Intellectual property resources for law enforcement,
prosecutors, and citizens.


This section contains information, documents, and links to websites that provide detailed information on enforcing intellectual property laws. 


investigative Documents

The documents below are law enforcement sensitive and require login access through NW3C’s website.

  • Complaint Verification
  • Case Development Checklist
  • Indicators and Red Flags
  • Interview Questions
  •  Defeat Anticipated Defenses
  • Forfeiture Questions
  • Surveillance Data Sheet

Website Resources

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center)     

National Crime Prevention Council: IP Theft    

Intellectual Property Enforcement Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice

Global Innovation Policy Center GIPC



The websites below provide detailed information on actions consumers can take to educate and protect themselves against counterfeit goods and other forms of IP theft.