Membership for SMEs

Building your brand is a full-time job.

The IACC can help you protect it.

 

The IACC is the leading anti-counterfeiting trade association in the world representing brands of all industries and sizes. Through our collaborative, holistic approach, we offer practical, effective and sustainable solutions to help you protect and grow your brand.

Our commitment to SMEs

We know small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face unique challenges and needs, and many are interested in the IACC’s help. That's why we’ve taken steps to facilitate SME participation in the IACC. At the end of 2019, we developed a new membership category priced to fit your budget, and with new tools to address your unique concerns, including the IACC MarketSafe SME Program (free for SMEs) in collaboration with Alibaba. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned for additional tools and resources that will make your lives and jobs easier.
 

Why Join the IACC?

WE OFFER RESOURCES TO PROTECT YOUR BRANDS ONLINE

E-commerce platforms and other online providers are integral in the fight against fakes. That’s why we’ve partnered with the world’s largest e-commerce sites and credit card companies on programs that bring practical, concrete results. Members enjoy some programs at no additional cost and others at a discounted fee. (All program fees directly supplement the program’s operational cost.)

  • IACC MarketSafe Program

This one-of-a-kind program helps companies enforce against online fakes on Alibaba’s platforms (Taobao, Tmall, 1688, Alibaba.com, AliExpress). Any SME (member or non-member) that is new to the program can participate for FREE through the IACC MarketSafe SME Program. Learn more here.

  • IACC-Amazon Program

This IACC-member only program is available at no additional cost. It allows companies to escalate and resolve any issues they encounter when reporting infringements on Amazon; report on infringement scenarios not currently covered by Amazon’s traditional reporting tools; access enhanced reporting tools and information that is not normally available to companies; and provide brand information to Amazon to boost proactive anti-infringement measures. Learn more here.

  • RogueBlock® Program

This program hits counterfeiters where it hurts most – their wallets. It also allows companies to disrupt counterfeiters’ operations on multiple sites through a single complaint submission. To do this, we’ve partnered with the world’s largest credit card companies and payment providers: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, Discover, Diners Club, etc. Members receive a 20% discount on program fees. Learn more here.

In addition to these formal programs, we’ve built strong relationships with numerous other online intermediaries, including Facebook, eBay, and Mercado Libre, and can facilitate your engagements on brand protection issues.

WE CONNECT YOU WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE

Want to hear and learn from other brands’ experiences? Interested in getting recommendations on which service providers to use? Need to connect with law enforcement in your area? Over the last 40 years, we’ve built a community that’s truly unique. Tap into this network to find your peers, source a service provider, connect with an e-commerce platform, influence policymakers, and more.

WE GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS AND AMPLIFY YOUR VOICE

The IACC’s broad membership allows us – and you – to stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the anti-counterfeiting landscape. Leveraging reports and feedback from our members and partners around the world, you’ll have access to a global intelligence network to stay informed about emerging issues and concerns. You can also contribute to the development of recommendations and solutions in support of our advocacy on behalf of rights-holders.

  • Testifying at Congressional Hearings and advocating on brands’ behalf
  • Speaking at senior level meetings and conferences with top law enforcement and policy makers in the U.S. and abroad
  • Connecting brands directly with key legislators and policy-makers
  • Forming task forces and working groups to exchange information, collaborate on enforcement activities, and pool resources

SME Annual Dues: USD3,000/year

Contact us at iacc@iacc.org to learn more!


 

From a Member

“A highly respected and effective organization, the IACC gives its members access to invaluable resources, including progressive legislation and legal solutions, innovative policy and initiatives, and contacts with law enforcement and customs. IACC membership is essential for all rights-holders interested in leveraging their intellectual property enforcement budgets efficiently.”