While this is a predominantly civil matter, it can sometimes be. An intellectual property violation is what happens when your intellectual property (IP) rights are infringed. An official website of the United States Government Official websites use. gov A.
gov The website belongs to an official government organization in the United States. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) cannot advise you on whether your design would violate an existing design. Prior to the sentencing phase in intellectual property cases, prosecutors are encouraged to consult with the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division, and to review the relevant parts of that Section's Intellectual Property Rights Prosecution Manual.