Intellectual Property Crimes — Louisiana


Offenses Against Intellectual Property  —  La R.S. 14:73.2

An offense against intellectual property is the intentional:

(1)  Destruction, insertion, or modification, without consent, of intellectual property; or

(2)  Disclosure, use, copying, taking, or accessing, without consent, of intellectual property.

Whoever commits an offense against intellectual property shall be fined not more than $500, or imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both, for commission of the offense.

However, when the damage or loss amounts to a value of $500.00 or more, the offender may be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned with or without hard labor, for not more than 5 years, or both.


Legal Assistance

Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. — New Orleans Intellectual Property Crime Attorney



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