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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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  • 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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