Brand Protection

By working relentlessly with policymakers and industry stakeholders, AAFA helps protect your brand’s global reputation, its intellectual property, as well as your workers and consumers.

News

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Jan. 12, 2018

AAFA Praises Release of USTR Notorious Markets Report

Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association praised the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) following the release of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.

Feb. 08, 2018

AAFA Comments on Foreign Country Intellectual Property Rights Practices

AAFA submitted comments in response to a request by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) detailing industry concerns with foreign country intellectual property rights practices.

Jan. 16, 2018

AAFA Comments on e-Commerce Portals Government Procurement Provision

AAFA submitted comments on a new provision that will enable government procurement through e-Commerce portals.

Jan. 12, 2018

AAFA Praises Release of USTR Notorious Markets Report

Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association praised the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) following the release of the 2017 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing brand protection issues for our industry today.

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Tools & Research

Best Practices to Dealing with Demand Letters

For members who, despite their best efforts, have received a demand letter or a cease and desist letter, here are steps that should be taken in your defense.

Best Practices to Avoid Copyright Infringement

The following guidelines should help defend against frivolous lawsuits.

Endorsed Schools and Universities

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

Events

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Feb. 21, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee February Conference Call

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/21/2018 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 28, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on February 28.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

Mar. 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee March Conference Call

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

3/20/2018 3:00:00 PM

Apr. 16, 2018 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2018

The American Image Awards honors those who have exemplified leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement. Meet the honorees!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

4/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Apr. 24, 2018 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 24, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/24/2018 10:00:00 AM

May 15, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee May Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

5/15/2018 3:00:00 PM

Request for Comments

Before the government implements changes to various compliance processes, agencies often solicit comments, offering industry opportunities to provide feedback on the impact of proposed rule or process changes. AAFA provides comments on behalf of the industry. We also encourage you to submit comments directly. Here is where we share the requests for comments by agency and by deadline.

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Webinars

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Mar. 15, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Pivotal 2018 Mid-Term Elections & What's at Stake

Join AAFA and BIPAC as we examine the factors shaping this year's campaigns and policy ramifications of the elections.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/15/2018 2:00:00 PM