About the IPR Center

About the IPR Center Partners

Protection is Our Trademark

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.

Multi-Layered Approach

IPR Center partners employ a strategic approach to combat IP Theft. That approach includes:

  • Investigation – Identifying, disrupting, prosecuting and dismantling criminal organizations involved in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit products.
  • Interdiction – Using focused targeting and inspections to keep counterfeit and pirated goods out of U.S. supply chains, markets and streets.
  • Outreach and Training – Providing training for domestic and international law enforcement to build stronger enforcement capabilities worldwide.

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.

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Successful cases have produced significant seizures, civil penalties, and criminal prosecutions.