IACC to Host Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Counterfeit products hurt us all -- sometimes physically, sometimes economically, but always socially. Counterfeits support child labor and poor working conditions, are not taxed (meaning less support for schools and social programs), fund organized crime, and can be of poor quality and depending on the item, harmful to consumers.

During the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition 2007 Annual Fall Conference, experts in the brand protection field from across the world will discuss strategies for fighting fakes. The sessions include real-world cases with practical, usable insights into developing sustainable working relationships with law enforcement and proven measures for successfully prosecuting counterfeiting cases.

Senator George Voinovich is scheduled to address conference attendees. Other sessions include:

- Cut the Demand: Use Public Relations and Education Campaigns Effectively to Build Allies in Combating Counterfeiting
- Guarding the Henhouse: Best Practices for Aggressively Protecting and Securing Your Internal Supply Chain
- Demystifying the 301 Process
- Freeze Them Out: How Cutting Off the Money Honey Drives Successful Investigations

Co-chairs of the event are Shane Berry of Abercrombie and Keith Kupferschmid of SIIA.

Download the preliminary agenda at www.iacc.org/resources/DCAgenda.pdf.

WHAT: The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition 2007 Annual Fall Conference

WHEN: October 17-19, 2007

WHERE: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20036 USA (202) 347-3000

WHO: The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) is the largest organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy Comprised of a cross section of business and industry -- from autos, apparel, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals to food, software and entertainment -- the IACC's members' combined annual revenues exceed $650 billion. The IACC develops and conducts training for domestic and foreign law enforcement officials, submits comments on intellectual property enforcement laws and regulations in the United States and abroad and participates in regional and international programs aimed at improving intellectual property enforcement standards. For more information, visit www.IACC.org.

REGISTRATION: Download the registration form at www.iacc.org/resources/DCRegistration.pdf