ABSTRACT

Intellectual Property Rights: Fiscal Year 2017 Seizure Statistics   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "Products that infringe U.S. trademarks and copyrights or are subject to exclusion orders issued by the United States International Trade Commission, threaten the health and safety of American consumers and pose risks to our national interests. Enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) mitigates the financial and welfare risks posed by imports of such illicit products. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the number of IPR seizures increased 8 percent to 34,143 from 31,560 in FY 2016. The total estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized goods, had they been genuine, decreased to $1,206,382,219 from $1,382,903,001 in FY 2016. In FY 2017, ICE-HSI arrested 457 individuals, obtained 288 indictments, and received 240 convictions related to intellectual property crimes."

Report Number:
CBP Publication No. 0785-0918; Customs and Border Protection Publication No. 0785-0918
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Date:
2018-02-26?
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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