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IACC Elevates Candice Uzoigwe and Lara Miller to Senior Leadership Roles

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.

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IACC Steps Up Brand Protection Assistance to SMEs with SME Task Force and Ambassador

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.

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USPTO Advances Recommendations from  DHS Report on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

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.

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USTR Publishes Annual Notorious Markets Report

USTR Publishes Annual Notorious Markets Report

February 11, 2021

On January 14th, the U.S. Trade Representative published its annual Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, shining a spotlight on physical and online markets viewed as presenting the greatest challenges to IP protection and enforcement around the world.

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It’s That Time of Year – IACC Advocates for Brands in Special 301 Comments

It’s That Time of Year – IACC Advocates for Brands in Special 301 Comments

February 11, 2021

On January 28th, the IACC filed comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, highlighting a broad range of challenges to the effective protection and enforcement of IP rights around the world

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International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Fights Fakes with the National IPR Coordination Center

International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Fights Fakes with the National IPR Coordination Center

January 12, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance their long history of collaboration in the fight against fakes.

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