October 12-13, 2021
Pre-Conference Workshop on “Free Trade Zones and the Illicit Pipeline
October 11, 2021
This virtual conference will be co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Judicial Investigation Department of Costa Rica, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories). The event offers two days of plenary and panel sessions, a series of roundtables and plenty of excellent opportunities for networking!
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.
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
SOCIAL MEDIA DISCUSSION PAPER NEW AND EXISTING TRENDS IN USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR IP INFRINGEMENT ACTIVITIES AND GOOD PRACTICE TO ADDRESS THEM
This paper explores how social media is used to infringe IP or supports IP infringing activities. It also explores the challenges raised by this misuse and the development of best practices to address.
An update to the 2017 study completed in 2020 when the pandemic moved more purchases online. Written by a Cross-advocacy Group consisting of rights holders, e-commerce platforms, service providers, firms from the Anticounterfeiting Committee, Internet Committee, and Enforcement Committee.
Authored by A-CAPP student interns for the National IPR Center, examines counterfeiting of golf related products.
This initiative seeks to help bridge a significant gap, collaborating with local government agencies, community organizations, and private sector companies to assist businesses and educate them on how HSI can support them in protecting their businesses from: IP theft, fraud, cyber intrusions, and trade secret violations.
DUPE INFLUENCERS: THE CONCERNING TREND OF PROMOTING COUNTERFEIT APPAREL, FOOTWEAR, AND ACCESSORIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA
An AAFA report to educate influencers, consumers, online platforms, and brands on the growing trend of “dupe influencers.”
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SALE OF TRADEMARK COUNTERFEITS ONLINE STRIKING A BALANCE IN SECONDARY LIABILITY WHILE PROTECTING CONSUMERS
A-CAPP staff and interns the current state of trademark counterfeits on e-commerce platforms with a focus on the U.S.; (2) the history of case law in the U.S. addressing whether e-commerce platforms incur primary or secondary liability for trademark counterfeiting; (3) strict products liability cases against ecommerce platforms for injury from the purchase of third-party sales; (4) e-commerce liability for trademark counterfeits through copyright; (5) possible criminal culpability for platforms; (6) other possible legal issues; and (7) a potential way forward that focuses on the importance of public policy in the protection of consumers.
Appearing in the WIPO Magazine June issue, this instructive article lays out crucial information on protection strategies for SMEs.
THE BRAND PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL | SEPTEMBER 2021 | VOLUME 6 NUMBER 3
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