Upcoming Events

A-CAPP Brand Protection Strategy Summit

March 12-14, 2024
East Lansing, MI

Our two and half day summit, will be open to select sectors of the brand protection community on specific days and will include interactive discussions through panels, hot topic sessions, high top talks, and strategy sessions that will focus on the four strategic themes of the A-CAPP Center:

  • Impact of Technology, Online Sales, and Emerging Policy on Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Global Impact of Counterfeiting
  • Consumers and Counterfeiting
  • Brand Protection Education for Current & Future Workforce

Past Events

The A-CAPP 2023 Anti-Counterfeiting Global Survey: Insights for Effective Consumer Education

December 6, 2023

This webinar will focus on translating research findings from our 2023 global survey into actionable insights that could help anti-counterfeiting and brand protection professionals in designing effective awareness-raising and consumer education interventions.

Roundtable discussion: Tribes, intellectual
property, and consumer protection

November 30, 2023
In-person and virtual

Kari Kammel, A-CAPP Director will be joining other intellectual property (IP) experts, senior officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and other federal agencies, and Tribal representatives for an in-depth examination of consumer protection, the protection and enforcement of IP, and the impact of counterfeit goods on the economies of Native American communities.

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) Strategy Session

October 2-3, 2023
Washington DC

A-CAPP Affiliated Research Faculty, Anastasia Kononova will be speaking about the Center’s recent global survey, What Consumers Feel and Think: International Study of Consumers’ Motivations to Buy Counterfeit Drugs Online, during ASOP’s Annual All-Hands Strategy Session.

Attorney General Alliance (AGA) Working Group

October 3-5, 2023
Boston, MA

A-CAPP Assistant Director of Education and Outreach, Carrie Feeheley will be sharing insights on the Center’s recent global survey on ways to educate consumers of the risks of counterfeiting.

The Counterfeit Conundrum: Analyzing Global Consumer Realities in Online Marketplaces

September 20, 2023
Washington DC

Hosted at the IPR Center, this A-CAPP event will release the results of our global anti-counterfeiting survey. The findings include regional and country-specific differences in consumers beliefs and behaviors related to counterfeiting, as well as their consumer segmentation analysis profiling counterfeit buyers and non-buyers across the world. There will also be two professional training sessions prior on September 19, 2023.

Basics of Global Brand Protection

August 2, 2023

Protecting intellectual property rights is critical. As part of the Global Business Club series, the IBC/MSUCIBER is partnering with the MSU Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) to hold a webinar on the basics of global brand protection.
Kari Kammel, Director of A-CAPP, this session will provide an overview of how to prevent and react to global counterfeiting from a variety of perspectives including
legal, brand security, business strategy, and business structure.

AAFA Brand Protection Seminar

June 21, 2023
New York

Kari Kammel, A-CAPP Director, will be speaking during a seminar session “Ensuring Consumers are Safe and Informed” and discussing what more must be done to protect consumers from counterfeits on online platforms.

ACAPP Brand Protection Stategy Summit

March 21-23, 2023
East Lansing, MI

State Level IP Prosecutor Training

December 8, 2022

The A-CAPP Center hosts this one day training for IP prosecutors at DePaul University to discuss trends in counterfeiting and working with federal counterparts and brands on insights and best practices for IP prosecution.

USA-IT National Summit

December 1, 2022

Kari Kammel will be speaking on “The New Challenges for Brand Protection”.

Smart Shopping Sensitization – Public and Private Approaches to Educating the Public on the Dangers of Counterfeits Webinar

November 10, 2022
7:30a-9:00a ET

The USPTO and URSB host this workshop to explore both public sector and private sector approaches to anti-counterfeiting public awareness campaigns, including campaigns designed to promote the value of buying genuine goods young consumers.

Kari Kammel will be speaking during the webinar.

Fraud and Anti-Counterfeiting Conference

October 12-14, 2022

A-CAPP MSU partners from the College of Communication Arts & Sciences will be representing A-CAPP and speaking on fraud in the pharma industry and education during the 2-day conference.

WIPO Private Sector Associations Meeting
Intellectual Property Enforcement

October 3, 2022

The Building Respect for IP (BRIP) Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is hosting this meeting at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 3, 2022 from 9.00 to 15.00 (Geneva time) with remote participation available.

Kari Kammel will be speaking during the event.

