This year is the fifteenth year of 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 under Documents).
Below and under Documents please find the preliminary program for the Global Anti Counterfeiting Group's Annual Meeting in Beijing 21-24 May 2013. Take this opportunity for a really useful meetings with QBPC members and senior Chinese officials in Beijing - the annual dinner will be a memorable occasion as well! Please spread this invitation around your own networks to make others aware of these interesting meetings in Beijing. We would need your information for attendance no later than March 15th 2013.
The successes and challenges of the IACC Payment Processor Initiative & Portal Program to date, which the IACC submitted to the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), Victoria Espinel, in October 2012.
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