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Score Cyber Deals, Not Counterfeit Dangers

Score Cyber Deals, Not Counterfeit Dangers

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on November 18, 2016. Americans are increasingly taking to the web to check items off their gift lists, and this holiday season is no exception. Morning Consult recently conducted a poll showing that 60% of online shoppers will purchase clothing, electronics, personal care products and luxury goods for the holiday […]

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

Counterfeit Paraphernalia is Fool’s Gold: How to Avoid the Counterfeit Trade during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games

As millions descend upon Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, businesses and fans alike prepare their spread of Olympic souvenirs. From team flags and training gear to mugs and magnets, consumers will take their pick, forking over cash in exchange for official Olympic products. The souvenir trade not only allows visitors to take a […]

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Luncheon on Global Counterfeiting

GIPC Hosts Young Leaders Luncheon on Global Counterfeiting

The GIPC hosted its first Young Leaders Luncheon today at the Chamber Headquarters. The event included a roundtable discussion on the global counterfeiting industry and intellectual property protection. Nearly 70 D.C.-area interns gathered to discuss the damaging effects of the global counterfeit trade and the importance of intellectual property protection to a variety of industries, […]

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

International Partners Collaborate to Take Down World’s Largest Illegal File Sharing Operation

One of the world’s most notorious cyber-criminals, who is alleged to have stolen and distributed millions of copyrighted works valued at more than $1 billion, was arrested and charged this week for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering. GIPC applauds all of those who took action to enforce creative property protection laws. Artem Vaulin, creator, […]

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

Industry and Advertising Unite to Fight IP Theft Online

Consumers today have more choices than ever in where and what they purchase. From luxury brands to electronic devices to health and beauty products, anyone looking for a deal can shop online or at the local mall or at the big box discount stores. For those who choose to shop online, there are many benefits—convenience, […]