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. 28, 2017

AAFA Reacts to Release of 2017 USTR Special 301 Report

The American Apparel & Footwear Association today reacted to the release of the Special 301 Report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Apr. 28, 2017

AAFA Reacts to Release of 2017 USTR Special 301 Report

The American Apparel & Footwear Association today reacted to the release of the Special 301 Report from the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Apr. 25, 2017

AAFA Sends Letter to Administration on Patent Trolls and PTO Leadership

AAFA signed on to a multi-organization letter advocating for the Administration to ensure strong PTO leadership in the face of continued patent troll concerns.

Feb. 09, 2017

AAFA Submits Comments for Special 301 Report on Foreign IPR Practices

AAFA submitted comments to the USTR in connection with the preparation of the annual Special 301 report on foreign intellectual property rights (IPR) 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

AAFA Endorsed Schools and Universities

Events

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July 12, 2017 09:00 AM

Government Relations Committee Meeting July 2017

On July 12, we will meet to discuss pending trade and commercial matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

7/12/2017 9:00:00 AM

Aug. 8, 2017 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

8/8/2017 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 12, 2017 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

9/12/2017 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 19, 2017 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council September Conference Call

Each call will review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Not Specified

9/19/2017 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2017 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

10/10/2017 3:00:00 PM

Nov. 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Government Relations Committee Meeting November 2017

On November 15, we will meet to discuss pending trade and commercial matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/15/2017 10:00:00 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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July 26, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: Licensing - Protecting Your Brand's Reputation

This webinar will share best practices and address how licensors and licensees can use quality control and monitoring to protect their brand.

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/26/2017 2:00:00 PM