The Brand Protection Professional

The BPP is a digital quarterly published industry journal by Michigan State University’s (MSU) Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) and contains features and articles authored by experts in and associated with the field of brand protection, including, among others, brand owners, academics, law enforcement, law and legal issues, and industry associations.

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Read all 16 editions online and sign up to receive BPP release notifications

Share Your Knowledge

Learn how you can share your knowledge with BPP readers by becoming a content contributor

Become a Partner

Explore the many opportunities to partner with the BPP through sponsorship and advertisement

Professional Certificate

The Professional Certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection from the A-CAPP Center is a comprehensive training program designed to teach the skills and knowledge professionals need to be efficient, proactive and strategic in brand protection.

100% Online

Each self-paced course takes an average of 3-5 hours to complete


17 courses within 6 topic areas

Discounts Available

Discounts available for individuals, corporations, and agencies

Student Program

A-CAPP Center students gain experience in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection through research, education, and outreach projects


Students integrate anti-counterfeiting and brand protection into their area of study


There are little to no other similar opportunities for students in universities nation-wide

Scholarships and Support

Through support received from our partners, students can apply for scholarships and other support during their internship

Research Program

While our research is rooted in criminal justice, integration with other MSU and university partners offers unparalleled expertise.


Our research aims to provide evidence-based lessons for preventing and responding to product counterfeiting and brand protection issues


Provides opportunities for industry and governmental partners to collaborate on specific issues


Multi-disciplinary analysis across multiple industry sectors


For information on research contact Jeff Rojek, or Jay Kennedy,


E-Commerce and Counterfeits:

Evolving Consumer Behaviors

JULY 20, 11 A.M.

COVID-19 and Counterfeits: Impact on

Industry and The Way Forward

JULY 20, 1 P.M.

Evolution of Criminal Behavior

by Counterfeiters in E-Commerce

JULY 20, 3 P.M.

 Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit

(contact your Amazon Global Brand Relations Manager)

Anti-Counterfeiting and E-Commerce

Proposed Legislation: The Way Forward

JULY 21, 11 A.M.

Counterfeits Online: The Pharma Experience

JULY 21, 3 P.M.

SMEs and Brand Protection

in a Time of Crisis

JULY 22, 3 P.M.