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IPR Seizure Statistics
This infographic displays statistics on IPR seizures for fiscal year 2011.

Theft of American intellectual property is a serious crime, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced today that their vigorous, ongoing efforts to protect America from the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods during fiscal year 2011 resulted in 24,792 seizures, a 24 percent increase over 2010.

Many fake goods seriously threaten the health and safety of American consumers and our national security. With this in mind, CBP and ICE continued to step up enforcement against these dangerous products resulting in a 44 percent increase in the number of seizures of health and safety products that could have harmed Americans. The value of these seizures soared to more than $60 million due to increases in pharmaceutical and perfume seizures.

Despite the significant increase in the number of seizures, the domestic value for seizures in fiscal year 2011 decreased by five percent to $178.9 million and the manufacturer’s suggested retail price declined slightly to $1.1 billion. This is primarily due to a shift toward using international mail, express courier and consolidated shipping services to import counterfeit and pirated goods.

China continues to be the number one source country for counterfeit and pirated goods seized, accounting for 62 percent or $124.7 million of the total domestic value of seizures.

For the first time since FY 2005, footwear was not the top commodity seized in fiscal year 2011. Consumer electronics were the top commodity seized, and approximately one-third of this category was represented by IPR infringing cellular phones.

As the federal agency responsible for the management, control and protection of U.S. borders, CBP is on the frontline of IPR enforcement. The men and women of CBP protect our nation’s economy, the safety of its people, and our national security against harm from counterfeit and pirated goods. The continued vigilance of CBP personnel protects U.S. citizens and businesses every day.

- 2011 Seizure Statistics Graphic
- 02/10/2012

Graphic of 2011 Seizure Highlights
2011 Seizure Statistics Graphic - pdf versionpdf - 4,931 KB.
- IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2011
- 01/06/2012
IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2011 - pdf versionpdf - 5,127 KB.
- IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2010
- 03/16/2011
IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2010 - pdf versionpdf - 310 KB.
- IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2009
- 12/04/2009
IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2009 - pdf versionpdf - 340 KB.
- IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2008
- 01/15/2009

Updated Version

For Accessibility Information:
IPR Seizure Statistics: FY 2008 - pdf versionpdf - 323 KB.
arrowSeizure Statistics By Top Trading Partner and Commodity
Tables and charts illustrating top trading partners and commodities seized for IPR infringement.
- Yearly Comparisons - Seizure Statistics for Intellectual Property Rights
- 01/13/2010
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 Disclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the Border
 IPR News Releases
 Request an IPR Speaker
 IPR Enforcement Videos
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CBP, ICE Release Annual Report on Counterfeit Goods Seized
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 Office of Trade and Economic Analysis
 U.S. Census Bureau
 U.S. ITC Tariff & Trade DataWeb

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