Funds For US State Dept. Global IP Enforcement Training11/09/2009 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)IP-Watch is a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now. You also have the opportunity to offer additional support to your subscription, or to donate.The United States State Department has received requested funding to operate 11 projects totalling nearly $4 million in fiscal year 2009 “combat transnational crime and promote the protection of intellectual property rights worldwide,” according to State. The funds enable US law enforcement agencies and diplomatic missions to “collaborate in the delivery of criminal enforcement training and technical assistance programs on IPR protection to foreign law enforcement partners,” it said. Five of the projects target Asia, the rest range across Eastern Europe, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.According to the State Department release, the eleven projects are:1) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) $251,600 A series of regional training seminars for ASEAN prosecutors and judges.2) Indonesia Senior Advisors $640,000 A program for two U.S. senior advisors to provided training and assistance to Indonesian Police and the Indonesian Directorate General for IPR in combating copyright piracy.3) Asian Intellectual Property Enforcement Network $150,000 The third in a series of regional conferences designed to improve real-time law enforcement cross-border cooperation in the Pacific Rim.4) Eastern Europe IP Law Enforcement Coordinator $590,000 Extension of the Department of Justice regional coordinator based in Sofia, Bulgaria to continue ongoing work to improve IP enforcement coordination across the region.5) Mexico $657,000 IPR criminal enforcement training for Mexican prosecutors, judges, and customs officers, with a particular focus on Internet piracy.6) Russian Federation $80,060 Customs and border enforcement training for officials in the Russian Far East7) South Asia Regional $250,000 A training workshop in New Delhi that will bring together IPR enforcement officials from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the People’s Republic of China to share best practices and strengthen regional enforcement.8) Sub-Saharan Africa Regional $972,000 IPR regional workshops for law enforcement officials in West Africa (including Nigeria) and nations belonging to the East African Community (EAC) and Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) with particular emphasis on fighting the spread of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, including HIV-AIDS drugs.9) Tri-Border of South America $160,856 Training for law enforcement in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Peru focused on regional approaches to confronting IPR piracy in the Tri-Border region.10) Ukraine $50,000 Training and technical assistance to Ukrainian IPR enforcement officers to enable real-time identification of counterfeits in the field.11) Vietnam $98,756 IPR enforcement training for Vietnamese Market Watch and Economic Police officers.Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"Funds For US State Dept. Global IP Enforcement Training" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.