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  • Summary of U.S. Training in Mesa, AZ

    Summary of U.S. Training in Mesa, AZ

    The IACC recently conducted training under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Mesa, Arizona for Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Phoenix Police Department and local law enforcement.

    This training provided 75 law enforcement attendees the latest information on the product lines of 30 global brands. Rights-holders were on hand to explain the means of identifying counterfeit products through individualized instruction.

    We would like to extend our appreciation to Mesa Police Officer Dwayne Young and his Department for the use of their training facility as well as Kris Buckner of Investigative Consultants and Jim Orr for their valuable assistance.

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  • Summary of U.S. Training in Dallas, TX

    Summary of U.S. Training in Dallas, TX

    DALLAS, TEXAS - April 18, 2018 - The IACC recently conducted training under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Dallas, Texas for U.S. Customs & Border Protection personnel.

    This training provided 30 law enforcement attendees the latest information on the product lines of 30 rights holders who were on hand to explain the means of identifying counterfeit products.

    This event is part of the IACC’s commitment to educating authorities throughout the country with valuable insights drawn from our member brands. We continue to train local, state and federal law enforcement professionals throughout the United States, enabling them to act strategically in the detection, seizure, and forfeiture of counterfeit goods.

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  • Summary of U.S. Training in Houston, TX

    Summary of U.S. Training in Houston, TX

    HOUSTON, TEXAS - April 17, 2018 - The IACC recently conducted training under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Houston, Texas for Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and local law enforcement.

    This training provided 54 law enforcement attendees the latest information on the product lines of 40 rights holders who were on hand to explain the means of identifying counterfeit products.

    This event is part of the IACC’s commitment to educating authorities throughout the country with valuable insights drawn from our member brands. We continue to train local, state and federal law enforcement professionals throughout the United States, enabling them to act strategically in the detection, seizure and forfeiture of counterfeit goods.

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  • IACC and Amazon Initiate New Brand Engagement Program

    IACC and Amazon Initiate New Brand Engagement Program

    Seattle, Washington – April 26, 2018 – Today, on World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance collaboration and anti-counterfeiting efforts between Amazon and IACC members. The MOU is a reflection of Amazon’s commitment to protecting customers and rights holders’ IP, and the IACC’s ability to build bridges between different sectors and industries in order to protect IP on the Internet.

    Under the agreement, the IACC will work with Amazon on the assessment of claims of potential infringement, reporting, and enforcement. Further details will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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  • Summary of U.S. Training in Goshen, NY

    Summary of U.S. Training in Goshen, NY

    GOSHEN, NEW YORK (ORANGE COUNTY) - March 15, 2018 - The IACC, in coordination with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Goshen, New York for local police, state troopers, and prosecutors.

    This training provided 50 law enforcement officers the latest information on the product lines of 25 brands. Rights-holders provided individualized instruction on the most up to date methods of identifying counterfeit products. Additionally, a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course entitled The Prosecution of Trademark Counterfeiting Offenses in New York was presented to 30 Orange County Assistant District Attorneys by Martin Feinberg.

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  • IACC U.S. Law Enforcement May Training Announcement

    IACC U.S. Law Enforcement May Training Announcement

    The IACC has organized a training for law enforcement personnel in conjunction with the IACC Spring Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.

    The training in Seattle on May 15th will be focused on local law enforcement and ICE personnel. It has been a few years since we last trained this particular mix of law enforcement personnel in Seattle. The overriding theme of the training will be cyber-related issues. There will be multiple presentations that will address online matters and investigative best practices including social media and other platforms where sales take place.

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