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Intellectual Property Task Force
Intellectual Property Task Force
About the Task Force

The Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property is part of a Department-wide initiative to confront the growing number of domestic and international intellectual property (IP) crimes. It is chaired by the Deputy Attorney General.

Why is it important to combat intellectual property crime?

The rise in intellectual property crime in the United States and abroad threatens our public safety and economic wellbeing. A strong and coordinated response must confront this problem. The IP Task Force works to identify and implement a multi-faceted strategy with our federal, state and international partners to effectively combat this type of crime.

What is the mission of the task force?

The Task Force focuses on strengthening efforts to combat intellectual property crimes through close coordination with state and local law enforcement partners, as well as international counterparts.

It monitors and coordinates overall intellectual property enforcement efforts at the Department, with an increased focus on the international aspects of IP enforcement, including the links between IP crime and international organized crime.

Building on previous efforts in the Department to target intellectual property crimes, the Task Force serves as an engine of policy development to address the evolving technological and legal landscape of this area of law enforcement.

The Task Force will work closely with the recently established Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), housed in the Executive Office of the President, and charged with drafting an Administration-wide strategic plan on intellectual property. As part of its mission, the Task Force will assist IPEC in recommending improvements to intellectual property enforcement efforts.

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Leadership
James Cole
Deputy Attorney General
Contact
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
(202) 514-2101


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