Brand Protection Council

The Brand Protection Council focuses its efforts on the global war against counterfeit apparel, footwear, accessories, and other supplier products. Charged with helping to protect U.S. branded products against cheap imitations that are flooding the marketplace, the council is composed of legal, brand enforcement, and marketing representatives of AAFA member companies.

Committee Leadership

Brandon C. Scott, Co-Chair
Director, Asset Protection, Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co

Zach Toczynski, Co-Chair
Director, Global Brand Enforcement, Levi Strauss & Co.




Mia Gutierrez,
Co-Chair
Brand Protection Manager, adidas International

AAFA provides a unique and invaluable forum to collaborate and strategize with other brands. The ability to benchmark and tackle complex issues as a united industry has enabled us to make significant progress in our anti-counterfeiting efforts.

-- Mia Gutierrez, 2021 Brand Protection Council Co-Chair


Lisa O'Hal, Co-Chair
Senior Manager - Global Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Enforcement, VF Corporation

 

I’m thrilled to continue partnering with AAFA and the Brand Protection Council, advocating for greater collaboration between brand owners and industry partners, working together to tackle brand enforcement issues facing the IP community.

-- Lisa O'Hal, 2021 Brand Protection Council Co-Chair

Want to join this committee? Add it to your committee selections in your profile or email Membership at membership@aafaglobal.org.

Committee Members

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Staff Liaison

Christina Mitropoulos, Director, Brand Protection & Manufacturing Initiatives

Related Events

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Oct. 21, 2021 04:00 PM

Virtual: AAFA Executive Committee Meeting Fall 2021

The Executive Committee will meet virtually via Zoom.  (Executive Committee Members Only)

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

10/21/2021 4:00:00 PM

Nov. 3, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Traceability & Sustainability Conference

This program delivers business solutions, resources, and initiatives to keep to people and the environment safe through supply chain transparency.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

11/3/2021 1:00:00 PM

Nov. 8, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Environmental Committee November Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

11/8/2021 1:00:00 PM

Nov. 9, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Social Responsibility Committee November Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

11/9/2021 1:00:00 PM

Dec. 7, 2021 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call December 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

12/7/2021 2:00:00 PM

Dec. 7, 2021 08:00 PM

Virtual Event: Asia Executive Forum

This program will take place virtually at a convenient time for our friends in Asia.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

12/7/2021 8:00:00 PM

Mar. 9, 2022 08:00 AM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting March 2022

The Board of Directors Meeting will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on March 9, 2022

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

3/9/2022 8:00:00 AM

Mar. 9, 2022 11:30 AM

Executive Summit 2022

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. at the Executive Summit!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

3/9/2022 11:30:00 AM

Mar. 17, 2022 04:00 PM

Virtual: AAFA Executive Committee Meeting March 2022

The Executive Committee will meet virtually via Zoom.  Executive Committee Members Only

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

3/17/2022 4:00:00 PM