The A-CAPP Center
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. The A-CAPP Center 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 Center 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.
- A-CAPP Center new research published, "Liabilities and Responsibilities: Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs) and the..."
- A-CAPP Center releases new Backgrounder, "Explaining Consumer Demand for Counterfeit Goods: Social Learning or Low Self-Control?
- A-CAPP Center releases new Paper Series highlighting its 2016 Brand Protection Summit
- The A-CAPP Center Brand Protection Hero Award selection committee now accepting nominations for 2017.
- The A-CAPP Center releases new research, "Measuring Product Counterfeiting: Insights from Current Research and Practice".
- 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!