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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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  • Paying It Forward-COVID-19

    Paying It Forward-COVID-19

    Dear Colleagues,

    I cannot emphasize enough the IACC’s gratitude to the true heroes of COVID-19 - doctors, nurses, police, Emergency Medical Technicians, and firefighters. In early March, we opened the coffers of the IACC and purchased and donated thousands of KN95 medical masks to these brave men and women.

    I was heartened and humbled to receive an email from a doctor practicing at North Shore University Hospital stating “Please understand how very thankful we are for the masks you have provided. We feel blessed to have the support from such an important organization.

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  • IACC Newark Training Summary

    IACC Newark Training Summary

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

    Training was held at the CBP facility in Newark and provided an opportunity for over 85 CBP officers to view up to date information on product lines and known counterfeits of the 60 brands in attendance. Rights-holders provided individualized instruction to strengthen efforts and increase ability to deter sales of counterfeit products.

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  • Recognizing Our Community Heroes - A Message from the IACC President

    Recognizing Our Community Heroes - A Message from the IACC President

    As Winston Churchill famously stated in a speech before the House of Commons on August 20, 1940:
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." We owe a great deal of gratitude to the true heroes of COVID-19 - doctors, nurses, police, EMT’s and firefighters.

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  • IACC and Amazon Boost the Fight against Fakes

    IACC and Amazon Boost the Fight against Fakes

    Amazon Shares Critical Sales Information with IACC Members to Enhance Enforcement Efforts

    Washington, DC – April 2, 2020 – The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and Amazon have expanded their IACC-Amazon Program by offering participants insight into the counterfeit sales volumes of known infringers. IACC member brands will be able to leverage the sales information to focus their enforcement efforts and more efficiently partner with both law enforcement and Amazon to target the most egregious counterfeiters.

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  • IACC JFK Training Summary

    IACC JFK Training Summary

    The IACC recently conducted a training event under the U.S. Law Enforcement IP Training Program at JFK airport in New York City. This program provides authorities throughout the country with the tools to act strategically in the detection and seizure of counterfeit goods.

    Training was held at the CBP facility in JFK and provided an opportunity for over 100 CBP officers to view up to date information on product lines and known counterfeits of the 60 brands in attendance. Rights-holders provided individualized instruction to strengthen efforts and increase ability to deter sales of counterfeit products.

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