International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference

September 20-21, 2022

The 2022 conference theme is Effective Measures to Fight Online and Offline IP

The International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference is co-hosted by INTERPOL and the Korean National Police Agency, in partnership with UL Standards and Engagement. This global conference will offer plenary and panel sessions, a series of breakout sessions and plenty of excellent opportunities for networking. This year’s conference will be held in-person and streamed virtually for those who cannot attend in person.

Kari Kammel will be speaking on Women in IP.

5th Bi-Annual UPCICL

Consumer protection law in the 21st century: Moving to a new Pangaea or a continental drift?

September 15, 2022

Kari Kammel will be a keynote speaker on the topic of counterfeit law and IP.

The AASA Aftermarket IP Forum

August 10, 2022

The Virtual Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Conference will discuss emerging challenges in combating illicit trade and counterfeiters post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Leah Evert-Burks will be presenting on A-CAPP’s programs and initiatives. Kari Kammel will be presenting on secondary liability for E-commerce.

2022 Concordia Americas Summit

July 13-14, 2022
Miami, Florida

Kari Kammel will be speaking during a Strategic Dealogue session titled “Women in National Security: Contributions to Security in the Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors”.

A-CAPP Academic Hot Topics Session
Anticipating a Brand (New) Metaverse and Virtually Invaluable NFTS

July 8, 2022

The rapid, ever-changing world is now on the verge of shifting the entire social landscape, not physically, but virtually. Enter: the metaverse. With this advent of technology on the rise, many questions, concerns and outright confusion have resulted in this quake, especially in the brand protection space. Join us in a conversation with Radindra Ratan—who conducts research on the effects of human-technology interaction—as we discuss this virtual landscape and map out how it effects brand owners. Join the conversation and bring your questions!

11th Regional Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Conference

IP Protection in the Digital Age

May 31, 2022

Kari Kammel will be speaking during a panel on new age tools for IP protection.

A-CAPP Academic Hot Topics Session
Latest Trends on the Detection of Illegal Online Sales of Controlled Substances

May 16, 2002

Join us in a conversation with Professor Tim Mackey, as the latest trends and nuances in the detection of illegal online sales of controlled substances as well as the work being done with Snapchat and some best practices in this area when it comes to counterfeit detection when partnering with a technology firm. Join the conversation and bring your questions!

INTA Annual Meeting Live+ 2022

April 30-May 4, 2022
Washington, Dc

Kari Kammel will be speaking during the INTA Annual Meeting. Check back for more details.

IACC Annual Conference 2022

April 27-29, 2022
Washington, Dc

Kari Kammel will be speaking during the IACC concurrent workshop “Online Track: Our Learnings, Your New Tools-Practical Insights from the IACC MarketSafe Program” on April 27, 2022.

A-CAPP Academic Hot Topics Session
Latest Trends on Consumer Purchasing From Illegal Online Pharmacies

April 15, 2002

Join the A-CAPP Center as we sit and talk with Dr. John Hertig, Vice-Chair and an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, as he discusses trends regarding consumer purchasing from illegal online pharmacies and on the huge gap in education in our colleges and universities on substandard/falsified/counterfeit products.

Connecting Research to Public Policy

March 15, 2022

This session is for MSU faculty and academic staff who are considering, or currently engaged in, policy-relevant research and are looking for ways to communicate their work to decision-makers. Organized by the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), the workshop focuses on what policy makers at all levels of government look for from researchers, practical guidelines for writing research briefs, campus resources for applied research, and effective strategies for connecting your scholarship to the policy-making community. 

Kari Kammel will be discussing how to leverage policy relevant projects.

A-CAPP Academic Hot Topics Session
Latest Trends in Social Media and Digital Technologies in Anti-Counterfeit Efforts

March 10, 2022

Join the A-CAPP Center in a conversation with Professor Saleem Alhabash as he talks about the latest trends in social and digital technologies in anti-counterfeiting efforts. Bring your questions!

CINA Distinguished Speaker Series

February 17, 2022

Jay Kennedy will be speaking on Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection during this virtual event.

Impact of Illicit Trade of Counterfeits on SMEs

November 29, 2021

Hosted by the A-CAPP Center and USA-IT, this executive education will feature discussions on issues involving illicit trade of counterfeit goods and the impact on small and medium size enterprises. We will also explore best practices of what SMEs can do to protect their brand.

