March 27-29, 2022
New Orleans, LA
The 36th IP Law Summit is celebrating this LIVE edition by gathering leading IP executives, innovative suppliers and solution providers together. The Summit’s primary focus is to provide a platform that helps leading companies evaluate and partner with relevant suppliers and solution providers. This is an unparalleled opportunity for extensive informal networking among industry peers. The summit has been re-energized with a fresh program tailored exclusively to senior executives in the IP industry and focusing on current trending topics.
April 30-May 4, 2022
The most influential brand professionals from across the globe and across industries will come together for INTA’s Annual Meeting Live+. The Meeting is the largest gathering of its kind, and this year bridges the physical and digital divide with an event unlike any other—with options for everyone.
The Meeting denotes the Association’s return to a large in-person gathering for the first time in more than two years. The event consists of a hybrid format: the in-person event will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., USA, and will include access to a virtual platform. Strict health and safety precautions will be in place for the onsite event. Valuable educational programming and exciting Business Development opportunities will take place in a different time zone each day: Beijing Standard Time Zone (China); Belgium (Central European Time Zone); and U.S. Eastern Time Zone.
August 10, 2022
The Aftermarket IP Forum is the premiere event that brings all aspects and segments of the automotive aftermarket industry together to address intellectual property rights and how to protect them. Join the top IP industry organizations as they pilot efforts to protect competition for leading, legitimate aftermarket suppliers.
Government, law enforcement, industry organizations, and brand owners will learn about and share new tools and insights to fight infringers.
Monthly: March-June, 2022
This series is designed to be conversations with academics who are doing research relevant to brand protection and counterfeiting. The event is free and open to anyone in the field of brand protection who registers in advance. The event will be online moderated conversations with a chance for Q & A.
April 26, 2022
This year’s World IP Day theme focuses on the energetic ingenuity of young entrepreneurs of the world. Through this day, we are presented with the unique opportunity to implement vital knowledge of intellectual property rights to those future innovators who will, in turn, supply the world with their own inventions and ideas. These creators, when equipped with this knowledge of how to effectively navigate the rules and regulations of IP, set themselves apart from their predecessors. Join the A-CAPP Center as it celebrates IP and young entrepreneurs in a live stream moderated conversation with young innovators about their IP journey.
May 20, 2022
Lansing International Airport
East Lansing, MI
The A-CAPP Center is carrying the celebration of entrepreneurial-driven IP through to the following month with an in-person event! Be sure to visit our events page to get more information on the developing event in East Lansing, Michigan.
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 SOCIOTECHNICAL EVOLUTION OF PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND SOCIAL COMMERCE ARE “E-SOCIALIZING” PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING
This paper, part of the ongoing A-CAPP Center research project, explores the changing nature of counterfeiting due to technological and social advances including social commerce.
An article by two A-CAPP student interns discussing the threats of counterfeiting online.
This working paper examines how IP strategies respond to sudden product-marker imitation using the 2001 “technological shock” that enables the rise in software piracy.
This study provides an overview of government and industry specific measures to address the abuse by counterfeiters online and provides best practices.
The Biden administration’s announcement on the establishment of a council to fight transnational crime, including IP theft.
SURVEY & LEGAL ANALYSIS OF SELECT GLOBAL TRADEMARK ANTI-COUNTERFEITING STATUTES & EVIDENCE OF PROSECUTIONS
This report reviews criminal trademark counterfeiting-related legislation and evidence of prosecutions in 24 countries, and the European Union.
INFORM CONSUMERS INTRODUCTION TO AMERICA COMPETES ACT: HOW POTENTIAL CHANGE COULD CREATE TOO MANY LOOPHOLES FOR IT TO BE USEFUL OR EFFECTIVE
This report professes that proposed amendments to the federal and state level versions of the INFORM Consumers Act would create confusing provisions, ambiguity, and loopholes that could effectively render the bills useless and in the end would not provide protections for consumers shopping online.
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | MARCH 2022 | VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1
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