Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)

Mandate

To raise public awareness of the economic and social harm of counterfeiting and piracy and to encourage governmental efforts to combat them.

Аctivities

- Prepare and publish country reports on the value of intellectual property, the economic and social risks from counterfeiting and piracy and country-specific recommendations for India, Russia and Kenya.

- Illustrate the positive relationship between strong IP rights enforcement and attracting Foreign Direct Investment, concentrating on Kenya as a model.

- Develop recommendations to stem the abuse of Free Trade Zones by counterfeiters.

- Outline the roles and responsibilities of supply chain intermediaries in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

- Suggest ways of using the proceeds of crime legislation by governments as a tool to leverage IPR enforcement.

- Launch the BASCAP “I Buy Real, Fakes Cost More” campaign in all 27 countries of the European Union, as well as countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America.

- Co-host the Seventh Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy to be held in April in Istanbul, Turkey.

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