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Intellectual Property Enforcement Program

Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy
FY24 Funding Available


The Bureau of Justice Assistance offers training and technical assistance on the subject of intellectual property (IP) crime through the National Association of Attorneys General and the National White Collar Crime Center. These two organizations have partnered to expand the delivery of joint law enforcement and prosecutor training on IP crime issues and responses. This training is free of charge to criminal justice professionals.

National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is the training and technical assistance provider for the Intellectual Property Enforcement Program grant program. The training and technical assistance for state and local law enforcement focuses on supporting the training needs of the local IP sites and through continued education of the greater law enforcement community on promising IP investigative and prosecutorial practices.

IP Theft Training:

The training is a mix of lecture, discussion and interactive exercises that focus more on investigative skill building which includes:

  • Health and safety issues resulting from counterfeit products
  • Economic ramifications of IP crime
  • Investigative techniques and prosecutorial theories
  • IP crime connection to organized crime, gangs and terrorism
  • Hands-on exercise, “real” examples of counterfeit products, and more
Date Created: February 17, 2012