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IPR Center launches partnership to address counterfeit drugs

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WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) has announced a new partnership between Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) to combat illicit pharmaceutical trade and protect patients from the health and safety threats posed by counterfeit medications.

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George Mason University hackathon winners fight global counterfeiting

George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center has announced the winners of the 2022 Bring Down Counterfeiting Public Policy Hackathon, held at the Homeland Security Investigations Innovation Lab in Arlington. The event challenged teams from U.S. and international academic institutions, companies, and other affiliations to develop innovative ideas to improve public-private collaborations against the industry-wide global challenge of counterfeiting.

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World Series prompts warnings about fake merchandise

As the 2022 World Series gets underway, fans are heading to Houston and Philadelphia to support their teams and purchase officially licensed gear and memorabilia. With high demand for merchandise during the series, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, Homeland Security Investigations, and Customs and Border Protection join MLB in cautioning fans to be on the lookout for counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized, knockoff products and tickets.

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World Intellectual Property Day 2022

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), in conjunction with Michigan State University’s Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP), hosted a roundtable discussion with youth entrepreneurs and Sean Williams, Co-Founder of Detroit -vs- Everyone to discuss brand protection to help creatives protect their business against intellectual property (IP) theft in support of World Intellectual Property Day 2022. This year’s theme focuses on young entrepreneurs and is titled, IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.


IP Protect: An Outreach Initiative Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. IP Protect - An outreach initiative supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.

On April 26, 2021, World Intellectual Property Day, the IPR Center in partnership with Michigan State University’s Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP), U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau announced the launch of “IP Protect.” This joint initiative provides resources – free of charge – to aid small to medium-sized enterprises in protecting themselves against IP theft, fraud and cyber security awareness.



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