Africa Attorney General Alliance (AGA)

November 18, 2021

The virtual Africa AGA webinar will discuss illicit and counterfeit consumer goods.

Kari Kammel will be speaking about measures that e-commerce and online third-party marketplace platforms are taking to combat counterfeit and pirated goods.

Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Virtual Conference

July 6-7, 2021

The Virtual Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Conference will discuss emerging challenges in combating illicit trade and counterfeiters post-COVID-19 pandemic.

Jay Kennedy will be speaking on the evolution of the supply chain and how COVID-19 has impacted brand safety and anti-counterfeiting efforts.

Alibaba Group SME Design Rights Workshop

June 29, 2021

This webinar is designed to introduce attendees to the basics of design rights and protection, including discussions of available registered and unregistered design rights in the U.S., Europe and China as well as related IP rights.

Jay Kennedy will be speaking on Design Rights in the US.

A Brand’s New World, Latin America

June 15-17, 2021

Join us for “A Brand’s New World,” Latin America where we will discuss brand protection issues in Latin America. We will highlight our interactive panel discussions as well as providing space for smaller breakout groups. Main sessions will be in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

2nd Brand Protection V-Congress

May 20-21, 2021
12:30 CET

Jay Kennedy, Assistant Director of Research at the A-CAPP Center will be speaking at the 2nd Brand Protection V-Congress about the need for increased engagement and collaboration among industry, government, and NGOs.

World IP Day

April 26-30, 2021

Join the A-CAPP Center as we celebrate World IP Day 2021! Aligning with this year’s theme of IP and SMEs, we will present a variety of conversational video interviews with some of the leading industry experts in intellectual property and SMEs.

ICLA Winter Symposium

February 2, 2021

The A-CAPP Center’s Kari Kammel will share knowledge on the topic of Brand Protection on Campuses at the 2021 ICLA Winter Symposium. This virtual event will begin at 1 P.M. ET and is open to all ICLA members.


January 28, 2021

The A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy will co-host a roundtable at the INCOPRO 2021 INSYNC Virtual Summit. This roundtable is titled “How are businesses structured to address the evolving brand protection landscape?”  Register below!

NASBITE Women in Trade Webinar

January 27, 2021

The A-CAPP Center’s Kari Kammel will be hosting a webinar with NASBITE’s Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) that will cover the topics of Protecting Your Brand from Counterfeiting.

A Brand’s New World, Part 2

December 7-9, 2020

The A-CAPP Center host its December 2020 series and will include executive education sessions on December 10. The conference will build off of our July conference with discussions among brand protection and anti-counterfeiting practitioners and researchers around issues in brand protection looking into the future. A-CAPP Center Student Fall 2020 Interns will also be highlighted over the three day period.

Shopping Safe and Smart Online: A Chat With MSU Experts on Fake Products

November 23, 2020

12-1 P.M. EST

The A-CAPP Center is excited to host a special Black Friday online shopping webinar.

  • Discover easy practices for purchasing genuine products online
  • Explore specific industries that are impacted by counterfeits like toys, prescription drugs, and MSU gear
  • Engage with the MSU team and alum who are working to keep consumers and companies safe

AASA Aftermarket IP Forum

November 19-20, 2020

The A-CAPP Center is partnering with the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association for their 2020 Aftermarket IP Forum on Nov. 19-20. This 2-day event will feature presentations on everything IP including a session moderated by Jay Kennedy and featuring A-CAPP partners that will discuss the next steps in anti-counterfeiting and e-commerce

Counterfeiting Conversations – Jay Kennedy

November 11, 2020

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. EST

A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy and the MSU School of Criminal Justice will host an “Ask Me Anything” style webinar for undergraduate and graduate students to focus on the important issues of counterfeiting and counterfeit items during the holiday season. RSVP to the Zoom session by emailing JJ Thomas at thoma981@msu.edu.

RedPoints Webinar – Jay Kennedy

October 27, 2020

With more consumers transitioning to online shopping due to fears of COVID-19 and the closure of physical retailers, brand owners, e-commerce platforms and consumers need to prepare to bring their A-game this Black Friday. A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy spoke at a Red Points webinar and shared some tips on how to be successful online.

A Brand’s New World, Part 1

July 20-22, 2020

Our July 2020 series was held July 20-22 and included discussions among brand protection and anti-counterfeiting practitioners and researchers around issues in brand protection post-pandemic, looking into the future. Recordings available to purchase upon request.