ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a non-profit trade organisation with the aim of combating plagiarism in design and creative industries. The objectives are to change the current culture that tolerates imitation and theft of ideas and designs.


The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) represents nearly 200 organisations globally, operating in, or providing specialist advice to, most industry sectors where counterfeiting is an issue.

AG Protect-Ing

The AG Protect-Ing, initialised by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), brings together both companies from the mechanical engineering industry and solution and service providers of anti-counterfeiting technologies and strategies.


AIM is the European Brands Association (Association des Industries de Marque). It represents the branded goods industries in Europe on key issues that affect the design, distribution and marketing of brand owners' products.

Aktion Plagiarius e.V.

Innovation contra imitation: During a press conference at Ambiente trade show, the „Plagiarius" is annually awarded to the most brazen counterfeiters. The prize is symbolised by the black dwarf with his golden nose.


BASCAP (Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy) was launched by the International Chamber of Commerce to unite businesses from all industries and sectors in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy on an international level.

BP Council

BPCouncil, a member of the BPIntelligroup, provides leading brand protection and intellectual property professionals with an independent platform for the exchange of information, resources and best practices, as well as for social networking.


The CIB (Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau) protects the industry from damages caused by counterfeiting. It is a specialised bureau within CCS (Commercial Crime Services), which is a division of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


ECTA (the European Communities Trade Mark Association) is an association of individuals who have a common interest concerning the protection of trade marks and designs in the European Union.


The International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition is an organisation that offers anti-counterfeiting programs for the increase of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. Its members belong to all business and industry sectors.


The World Health Organization’s International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce’s (IMPACT) aim is to build coordinated networks across and between countries in order to stop production, trading and selling of fake medicines.


Founded in 1987, MARQUES serves as the main European trademark owners association. The organisation represents the interests of its members to all relevant European Union and international bodies.

Product and image security foundation

Product & Image Security Foundation is a non-profit foundation and constitutes the international forum for image and product protection of manufacturers, retailers and users from different industry sectors.

UKEA Anti-Counterfeiting Forum

The United Kingdom Electronic Alliance (UKEA) is a consortium of the leading UK trade associations representing the electronics sector. The UKEA anti-counterfeiting forum provides the addresses and portfolios of leading solution provider.


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations, dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international IP system that rewards creativity and contributes to economic development.

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