Formed in 1979, today it is comprised of a cross section of business and industry - from autos, apparel, luxury goods, and pharmaceuticals, to food, software and entertainment - the IACC's members' combined annual revenues exceed $650 billion. The IACC develops and conducts training for domestic and foreign law enforcement officials, submits comments on intellectual property enforcement laws and regulations in the United States and abroad and participates in regional and international programs aimed at improving intellectual property enforcement standards.
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The touchstone of the IACC's mission is to combat
counterfeiting and piracy by promoting laws, regulations and directives
designed to render the theft of intellectual property undesirable and
unprofitable. The IACC serves as an umbrella organization, offering
anticounterfeiting programs designed to increase protection for patents,
trademarks, copyrights, service marks, trade dress and trade secrets.
to the IACC's purpose is its belief that acts of counterfeiting create
severe public health and safety hazards, as well as economic harm. The
IACC initiates actions and supports government actions that will
ultimately result in increased enforcement, lead to the prosecution of
intellectual property infringers, and create a strong deterrent to
counterfeiters and pirates.In an effort to create conditions under
which its members' intellectual property rights are safe from illegal
copying, infringement and other forms of theft, the IACC engages in
substantive dialogue with governments worldwide. In pursuing its
mission, the IACC provides law enforcement officials with information
and training to identify counterfeit and pirate products and in the
methods of product security to prevent the infringement of its members'
intellectual property rights.