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

FEATURED

Oct. 01, 2018

AAFA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlighting the industry's concerns with online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting.”

Jan. 15, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR on Potential UK Trade Agreement

AAFA submitted comments to the Administration regarding a potential U.S./UK Trade Agreement.

Dec. 17, 2018

AAFA Submits Post Hearing Comments for Indonesia GSP Review

AAFA submitted post hearing comments to USTR to follow up on testimony delivered on Indonesia's GSP status.

Dec. 06, 2018

AAFA Requests Opportunity to Testify at USITC Hearing on EU Trade Deal

AAFA requested an opportunity to testify at the U.S. International Trade Commission's December 2018 hearing on a potential U.S. EU trade agreement.

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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Feb. 12, 2019 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

2/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 26, 2019 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call February 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/26/2019 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 13, 2019 08:00 AM

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 March 13

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

Mar. 13, 2019 01:00 PM

Executive Summit 2019

Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policy makers at the Executive Summit!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 1:00:00 PM

Mar. 19, 2019 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

3/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

Mar. 28, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committe March Conference Call 2019

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

3/28/2019 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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Feb. 12, 2019 01:30 PM

AAFA Briefing on Protecting Workers in Denim Finishing

AAFA Health & Safety Guidance for Workers in Denim Finishing

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/12/2019 1:30:00 PM

Feb. 14, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Boundaryless Retail – JD Brings Brands to Life

China's largest retailer, JD, is delivering the future of shopping.; Learn how JD's powerful e-commerce platform, superior logistics infrastructure an

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/14/2019 2:00:00 PM