ICC Secretary General Guy Sebban today called on business and governments to work together in a serious long-term effort to stop product counterfeiting and piracy. Mr Sebban was addressing the Second Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, convened by Interpol and the World Customs Organization (WCO).
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The International Chamber of Commerce, the world business organization, is giving full support to a Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy convened by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Interpol in the French city of Lyon on 14 and 15 November.
By Maria Livanos Cattaui
Letter to the Editor published in the Financial Times, 6 May 2005. From Ms Maria Livanos Cattaui.
Business people from around the world today stepped up their efforts to stop the spread of counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft, pledging additional resources and funds to Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), a cross-sectoral business initiative launched by ICC in November 2004.
Counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property are among the most pressing problems facing business today according to a world poll of corporate and academic economists released today.
ICC, the world business organization, today launched BASCAP - Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy.
ICC Chairman Jean-René Fourtou called on business leaders yesterday to join in a global private-sector initiative to combat product counterfeiting and piracy
The multi-billion dollar global counterfeiting industry grows apace - sullying reputations of legitimate manufacturers and too often putting the health and even the lives of consumers at risk.
ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) has published a new anti-counterfeiting guide. Aimed at brand owners, the book gives an overview of the technologies available to protect products from fraudulent copying.