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Two Talented Program Managers Join the IACC MarketSafe Team

Two Talented Program Managers Join the IACC MarketSafe Team

October 12, 2021

Two Talented Program Managers Join the IACC MarketSafe Team

We're excited to welcome Wei-Wen Wang and Allison Cunningham into the IACC as part of the IACC MarketSafe Team. Both come with experience in government and international organizations. Together, they will be leading the program's operations and strategy, as well as enhancing participant experience.

"Fresh perspective, great ideas, and young talent are invaluable to the growth of any team and organization," said IACC President Bob Barchiesi. "As the leading international organization in IP protection, we're excited to attract impressive candidates such as Wei-Wen and Allison, who have the qualifications and experience to advance not only the IACC MarketSafe Program, but also contribute to our long-term growth and service to the IP community."

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Over 60 Brands Participated in IACC’s Latest Virtual Training for CBP

Over 60 Brands Participated in IACC’s Latest Virtual Training for CBP

October 7, 2021

IACC Virtual Law Enforcement Training Summary
Port of San Francisco
September 21, 22 & 23

The IACC continued its virtual CBP training program with a three-day series of instruction for the Port of San Francisco. Over 60 brands from the Personal Care, Apparel & Footwear, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Safety, Electronics/Software/Hardware and Consumer Mass Marketing categories, presented to over 150 officials including CBP Officers, Import Specialists, FPF, Account Managers and Supervisors on the latest materials and trends in the fight against fakes. Additionally, we were happy to welcome Officers and Supervisors from the Customs Department of American Samoa.

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IACC Hosts Luncheon for the Head of the Italian Guardia di Finanza – General Commander Giuseppe Zafarana

IACC Hosts Luncheon for the Head of the Italian Guardia di Finanza – General Commander Giuseppe Zafarana

October 5, 2021


Washington, D.C. – Today, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) hosted a testimonial luncheon in honor of Giuseppe Zafarana, General Commander of the Italian Guardia di Finanza (GdF). The luncheon, was preceded by a reception the evening before hosted by the Ambassador of Italy, Mariangela Zappia, which was attended by IACC President Bob Barchiesi. The reception and luncheon recognized Zafarana’s leadership of the top law enforcement agency in Italy responsible for combatting counterfeits. During the event, the IACC and GdF discussed the expansion of the IACC’s Law Enforcement Training App to the GdF’s 70,000 staff nationwide, providing important information and brand contacts to enhance brand protection actions.

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A Note from the IACC President – IACC Annual Conference Postponed

A Note from the IACC President – IACC Annual Conference Postponed

September 23, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Over the last few months we have been busy preparing for our Annual Conference that was set for December in Orlando, FL. Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the conference due to the proliferation of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The increased risk to health and safety, as well as ongoing and new travel restrictions caused by the Delta variant have made a December conference untenable. While we regret we won’t see our friends and colleagues in person this year, we are optimistic that next year will bring better health and travel conditions to facilitate safer and greater participation at our Annual Conference. We aim to reschedule the Annual Conference to the Spring of 2022 in Orlando, FL.

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IACC Participated in IPR Center’s Global Trade Enforcement Training in the Dominican Republic

IACC Participated in IPR Center’s Global Trade Enforcement Training in the Dominican Republic

August 10, 2021

Homeland Security Investigations
National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
Global Trade Enforcement Training
Caribbean
August 2 - 6, 2021

The IACC recently participated in the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center's (IPR Center) Global Trade Enforcement Training in the Dominican Republic, instructing customs and/or law enforcement personnel from 12 Caribbean nations and TCIU teams.

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IACC Hosts over 40 Brands and 180 Participants in Latest Virtual Training for CBP

IACC Hosts over 40 Brands and 180 Participants in Latest Virtual Training for CBP

August 3, 2021

IACC Virtual Law Enforcement Training Summary
Port of Newark
July 27th, 28th & 29th

The IACC continued its virtual CBP training program with a three-day series of instruction. Over 40 brands from the Health & Safety, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics/Software/Hardware, Apparel & Footwear, Personal Care and Consumer Mass Marketing categories presented to CBP Officers, Import Specialists as well as Fines, Penalties & Forfeiture personnel on their latest materials and trends in the fight against fakes. Over the three-day period, the IACC hosted over 180 participants.

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