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.
Premier Wen Jiabao chaired the State Council Standing Committee Meeting on November 9 and made the decision to further strengthen the fight against IP infringement and fake & shoddy quality goods (particularly for food items, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, construction materials, electrical products and car parts).
FAKES Project: Fighting Against brand counterfeiting in three Key European member states. Towards a more comprehensive strategy
The GACG Network has been a partner with UNICRI and Transcrime in the delivery of this project for the European Commission (DG Justice/Home Affairs) over the past two years. The project officially ended on 31st August 2011.
Dear GACG members, colleagues and friends, please find under Documents the cordial invitation from the Director General of the Union des Fabricants to the GACG Network Annual meetings in Paris September 29-30 this year.
The GACG welcomes the the Anti-Counterfeit Agency of Kenya as a new member.
Have a look under Documents for articles reporting on the Anti Counterfeit Day as held in Nairobi, Kenya.
The GACG member QBPC 11th Anniversary very successful.