Since 2014, the International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) has been celebrating excellence across the IP enforcement and protection communities around the world. Our annual awards are designed to acknowledge and reward law enforcement personnel and government agencies making a significant impact with innovative and effective approaches to fighting IP crime in this global and challenging environment.


IIPCIC Commendation of Merit

This recognition will be awarded to a law enforcement officer or unit for demonstration of outstanding leadership in the design and/or implementation of a unique and innovative approach to an intellectual property/anti-counterfeiting case. The ideal nomination would involve a case(s) that spanned jurisdictions or countries and the counterfeit products posed severe health and safety risks to the public.

IIPCIC Professional Service Award

This award is designed to acknowledge an individual or individuals’ outstanding contribution to the IP community. The nominee would demonstrate the highest degree of professional standards through, for example, innovative work, training, technology or the success of law enforcement programs.

2022 Awards

The 2022 award winners will be announced as part of the 15th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, which will take place from 19 to 21 September 2022, in Seoul, Republic of Korea!


Awards Nomination

Anyone in the IP community, including law enforcement, stakeholder partners and subject matter experts, may honour exemplary efforts of law enforcement individual(s), department(s), team or specific units by nominating them for these awards.

The nomination entry form should be submitted via email to the IIPCIC Awards Nomination Committee no later than close of business on 31 July 2022.

Summary of the process:

  • Download and fill out the nomination form (save to your PC or MAC)

  • Submit nomination form to the IIPCIC Awards Nomination Committee as per the instructions in the nomination form

  • Attach any supporting documents and photos you wish to submit

  • Subject line should read: IIPCIC Awards Nomination

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