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.
Today is the 14th World Anti Counterfeiting Day, a day celebrated with events around the world.
The Anti-Counterfeiting/piracy battle got a boost as the Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC) Nigeria, held its Awareness Campaign Rally on Thursday, March 29 2012, 9am prompt at The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos down to Onikan Stadium,Lagos Island. The theme for the maiden edition is ‘Walk The Talk.’
2012 sees the fourteenth year for the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards judged annually by delegates from Authentication News, the GACG Network Members and representatives of previous winners (see Previous Winners note). The 2012 Awards ceremony will be held in Paris, France on 7 June 2012 on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. We look forward to your nominations before May 4th 2012, and remember to circulate these notes to your respective memberships and beyond! For the Nominations papers and previous Winners, please see the Documents section.
The Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Pharma Industry Finland, the Finnish Customs, the Finnish Copyright Information & Anti-Piracy Centre and the Embassy of the United States in Finland have jointly launched an educational campaign called Fake No More in Finland on 16 February 2012.
The end user of unlicensed software is currently sitting in jail, while investigations are on-going. The user faces up to 3 years in jail for using unlicensed CAD software. This is the first case anywhere in the world where a criminal action is initiated against the End User of pirated software and he is arrested and sent to jail.
7-10 February 2012 will see anti-counterfeiting events both in Germany and France.
The GACG Network welcomes the UK's Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) back into membership. ACG represents the interests of UK and multinational companies, manufacturing everything from toothpaste to mobile phones, chocolate to car parts. Membership also includes lawyers, trade mark agents and brand protection specialists, creating a unique environment for anti-counterfeiting interests to flourish and collaborate.
The German Anti-Counterfeiting Association (APM) would like to draw your attention already today to the following event “Challenges for an effective protection of intellectual property in Europe” on February 8th 2012m 6:00 pm, Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, Rue Belliard 60-62, 1040 Brussels.