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BRAND PROTECTION IN CHINA EXECUTIVE EDUCATION SEMINAR

October 6, 2016
Lansing, MI

A-CAPP Center Industry Fellow, Ron Davis, conducts this in-person seminar that will provide attendees with a background on conducting business in China and how to proactively take steps to protect their brands through the Chinese legal system and networks and organizations related to brand protection.  MORE

THE ANTI-COUNTERFEITING GROUP 2016 CONFERENCE

October 12-13, 2016
London, UK

Aimed at professionals and agencies involved in Brand Protection and Intellectual Property (IP), will provide delegates with an opportunity to hear what Government have in store for tackling IP, improving intelligence sharing, fighting on-line IP crime and IP strategy. MORE
 

INTERNATIONAL ANTICOUNTERFEITING COALITION

October 19-21, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ

IACC’s Fall Conferences combine the industry’s most up-to-date information and best practices with its top leaders in the frontlines in law, security, government and business. Conference attendees come from a variety of locations to network and share their views on the latest IP trends and solutions. MORE

KNOCK IT OFF! BRANDS & THE COUNTERFEITING QUANDRY WORKSHOP

November 30, 2016
San Francisco, CA


Join AAFA for its workshop on anti-counterfeiting, knock-offs, and intellectual property rights (IPR) for the apparel and footwear industries hosted by Levi Strauss & Co.  MORE

WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW BRAND PROTECTION GREATER CHINA CONFERENCE

December 7, 2016
Shanghai China


A highly focused one-day programme delivering practical, actionable takeaways for professionals engaged in protection and enforcement activities across Greater China. Delegates will share best practices with peers and discuss the latest strategies to combat infringement and protect brand reputation and revenues. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with, and gain unique insights from, representatives from Customs and key government agencies.  MORE
 

RESOURCES -EDUCATION

INVESTIGATING PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING WEBINAR (recorded)

Participation in this recorded webinar will provide a basic foundation and framework for a comprehensive look at the investigation process from detection through investigation, to interviewing and report writing. MORE
 

RISK ASSESSMENT STRATEGY FOR COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS WEBINAR (recorded)

Participation in this recorded webinar will illustrate for why risk assessments are useful for brand protection programs and how to take a proactive approach to them.  The webinar utilized interactive learning methods, including group chat, case studies and group exercises.  MORE
 

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. MORE
 
 

BRAND PROTECTION IN CHINA EXECUTIVE EDUCATION SEMINAR

October 6, 2016 -Lansing, MI
A-CAPP Center Industry Fellow, Ron Davis, conducts this in-person seminar that will provide attendees with a background on conducting business in China and how to proactively take steps to protect their brands through the Chinese legal system and networks and organizations related to brand protection.  MORE
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

RESOURCES -RECENT PUBLICATIONS

ANTI-COUTERFEITING GROUP MANIFESTO 2016

The Manifesto delivers a tool that outlines the calls for action from the government ACG consider necessary to establish a more effective response to intellectual property (IP) crime.  DOWNLOAD

BRAND OWNER APPROACHES TO ASSESSING THE RISK OF PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING

An article in Journal of Brand Management that identifies practices and challenges for measuring the extent of product counterfeiting through interviews with brand owners in various industries. Subscription required to access READ

COUNTERFEIT PARTS IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPLY CHAIN

An A-CAPP Center Backgrounder that highlights criminal cases involving counterfeits in the DOD supply chain to illustrate the nature of the risk as it relates to types of counterfeit parts and how they entered the supply chain and then were identified, and the adjudication of individuals involved in the counterfeiting schemes. READ 

EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (EUIPO): SECTORIAL STUDIES ON IMPACT OF COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY

Eight sectorial studies on the impact of counterfeiting and piracy. READ

MEASURING PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING: INSIGHTS FROM CURRENT RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

An A-CAPP Center Backgrounder that compiles common practices for measuring counterfeiting, their strengths and drawbacks, and draws upon brand protection professionals for their insights on the measurement problem. READ

MEASURING THE UNMEASURABLE: APPROACHES TO ASSESSING THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING

An article in International Criminal Justice Review that examines the current approaches to measuring product counterfeiting, complementing those with a review of methods used to examine other crimes. It concludes by discussing the applicability of both commonly used and novel research methodologies, as they might apply to the study of product counterfeiting. Subscription required to access  READ 

ORGANIZING FOR BRAND PROTECTION AND RESPONDING TO PRODUCT COUNTERFEIT RISK: AN ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL FIRMS

An article in Journal of Brand Management that identifies several common themes in brand protection efforts, lessons for firms and issues for further exploration through interviews of large global firms. Subscription required to access  READ 

ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) AND EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (EUIPO): TRADE IN COUNTERFEIT AND PIRATED GOODS MAPPING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT

This study was conducted jointly by the OECD and the EUIPO, to measure and analyze the scale of counterfeit and pirated trade in order to provide policymakers with robust empirical evidence about this threat. READ

THE UNION DES FABRICANTS (UNIFAB) COUNTERFEITING AND TERRORISM REPORT 2016

This report aims to provide an insight into the links between terrorism and counterfeiting, as well as demonstrating that this illegal activity is a favourite method for financing terrorist actions. READ

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: GLOBAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CENTER

This report provides a​n ​overview of the state of trade-related physical counterfeiting today, as well as its global reach into virtually every available market and sector.​It examines the current status of measuring counterfeiting, including existing challenges and gaps as well as key trends and changes to the global counterfeiting landscape. It also​ presents the methodology and results of a current estimate of trade-related physical counterfeiting. READ

VIRTUAL COMMUNIITIES AS GUARDIANS AGAINST PRODUCT COUNTERFEITING IN THE ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

An A-CAPP Center Backgrounder that summarizes recent research in exploring the potential of an independent virtual brand community (IVBC) in guarding consumers against counterfeits. READ
 

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THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | SEPTEMBER 2016 | VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1
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