Intellectual Property Rights: Fiscal Year 2015 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 economy and our national security. Continued enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 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) 2015, IPR seizures increased nearly 25 percent to 28,865 from 23,140 in FY 2014. The total estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized goods, had they been genuine, increased 10 percent to $1,352,495,341. Tactical interagency collaboration with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) resulted in 538 arrests, with 339 indictments, and 357 convictions."

Report Number:
CBP Publication No. 0570-0916; Customs and Border Protection Publication No. 0570-0916
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Retrieved From:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: https://www.cbp.gov/
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