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Raising awareness about the true costs of counterfeits

Counterfeiting Crimes Exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The IACC has a Counterfeit Crimes Exhibit on full display at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The museum welcomes visitors of all ages and is an easy drive from Nashville, Charlotte and Atlanta. The interactive exhibit aims to educate consumers about the enormous harm caused by counterfeiting, and the efforts of the public and private sectors to combat this illicit activity. The Exhibit features products from brands representing a wide range of industries such as apparel, footwear, toys, electronics and medicines. It also features fake and genuine samples of household brands.

The Counterfeiting Crimes Exhibit first appeared in June 2014 in Washington DC at the National Museum on Crime and Punishment. It was launched by the IACC, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the National Museum on Crime and Punishment. 

“Get Real” International Campaign

In 2009, the IACC launched the “Get Real” Global PSA Campaign in collaboration with then New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement, then Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) and other associations groups in France (Union des Fabricants), Canada (Canadian Intellectual Property Council), and Mexico. The PSAs were placed in high-traffic locations such as New York’s Times Square.