Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade
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Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade

Edited by Peggy E. Chaudhry

This unique Handbook provides multiple perspectives on the growth of illicit trade, primarily exploring counterfeits and internet piracy. It includes expert opinion on a wide range of topics including the evaluation of key global enforcement issues, government and private-sector agency initiatives to stifle illicit trade, and the evolution of piracy on the internet. The authors also assess the efficacy of anti-counterfeiting strategies such as targeted consumer campaigns, working with intermediaries in the supply chain, authentication technology, and online brand protection.
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Chapter 5: Initiatives to stem illicit trade in the United States

Peggy E. Chaudhry


In this chapter, the primary focus will be to 1) illustrate the incidence of counterfeit trade by way of seizure data from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection); 2) highlight the leading agencies designed to protect the intellectual property environment, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); 3) discuss a few agencies that rely on the joint efforts of several of the U.S.-government-led organizations (such as the “StopFakes”) and the private sector (such as, “Looks too good to be true”). The author acknowledges that this chapter is simply a narrative of these agencies, but, providing a roadmap of the distinct governing bodies will prove to be valuable for a variety of stakeholders, especially the novice manager that may get lost in the labyrinth of agencies that may be able to assist with safeguarding the intellectual property of the firm.

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