Continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships has been revealed in the second quarter piracy report of the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), published today. According to the report, the first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for the same period of the previous year.
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A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022.
Senior decision-makers from governments, law enforcement, customs and the private sector are gathered in Istanbul, for the 7th Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, to seek innovative responses to the illicit trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.
ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative reports that Kenya’s current intellectual property rights (IPR) regime performs poorly in international gauges, ranking 95th of 130 countries in the IPR Index and 106th of 140 economies in the Global Competitiveness Index 2010.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) initiative on business action to stop counterfeiting and piracy (BASCAP) today launched a Russian version of its Intellectual Property Guidelines for Business that help businesses manage copyright and branded materials and deter trade in counterfeit and pirate goods.
The International Chamber of Commerce commends G8 leaders for proposing measures to better protect intellectual property rights at the G8 Summit this month and calls on those governments to turn their support into concrete action.
Counterfeiting and piracy are a global epidemic, reaching a scale now too great for individual governments, industry sectors or companies to solve.
ICC BASCAP puts counterfeiting and piracy in Turkey at US$10.6 billion as officials meet to stem effects
Ankara, Turkey “The aim of the conference was to bring together all the key players to explore how Turkey’s government and businesses can benefit by more effectively promoting and protecting intellectual property,” said Rifat Hisarcıklıoglu, President of ICC Turkey.
A new report released today by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) indicates that the global economic and social impacts of counterfeiting and piracy will reach US$1.7 trillion by 2015 and put 2.5 million legitimate jobs at risk each year.