INTERPOL holds first conference addressing growing problem of counterfeit art

October 25, 2012

INTERPOL on October 25, 2012 released the following:

“LYON, France – Tackling the increasing global trend of forged and falsified cultural objects was the focus of INTERPOL’s 1st International Conference on Counterfeit Art.

The two-day meeting (23 and 24 October), which gathered nearly 70 representatives from law enforcement, private institutions and international organizations from some 22 countries, recognized the need for increased information exchange and for enhanced public and government awareness of art forgery and related crimes.

In addition to specific case studies presented by specialized law enforcement officers, a wide range of professionals including rights owners and representatives from scientific and forensic laboratories and auction houses, provided their perspective to enable the widest understanding of the different stakes in this growing crime area.

Among a series of recommendations aimed at preventing and addressing art forgery at the national and international levels was the development, review or adaptation of legislation, increased information exchange through INTERPOL channels and sharing of best practice.

Opening the conference, INTERPOL’s Executive Director for Police Services, Jean-Michel Louboutin, emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation and information exchange on counterfeit art which, given the massive profits to be made, makes this crime type particularly attractive to organized criminal groups.

This particular aspect of the illicit trade in cultural objects is part of ongoing efforts by the Works of Art unit at INTERPOL to support law enforcement agencies across all 190 member countries to preserve and protect the world’s cultural heritage.”

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INTERPOL workshop in Ecuador aims to boost regional efforts against trafficking in illicit goods

September 1, 2012

INTERPOL on August 31, 2012 released the following:

“QUITO, Ecuador – INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods programme has delivered a training workshop in the Ecuadorian capital to enhance the ability of law enforcement forces in South America to combat all types of illicit trade in the region.

With the support of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in partnership with the National Police of Ecuador, the 5-day workshop (27-31 August) gathered 45 representatives from police, customs, prosecuting authorities and intellectual property offices from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

International experts from the USPTO and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as regional and national investigators and representatives from the private sector (representing the cigarette, software and textile industries amongst others) came to share new trends and new methodologies with the participants to better combat transnational illicit trafficking in South America.

The workshop also included on-site visits to Quito Airport and to the Ecuadorian National Police Forensic Laboratory to learn about the different investigative techniques used by intellectual property and illicit trade investigators.

With illicit trade increasingly endangering public health and economies in the region, INTERPOL’s workshop and capacity-building phase will be followed by regional operations focused on South America and beyond in 2013.”

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