June 26-28, 2018
College Park, Maryland
This symposium, held by the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland, is a valuable resource for quality and reliability managers, supply chain managers, brand protection specialists, inspectors, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts and legal management, security specialists and government agencies. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future. MORE
September 25-26, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This 12th annual event will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Dubai Police in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA). MORE
International IP Crime Investigators College Online Investigative Techniques Workshop will precede the above conference at the same location.
September 24, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 2-3, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
This annual exclusive summit (no vendors or third patties) will once again offer opportunities for attendees to share and learn from one another through open, collaborative, meaningful, and participant-led conversations on brand protection. MORE
October 17-19, 2018
Hosted by the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Interpol. The Latin American Regional Brand Protection Summit will be attended by senior government officials from approximately 12 countries and will include ground-breaking discussion on IP, thought-leading panels, plenary sessions, and high-level keynote speakers. MORE
October 17-18, 2018
This annual conference will drive progress and transformation in brand protection. Top speakers will provide inside knowledge of government thinking to help future proof your IP approach. The agenda provides the space and time to talk to brand protection executives, consultants, the ACG and key speakers from within and outside the sector. MORE
This professional certificate offered through the A-CAPP Center provides core concepts and competencies needed to become a brand protection professional ready to face the legal, business, strategic, and security challenges of your industry. All courses are 100% online, self-guided, available 24 hours/day, and can be taken in whole to earn the certificate or individually to further develop specific knowledge.
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. MORE
The International Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) is a multilingual, online training platform that delivers IP training to 12,500+ law enforcement officers and private sector brand protection professionals from over 144 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
RESOURCES -RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Following the testimony of Brenda Brockman Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on March 12, 2018, DHS/ICE released their strategic report “in recognition of the exponential growth of internet and global online marketplaces to conduct many different types of business and consumer transactions over the past decade.”
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released its 2018 Special 301 Report, identifying trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights or otherwise deny market access to U.S. innovators and creators that rely on protection of their IP rights. The Report calls on U.S. trading partners to address IP-related challenges with a special focus on the countries identified on the Watch List and Priority Watch List.
The IPEC issues its report pursuant to the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008.
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | JUNE 2018 | VOLUME 3 NUMBER 2
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