The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is the first and preeminent academic body focusing upon the complex global issues of anti-counterfeiting and product protection of all products, across all industries, in all markets on strategies to work effectively to detect, deter, and respond to the crime.
Brand owners, government agencies, professional associations, and others all share in the challenge of responding to counterfeit goods and product protection issues. A-CAPP is an independent, interdisciplinary evidence-based hub, offering research, educational programs, information, and partnership opportunities designed to assist in protecting brands and products of all industries worldwide.
Described by the FBI as the crime of the 21st century, product counterfeiting accounts for an estimated $600 billion in global trade and wreaks dire global health, safety and economic consequences on individuals, corporations, government and society. Through the A-CAPP and its partners, you will find information designed to help you navigate the strategic, technological, legislative, and legal challenges of anti-counterfeiting and product protection programs.
- The A-CAPP Center releases new research, "Measuring Product Counterfeiting: Insights from Current Research and Practice".
- The A-CAPP Center announces the Brand Protection Hero Award. Nomination period open now through August 1, 2016.
- Through collaboration with various industries, A-CAPP Center team published two articles in the Journal for Brand Management
- The A-CAPP Center releases new research, "Counterfeit Parts in the U.S. Department of Defense Supply Chain"
- The A-CAPP Center to launch a new industry journal, The BPP. Learn more and sign up today!
- The A-CAPP Center welcomes new Industry Fellows, Leah Evert-Burks, Roland, Pamm, and Ron Davis
- The A-CAPP Center research on a total business approach to product counterfeiting published in globalEDGE
- The A-CAPP Center and UL partnership featured in MSU Partners
- The A-CAPP Center releases a new paper highlighting lessons learned from its 2015 Brand Protection Strategy Summit
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the A-CAPP Center Collaborate Against Product Counterfeiting