RESOURCE CENTER




National Intellectual Property Rights
Coordination Center Resources

IPR Center Website


Studies on Impact of Counterfeit Parts

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development - 2016 -
"Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods"

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 2016 -
"Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting"

Frontier Economics - 2016 -
"The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy"


IPEC Joint Strategic Plan

FY 2017-2019 Joint Strategic Plan -
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator


Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2)





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SUPPLIER CODES OF CONDUCT


Examples of language to include in supplier agreement.


1. [COMPANY] strives to ensure that all of its products are of the highest quality and reliability. Therefore, [COMPANY] must prevent the use of counterfeit parts in its products and has processes to detect and report counterfeit parts or suspected counterfeit parts that may appear in the supply chain. Suppliers have a responsibility to know the origins of all parts and materials and to ensure their authenticity.


2. Suppliers play an important role in helping [COMPANY] fulfill its mission. [COMPANY] is committed to only doing business with suppliers that demonstrate high standards of ethical business behavior and carryout business fairly, openly and honestly. Suppliers must operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries and communities in which they operate, including Trademark and Copyright laws, and protect the intellectual property rights of others.


Suppliers’ actions and decisions when doing business with or on behalf of [COMPANY] can impact our business and reputation for integrity. [COMPANY] expects Suppliers to embrace its commitment to integrity and high standards for moral and ethical conduct and to comply with [COMPANY’s] standards.


Through compliance with these standards, our suppliers help maintain our reputation for excellence, independence and integrity.

MODEL LEGISLATION

A person shall not knowingly and intentionally manufacture, import, distribute, sell, or offer for sale any automotive key and/or keyless entry device if the device uses another party's trademarks or copyrights without consent, contains illegally-copied firmware, is not certified to comply with Federal Communications Commission requirements, or promotes used product as new.

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