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International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Fights Fakes with the National IPR Coordination Center

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Fights Fakes with the National IPR Coordination Center

January 12, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance their long history of collaboration in the fight against fakes.

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IACC Recognized by U.S. Government for Efforts to Combat IP Crimes

IACC Recognized by U.S. Government for Efforts to Combat IP Crimes

November 19, 2020

On November 19th, the National IPR Coordination Center held an awards ceremony during which it recognized the IACC for the association’s “long-standing history of collaboration and partnership with the federal government to combat intellectual property theft, enforce U.S. trade laws and protect consumers.”

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IACC Partners with Europol to Host First Virtual Europol IP Crime Conference

IACC Partners with Europol to Host First Virtual Europol IP Crime Conference

November 23, 2020

The Europol IP Crime Conference 2020 was held virtually for the first time on November 23rd. Organized in partnership with the IACC, the event drew 300 attendees including industry, government, and academic stakeholders from around the world. The conference offered an opportunity for public- and private-sector experts in criminal IP enforcement to share perspectives on the fight against IP crime in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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IACC Texas (Eagle Pass) Training Summary

IACC Texas (Eagle Pass) Training Summary

The IACC recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training
Program in Eagle Pass, Texas. This program provides authorities throughout the country with
the tools to act strategically in the detection and seizure of counterfeit goods.

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IACC Texas (Donna) Training Summary

IACC Texas (Donna) Training Summary

The IACC recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Donna, Texas. This program provides authorities throughout the country with the tools to act strategically in the detection and seizure of counterfeit goods.

Training was held in the CBP facility at the Donna International Crossing, Port of Entry and provided an opportunity for over 54 CBP officers and HSI Investigators to view up to date information on product lines and known counterfeits of the 32 brands in attendance

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All IACC Conferences Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

All IACC Conferences Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

A Message from the IACC President

Dear Colleagues,

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our global IP partners, practitioners and friends to network and share best practices in the fight against fakes. Unfortunately, the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) means that we've had to stop large-gatherings to prevent further spread of the virus. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all our conferences until 2021.

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