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Past Events

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.