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Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

 

  • Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria July 2015 Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria July 2015
  • 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
  • BASCAP picks up another GAC award BASCAP picks up another GAC award
  • 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
  • Do more to keep counterfeit goods out of global supply chain brand owners and intermediaries told 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 BASCAP strengthens relationship with ASEAN IP offices March 2016
  • 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

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).

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Intermediaries and Rights Holders-Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy

31 August 2016
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa

BASCAP in partnership with INTA will host a workshop on the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in enforcing IP rights. This one-day workshop, will bring together key stakeholders from Africa to explore opportunities for rights holders, intermediaries, and governments to work together on solutions to combat counterfeiting and piracy. 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

2015 BASCAP Intermediares cover page image

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

Promoting and Protecting Intellectual Property in Nigeria July 2015

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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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.

BASCAP in the news

Do more to keep counterfeit goods out of global supply chain brand owners and intermediaries told

Do more to keep counterfeit goods out of global supply chain, brand owners and intermediaries told

Speaking at a major anti-counterfeiting conference in Orlando, US, Jeffrey Hardy, Director of the ICC initiative Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), urged brand owners and... Read more

OECD report shows growth in counterfeiting, losses to global economy

OECD report shows growth in counterfeiting, losses to global economy

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative has called on governments to strengthen enforcement of intellectual property rights... Read more

Rights holders and intermediaries talk solutions to counterfeiting and piracy at ICC BASCAP- INTA workshop

Rights holders and intermediaries talk solutions to counterfeiting and piracy at ICC BASCAP- INTA workshop

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) joined the International Trademark Association (INTA) on 2 March in Singapore to co-host the... Read more

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