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Buying authentic... Why using your money for good matters.

Posted by Maggie Blackwood on Jul 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

5 Dollar Bill MacroPeople often say that where we put our money speaks to the values we hold. Which begs the question, are you using your money for good?

I personally am a believer in charity and donating to others, however that is not what I am talking about here. I am referring to a different way we can use our money for a different kind of good.

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Topics: Brand Protection, Anti-Counterfeiting

Licensing 2019:  Up Sales, Up Demand, Up Counterfeiting

Posted by Bill Patterson on Jun 4, 2019 1:04:46 PM

OpSec_Licensing_BadgeToday marks the opening of yet another Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.  And personally speaking, it represents my 17th show.  When I first` started attending, kids were asking their parents to go find Nemo, the SuperSonics were in Seattle, 50 Cent was “In da Club” and my flip phone didn’t have a single picture on it.  (I was still a few months from getting my Blackberry.)  My, how times have changed.

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Topics: Brand Protection, Anti-Counterfeiting

IACC & INTA 2019: Combatting Counterfeits in the 21st Century - A Week in Review

Posted by Melissa Tarsitano on Jun 3, 2019 9:11:00 AM

TeamOpSec_INTA_4Every Spring, IP Professionals from around the world have the opportunity to join together and collaborate on new ideas, trends and solutions. This year, both the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition’s Spring Conference and International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting were held in Boston, Massachusetts. OpSec attended both meetings and spent eight days attending roundtable discussions, panel topics, marketplace workshops all aimed towards best practices and constantly evolving procedures in the anti-counterfeiting space.

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Topics: Product Authentication, Online Brand Protection, Brand Protection, Anti-Counterfeiting

The Proliferation of Illicit Tobacco Products

Posted by Steve Proudfoot on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What is it?

Cigarette ManufacturingThe illicit tobacco trade produces many problems for both consumers and those who try to completely avoid anything to do with smoking. It is commonly known that cigarettes are a detriment to health, but illicit tobacco is even more so. The unregulated nature of illicit tobacco means they can contain even more harmful substances while avoiding contributing to a countries tax revenue and fuelling organised crime at the same time.

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Topics: Tax Stamps, Government Protection, Anti-Counterfeiting