FICCI Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy gives reports from India.
IP Protect Expo 2013 – Brand Protection in Action – 5th and 6th February 2013, Business Design Centre, London – www.ip-protectexpo.com This year GACG is a partner of IP Protect Expo 2013, a unique event, co-hosted by ACG (UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group, www.a-cg.org), bringing together intellectual property experts and brand protection professionals from across the world.
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Announces Collaborations With Taobao, DHgate to Fight Counterfeiting Online
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition ("IACC”) announced today that it has reached agreements with two of the largest online platforms in China: Taobao Marketplace, and DHgate, seeking to combat the trafficking of counterfeit goods online. "This was a logical next step,” stated Bob Barchiesi, IACC President. "Every legitimate business has a shared interest, and a shared responsibility, in making sure that the online marketplace continues to develop as a trusted commercial platform.”
Winner of this years GAC National Public Body Award was the Economic Crimes Investigation Dept, Ministry of Public Security, PR China.
FACG organized their event on 7th of June 2012 at Tennipalatsi (Center of Helsinki, Finland), which is the biggest movie theater in Finland. FACG had made e.g. air balloons with FACG logo and a text “Be Original” and distributed those to people who were interested in the subject matter. The event was organized in cooperation with the Finnish Customs and we released a press release as regards the event.
13th June 2012- FICCI CASCADE- World Anti-Counterfeiting Day
The Global Anti Counterfeiting Awards ceremony was held in Paris on World Anti Counterfeiting Day, hosted by GACG Member Unifab.
World Anti Counterfeiting Day event taking place in the US. http://www.safemedicines.org/2012/06/its-world-anti-counterfeiting-day-do-you-know-where-your-drugs-come-from.html
Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) received the 2012 Highly Commended Award in the Association category at the 14th annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting (GAC) Awards ceremony on today’s World Anti-Counterfeiting Day in Paris. http://www.iccwbo.org/bascap/index.html?id=48541
This year Ukraine joined in the events marking the thirteenth “World Anti-Counterfeiting Day” organised by Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network (GACG) around the globe, highlighting the international dimensions of Intellectual Property theft and the need for increased co-operation across the board to combat the trade in fake goods. Taking into account that soon Ukraine will be hosting the Euro 2012 championship, the event was moved to an earlier date close to the World Intellectual Property Day and took place on the 27th April 2012 at the Ukrainian National Information Agency conference hall.