2019 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference



22 & 23 October - Cape Town, South Africa

21 October - IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Fighting IP Crime through Innovation and Cooperation

Our 2019 IP Crime Conference, co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, South African Police Service (SAPS), gathered more than 500 senior law enforcement officials, security and industry experts from more than 80 countries. The event was held in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).

We thank all participants for making this event enjoyable, successful and above all beneficial, for everyone involved. We look forward to our 2020 IP Crime Conference scheduled to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica from 26 to 27 August in collaboration with the Judicial Investigation Department/ Organismo de Investigación Judicial, Costa Rica. See you in Costa Rica!


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online investigations workshop

IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Cryptocurrency: An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind

Monday October 21st at the Cape Town IP Crime Conference

Cryptocurrency is attracting the attention of the criminal mind. With the evolution of technology, digital assets providing anonymity are gaining popularity amongst criminals and illegal organizations. The International IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) was proud to deliver its newest workshop: “An Introduction to the Future of the Criminal Mind", on October 21st at the Cape Town IP Crime Conference.


In a free of charge workshop for conference delegates, a four-hour instructor-led training event provided the attendees with an introduction to this innovative new world of digital assets and their anonymity. Discussions and training provided an understanding of cryptocurrency and related crime, problems and challenges faced by law enforcement agencies, and strategies for officers in combating criminal activity within this new technological world.


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crypto currency
crypto currency
crypto currency

INTERPOL-IIPCIC African Regional Training Workshop

National police training directors and senior representatives from 30 countries across Africa attended the INTERPOL-IIPCIC African Regional Training Workshop, which was co-chaired by Mubita Nawa, Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, and Kirstine Pedersen, Head of IIPCIC, prior to the 13th International Intellectual Property Crime Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop sought to form a practical roadmap for future collaboration to ensure that law enforcement officers dealing with IP crime on the frontlines and in remote locations have access to relevant training. Delegates also made recommendations for leveraging technology to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement officers to tackle IP crime on a regional and global level.


African Regional training workshop
African Regional training workshop
African Regional training workshop
African Regional training workshop

IIPCIC Innovation Awards

Learn about our 2019 IP Crime Investigators College Innovation Awards presenations in Cape Town.


Historical IP Crime Conferences

Learn more about our previous International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conferences.