National IPR Center Fact Sheet
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the United States Government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft and enforcement of its international trade laws. The mission of the IPR Center is to ensure national security by protecting the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy, and our warfighters, as well as to stop illegal and illicit trade practices that threaten the global economy. To accomplish this goal, the IPR Center brings together 24 partner agencies, consisting of 19 key federal agencies, Europol, INTERPOL, City of London Police, and the governments of Canada and Mexico in a task-force like setting. The task-force structure enables the IPR Center to effectively leverage the resources, skills, and authorities of each partner and provide a comprehensive response to IP theft.