Friday, April 10, 2015

CBP, ICE HSI Report $1.2 Billion in Counterfeit Seizures in 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") earlier this month announced the fiscal year 2014 results of an aggressive enforcement program to protect the United States from counterfeit and pirated goods. CBP and HSI are the components within the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") responsible for the enforcement of intellectual property rights ("IPR")

The top ten counterfeit commodities seized are:

  1. Wearing apparel/accessories
  2. Consumer electronics
  3. Pharmaceuticals/personal care
  4. Handbags/wallets
  5. Footwear
  6. Watches/jewelry
  7. Optical media
  8. Computers/accessories
  9. Labels/tags
  10. Toys

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