Reporting Allegations of Intellectual Property Theft
The IPR Center is the U.S. government’s clearinghouse for investigations into counterfeiting and piracy – crimes that endanger public health, safety, and the war fighters. The IPR Center uses the unique authorities, resources and expertise of its member agencies to share information, manage investigative leads, coordinate investigations and provide training and assistance to federal, state, local, and international law enforcement agencies. The IPR Center encourages members of the general public, rights holders, trade associations, law enforcement and government agencies to report instances of IPR theft. This fact sheet provides users with detailed information on the steps for making a referral to the IPR Center.