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. 27, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Praises USTR Release of Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property

AAFA praised the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) following the release of its annual Special 301 Review.

May. 16, 2018

AAFA Testifies on China 301 Tariff Issue

AAFA testified on the Administration's proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from China.

May. 11, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Soft Goods Letter on China Tariff Proposals

AAFA joined with 16 other trade associations representing the soft goods industry to comment on U.S. proposals to impose tariffs on China.

May. 11, 2018

AAFA Joins Broad Business Letter Opposing China Tariff Proposals

AAFA joined with more than 100 other trade associations representing all sectors of the economy to comment on U.S. proposals to impose tariffs on China.

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

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

Events

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June 27, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June 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

6/27/2018 3:00:00 PM

July 26, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/26/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 5, 2018 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

9/5/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 13, 2018 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call September 2018

Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/13/2018 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 3, 2018 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2018

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA

10/3/2018 5:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee October 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

10/10/2018 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

June 20, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Getting Brand Protection Ready – The GDPR Landscape

How will your brand navigate the new GDPR landscape? Join this webinar to explore what a post-GDPR world means for you.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/20/2018 2:00:00 PM