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IACC Recognized by U.S. Government for Efforts to Combat IP Crimes

November 19, 2020

IACC Receives Partnership Award at the IPR Center‘s Inaugural Awards Ceremony

On November 19th, the National IPR Coordination Center held an awards ceremony during which it recognized the IACC for the association’s “long-standing history of collaboration and partnership with the federal government to combat intellectual property theft, enforce U.S. trade laws and protect consumers.”

During the ceremony, IPR Center Director Steve Francis thanked the IACC for its steadfast partnership, which has solidified and grown over the decades. Indeed, the IACC has supported the IPR Center since its inception, holding joint events as well as training for thousands of law enforcement. In addition, we have worked with the IPR Center to create platforms for government and industry exchange. From the E-Commerce Working Group to the HSI/IACC IP Advisory Board, our combined efforts have enhanced public-private collaboration and operational effectiveness in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

“The IACC is honored to have been recognized by the IPR Center,” stated Bob Barchiesi, IACC President. “The IPR Center, Director Francis and his team are an indispensable resource for brands and other government agencies to combat IP and trade crimes. We thank them for their tireless efforts and coordination with industry, especially as we navigate the challenges arising from the pandemic.”

Collaboration is the bedrock of the IACC’s approach to combating counterfeits and advocating for its members. Over the last 40 years, we’ve worked with law enforcement to enhance their efforts and build stronger ties between our members and those at the frontlines of IP enforcement. We’ve set ourselves apart as the leader in anti-counterfeiting by expanding our partner network and forging collaborations to advance the interests of rights-holders. We look forward to continuing to work with our existing partners and trailblazing new partnerships in the fight against fakes.

Thirty-two private sector, academic and advocacy organizations received awards in seven categories. Read the IPR Center’s release and view the other organization recipients HERE.

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