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An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

An Ounce of IP Enforcement…

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If drug dealers and gangs are leaving the business for counterfeiting, we have a problem. In a recent personal essay on PoliceOne.com, Captain James Callaway describes the appeal of this growing market for fakes.

The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

The Halloween Accessory That Could Send You to the Hospital

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Trick-or-treaters have another reason to be frightened about Halloween this year. No, it’s not the mini Miley Cyruses or candy-induced extra pounds. A new type of dangerous fake is creeping up online, threatening the health of Halloween consumers and drawing the attention of the feds.

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

Help Wanted: The Next Generation of IP Champions

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The IPEC office, which was created just a year after the GIPC was formally established, has also served as the convening power for all government and enforcement agencies working on IP issues- and, boy, there are many! In fact, Espinel’s oncoming departure brought to mind just how many U.S. IP offices there are that are facing similar vacancies or changes in leadership:

New Report Highlights IP Enforcement Efforts in 2012

New Report Highlights IP Enforcement Efforts in 2012

New report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection shines light on dangers of counterfeiting and piracy and the magnitude of this illicit shadow market.