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Counterfeit Abatement Prosecution Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $200,000)

This program is authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-55) and informed by section 401 of Public Law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property criminal enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance. This program is generally informed by section 401 of Public law 110-403, which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property crime enforcement efforts.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office proposes to utilize its FY 2012 Intellectual Property Crime Enforcement Program funds to target places where trans-national crime groups engage in counterfeiting and commodity based money laundering. The LACA will prioritize locations where these criminal acts occur. Project goals include: 1) enhancing the protection of American intellectual property rights; 2) improving the collaboration and information sharing among federal, state, and local authorities; and 3) reducing the significant public safety, health and economic impacts related to counterfeiting.

In addition, the Counterfeit Abatement Prosecution Program (CAPP) will strengthen prosecutorial capacity at the national level by partnering with both the National Association of Attorneys General and the National White Collar Crime Center to develop training materials regarding powerful civil and criminal counterfeit remedies. CAPP will also engage the Spanish community to identify, deter and prevent counterfeiting activities by developing and distributing Spanish public awareness announcements through local media channels in conjunction with the National Crime Prevention Center. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 23, 2012