Unifab, France 24th EU IP Forum, Paris, 10-11 Feb
FICCI CASCADE, India, Launch of Anti-Smuggling Day 11th Feb
EU Observatory, Private Sector meeting, Brussels 24 Feb
Marques Spring Meeting (Anti-Counterfeiting and Parallel Trade Team), Barcelona 10-11 Mar
EU Observatory on Infringements of IPRs Working Group Meetings, Alicante 29-31 Mar
QBPC Membership Meeting with 10 Best Cases Awards, Beijing 2—21 Apr
IACC, USA Spring Conference, Washington DC, 27-29 April
GACG Annual General Members Meeting, Washington DC, 29 April
INTA Annual Meeting (Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Unreal Campaign Committee etc.), Washington DC, 18-22 May
AIPPI 150th Anniversary Meeting Brussels, 13 May
World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (GACG) and Journee Mondiale Anti-Contrefacon UNIFAB, Paris and Worldwide, 8 June
GAC Awards Ceremony – Presentations to Winners 2022, Paris 8 June
ECTA Annual Conference (Anti-Counterfeiting Committee), Copenhagen, 15-17 Jun
INDICAM Annual Forum, Milan, 20 June
WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement, Geneva 31 Aug – 2 Sep
QBPC with MPS ECID, China Forum on Criminal IP Enforcement. 8 Sep Xiamen
AIPPI World Congress, San Francisco, 10-14 Sep
Interpol IP Crime Conference Seoul, 19-21 Sep
Marques Annual Meeting (Anti-Counterfeiting and Parallel Trade Team, Madrid, 20-23 Sep
FICCI-CASCADE MASCRADE 2022 Delhi, 22/23 Sept 2022
FICPI World Congress Cannes 25-28 Sept.
EU Observatory Plenary, Alicante, 28-29 Sep
PTMG Annual Conference, Lisbon 5-8 Oct.
Kestenberg, Siegal and Lipkus 25th Annual Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference, Toronto, 12-14 October
APAA Council Meeting (Anti-Counterfeiting Committee) Busan, South Korea 15-18 Oct
EUROPOL IPC3 Annual IP Crime Conference meeting, Rome, 27-28 October 2022
WCO Counterfeiting and Piracy Group, Brussels tbc
Now in its twenty second year, was established by GACG members to enable the organisation of local, national and regional events under the umbrella of an international campaign which could focus on the particular problems of counterfeiting and piracy in the countries or regions involved. The WAC Day events are usually held on the same day in summer each year but are individually organised by the national or regional associations themselves who may or may not take up themes suggested by the GACG or being used by other associations. Some industry associations have also organised publicity. In 2022, some events took place on World IP Day – 26th
The main event in 2020 took place in Paris on 8 June – La Journée Mondiale Anti-Contrefaçon (JMAC) organised by Unifab – the French GACG member. The theme, in keeping with the general IP Days themes for 2020 was a focus on the young and JMAC was subtitled ‘ Keeping things real to ensure a safer environment for future generations. The Head of French Customs; the Director General of the Gendarmerie Nationale and the Director General of the French IP Office were present and spoke briefly to the audience. There was a special intervention from Claire Castel, Head of Communications of the EU Observatory on the latest Research report on Youth Attitudes to IP Enforcement.
Other events that took place around the world included: the release and commentary on the EU Observatory Report in Kenya (Anti-Counterfeiting Authority); Ukraine – another focus on the young and IP Enforcement (Ukraine Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy); INTA – The International Trademark Association release a series of short videos from individual members on different aspects of the anti-counterfeiting campaign. ACC – The Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration of Nigeria also released o series of short videos the celebrate WAC Day. The Interpol Intellectual Property Crime Investigators College held a special event (webinar) on IP Crime and Sports events.