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A-CAPP CENTER BRAND PROTECTION STRATEGY SUMMIT

October 3-4, 2017
Lansing, Michigan

This annual exclusive summit (no vendors or third parties) will once again offer opportunities for brand owners, law enforcement, and academia to share and learn from one another. This year, we will focus on three main themes: E-commerce challenges and opportunities, Partnerships and how they can promote brand integrity, and Return on Investment in brand protection and how it can be measured. The Summit offers participants opportunities to share, learn, and network through interactive panels, high-top discussions, roundtable sessions, and an evening reception.
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INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IP CRIME CONFERENCE

August 28-29, 2017
New York, New York

Co-hosted by INTERPOL and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).  This event marks the beginning of a new decade for our conference, which will feature two days of plenary and panel sessions along with substantial opportunities for networking. Globally recognized as the leading law enforcement conference of its kind, the event brings together some 500 senior police leaders, government officials, and security and industry experts from all over the world.   For registration visit www.iipcic.org and www.interpol.int
  

19TH ANNUAL ANTI-COUNTERFEITING AND BRAND PROTECTION IQPC

September 25-27, 2017
New York, New York

This event will offer a 360 degree perspective and actionable, cutting edge information. What’s new for September? Industry experts share their first hand experiences of conducting raids and dealing with trademark infringements in US & China; sessions on working with online marketplaces such as Amazon and Alibaba to take down counterfeit products; brand new case studies of successful domestic and international AC & BP efforts; emerging risks on social media, messenger & mobile apps; case studies of creative brand protection solutions and technologies; exploration of ROI for AC & BP programs across budgets and enterprise size.
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AGMA GLOBAL SUMMER CONFERENCE

August 16-17, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

AGMA Global is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing intellectual property protection.  Members from some of the world’s largest technology companies will gather at the conference to share ideas and successful best practices in the fight against gray market, counterfeit, warranty abuse and digital IP theft.  MSU’s Center for Anti-counterfeiting and Product Protection will conduct a training session for AGMA members during the conference entitled “Brand Protection in China”. For additional information please contact the  Executive Director of AGMA Global at debbie@agmaglobal.org.

8TH ANNUAL GLOBAL BRAND PROTECTION SUMMIT

October 3-4, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


This event brings together brand protection and IP specialists in an active discussion of the key issues facing the industry.  What’s new for 2017? Luxury & Premium Brand Protection StreamGiven the growth of the luxury goods market, our 2017 program will pioneer a Luxury & Premium Brand Protection stream across both days, to provide attendees with insight and knowledge of the obligations and opportunities in this burgeoning market. MORE

EUROPOL IP CRIME CONFERENCE

September 19-20, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

This event, co-hosted by the Belgian Customs and in partnership with UL and IACC, will allow participants to interact and discuss different aspects of intellectual property crime and to learn about emerging crime trends as well as innovative strategies and law enforcement practices to combat them. Panelists will include representatives of law enforcement, private industry, and academia.
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RESOURCES -EDUCATION

THE INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) CRIME INVESTIGATION COLLEGE

The International Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) is a multilingual, online training platform that delivers IP training to 12,000+ law enforcement officers and private sector brand protection professionals from over 156 countries.  IIPCIC works with private sector brand protection teams to design custom eLearning courses that will educate global law enforcement about their specific IP challenges.  For more information, or if you are interested in commissioning a module specific to your industry or company, please send an email to info@iipcic.org or visit our website  http://iipcic.org/

INTERPOL works in cooperation with Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. to deliver this important training portal to the public and private sectors. 

BRAND PROTECTION

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Coming in 2017, this fully online certificate offers over 15 self guided course topics. Those interested in learning more can join the list serve here

ANTI-COUNTERFEIT AND PRODUCT PROTECTION CRIMINOLOGY

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
Courses offered each spring, fall, summer
The certificate is an interdisciplinary program to assist working professionals and graduate students who are seeking a well-rounded foundation in anti-counterfeit strategy and product protection.
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RESOURCES -RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The EUIPO returns (previous review in 2013) to the subject of consumer perception of IP rights by EU citizens.

A searchable database of country profiles on the structure of trademark opposition practice and procedure.

The survey of over 24,000 internet users in 24 countries comes as data breaches and the reported hacking of elections in several European countries continues to capture international headlines. The survey results suggest that the resulting impact on trust is hindering further development of the digital economy. 

This is the first report issued under the Trump Administration by the USTR.  The report includes rankings of countries it has determined have disregarded IP rights.  This report criticizes both Canada and Mexico for their border enforcement against counterfeits. 

Partnerships among brand owners, governments, academics, consumers, and other stakeholders are essential to tackling product counterfeiting. This A-CAPP Center Backgrounder highlights the importance of these partnerships, the need for widespread recognition of the shared nature of problems, and the development of solutions across companies and industries.

This article adapts a terrorism risk assessment model to product counterfeiting risk assessment, focusing on a product’s risk for being counterfeited. By identifying products most at risk for counterfeiting, brand owners can focus their resources where most needed.

A-CAPP Center researchers use the Product Counterfeiting Database to capture every indicted scheme linked to the U.S. Department of Defense supply chain and describe characteristics of the schemes, offenders, and victims. The article provides an overview of key issues as well as implications for policy and practice.

Each Year UL’s Global Security & Brand Protection Team Prepares an annual report which provides information on our previous year’s activities. 

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THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | JUNE 2017 | VOLUME 2 NUMBER 2
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