INTERPOL Seminar Focuses on Transnational Organized Crime

Identifying, targeting and dismantling transnational organized crime groups involved in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit goods is the focus of the 7th INTERPOL Intellectual Property Crime Training Seminar in cooperation with the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR), the Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (AFI), the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI) and the World Customs Organization.

More than 90 police, customs and regulatory body officers from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize with experts from Brazil, Colombia and the U.S. are taking part in the five-day training program (February 21-25) at the AFI headquarters in Mexico City, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The seminar, delivered by INTERPOL’s Intellectual Property (IP) Rights program, with the participation of the Universal Post Union, will deliver cutting-edge training aimed at equipping investigators with the necessary skills to effectively combat current and emerging threats from IP crime.

In addition to being the first of a series of training activities for Central America and Mexico, it will also provide a launch pad for further developments of INTERPOL’s IPR program beyond the Americas region, which has already seen significant developments in combating transnational organized IP crime since its launch in 2005.

INTERPOL has many initiatives relating to transnational crimes. Organized crime is a high-priority for INTERPOL due to the many areas it involves.

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