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New A-CAPP Center Director
Kari Kammel is named the new Director of the A-CAPP Center.
Inside Sources Article
Kari Kammel and ACAPP Fellows, John Hertig and Tim Mackey interviewed by Inside Sources about counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Jay Kennedy Testifies before Congress
Jay Kennedy testified before the Select Subcommittee on the “Combating Coronavirus Cons and the Monetization of Misinformation. Watch the hearing here.
A-CAPP Academic Fellow Interviewed
A-CAPP Academic Fellow John Hertig was interviewed for research on online sales of counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Read the article here or read the full research paper here.
Leah Evert-Burks was interviewed by Bloomberg on Croc counterfeits.
Lansing State Journal Article
Check out Jay Kennedy’s LSJ article on counterfeiting scams during the COVID-19 pandemic.
World IP Day Partnership
The A-CAPP Center has partnered with the National IPR Center on project “IP Protect”
Jay Kennedy was interviewed by NPR on counterfeit masks.
USPTO Request for Comments
See the A-CAPP Center’s response to the USPTO Request for Comments.
“Attention Consumers: You Are The Key To Staying Safe Online.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
MSU Today — Ask the Expert
“Ask the Expert: Counterfeit products and COVID-19.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
“COVID-19 Is Driving Consumers Online And Illicit Pharmacies Are Waiting For Them.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
“Avoid Counterfeiters! Shop Smart And Safe This Holiday Season.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
“As Online Counterfeiting Threats Grow, A Trio Of Bills Aim To Protect Consumers.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
“Feeling The Pain Of COVID-19? Be Careful When Turning To Social Media.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
National IPR Center & A-CAPP Center Sign MOU
IPR Center Signs an MOU and Partners with A-CAPP Center in its First Academic Partnership.
A-CAPP Files Amicus Brief Press Release
The MSU A-CAPP Center Files Amicus Brief with Second Circuit in the case Nike V. Wu.
Coronavirus scammers are flooding social media with fake cures and tests. Jay Kennedy gives insight.
The Conversation Article – Jay Kennedy
Buyer beware: Counterfeit markets can flourish during a public health crisis. Written by Jay Kennedy.
globalEDGE Podcast – Jeff Rojek
Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jeff Rojek, Director of the A-CAPP Center.
globalEDGE Podcast – Jay Kennedy
Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Jay Kennedy.
Global Cosmetic Industry Podcast
This podcast addresses issues in the cosmetics industry through interviews with Kari Kammel.
CNN Article – Counterfeit Pharma
How an unsolved murder mystery changed our pill bottles. A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy gives insight.
Podcast: Frictionlist Supply Chain
Rosemary Coates of the Reshoring Institute and Kari Kimmel discuss the global counterfeiting risk in supply chains.
A-CAPP Center Studies on Counterfeit Products Sold Online in the U.S.
In the world of brand protection, the biggest current issue faced today, in the U.S., is the sale of counterfeit goods online on e-commerce marketplaces and social media platforms. Read how the A-CAPP Center has been examining the current tools that are available to brands and consumers to protect against counterfeits through its research and discussion forums.
Kari Kammel Testifies before Congress
Kari Kammel testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on November 2, 2021, on the problem of the sale of counterfeit goods by third-party sellers on e-commerce. Watch the hearing here.
Jay Kennedy was interviewed by Bloomberg on Marilyn Monroe counterfeits.
Check out Jay Kennedy’s Forbes article on internet scammers.
ATTN Video Interview
A-CAPP’s Jay Kennedy participated in a video interview with ATTN.
Jeff Rojek was featured in an interview with PMI on COVID-19 partnerships and fraud.
IPR Center Award Recipient
The A-CAPP Center received an IPR Center 2020 Private Sector Award for evolving partnerships. Many of the A-CAPP Center Advisory Board members also received awards.
Partnership with QBPC
A-CAPP Center advances partnership with Quality Brands Protection Committee (QBPC) of China by signing an MOU.
Public Service Campaign Partnership
A-CAPP Center Partners with HSI for Public Service Campaign Regarding Fraudulent PPE.
“Shoppers, Beware: The Online Shopping Boom Could Usher In A Rise In Counterfeits.” Written by A-CAPP Center’s Jay Kennedy.
MSU Online COVID-19 Article
Coronavirus Crisis an Opportunity for Counterfeiters – Here’s How to Stay Safe. Jay Kennedy shares insight.
Partnership with Amazon
The A-CAPP Center signed a MOU with Amazon to advance their partnership in research and education related to product counterfeiting.
College of Social Science Article
How COVID-19 is boosting counterfeit markets, and how you can avoid them. Written based on interviews with Kari Kammel, Jay Kennedy and Jeff Rojek.
CNN Article on Kids Products
Fake and dangerous kids products are turning up for sale on Amazon. A-CAPP Center’s Kari Kammel shares her insight.
MSU Today – Student View
Student View: Emily Osika Combating Counterfeits is published on MSU Today.
globalEDGE Podcast – Kari Kammel
Hosted by Jade Sims, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Kari Kammel, Assistant Director of the A-CAPP Center.
New A-CAPP Center Director
College of Social Science and MSU Today Announce New A-CAPP Center Director.