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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Apr. 27, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Praises USTR Release of Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property

AAFA praised the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) following the release of its annual Special 301 Review.

Sep. 12, 2018

AAFA Joins Letter To Congress Announcing Creation of Americans for Free Trade Coalition

AAFA joined with dozens of other trade associations to announce a new coalition to advocate against new tariffs being proposed and imposed.

Sep. 06, 2018

Companies Oppose Tranche 3 of Section 301 China Tariffs

Nearly 300 brands and companies signed on to a joint letter to USTR opposing a proposal to levy border taxes on consumer and commercial products imported from China.

Sep. 06, 2018

AAFA Joins Soft Goods Multi-Association Letter on Tranche 3 of Section 301 Tariffs

AAFA joined a letter signed by 22 trade associations representing fashion related industries to express opposition on Tranche 3 of the China Section 301 tariffs.

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.

Strategic Partners

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

Events

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Oct. 3, 2018 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2018

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA

10/3/2018 5:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2018 02:00 PM

BPC Call on Amazon Brand Registry

Helping Protect IP on Amazon

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

10/10/2018 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee October 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

10/10/2018 3:00:00 PM

Nov. 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Government Relations Fall Committee Meeting

On November 14, 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

11/14/2018 10:00:00 AM

Dec. 11, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee December 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

12/11/2018 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 18, 2018 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call December 2018

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

12/18/2018 2:00:00 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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