IPR Coordination Center Adds FMC, Postal Service OIG to List of Partner Agencies
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center announced Oct. 30 that the Federal Maritime Commission and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General have become the center’s 22nd and 23rd partner agencies. The center, which is led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, brings federal and international agencies together to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions and conduct investigations in response to IPR and trade-related crimes such as counterfeiting and piracy. Other partner agencies include U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the International Trade Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the State Department’s Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement, Interpol, the Mexican Revenue Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the European Police Office.