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
Senior Director, Global Brand Protection, 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

Jennifer Scoggins Hanks, Director of Brand Protection

Related Events

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July 27, 2022 05:30 PM

Traceability & Sustainability Conference 2022

Join us as we meet in Pittsburgh, July 27 - 29, in conjunction with the Social Responsibility & Environmental Committee Meetings.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

7/27/2022 5:30:00 PM

Aug. 2, 2022 11:00 AM

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

8/2/2022 11:00:00 AM

Aug. 30, 2022 11:00 AM

Briefing: USPTO’s China IP Legislation and Case Law Update

Join us for a USPTO member-only Briefing on China IP Issues.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

8/30/2022 11:00:00 AM

Sep. 13, 2022 11:00 AM

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

9/13/2022 11:00:00 AM

Sep. 14, 2022 04:00 PM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2022

The Board of Directors meeting will take place at the offices of Fruit of the Loom in Bowling Green, KY on September 14-15

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Bowling Green, KY

9/14/2022 4:00:00 PM

Oct. 4, 2022 11:00 AM

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

10/4/2022 11:00:00 AM

Nov. 1, 2022 11:00 AM

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

11/1/2022 11:00:00 AM

Dec. 6, 2022 11:00 AM

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

12/6/2022 11:00:00 AM

Dec. 6, 2022 08:00 PM

Virtual Event: Asia Executive Forum

This program will take place virtually, in the evening of Dec. 6 for the U.S. and in the morning of Dec. 7 for Asia.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

12/6/2022 8:00:00 PM

Mar. 1, 2023 08:30 AM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting March 2023

The Board of Directors Meeting will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on March 1, 2023

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

3/1/2023 8:30:00 AM

Mar. 1, 2023 11:30 AM

Executive Summit 2023

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

3/1/2023 11:30:00 AM