The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
As a task force, the IPR Center uses the expertise of its member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft. Through this strategic interagency partnership, the IPR Center protects the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy, and the nation’s war fighters.
Intellectual property rights theft is not a victimless crime. It threatens U.S. businesses and robs hard-working Americans of their jobs, which negatively impacts the economy. It can also pose serious health and safety risks to consumers, and oftentimes, it fuels global organized crime.
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) the U.S. government’s clearinghouse for investigations into counterfeiting and piracy — crimes that threaten the public’s health and safety, the U.S. economy, and our war fighters.
The IPR Center encourages members of the general public, industry, trade associations, law enforcement and government agencies to report violations of intellectual property rights through this website. The information you provide will be reviewed promptly by IPR Center staff and disseminated for appropriate investigative response and tactical use to IPR Center partners. Reporting Allegations of Intellectual Property Theft There are various resources like the IPR Center’s pamphlet and the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section’s publication Reporting Intellectual Property Crime: A Guide for Victims of Counterfeiting, Copyright Infringement, and Theft of Trade Secrets that may aid in reporting violations of intellectual property rights.