Fake imports entering the U.S.

Food and Drug Administration

FDA LogoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.  Read more about Food and Drug Administration

Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR)

Department of Commerce ITA LogoThe Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration works with U.S. firms to help them protect their intellectual property abroad. Read more about Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR)

U.S. International Trade Commission

U.S. International Trade Commission SealThe U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigates claims regarding intellectual property rights violations by imported goods, including allegations of patent and trademark infringement. Read more about U.S. International Trade Commission

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Bureau of Investigation SealThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates criminal counterfeiting, piracy, and other federal crimes. You can report suspicions concerning the manufacture or sale of counterfeit or pirated goods to the FBI by contacting your local FBI Office and asking to speak with the Duty Complaint Agent. Read more about Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionThe U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) keeps foreign pirated and counterfeit goods from being imported into the United States. Once a company has registered its trademark or copyright, it should record its registration with CBP. Read more about U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) works to deter, interdict, and investigate threats arising from the movement of illegal goods into and out of the United States. Read more about National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

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