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IACC News

  • Report on the Potential Impact of Drug Importation Proposals on U.S. Law Enforcement

    Report on the Potential Impact of Drug Importation Proposals on U.S. Law Enforcement

    June 6, 2017 - Today Freeh, Sporking, and Sullivan LLC and the Freeh Group International released the Report on the Potential Impact of Drug Importation Proposals on U.S. Law Enforcement, an investigation sponsored by the Partnership for Safe Medicines. The review uncovered several effects drug importation may have on the counterfeit pharmaceutical market, as well as on how law enforcement and customs officials enforce anti-counterfeiting laws in the U.S.

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  • IACC 2017 Spring Conference Welcomes IP Experts from 40+ Countries

    IACC 2017 Spring Conference Welcomes IP Experts from 40+ Countries

    Almost 400 attendees from 40+ countries convened in Barcelona, Spain last week for our Annual Spring Conference. Participants networked, learned, shared information, and discovered ways to advance the IACC’s global anti-counterfeiting efforts.

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  • IACC Statement on the White House’s Nomination of Vishal J. Amin for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    IACC Statement on the White House’s Nomination of Vishal J. Amin for U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    The White House announced President Donald Trump’s nomination of Vishal J. Amin, a Senior Counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, to fill the position of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC).

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  • IACC Welcomes Presidential Executive Order to Enhance Intellectual Property Enforcement

    IACC Welcomes Presidential Executive Order to Enhance Intellectual Property Enforcement

    Washington, DC – April 3, 2017 - Friday afternoon, the White House announced President Trump’s signature of an Executive Order on “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.”

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  • The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and City of London Police Partner to Protect Consumers from Online Counterfeits

    The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition and City of London Police Partner to Protect Consumers from Online Counterfeits

    Washington, DC – April 3, 2017 – Today the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the City of London Police, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) announced a joint effort to take down websites selling counterfeits through the IACC RogueBlock Program.

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  • IACC President Testifies Before Italian Parliamentary Committee on Counterfeiting

    IACC President Testifies Before Italian Parliamentary Committee on Counterfeiting

    Washington, DC – March 16, 2017—Today, during a special hearing before Italy’s Parliamentary Committee Inquiry on Counterfeiting, Bob Barchiesi, IACC President, shared how the IACC is combatting counterfeiting and piracy through collaborative efforts in e-commerce and beyond. The testimony focused on the IACC’s strategy of engaging with both SMEs and large multinationals, as well as ISP’s, advertising agencies, marketplaces, and payment providers.

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