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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Nov. 09, 2020

AAFA Cites Counterfeit Surge in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative recommending platforms and marketplaces – including Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram – for Notorious Market designations.

Nov. 12, 2020

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR Opposing the Imposition of New Tariffs on Imports from Vietnam

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) regarding the Section 301 investigations on Vietnam. AAFA strongly opposes new punitive tariffs placed on imports from Vietnam.

Nov. 09, 2020

AAFA Cites Counterfeit Surge in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative recommending platforms and marketplaces – including Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram – for Notorious Market designations.

Nov. 08, 2020

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.”

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

Consumer Checklist: Fighting Fakes While Shopping Online

Hazards like illegal chemicals in a product, missing safety mechanisms, and poor construction standards are good reasons to avoid counterfeit products. Access this checklist for making more informed decisions when shopping via online third-party mark

Combat Fraudulent Advertising Online

Access this joint report by the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) in coordination with AAFA, which explores the emerging risk of fraudulent advertising online and how to combat it.

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.

Events

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Dec. 8, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee December 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

12/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 15, 2020 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call December 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

12/15/2020 2:00:00 PM

Feb. 24, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Environmental February Committee 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: Online

2/24/2021 1:00:00 PM

Feb. 25, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Social Responsibility February Committee 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: Online

2/25/2021 1:00:00 PM

Mar. 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Virtual: AAFA Board of Directors Meeting Spring 2021

The Board of Directors will meet virtually via Zoom.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

3/4/2021 10:00:00 AM

Mar. 17, 2021 04:00 PM

Virtual: AAFA Executive Committee Meeting Spring 2021

The AAFA Executive Committee will meet virtually via Zoom.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

3/17/2021 4:00:00 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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