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  • University Experts to Perform Independent Review of IACC Anti-Counterfeiting Program for Alibaba Platforms

    University Experts to Perform Independent Review of IACC Anti-Counterfeiting Program for Alibaba Platforms

    IACC Engages University of Trento to Review IACC MarketSafe Expansion Program

    Washington, DC – January 3, 2017 – The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) is pleased to announce that it has engaged the anti-counterfeiting expertise of the University of Trento in Italy, to conduct an independent review of the IACC MarketSafe Expansion Program. Implemented by the University of Trento’s new start-up on security, Intellegit, the assessment aims to provide an unbiased look at the Expansion Program’s effectiveness in fighting fakes.

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  • IACC Applauds the U.S. IP Enforcement Coordinator’s Joint Strategic Plan

    IACC Applauds the U.S. IP Enforcement Coordinator’s Joint Strategic Plan

    Yesterday, the White House's Intellectual Property
    Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) announced the publication of the U.S. Government's Joint
    Strategic Plan (JSP) for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019. The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
    (IACC), which provided comments prior to the publication, applauds IPEC for its thoughtful
    efforts and diligent work in providing a road map for anti-counterfeiting work in the coming
    years.

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  • IACC and City of London Police Team Up to Strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts in London

    IACC and City of London Police Team Up to Strengthen Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts in London

    The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of London Police, memorializing their solidarity in fighting for intellectual property rights.

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  • IACC and Guardia di Finanza Sign MOU to Strengthen Brand Protection in Italy

    IACC and Guardia di Finanza Sign MOU to Strengthen Brand Protection in Italy

    September 14, 2016

    Washington, DC – September 14, 2016 – Today the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the Guardia di Finanza (GdF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will build upon the organizations’ existing collaboration on anti-counterfeiting initiatives and programs in Italy. Specifically, the MOU will allow the organizations to share information and best practices on brand protection, with a focus on identifying and fighting online counterfeiting.

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  • IACC Applauds Europol on the Launch of IP Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3)

    IACC Applauds Europol on the Launch of IP Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3)

    IACC President Signs MOU with Europol and is appointed to IPC3’s Stakeholders’ Advisory Group

    On July 12, 2016, IACC President Bob Barchiesi joined representatives from European government agencies, the United States White House, international law enforcement, international government agencies, rights-holders, trade associations, and academia in The Hague, The Netherlands, for the launch of Europol’s IP Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC3).

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  • IACC Comments on Alibaba’s Statement on Counterfeiting

    IACC Comments on Alibaba’s Statement on Counterfeiting

    June 23, 2016

    The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) today is pleased to see clarification from Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, as we adamantly disagreed with his June 14th statements regarding the quality of counterfeit goods. Misleading statements have damaging effects in the fight against fakes. The IACC expects to see Alibaba’s public commitments come to fruition.

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