201303.05
Off
0

Department of Homeland Security, “Intellectual Property Rights Seizures Statistics” (FY 2013)

The number of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) seizures increased nearly 7% to 24,361 from 22,848 in FY 2012. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the goods had they been genuine, increased 38% to $1.7 billion. Tactical interagency collaboration led by the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center led to 693 arrests, 411 indictments, and 465 convictions for IPR crimes in FY 2013. Additionally, 1,413 domain names distributing counterfeit merchandise were seized, 35 exclusion order enforcement actions were completed and 20 shipments of circumvention devices were seized. Each year, more than 11 million maritime containers arrive at our seaports. At land borders, another 10 million arrive by truck and 3 million by rail. Through air travel arrives an additional quarter billion more cargo, postal, and express consignment packages.