ABSTRACT

Intellectual Property Rights: Fiscal Year 2016 Seizure Statistics   [open pdf - 3MB]

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. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) mitigates these risks while promoting a fair playing field, protecting American jobs, and advancing the U.S. economy. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the number of IPR seizures increased 9 percent to 31,560 from 28,865 in FY 2015. The total estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized goods, had they been genuine, increased to $1,382,903,001 from $1,352,495,341 in FY 2015. In FY 2016, ICE-HSI arrested 451 individuals, obtained 304 indictments, and received 272 convictions related to intellectual property crimes."

Report Number:
CBP Publication No.0649-0917; Customs and Border Protection Publication No. 0649-0917
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Date:
2017-01-25?
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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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