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The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition Spring Conference
The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition is pleased to announce the 2009 Annual Spring Conference in Seattle, Washington, to take place May 13-15. Co-Chairs include: Bonnie MacNaughton, Senior Attorney, Microsoft, Inc.; John Cotter, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP; and, Theresa Mock, Director of Marketing, OpSec Security, Inc.
About the International AntiCounterfeiting Coaltion:
The touchstone of the IACC’s mission is to combat counterfeiting and piracy by promoting laws, regulations and directives designed to render the theft of intellectual property undesirable and unprofitable. The IACC serves as an umbrella organization, offering anti-counterfeiting programs designed to increase protection for patents, trademarks, copyrights, service marks, trade dress and trade secrets.
Critical to the IACC’s purpose is its belief that acts of counterfeiting create severe public health and safety hazards, as well as economic harm. The IACC initiates actions and supports government actions that will ultimately result in increased enforcement, lead to the prosecution of intellectual property infringers, and create a strong deterrent to counterfeiters and pirates.
In an effort to create conditions under which its members’ intellectual property rights are safe from illegal copying, infringement and other forms of theft, the IACC engages in substantive dialogue with governments worldwide. In pursuing its mission, the IACC provides law enforcement officials with information and training to identify counterfeit and pirate products and in the methods of product security to prevent the infringement of its members’ intellectual property rights.