to line up for hours to get a drastically reduced TV, pair of shoes or piece of furniture. Those who chose to literally avoid the holiday rush could also take advantage of “Cyber Monday” and catch equally attractive deals online.
05/08/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Lynn Lavigne was sentenced in federal court Tuesday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit M-A-C cosmetics and accessory items after an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.The investigation began in August 2010 after local police received a safety complaint about cosmetics Lavigne was selling at a local flea market.
03/03/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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).
05/22/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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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.
06/30/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Stephen Voudouris, Sr., 59, from Newtown Square, Yung Chung, 31, from West Chester, and Jaimmy Chun, 30, from Philadelphia are charged with conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods and wire fraud. Voudouris, Sr. is also charged with smuggling counterfeit goods into the United States.
02/04/2014
Cincinnati, OH
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are among the counterfeit merchandise and clothing confiscated by teams of special agents and officers from ICE's HSI, CBP, USPIS and state and local police departments around the country - all in partnership with the NFL and other major sports leagues.
10/03/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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In the largest operation of its kind, 100 countries took part in an international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the Department of Justice, seized 686 websites this week that were illegally selling counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
09/14/2014
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The 10-count indictment charges Marla Ahlgrimm, 59, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Balbir Bhogal, 67, of Las Vegas, Nevada, with importing and distributing controlled substances and misbranded drugs, trafficking in counterfeit drugs, mail and wire fraud, smuggling and money laundering.
04/29/2013
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Hundreds of items of counterfeit San Francisco Giants clothing seized by the Department of Homeland Security during last year's World Series are being donated to World Vision International, a non-profit organization that provides aid to the needy around the globe.
11/27/2017
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Several thousand copyright-infringing website domain names and third-party marketplace links selling counterfeit pharmaceuticals, automotive parts and other fake items to unsuspecting consumers have been criminally and administratively seized and removed in an effort that combines the resources of global law-enforcement agencies and industry.

09/18/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
HSI special agents arrested and charged Brett Strothers, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, and his brother, Evan Strothers, 28, of Mays Landing, with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods.
01/23/2013
Little Rock, AR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized more than $100,000 of counterfeit cosmetics, designer handbags and electronics after executing a search warrant at a Conway home Jan. 16.
05/25/2016
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Patrick Badal, Kaium Shah, Kenny Ni, Abul Kashem, and Parvez Shazzed face charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, trafficking in counterfeit packaging and smuggling goods into the United States.

06/11/2019
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The IPR Center conducted 339 foreign and domestic intellectual property rights and commercial fraud training events in FY 2017, reaching 14,258 participants. Domestic training events included the IPR Center’s Counterfeit Awareness, Mitigation, Identification, and Reporting Training.

02/08/2013
Rapid City, SD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nir Giist pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
08/28/2020
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The MOU focuses on vital areas of intellectual property, brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, which have become extremely important in the current global economy. The agreement will also facilitate knowledge transfer between the center and university to share mutually beneficial information, research and technology that will advance intellectual property enforcement.

03/28/2013
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Lakeland Police Department and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), seized 7,846 pirated DVDs and nearly $170,000 in Lakeland Thursday as part of a global counterfeit motion picture DVD investigation that extended to the People's Republic of China.

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