Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)


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


- 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.


ICC Research Foundation