Dear, Brand Protection Professionals:
In this edition of the BPP, we look at the ties, learnings and crossover motivations of “traditional” illicit crimes and counterfeiting. This theme emerged from the acknowledgement of the connection through President Biden’s inclusion of intellectual property crimes in his Executive Order announcing the establishment of the United States Council on Transnational Organized Crime. See Executive Order on Establishing the United States Council on Transnational Organized Crime
It may have been long understood by brand protection professionals that counterfeiting is a serious crime and in many transnational criminal networks, counterfeit goods act as currency for funding. But connections with illicit crimes are, finally, hitting other levels of industry and government sectors — but is such knowledge spreading into action? See Retailers Call on Congress to Fight Online Sales of Stolen and Counterfeit.
The content in this 23rd edition of the BPP covering this topic include:
- Violations are Illicit Trade: The IPR Center’s Battle
- Forthcoming A-CAPP Center Research Paper Investigates the Implications of Identified Trends in Illicit Trade for Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy and Practice
- Why Criminalize Counterfeiting if You’re Not Going to Prosecute?
- BP Forum: Learnings From Illicit Crime for Combatting Counterfeiting and Vice Versa
- Professional Pointer: What is ORC and is it Related to IPRC?
- An interview one of our A-CAPP Criminal Justice interns on How a Federal Agent Becomes an Enforcer and Advocate for Intellectual Property Rights Protection
- Addressing the Counterfeit Crime Triangle: By Teaching Future Brand Protection Business Partners
And as in every edition, we offer
- In the Headlines/What to Watch
- Legislative Update
- The Bulletin
- New Temperature Test poll and results from 21st Edition poll
The BPP’s mission is to provide our readers with relevant material “to advance brand protection through the establishment of an accessible, comprehensive forum containing essential information for the brand protection community.”
Please, always feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry Outreach Lead and Editor in Chief
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
Michigan State University
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | MARCH 2022 | VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1
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