ICC has announced six appointments to lead the work of its Global Intellectual Property (IP) Commission, a global forum for the business community to shape policy discussions on innovation, intellectual property and the creative industries.
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ICC – the institutional representative of 45 million companies – has welcomed today’s announcement by newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, committing Japan to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
The ICC Counterfeit Intelligence Bureau (CIB) has previously reported that counterfeit cigarettes have been known to contain a mixture of lethal substance well in excess of the toxins found in ordinary cigarettes.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the voice of world business, today called on leaders at the G8 and G20 summits to act decisively against counterfeiting and piracy.
The ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) has developed the Live Counterfeiting Seizure Map and Live Seizure Report to assist industry in quantifying the scale of the trade in illicit goods.
Planning is underway for the Fourth Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy. With the cooperation and support of ICC through its Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy initiative, the gathering will take place in Dubai, UAE from 3-5 February 2008.
ICC today commended G8 leaders for continuing to address the complicated and growing epidemic of counterfeiting and piracy at the annual G8 Summit, but expressed disappointment at the lack of substance on these issues in the outcome statement released at the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm last week.
Last November ICC Counterfeit Intelligence Bureau (CIB) reported on a case in Panama where 43 people died after consuming counterfeit medicine. The New York Times recently conducted an in-depth investigation into the tragedy and uncovered new information about the origin and ingredients of the fake medication.
The ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) is growing increasingly concerned about the growing market presence of fake avian flu medication.
By Maria Livanos Cattaui