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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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.”

Jun. 17, 2019

AAFA Submits Testimony to Administration in Connection with China Tariffs

AAFA submitted comments, opposing the Administration's proposal to impose tariffs on all imports of apparel, footwear, and many other fashion related items from China.

Jun. 13, 2019

AAFA Joins Business Community Letter Opposing Tranche 4 Tariffs on China

AAFA joined with more than 650 other associations and companies opposing the proposed imposition of tariffs on U.S. imports from China under Tranche 4.

Feb. 27, 2019

AAFA Testifies At USTR for 2019 IPR Report

AAFA testified before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) at a hearing in preparation for the annual Special 301 intellectual property rights (IPR) report.

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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June 27, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June 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

6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 9, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 11, 2019 09:00 AM

Brand Protection Council Session

A meeting of the Brand Protection Council prior to AAFA Brand Protection Seminar: Fighting The Fakes

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: New York, NY

7/11/2019 9:00:00 AM

Aug. 13, 2019 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

8/13/2019 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 10, 2019 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

9/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee September 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

9/12/2019 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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June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Briefing: KnowTheChain - Reviewing Proposed New Methodology

AAFA/FLA Briefing: Methodology consultation on the KnowTheChain apparel & footwear benchmark

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/27/2019 11:00:00 AM