Welcome to BASCAP
Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria July 2015
2015 BASCAP Intermediares Report
BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit
BASCAP picks up another GAC award
IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine
Do more to keep counterfeit goods out of global supply chain brand owners and intermediaries told
BASCAP strengthens relationship with ASEAN IP offices March 2016
Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
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).
Intermediaries and Rights Holders-Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
21 September 2016
BASCAP in partnership with INTA will host the third in the series of workshops on the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in enforcing IP rights. The workshop will feature four informative sessions examining how best to stop the flow of goods across borders, how to eliminate the criminal's place of doing business, programmes being implemented to limit access to the Internet by unlawful traders, and efforts to prevent counterfeiters generating profit from their activities. In sessions focusing on several key types of intermediary categories, workshop experts will discuss current challenges as well as the opportunities to cooperate on putting innovative responses into action. BASCAP will present some of its findings in the recent report entitled "Roles and Responsibilities of Intermediaries: Fighting Counterfeiting and Piracy in the Supply Chain".
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Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain
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.
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Promoting and Protecting Intellectually Property in Nigeria
ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Lagos, Nigeria on 15 July 2015, which outlines the value of intellectual property in Nigeria and provides comprehensive policy and legislative recommendations to advance the Nigerian IP rights protection and enforcement regime.
Access Nigeria IP report and recommendations
Featured event: IACC Annual Spring Conference co-hosted by BASCAP
At the Annual Spring Conference of the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), co-hosted for the first time by BASCAP, Director Jeffrey Hardy called for increased cooperation and collaboration on voluntary practices to keep criminal networks at bay, and warned that brand owners could not afford to wait for governments to fix the problem. Mr Hardy also disclosed findings from a new BASCAP paper
Best Practices for Removing Fakes from Online Platforms
based on a 2015 study on the Roles and Responsibilities of Intermediaries and further research.
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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.