Welcome to BASCAP

Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

 

  • 2015 BASCAP Intermediares Report 2015 BASCAP Intermediares Report
  • BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit
  • IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine
  • IP events - Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP addresses issues associated with proceeds of crime at WCO Knowledge Academy IP events - Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP addresses issues associated with proceeds of crime at WCO Knowledge Academy
  • Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
  • Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev

Counterfeiting and piracy undermine economic development

The massive infiltration of counterfeit and pirated goods drains $1 trillion from the global economy and robs over 2.5 million jobs. Unsafe and ineffective products now pose a risk to millions of consumers, while governments, businesses and society are being robbed of hundreds of billions in tax revenues, income and jobs.

A disorder of this magnitude undermines economic development, a sound market economy system and open international trade and investment. No legitimate business or country is immune to the impact of counterfeiting and piracy, and no single actor can successfully fight this battle alone, which is why ICC created the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP).

Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain

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ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Paris on 26 March 2015 - 'Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain'. The paper outlines steps that intermediaries can take to help eliminate global supply chain vulnerabilities that allow infiltration of counterfeit and pirated products. The paper sets out cross-cutting measures and best practices that will help intermediaries-ranging from express shipping companies to online search engines and market places-ensure that their systems fit-for purpose to eliminate the infiltration of counterfeit goods and pirated content.

Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries

Promoting and Protecting Intellectually Property in Ukraine

Value of IP in Ukraine

ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Kiev on 25 June 2014, which outlines the value of intellectual property in Ukraine and provides comprehensive policy and legislative recommendations to advance the Ukrainian IP rights protection and enforcement regime.

Access Ukraine IP report and recommendations

Featured event: BASCAP present policy recommendations to OECD Task Force on Charting Illicit Trade

30 March 2015 - BASCAP presented policy recommendations from its reports on Intermediaries in the Supply Chain, Proceeds of Crime and Free Trade Zones to 46 government representatives, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academia and business meeting at OECD headquarters in Paris, France for the third meeting of the OECD Task force on Charting Illicit Trade (TF-CIT).

Read more: BASCAP at recent events

Join the fight

BASCAP membership strengthens your company's internal capability to deal with counterfeiting and piracy of your brands. Membership opens access to a group composed of like-minded multinational companies. Membership to the group gives you the ability to drive the BASCAP agenda to focus only on the most important issues in counterfeiting and piracy and to act at the highest levels.

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Proceeds of crime

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and ICC Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) released a new report in 2013 advocating the... Read more

Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP at the WCO Knowledge Academy

Excise Tax and Illicit Trade Workshop at WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade

BASCAP points out the dangers of counterfeiting and piracy and presents ways to address these problems at the WCO Knowledge Academy for Customs and Trade on 3 July 2014 in Brussels. Read more

BASCAP Project Tracy Faustin at the ACF conference in South Africa

BASCAP attends South African conference to fight counterfeits

3 April 2014 - As part of its country work on the African continent, BASCAP participated in the pan-African Anti-Counterfeiting (ACF) Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference... Read more

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I buy real

  "Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real" is a global awareness campaign that helps consumers understand the real health and safety risks associated with counterfeit goods. The campaign offers ways for... Read more