BASCAP’s policy agenda presses for government action and resources to strengthen intellectual property rights enforcement. We seek significantly higher benchmarks for government performance against counterfeiting and piracy at the national, regional, multi-lateral and international level.
BASCAP serves as a leading voice for business in pressing for stronger IP enforcement on a global scale in several policy areas:
BASCAP 25 Best Practices for IPR Enforcement
- raising the bar in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy
- Discussing the steps that intermediaries can take to help eliminate global supply chain vulnerabilities that allow infiltration of counterfeit and pirated products
Free Trade Zones
- Realizing the role of FTZs in the international trafficking of counterfeit goods
Proceeds of Crime
- Revealing the value of POC legislation as a modern tool for fighting organized IP crime
Criminal Sanctions in Europe
- Supporting measures to reduce counterfeits in the EU
Goods in Transit
- Submitting views on regulation
- Addressing the dangers of legislative regulation
- Working closely with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), formerly known as OHIM
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
- Promoting ACTA
work at the country and regional levels include detailed recommendations
for policy and legislative changes needed to bring national IP regimes and IP
enforcement efforts up to international standards. BASCAP recommendations
create momentumat the ground level and provide a blue-print for local business
and government officials to work together against counterfeiting and
continues to call on G8 and G20 leaders on the importance of making IP a
priority, in advance of their annual Summits. This intervention has resulted
in official statements on the importance of protecting IP and BASCAP
continues to press for action on these declarations.
BASCAP's participation in IP events expands on its international engagement and advocacy mission. Event themes range from anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy events to protection and promotion of intellectual property rights.
"Making intellectual property work for
business" is a practical
guide to chambers of commerce and business associations looking to offer
intellectual property (IP) services for businesses. Jointly published by
ICC and WIPO, this handbook gives helpful advice on how to set up different
types of IP services.