ABOUT US

The AGO leads state investigations and prosecutions of IP crimes. In September, 2009, the Mississippi AGO was awarded a federal grant to support the formation of a state-wide Intellectual Property Theft Task Force and an educational campaign under the project name Operation Knock Out Knock-Offs (Operation K.O.K.O.). Also in 2009, Attorney General Jim Hood assisted lawmakers in passing crucial legislation providing enhanced penalties for IP crimes. In addition, Attorney General Hood is a national leader in this area, serving as the co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General’s (NAAG) IP Committee. The Committee serves as a national information clearinghouse with respect to IP enforcement, legislation, and training.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Currently, the AGO has recruited over 100 members to its Intellectual Property Task Force. Members include law enforcement officers from state, local and federal agencies, including, local police and sheriff departments, as well as FBI, ICE and Food and Drug Administration agents.

BUSINESSES

The AGO is also working closely with the business community to help train local law enforcement officers on the detection of counterfeit property. Some companies have assigned experts to assist the AGO in the testing and storage of seized counterfeit property. Also, the AGO is educating students, consumers, and businesses on IP law.

PROSECUTION

The AGO has two divisions that are charged with the investigation and prosecution of IP crimes: Consumer Protection and Cyber Crimes. The Consumer Protection Division currently has several ongoing IP investigations and pending prosecutions. The Consumer Protection Division is poised to provide immediate assistance to local law enforcement and prosecuting authorities. The Cyber Crimes Division is available to assist in the growing number of IP crimes on the internet.

PRIVACY POLICY

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MIPCC will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you affirmatively choose to provide such information to us.MIPCC's website may contain "links" to other sites, and we make every effort to only link to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy. However, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites.MIPCC is dedicated to protecting your privacy on the Internet.


 
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