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  • Recap of Latin America Training in the Dominican Republic

    Recap of Latin America Training in the Dominican Republic

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - November 2, 2017 - The IACC’s third Latin America Training of 2017 was recently held at the Direccion General de Aduanas (National Customs Office) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on November 2. More than 100 Customs officers and local prosecutors attended this event – the IACC’s first in the country.

    Representatives from 14 global brands participated in the program, sharing valuable insights, expertise and informative takeaways on how to distinguish genuine products from fakes, enabling them to act strategically in the detection, seizure and forfeiture of counterfeit goods.

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  • Press Release: Don’t Let Fakes Ruin the Perfect Present!

    Press Release: Don’t Let Fakes Ruin the Perfect Present!

    November 27, 2017 – The holiday shopping season is here, and the International Anti-Counterfeiting
    Coalition (IACC) is warning shoppers about the abundance of counterfeit goods online, issuing tips to help unsuspecting consumers identify fake goods.

    Holiday sales are expected to increase this year, and more consumers are turning to online marketplaces to make their purchases. Yet nothing can ruin the season of giving more than a present that reveals an unwelcome surprise.

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  • Summary of U.S. Training in New York City

    Summary of U.S. Training in New York City

    NEW YORK CITY, USA - November 8, 2017 - The IACC recently conducted our annual training event with the New York City Police Department in downtown Manhattan, attracting over 130 officers engaged in IP crime enforcement.

    This training provided police officers and supervisory personnel with the latest information and instruction from brand experts on identifying fakes as well as health and safety issues. There were 40 global rights holders participating in the trade fair formatted event, many of whom commented on the enthusiasm and interest of the attendees.

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  • Summary of U.S. Training in Los Angeles, CA

    Summary of U.S. Training in Los Angeles, CA

    LOS ANGELES, USA - October 17, 2017 - The IACC recently conducted a successful training event in Los Angeles, that partnered with the LAPD and Investigative Consultants in a first-ever cyber focused training for law enforcement, attracting over 130 attendees.

    This training provided the attendees with proven techniques deployed in successful on-line investigations focused on beating the counterfeiters at their own game. Case studies were provided and online counterfeiting trends discussed. Product experts, from over 40 brands presented instruction to law enforcement on recognizing fake goods.

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  • Press Release: Experts Gather to Collectively Respond to IP Crime

    Press Release: Experts Gather to Collectively Respond to IP Crime

    ANTWERP, BELGIUM - September 19, 2017 - Recent innovations on intellectual property rights’ enforcement strategies is the focus
    of the first Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference organised in Antwerp.

    Some 400 senior law enforcement official, security and industry experts from 42
    countries are attending this two-day conference (19-20 September), co-organised
    by Europol, the Belgian Customs Authority, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the
    International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).

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  • Press Release: Strengthening the global response to intellectual property crime

    Press Release: Strengthening the global response to intellectual property crime

    NEW YORK, USA - August 28, 2017 – Law enforcement officials, security and industry experts are meeting in New York to strengthen global partnerships against intellectual property (IP) crime.

    Through a review of operational case studies, best practices and industry perspectives, the 11th annual International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference also aims to shape effective enforcement strategies.

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