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.

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Related Events

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Jan. 20, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: Cracking Down on Fake Websites: Keen's Formula

Keen Footwear and Red Points share the range of detection & removal techniques that brands can use to combat fake websites & stop reputation damage.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

1/20/2022 2:00:00 PM

Feb. 1, 2022 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Conference Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/1/2022 2:00:00 PM

Feb. 3, 2022 02:00 PM

Webinar: Keeping Your E-commerce Customers' Data Safe

Join the experts at OpSec to learn how other organizations fight the rising tide of data breaches and protect themselves and their customers data onli

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/3/2022 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 1, 2022 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Conference Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

3/1/2022 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 9, 2022 09:00 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 9:00:00 AM

Mar. 9, 2022 11:30 AM

Executive Summit 2022

Join us in D.C. where you'll network with the industry's sharpest and gather unparalleled intelligence to support your missions back at headquarters!

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

Apr. 5, 2022 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Conference Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/5/2022 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 26, 2022 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2022

Celebrate Fashion’s Future! AAFA is proud to team with the CFDA Foundation for the sixth consecutive year as our exclusive charity beneficiary.

TOPICS: Trade, Brand Protection, Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

4/26/2022 6:00:00 PM

May 3, 2022 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Monthly Conference Call

Join us for monthly Brand Protection Council calls to discuss the latest brand protection, counterfeit, and intellectual property rights issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

5/3/2022 2:00:00 PM

June 15, 2022 01:00 PM

Virtual Event: Brand Protection Seminar 2022

Join us virtually from 1:00 - 4:00 PM ET on June 15, 2022!

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

6/15/2022 1:00:00 PM