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.
Oct. 01, 2018
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 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 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 testified before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) at a hearing in preparation for the annual Special 301 intellectual property rights (IPR) report.
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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.
The following guidelines should help defend against frivolous lawsuits.
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.
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July 11, 2019 10:00 AM
Designed to address intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting, this workshop is a forum for thought leadership and idea exchange.
TOPICS: Brand Protection
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: New York, NY
June 27, 2019 03:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.
TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade
LOCATION: Conference Call
July 9, 2019 03:00 PM
July 11, 2019 09:00 AM
A meeting of the Brand Protection Council prior to AAFA Brand Protection Seminar: Fighting The Fakes
Aug. 13, 2019 03:00 PM
Sep. 10, 2019 03:00 PM
Sep. 12, 2019 03:00 PM
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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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June 27, 2019 11:00 AM
AAFA/FLA Briefing: Methodology consultation on the KnowTheChain apparel & footwear benchmark
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An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.