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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Mar. 03, 2020

Encouraged by SHOP SAFE Act - Industry Points to Need for More Work on Counterfeits

Steve Lamar, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, expressed encouragement today following the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives.

Mar. 17, 2020

AAFA Urges the Defense Logistics Agency to Reinstate Accelerated Payments

AAFA sent a letter to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support (DLATS) asking that the 7-day accelerated payments system be reinstated due to the COVID Crisis.

Mar. 05, 2020

AAFA Submits Additional Comments on IPR Concerns

AAFA submitted additional comments in response to questions on Special 301 testimony.

Mar. 03, 2020

Encouraged by SHOP SAFE Act - Industry Points to Need for More Work on Counterfeits

Steve Lamar, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, expressed encouragement today following the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives.

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

AAFA has forged Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with strategic partners around the world to collaborate on reducing trade barriers, sharing best practices, and promoting innovation on behalf of our members.

Events

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Apr. 7, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee April Conference Call 2020

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

4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

June 2, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee June Conference Call 2020

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

6/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

June 23, 2020 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call June 2020

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/23/2020 2:00:00 PM

July 14, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee July Conference Call 2020

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

7/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

July 29, 2020 12:00 PM

Environmental Committee Summer 2020 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

7/29/2020 12:00:00 PM

July 31, 2020 08:00 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Summer 2020 Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

7/31/2020 8:00:00 AM

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. 7, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: What is Happening at Retail in China

Learn which brands are selling well in China and why that may be the case.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/7/2020 2:00:00 PM