The latest in IPR Center related news and press releases.


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  • 01.22.2020

    IPR Center hosts agreement signing to combat forced labor

    Memorandum of understanding furthers DHS strategy to combat human trafficking and the importation of goods produced with forced labor.

  • 01.16.2020

    HSI-led investigation leads to $300K worth of counterfeit goods

    NEW ORLEANS – When it comes to college football playoff games, sports fans are passionate about their sports apparel, especially when purchasing national championship gear to help preserve the thrill of victory. However, in New Orleans, the agony of defeat is being felt among a handful of vendors caught selling counterfeit merchandise during the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between LSU and Clemson.

  • 12.19.2019

    HSI investigates counterfeit sex enhancement pill distribution network

    A three-year investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into a criminal organization responsible for illegal imports and sales of male sexual enhancement pills branded and marketed as ‘herbal’ medicine has resulted in multiple criminal convictions. The convictions are part of a larger investigation into the importer and initial distributor of the drug, eventually identified as John Lee, who was recently sentenced to 100 months in federal prison.

  • 11.08.2019

    IPR Center applauds DHS Secretary Award recipients

    The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center is acknowledging the release of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Awards for 2019 that were presented during a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.

  • 11.06.2019

    HSI Detroit hosts first IPR enforcement field training event

    More than 70 Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel from the Detroit area recently converged at the first-ever Anti-Counterfeiting Issues and Product ID Training Fair to learn more about counterfeiting and how to observe fakes.

  • 11.06.2019

    Operation Holiday Hoax seizes counterfeit toys worth more than $5M

    In a port that is capable of handling more than 2.4 million tons of cargo in a year, you would think a containerized cargo shipment of toys could easily get lost in the daily shuffle. Not so, when a suspicious shipment arrives from China containing counterfeit toys, some of which tested positive for lead content.

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