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  • 2nd IACC-UL LATAM Summit an Overwhelming Success!

    2nd IACC-UL LATAM Summit an Overwhelming Success!

    The IACC-UL Latin America Brand Protection Summit Draws More Than 220 Participants from Almost 30 Countries

    On October 17-19, the IACC and UL, in partnership with INTERPOL, hosted the second Latin America Regional Brand Protection Summit. This one-of-a-kind event, which took place in Orlando, FL, gathered 225 attendees from almost 30 countries around the world. The Summit allowed for valuable information sharing and for brands and industry experts to connect with more than 60 government officials coming from at least 20 countries throughout Latin America. Delegates from Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States also participated in the event.

    This year's Summit explored the ways in which the private and public sectors can effectively work together to protect businesses and consumers in Latin America from dangerous counterfeit products.

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  • IACC Increases Engagement in China

    IACC Increases Engagement in China

    Last week IACC President Bob Barchiesi gave a keynote address at the opening ceremony
    of the Quality Brand Protection Committee’s (QBPC) 2018 China Forum on Criminal IP
    Protection held from July 10-13 in Jiangsu, China. The QBPC, along with Jack Chang and
    other leaders, has been a strategic partner over the last few years in promoting IP rights
    protection in China.

    The opening ceremony also featured distinguished speakers from the Ministry of Public
    Security Economic Crime Investigation Division (MPS ECID), Office of the National Leading
    Group on the Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting, Delegation of the
    European Union to China, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), INTERPOL,
    U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, and the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group.

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  • Press Release: EURid and IACC Team Up to Fight Cybercrime

    Press Release: EURid and IACC Team Up to Fight Cybercrime

    Budapest, 27 June 2018 – Today, the European Registry for Internet Domains (EURid) and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), announced a joint effort to fight cybercrime in the .eu and .ею domain name space. The collaboration aims to help clear the registration database from fraudulent domain names and to establish a more secure domain space for Internet users. The agreement between the two parties was solidified yesterday through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the EUROPOL IP Crime Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

    The scope of this collaboration is based on the exchange of knowledge and support pertaining to cybercrime, specifically counterfeiting and piracy, in the .eu and .ею domain name space. It entails engaging in joint efforts, exchanging statistical data and trends pertaining to cybercrime, and committing to cooperate on projects designed to address the issue.

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  • Press Release: Global Anti-Counterfeiting Authorities Gather at 2nd Annual EUROPOL Intellectual Property Crime Conference

    Press Release: Global Anti-Counterfeiting Authorities Gather at 2nd Annual EUROPOL Intellectual Property Crime Conference

    Budapest, Hungary - June 25, 2018 - Intellectual property crime is extensive in the EU and continues to represent a cause for concern. Criminal activity in this area can cause harm to the health and safety of EU citizens, as well as the environment. It also affects national economies, contributing to reduced revenues for the affected businesses, decreased sales volume and job losses.

    Europol, together with the Hungarian National Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA), UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), is hosting its second annual Intellectual Property Crime Conference on 26 and 27 June 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. The theme of this year’s two-day event is the “blueprint for accurate and functional enforcement.”

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  • Bob Barchiesi Talks Fakes and Forced Labor in Vatican City

    Bob Barchiesi Talks Fakes and Forced Labor in Vatican City

    IACC President Bob Barchiesi, accompanied by IACC Vice President Michael Walsh, joined an assembly of distinguished speakers from academia including fields in theology and science, as well as from the government and judiciary, to discuss modern day slavery at the 2018 Global Sustainability Network (GSN). The event was held at the Vatican on June 22.

    Mr. Barchiesi called attention to the nexus between the sale of counterfeit goods and forced child labor. The audience of more than 100 dignitaries learned about counterfeiters’ nefarious actions, which include using children to manufacture fake products in unsafe work environments.

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  • Press Release: Anti-Counterfeiting Experts from 40+ Countries Gather at the IACC 2018 Spring Conference

    Press Release: Anti-Counterfeiting Experts from 40+ Countries Gather at the IACC 2018 Spring Conference

    Seattle, WA—May 17, 2018— The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) is hosting its annual Spring Conference from May 16-18, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The theme of this year’s conference is “Bridging the Divide: Global Collaboration and New Partnerships to Fight Counterfeits.”

    Given the complexities and prevalence of counterfeiting; not one industry, country, nor business can combat it alone. The agenda for this conference, which attracts nearly 500 attendees from more than 40 countries, reflects the IACC’s collaborative approach to fighting fake goods.

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