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.”

Jul. 02, 2019

AAFA Submits Post Hearing Comments to Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 Tariffs

AAFA submitted post-hearing comments to the Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 tariffs.

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.

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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July 26, 2019 11:30 AM

AAFA Member-Only Conference Call on China Uighur Issue

AAFA off-the-record discussion on Uighur issue in China’s northwest Xinjiang Province

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/26/2019 11:30:00 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

Sep. 17, 2019 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call September 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

9/17/2019 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 23, 2019 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2019

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at PVH Headquarters in New York, NY

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

9/23/2019 5:00:00 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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