Free for Law Enforcement
The IIPCIC programme of study for law enforcement consists of 5 online curriculums plus Industry-Specific Courses for Law Enforcement. An IIPCIC certificate endorsed by INTERPOL is available to download after successful completion of each curriculum and Industry-Specific course. All police officers, customs officers, prosecutors and regulatory body representatives can take the IIPCIC training without charge.
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Investigating, Preparing, and Prosecuting Criminal Intellectual Property Cases
Developed by a team of transnational subject matter experts, this nine module series was designed specifically for law enforcement officials and IP prosecutors. It covers the different types of intellectual property crimes with an emphasis on the elements of proof required to successfully prosecute criminal cases on copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent violations. Because there is some overlap across the different types of IP crimes, penalties and alternative charges are treated separately in some detail.
This series also addresses the practical aspects of building a strong case during the investigative stage of proceedings, with a focus on collection and maintenance of evidence, as well as best practices and strategies for IP prosecutors. All of this is done with real-world case studies and engaging scenarios to help the learner interact in a meaningful way with the information.
Successful prosecution of intellectual property crimes helps stop the flood of counterfeits, puts criminals behind bars, and serves as a warning to other potential IP criminals.
This curriculum is currently available in English. Students must complete each module and pass the accompanying quiz with a score of 80% or better to complete the training and receive their downloadable certificate.
On successful completion of the 9 modules, students are eligible to download an IIPCIC Certificate endorsed by INTERPOL certifying they have successfully completed the "Specialized Curriculum for IP Prosecutors " online training series. The certificate course, recognized by INTERPOL, provides prosecutors with evidence of specialist awareness and learning on the subject of prosecuting criminal cases on copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent violations
The international trade in counterfeit products represents as much as 3.3% of world trade, or USD $509 billion. This illicit trade results in lost jobs, stifled innovation, lower government revenues, and funding for other criminal activities. Perhaps most important, counterfeit goods are produced without regard to health and safety standards, which can be dangerous, or even deadly, to consumers. Successful prosecution of intellectual property crimes helps stop the flood of counterfeits, puts criminals behind bars, and serves as a warning to other potential IP criminals.