June 29, 2021
This webinar is designed to introduce attendees to the basics of design rights and protection, including discussions of available registered and unregistered design rights in the U.S., Europe and China as well related IP rights focusing on available patent, trademark and copyrights to protect products, product packaging and related collateral.
Doubling Down on Digital: Brand Opportunities and Risks
July 14-15, 2021, 1:30-3:00 PM ET
The event will bring forth critical new trends and insights in the changing digital world including sessions on fraudulent trademark filings, social commerce, online fraudulent advertising, emerging technologies, and more.
December 13-15, 2021
Join as brands, government and top IP professionals come together. The IACC is excited to bring back the engagement, learning and networking opportunities that are so invaluable to our community. This Annual Conference will feature small group discussions and panel discussions to facilitate networking and engagement opportunities.
Brand Protection Stories: Operations Partsman
July 5, 2021
Rod Kinghorn, a proud Spartan and icon in the brand protection world, takes us through “Operation Partsman” – the largest non-drug seizure in FBI history. The operation spanned three years and involved coast–to-coast investigations, including a sting operation in which the Feds set-up an auto parts business as a front. This operation successfully resulted in the removal of tens of thousands of dangerous counterfeit auto parts.
Courses are offered through the A-CAPP Center 100% online and are self-guided. Information is presented in a way that assumes participants have already developed a basic foundation in the topical area, which will allow for in-depth coverage and participants gaining an advanced level of knowledge. Available courses are Building and Sustaining Brand Protection Teams, Risk Assessment for Counterfeit Products, and Supply Chain and Counterfeits.
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.
RESOURCES -RECENT PUBLICATIONS
The first USTR 301 report under the Biden administration. This report spotlights certain foreign countries and laws, policies, and practices that fail to provide adequate and effective IP protection and enforcement for U.S. inventors, creators, brands, manufacturers, and service providers – which, in turn, harm American workers whose livelihoods are tied to America’s innovation-driven sectors.
This report provides empirical evidence about the misuse of container ships in the international trade in counterfeits.
This guide is aimed at traders and enterprises of all sizes to help guide them through the main types of anti-counterfeiting technology including electronic identification or tracking devices, how to place markers on products or packaging, and other chemical, physical, mechanical, and digital tools.
FRONT & CENTER: CALCULATED CHOICES-WHY PLAYOFF BRACKETS AND SHOPPING CARTS DESERVE MORE ATTENTION THIS SEASON
Written by A-CAPP student interns in conjunction with the National IPR Center, this installment covers March Madness and the activities of counterfeiters relating to sporting events.
A resource for SME’s developed by the A-CAPP Center’s Assistant Director for Research/Associate Professor Jay Kennedy.
A resource to the MSU community to locate licensed retailers of MSU merchandise. You can find legitimate retailers, both brick and mortar and online, as well as e-commerce site listings and crafters.
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | JUNE 2021 | VOLUME 6 NUMBER 2
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