IACC Alert: Trademark Registration Scams
April 7, 2021
Trademark owners, beware! Registration Scams on the Rise
It’s no secret that counterfeiters are constantly seeking new ways to fool consumers and to exploit the goodwill of reputable brands. One newer approach, of which we’re hearing increasing reports, involves counterfeiters’ attempts to fraudulently register new marks in the name of well-known companies.
IACC April 2021 Member Spotlights
April 6, 2021
View our April 2021 Member Spotlights!
Faisal Shah, Appdetex
Angelo E.P. Mazza, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Eric Hawk, JTI
Haggai Alon, Security Matters Ltd. (ASX:SMX)
Andrew Conduit, SKC Law
Daniel Widera, Minelab Electronics Pty Limited (wholly owned subsidiary) of Codan Limited (parent)
IACC Celebrates Women IP Warriors for International Women’s Day 2021 – Member Spotlights Special Edition
March 8, 2021
Happy Women's Day! View a Special Edition of our March Member Spotlights in which we recognize Women IP Warriors at the IACC. A special message from Dawn Atlas, IACC Chairperson and Bob Barchiesi, IACC President kicks off this month's Spotlights.
IACC Elevates Candice Uzoigwe and Lara Miller to Senior Leadership Roles
March 4, 2021
Today, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) announced that Candice Uzoigwe has been promoted to Senior Vice President, and Lara Miller to Senior Counsel. In their new roles, Candice and Lara will take a hands-on role in developing the strategic direction and vision for the IACC in collaboration with the IACC President and Board of Directors.
IACC Steps Up Brand Protection Assistance to SMEs with SME Task Force and Ambassador
March 2, 2021
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the global economy. In the U.S., for example, they create two-thirds of net new jobs and drive U.S. innovation and competitiveness. Meanwhile, SMEs represent 99% of all businesses in the European Union and 96% of all businesses in Asia. At the IACC, we recognize that today’s start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs may very well become the world’s most well-known of tomorrow. Growing an SME into a global brand takes hard work, dedication, and resources; and sometimes it takes some outside help.
USPTO Advances Recommendations from DHS Report on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods
February 11, 2021
Late last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published requests for comments, seeking input from the public regarding the implementation of two recommendations included in the Department of Homeland Security’s January 2020 Report to the President entitled, “Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. The IACC recently provided feedback to the USPTO in connection with each of these inquiries, as discussed below.