Counterfeiting and piracy are a form of theft that has been steadily growing in recent years, reaching an estimated value of up to US$917 billion a year for the illegal trade in goods alone. The global value of digital piracy in movies, music and software reached a further US$213 billion in 2015.
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Pirates and armed robbers attacked 43 ships and captured 58 seafarers in the first quarter of 2017, slightly more than the same period last year, according to the latest ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) piracy report.
The 2017 Intellectual Property (IP) Roadmap is ICC’s essential IP reference tool, providing an authoritative overview of the most pressing issues currently facing policymakers and businesses that seek to innovate in a constantly changing world.
A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022.
The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) joined the International Trademark Association (INTA) on 21 September in Beijing to host the third in a global series of workshops under the theme ‘Intermediaries and Rights Holders – Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy’.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) and the International Trademark Association (INTA) have announced a third instalment of their series of joint workshops, to take place in Beijing.
How can the rights holders of copyright, trademarks and patents work with intermediary agencies and governments to curb the counterfeiting and piracy of goods?
Now in its eighteenth year, World Anti-Counterfeiting Day enables national and international organizations involved in the fight against counterfeit products to increase consumer awareness of the risks and costs associated with buying fakes, and to encourage consumers to better understand the seriousness of the problem.
Speaking at a major anti-counterfeiting conference in Orlando, US, Jeffrey Hardy, Director of the ICC initiative Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), urged brand owners and intermediaries to work together with their business partners to stop the infiltration of fake goods into the global supply chain.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published a groundbreaking report on the adjudication of intellectual property cases worldwide, providing a snapshot of the structures and practices of specialised intellectual property jurisdictions (SIPJs) in a group of geographically and economically diverse countries.