Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $166,365)
This program is authorized by the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) and informed by section 401 of Public Law 110403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Intellectual Property Enforcement, Training, and Technical Assistance Program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance.
The Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office will use this $166,365 grant for its Operation Knock Out Knock-offs, Round II Initiative. The BJA Intellectual Property Enforcement Program competitive grant funds will be used to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local and tribal criminal justice systems to address criminal intellectual property enforcement, including prosecution, prevention training, and technical assistance. The goal of this program is criminal investigation, prosecution, prevention and education as it relates to intellectual property enforcement. CA/NCF