November 16-20, 2020
(Committee meetings/leadership programming November 11-13)
INTA’s first-ever virtual Annual Meeting will include live, simulated-live, and on-demand educational sessions, multiple networking opportunities, an interactive Exhibit Hall, and many of the same features registrants have come to expect at INTA’s in-person gatherings, such as Table Topics and Speed Networking. Registration will open in early July.
2020 AFTERMARKET IP FORUM
November 19-20, 2020
This premiere virtual event 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.
A BRAND’S NEW WORLD-PART 2
December 7-9, 2020
Join us for furthering the conversation about issues in brand protection in December for A Brands New World-Part 2 virtual conference. These sessions will continue the conversations started at our July online event and delve into new topics as well. More information is forthcoming. If you have any idea for a topic, reach out to Kari Kammel at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit them directly to the A-CAPP Center.
East Lansing, Michigan
This annual exclusive summit (no vendors or third parties) 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.
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
Since 2017, MSU has been home to a unique and one-of-a-kind intellectual property protection partnership. MSU Licensing has collaborated with the A-CAPP Center to use the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition’s MarketSafe® program to help protect MSU’s intellectual property.
The A-CAPP Center filed an amicus brief before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in June 2020 in the Nike v. Wu case. The case confronts issues related to enforcement against trademark counterfeiters. The Center was joined in its brief by the AAFA.
The A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy is now a monthly Forbes contributor. Jay’s first published article discusses how the online shopping boom could show a rise in counterfeits.
As more of our daily lives move online for what looks to be the foreseeable future, jointly appointed to the A-CAPP Center and Assistant Professor Jay Kennedy offers insight into how to stay safe as an online consumer.
This report relays that counterfeit goods sold during the corona crisis don’t meet the required quality standards and pose a real threat to public health and safety. It also advocates going after the criminals behind these scams and, through prevention work, informing potential victims who are putting themselves and others at risk by using such fake goods.
New resources by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office includes two recent landscape studies commissioned by the USPTO’s Office of the Chief Economist summarizing the current state of understanding and evidence on counterfeiting and piracy. Also includes a customized resource tool allows access to over 238 of the latest directives, reports, and policy documents on counterfeit and piracy from 13 executive branch and independent agencies of the U.S. government.
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | SEPTEMBER 2020 | VOLUME 5 NUMBER 3
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