2021 International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference


12 & 13 October - San José, Costa Rica

11 October - Pre-Conference Workshops and Welcome Reception

Costa Rica

An Authentic Life Is Pure Life! – Pura Vida!

In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and in consultation with our Costa Rican co-hosts, it has been decided to postpone the 14th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference. The event will be held from 12 to 13 October 2021 in San José, Costa Rica. This event will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Judicial Investigation Department of Costa Rica, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

Our 2019 conference was a success – you can watch our event video below under '2019 Conference Highlights'. As always, our conference will offer two days of plenary and panel sessions, a series of breakout sessions and plenty of excellent opportunities for networking – we hope you will join us for this important global event!

We encourage you to plan for your trip early in the year. The conference registration site will open in November.

Schedule Overview

Monday October 11 Pre-Conference Workshops and Welcome Reception
Tuesday October 12 Conference Day 1 Plenary Sessions, Optional Conference Dinner
Wednesday October 13 Conference Day 2 Plenary & Breakouts

We look forward to seeing you in San José, Costa Rica!

Follow us on Twitter (@INTERPOL_TIGC / @IIPCIC / #IPCrimeConference) for updates!

Free Trade Zones workshop

2021 IIPCIC Pre-conference Workshop

Free Trade Zones: An Illicit Pipeline

With their presence worldwide, Free Trade Zones are attracting the attention of transnational organized criminal activity. Free Trade Zones (FTZ) can be misused in order to move and launder the proceeds of crime often to finance organized crime.

Space is limited to 80 participants.

IIPCIC Innovation Awards

Learn about our prestigious 2021 IP Crime Investigators College Innovation Awards to be presented in Costa Rica.

These prestigious awards recognize the outstanding achievement of law enforcement personnel and governmental agencies who work tirelessly to combat counterfeiting and IP theft.

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2019 Conference Highlights - Cape Town, South Africa

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).

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