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  • Press Release: Don’t Be Duped into Buying Fakes!

    Press Release: Don’t Be Duped into Buying Fakes!

    November 29, 2019 – Millions of people will come across gifts that are far more unpleasant than a lump of coal. With the global trade of counterfeit goods rising to more than half a trillion dollars, the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Crime Stoppers International (CSI) are issuing tips to help holiday shoppers identify fake goods and offering resources to help them report the crime. These counterfeit products are in all corners of the Internet, and buyers may find it difficult to differentiate between real and fake products.

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  • IACC San Francisco Training Summary

    IACC San Francisco Training Summary

    The IACC recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in San Francisco, California for Customs Border Protection personnel.

    Training was held at the San Francisco Customs House and provided an opportunity for 70 CBP officers, assigned at the port, airport and express courier facilities to view up to date information on product lines and known counterfeits of the 48 brands in attendance. Rights-holders provided individualized instruction to strengthen efforts and increase ability to deter importation and sales of counterfeit products.

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  • IACC U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Summary - Detroit

    IACC U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Summary - Detroit

    The IACC recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program in Detroit, Michigan for Homeland Security, Customs Border Protection and local law enforcement.
    Training was held at the McNamara Federal Building on Michigan Avenue and provided an opportunity for 45 law enforcement officers and Import Specialists to view up to date information on product lines and known counterfeits of the 22 brands in attendance. Rights-holders provided individualized instruction to strengthen efforts and increase ability to deter importation and sales of counterfeit products.

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  • IACC U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Summary

    IACC U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Summary

    The IACC recently conducted several training events under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program for Federal, State and local law enforcement.

    Three trainings were held in Honolulu Hawaii; at the Port Office on Ala Moana Blvd, the CBP Mail Branch Facility on Nimitz Highway, and the CBP International Arrivals Area at Honolulu Airport. These events consisted of practical training for over 70 law enforcement personnel from CBP, HSI and Import Specialists assigned throughout Hawaii on the latest product lines and known counterfeits of the 10 brands in attendance.

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  • Press Release: Third Latin America Brand Protection Summit Deepens Regional Collaboration to Fight Fakes

    Press Release: Third Latin America Brand Protection Summit Deepens Regional Collaboration to Fight Fakes

    ORLANDO, FL¬ – October 1, 2019 – The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and the National IPR Center have partnered to host the third Latin America Regional Brand Protection Summit in Orlando, Florida, U.S. on October 2-3. The much anticipated, two-day event will bring together more than 250 senior government officials from 25 Latin American countries, the intellectual property (IP) community and international law enforcement agencies. The Summit, known for attracting highly diverse representation from a majority of the Latin American countries, will promote dialogue that focuses on effective enforcement in the U.S., Latin America and beyond.

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  • IACC’s Third LatAm Summit Draws Largest and Most Diverse Group of Attendees to Date!

    IACC’s Third LatAm Summit Draws Largest and Most Diverse Group of Attendees to Date!

    On October 2-3, the IACC, in partnership with the US National Intellectual Property Coordination Center, hosted the third Latin America Brand Protection Summit. This flagship event for anti-counterfeiting in the region took place in Orlando, FL and brought together more than 250 attendees from 25 countries.

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