Fake Imports Entering the U.S.

List of federal government agencies working to prevent the entry and distribution of counterfeit and pirated goods in the United States.

Food and Drug Administration

The 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

Office of Intellectual Property Rights

The 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

U.S. International Trade Commission

The 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

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

The 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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

The 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

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