Looking ahead in the fight against IP crimes
The 9th International Law Enforcement – Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference was held recently in Buenos Aires. Experts from more than 70 countries attended the conference, which was co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Ministry of Security, Argentina, in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Meetings held under the theme “Future Threats 2020 – Tools for Mitigating the Risk” featured experts providing updates in emerging crime trends such as 3D printing, as well as outlining enforcement strategies through operational case studies and industry perspectives.
Keith Williams, president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, said that through training and education law enforcement officials and private sector organizations would be better equipped to address IP crime.
“IP theft harms economies and endangers public safety. To mitigate the risk of IP crime, (…) we need to enhance and sustain our collaborative efforts in this crime area as well as their long-term impact,” said Michael Ellis, Head of INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting (TIGC) program.
The IP crime conference happened after “Operation Jupiter VII,” which was coordinated by INTERPOL and police and customs officers across 11 countries in South America including Argentina, to target the organized crime networks behind the production and distribution of counterfeit goods.
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