Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $314,653)
This program is informed by section 401 of Public Law 110-403 and is authorized by the BJA Economic/High-Tech (Pub. L. No. 114-113, 129 Stat 2242, 2307), which authorizes the Department to provide funding to support state and local intellectual property enforcement efforts. The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program is designed to provide national support and improve the capacity of state, local, and tribal criminal justice systems to address intellectual property enforcement, including prosecution, prevention, training, and technical assistance.
The recipient will use the funds to expand and enhance current enforcement efforts by simultaneously addressing both the supply and demand sides of counterfeiting through new data collection and analysis strategies and enhanced public awareness of IP crime as well as adapt to the evolving methods in sales of IP products through social media and other websites to effectively and efficiently reduce IP crime. CA/NCF