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Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics report for Fiscal Year 2013 was released this week.

The full report is here:

http://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2013%20IPR%20Stats.pdf

According to the rerport, “In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 the number of IPR seizures increased nearly 7% to 24,361 from 22,848 in FY 2012. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the goods had they been genuine, increased 38% to $1,743,515,581. Tactical interagency collaboration led by the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center led to 693 arrests, 411 indictments, and 465 convictions for IPR crimes in FY 2013. Additionally, 1,413 domain names distributing counterfeit merchandise were seized, 35 exclusion order enforcement actions were completed and 20 shipments of circumvention devices were seized.”

 

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