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1 5th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy 2009 SSA Charles H. Rankin (202) th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy 2009 SSA Charles H. Rankin (202)

2 Barriers : Barriers : Identify and Neutralize operations targeting United States Intellectual Property

3 Barriers: Types of US Intellectual Property Trade Secrets Trade Secrets Copyright Copyright Trademarks Trademarks Signal Theft Signal Theft

4 Barriers: World Wide Piracy Challenges Piracy is rampant everywhere in the world Piracy is rampant everywhere in the world Sense of Impunity (Lack of proper enforcement, few convictions, slow judicial systems)Sense of Impunity (Lack of proper enforcement, few convictions, slow judicial systems) Technological advances & lower production costsTechnological advances & lower production costs Big social problems – street vendors, flea marketsBig social problems – street vendors, flea markets Better quality piracyBetter quality piracy Little IP respect and consciousnessLittle IP respect and consciousness Big price differences between original x piratesBig price differences between original x pirates High profit margins for piratesHigh profit margins for pirates Organized crime linksOrganized crime links

5 Barriers : Transition from luxury goods to anything of value (Rolex to baby formula) Transition from luxury goods to anything of value (Rolex to baby formula) Transshipments of goods through free trade countries and utilization of counterfeit shipping documents to mask shipping routs Transshipments of goods through free trade countries and utilization of counterfeit shipping documents to mask shipping routs Cutting costs to maintain competitive advantage Cutting costs to maintain competitive advantage Utilization of Internet allows for instantaneous global transfer of copyrighted material Utilization of Internet allows for instantaneous global transfer of copyrighted material Internet piracy allows for global release of current theatrical releases Internet piracy allows for global release of current theatrical releases

6 What Opportunities are there to Combat IP Crime? Coordination! Coordination! Coordination!

7 National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

8 Partnerships National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center ICE ICE FDA FDA US Postal US Postal FBI FBI CBP CBP DOJ DOJ

9 Partnerships: Industry Experts

10 Practical Solutions: Look at other laws

11 O.C. Connections

12 Expand the intelligence base on criminal enterprises engaged in computer-based intellectual property theft

13 Priorities for Action: Major Case Initiatives

14 Fractured Skies & Engine Newity

15 Keys to developing good working Relationships

16 SSA Charles H. Rankin (202) (202)


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