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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Apr. 29, 2020

AAFA Welcomes USTR Intellectual Property Rights Reports

AAFA praised USTR following the release of the 2019 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets and the 2020 Special 301 reports, both of which were released earlier today.

Jun. 29, 2020

AAFA Sends Urgent Multi-Association Letter to DLA Addressing PPE Bid Concerns

AAFA joined with 5 other associations to urge DLA to address technical PPE bid concerns

Jun. 16, 2020

AAFA Submits Comments on EU-China Customs Agreement

AAFA submitted comments to the European Commission on the customs cooperation and mutual administrative assistance between the EU and China.

Jun. 08, 2020

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter Urging Support for Accelerated Payments for Govt. Contractors

AAFA joined with 5 other domestic textile, apparel, footwear, and PPE manufacturing trade associations urging Congressional support for accelerated payments for government contractors.

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 14, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee July 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

7/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 11, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee August 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

8/11/2020 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 8, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy 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

9/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 15, 2020 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call September 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

9/15/2020 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 23, 2020

American Image Awards 2020

Meet the honorees we are proud to recognize for 2020 and help celebrate fashion's future on the red carpet June 22!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 23, 2020 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2020

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

9/23/2020 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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July 15, 2020 01:30 PM

Virtual Event: Fighting the Fakes in a COVID-19 World

Virtual Event Dates: July 15 and July 16

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/15/2020 1:30:00 PM

Oct. 21, 2020 08:30 AM

Virtual Event: Executive Think Tank in Hong Kong 2020

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: Webinar

LOCATION: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

10/21/2020 8:30:00 AM