Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinators Initiate International Network

by admin on December 16, 2017


The initial IPLEC program was started in Bangkok, Thailand in 2006. The program has expanded to 5 other countries around the world to ensure expert US prosecutors are located in highly critical regions. The aim of the network is to abolish intellectual property theft by using a network of “real time international cooperation”.

Trademark Registration in Thailand is now part of the Madrid Protocol, facilitating international trademarks.

More weight has been put on the program to ensure US property holder’s rights are protected on a worldwide basis and that the American public is shielded from products that may be a risk to health and safety.

The IPLEC have had considerable success in South America where they seized $138 million worth of counterfeit goods, resulting in the closure of the market.

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