The International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative has released its first a report on Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Vietnam.
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On 20 May 2019, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brand Protection Group Brazil (BPG) to bolster cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy in Brazil.
ICC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Anti-Counterfeiting Network React to develop a global Landlords Liability Programme.
Unwitting or not, landlords are key intermediaries in the US$917 billion global trade in counterfeit goods. Here are several steps landlords can take to combat illegal economic activity.
ICC welcomes NIPRC signing of Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit
The US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (NIPRC) has become the latest signatory of the historic Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit Goods (DOI).
Efforts undertaken by Indian Customs to prioritise intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement and develop an IPR recordal system, due for launch later this year, have been commended at a workshop seeking to combat the trade in counterfeit goods through open and balanced dialogue between Indian enforcement agencies and right holders.
The escalating impact of counterfeiting and piracy on India’s economy and society has resulted in an evolution of the role of Customs authorities, from conventional fiscal functions to efforts to protect consumers from hazardous or sub-standard goods, including counterfeits, entering the country
A new paper from Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), reports on the role that landlords and property owners can play as intermediaries in the counterfeit or pirated goods supply chain if they lease their premises to those involved in trademark counterfeiting, copyright piracy or other forms of illicit trade.
ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) has called on United Nations’ member states to protect consumers from health and safety risks posed by counterfeits and pirated goods.
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.