Planned series of conferences
The initial step in the partnership will be a series of conferences around the world bringing together key stakeholders to find solutions to the growing problem of product counterfeiting.
The programme aims to amplify the views of the private sector to governments, public and the media, and to raise awareness and understanding of counterfeiting activities on a local, regional and international level.
The final schedule of the conferences, to be held in different cities around the world, will be announced in early 2016. Where possible, the conferences will take place in conjunction with already planned conferences hosted by BASCAP or INTA.
Some of the potential topics to be covered include supply chain management, free trade zones, small consignments, counterfeit on the Internet, goods in transit and the confiscation of the proceeds of counterfeiting crimes. Locations will include Africa, ASEAN, China, Latin America, Europe and the US.
The proposed theme for the 2016 conference programme will be “Fighting Counterfeiting through the Supply Chain”, with tailored national and regional content for each event.
INTA’s global network of members and its existing range of international conferences will enable BASCAP to expand the visibility of its well respected research reports and policy recommendations.
ICC BASCAP and INTA partnership
The partnership will provide both organizations, as well as local and regional third party organizations, a platform to present recently-published studies, new developments in the fight against counterfeiting and updates on anti-counterfeiting resources, programmes and materials.
“Counterfeiting reaches brand owners and consumers in every corner of the globe. This is an excellent opportunity for our two organizations to collaborate on common goals around one of the most important issues facing the global trademark community,” said INTA President J. Scott Evans.
“BASCAP welcomes this partnership with INTA as another opportunity to build greater awareness and understanding of the impacts of the growing global crisis of counterfeiting and how it impacts consumers and society at large,” said Jeffrey Hardy, BASCAP Director. “INTA’s global network of members and its existing range of international conferences will enable BASCAP to expand the visibility of its well respected research reports and policy recommendations.”
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