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, 2019
AAFA once again included foreign domains owned and operated by Amazon.com, Inc., in the 2019 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets submission. AAFA also encouraged USTR to expand future reports to include domestic marketplaces.
AAFA submitted comments to USTR highlighting the industry's concerns with foreign online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting."
Sep. 25, 2019
AAFA sent a letter to USTR urging faster adjudication of Tranche 3 exclusion requests and commencement of the Tranche 4 exclusions portal.
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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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Nov. 7, 2019 08:30 AM
AAFA heads back to Hong Kong to convene industry leaders taking on complex and fast-paced demands of an industry in transition.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: Hong Kong
Nov. 19, 2019 10:00 AM
On November 19, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.
TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade
LOCATION: Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2019 10:00 AM
The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.
Nov. 21, 2019 10:00 AM
The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.
Dec. 10, 2019 03:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.
LOCATION: Conference Call
Dec. 12, 2019 03:00 PM
Dec. 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.
TOPICS: Brand Protection
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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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Nov. 14, 2019 02:00 PM
Join MarkMonitor for insights on what consumers care about, the concerns they have and how you can improve brand engagement across social media.
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