Expanding on its international engagement and advocacy mission, BASCAP frequently participates in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy events, while promoting intellectual property rights.
International IP Enforcement Summit
ICC BASCAP had strong representation at the International IP Enforcement Summit in London with Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever delivering a keynote speech. BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy represented ICC on a plenary panel and Zeeger Vink of Lacoste represented BASCAP as Chair of the Value and Respect panel. The event took place 11-12 June 2014.
International IP Enforcement Summit London
INTA-IACC-BASCAP Anticounterfeiting Association workshop
INTA, IACC and BASCAP hosted an Anti-counterfeiting Association Leadership Summit on 9 May, Hong Kong. Held on the sidelines of INTA’s 136th annual meeting, the workshop brought together leading associations working to fight counterfeiting and piracy at the national, regional and international level to discuss trends, share organization key projects and activities, and determine areas for cooperation and coordination. This meeting was part of an ongoing effort, led by BASCAP and INTA, to forge stronger partnerships and leverage the strengths of the various organizations.
Anticounterfeiting Association Workshop, Hong Kong
IP Protect Expo
BASCAP partners the annual IP Protect Expo, an event that brings together IP experts, law enforcement agencies and rights and brand holders. The event offers an opportunity for professionals to network across multiple industries. Participants gain insight into innovations in IP protection and advances in investigation techniques and enforcement of IP. Alongside the expo, special seminars are offered on a wide-range of related issues.
Annual IP Protect Expo information
International Conference to Combat Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The Assistant Executive Director of ICC Singapore spoke on behalf of BASCAP at the International Conference to Combat Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in Singapore 24-26 September. The three day conference organized by the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), in cooperation with the World Customs Organization, brought together senior officials from the Customs, Finance, and other relevant Departments of Asia-Pacific countries, along with respected academics around the world. The BASCAP presentation discussed the magnitude of the global IPR problem and highlighted key finding from the BASCAP report on Free Trade Zones.
BASCAP presentation by Mr. Martin Yuoon, presented at the International Conference to Combat Illicit Trade, 24-26 September
Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
BASCAP partners with the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and INTERPOL in organizing the annual Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy.
The Congress brings together government and private sector leaders from around the world to identify challenges, best practices and recommendations for better enforcement of intellectual property rights. It has become the pre-eminent global forum for shaping practical strategies to meet the shared challenges posed by the worldwide problem of counterfeiting and piracy.
BASCAP at the 7th Global Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, 24-26 April 2013
For more information, please visit www.ccapcongress.net.