October 3-4, 2017
This annual exclusive summit (no vendors or third parties) offers 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.
October 18-19, 2017
The ACG Annual Conference is an important event in the calendar for leading the political agenda and shaping the direction of brand protection. With BREXIT looming, this event will be the perfect time to come together to understand the priorities of government and assess the impacts on your organization.
November 30-December 1, 2017
This event focuses on brand authenticity and how sustainability, corporate social responsibility and integrity impact your bottom line. The advanced-level, two-day program brings together key business stakeholders, sustainability and CSR experts, governmental officials and legal experts discussing what a brand is to a consumer and what role attendees play in delivering and protecting brand authenticity.
October 18-20, 2017
Marina del Rey, California
IACC Annual Fall Conference combines the industry’s up-to-date information and best practices with leaders in law, security, government and business. Attendees come from all continents to network and share their views on the latest IP trends and solutions.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit our website https://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
This handbook provides multiple perspectives on the growth of illicit trade, primarily exploring counterfeits and internet piracy. It includes expert opinion on a wide range of topics including the evaluation of key global enforcement issues, government and private-sector agency initiatives to stifle illicit trade, and the evolution of piracy on the internet. The authors also assess the efficacy of anti-counterfeiting strategies such as targeted consumer campaigns, working with intermediaries in the supply chain, authentication technology, and online brand protection. Included in the handbook is research by A-CAPP staff Dr. Brandon Sullivan, Dr. Jeremy Wilson and Rod Kinghorn on “Illicit Trade in Counterfeit Products: An Examination of the Opportunity-Risk Connection”
This report covers activities and areas of focus in trade by the WTO and its members including ratifications of two important WTO accords in early 2017, specifically the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and an amendment to the WTO’s intellectual property agreement designed to enhance access to essential medicines among the poorest countries. The TFA is believed to be the biggest global trade deal so far this century.
This joint report of the OECD and EUIPO builds on the 2015 joint report by tracking the evolution of counterfeiting and the international criminals who are among the principle beneficiaries of IPR infringements.
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THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | SEPTEMBER 2017 | VOLUME 2 NUMBER 3
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