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NCJ Number: 250444 Find in a Library
Title: Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Intellectual Property Enforcement Program (IPEP)
Author(s): Emily Patton
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: October 2016
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CSR Incorporated
Arlington, VA 22201
Contract Number: GS-10F-0114L
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Grantees under the Federal Intellectual Property (IP) Enforcement Program supply data on their achievements and performance for the period April-September 2015 in this Biannual Grantee Feedback Report.
Abstract: The goals of the IP Enforcement Program grants are to establish or expand existing IP task forces to include State, local, or tribal law enforcement agencies; to exclusively conduct forensic analyses of evidence and conduct prosecutions in IP theft cases; to educate the general public and businesses about violations of IP laws; and to acquire and implement technology that facilitates investigations and forensic analyses in IP-theft cases. Data from grantees indicate that from April through September 2014, 260 people were arrested for violations of IP laws, a decrease of 9 percent from the same period last year. A total of 80 State and local IP search warrants were served, the same as last year. Seventy-nine piracy/counterfeiting organizations were disrupted, and 73 were dismantled, a decrease of 46 percent and 45 percent, respectively, from last year. A total of $49,594,688 in counterfeit property, other property, and currency enforcement was seized during enforcement operations, a 24-percent decrease compared to last year. Also reported are the nature and volume of training and technical assistance information provided to improve outcomes. 4 tables, 1 figure, and lists of upcoming training events and resources
Main Term(s): Funding sources
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Copyright laws; Law Enforcement Task Forces; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces; Performance Measures
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