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, 2019

AAFA Calls Out Amazon in Notorious Markets Submission and Encourages USTR to Expand Report

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.

Oct. 01, 2019

AAFA Calls Out Amazon in Notorious Markets Submission and Encourages USTR to Expand Report

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.

Oct. 01, 2019

AAFA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

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 Urges Expedited China Exclusions Process

AAFA sent a letter to USTR urging faster adjudication of Tranche 3 exclusion requests and commencement of the Tranche 4 exclusions portal.

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

AAFA Executive Summit 2020, register now
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Dec. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee December 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

12/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 17, 2019 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call December 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

12/17/2019 2:00:00 PM

Jan. 14, 2020 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee January 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

1/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 4, 2020 08:00 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Meeting 2020

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: Long Beach, CA

2/4/2020 8:00:00 AM

Feb. 4, 2020 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee Meeting 2020

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: Long Beach, CA

2/4/2020 12:30:00 PM

Feb. 11, 2020 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee February 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

2/11/2020 3:00:00 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

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Dec. 12, 2019 02:00 PM

Briefing: Effectively Addressing CTPAT–The SCAN Association

Learn how SCAN can help firm’s address CTPTA compliance

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/12/2019 2:00:00 PM