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IPR Center partnership fights wildlife, natural capital trafficking

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) has announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of Washington Center for Environmental Forensic Science and Homeland Security Investigations. The MOU creates an academic partnership, facilitating the exchange of institutional knowledge, research, and best practices to support the fight against wildlife and natural capital trafficking violations.

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Sports fans beware: Counterfeit NHL merchandise on the rise during 2022 Stanley Cup Final

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WASHINGTON – With the Colorado Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning competing in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and National Hockey League (NHL) are reminding sports fans to beware of purchasing counterfeit sports-related merchandise and apparel during the championship series.

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IPR Center teams up with NBA on counterfeits

As the 2022 NBA Finals tip off this week, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are teaming up with the NBA to caution fans to be on the lookout for counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized, knock-off 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.

 

 

Operation Intangibles

 

 

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