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.

Mar. 20, 2018

AAFA Opposes New Tariffs On U.S. Imports From China

AAFA and 16 other trade associations -- representing soft goods and fashion industries -- urged President Trump to refrain from imposing new tariffs on U.S. apparel, footwear, and travel goods imports from China.

Mar. 18, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter Opposing New Tariffs On U.S. Imports From China

AAFA joined with more than 40 other associations to urge President Trump to not impose new tariffs on U.S. imports from China.

Mar. 14, 2018

AAFA Submits Follow Up Testimony on Turkey and India for Special 301 Hearing

AAFA submitted follow up comments on in response to a request by the USTR - as part of its Special 301 review - detailing industry concerns with foreign country intellectual property rights practices.

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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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

June 19, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June 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

6/19/2018 3:00:00 PM

July 19, 2018 08:00 AM

Government Relations Committee Lobby Day

Committee will visit congress to meet with lawmakers and their staff to press for action on key issues and to educate them on policies that can suppor

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

7/19/2018 8:00:00 AM

Aug. 7, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee August 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

8/7/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 5, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee September 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

9/5/2018 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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Apr. 19, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Fighting Brand Abuse on Social Media

Discover how to combat brand abuse occurring on various social media platforms.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/19/2018 2:00:00 PM