February 2016
CACN Welcomes Cherith Sinasac as the New Program Coordinator

Cherith will lead all programs for the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN), including marketing and promotions, event management and facilitating the Steering Committee. She can be reached at .

The next stop on the CACN Reality Tour will be in Montreal on April 18, 2016 

The CACN Reality Tour is an opportunity for brand owners to share valuable anti-counterfeiting information & training to law enforcement, custom agencies and related government officials. 

The CACN Reality Tour continues in Quebec City on April 19, 2016.

At each stop of our tour, participates will learn how to identify counterfeit goods, be provided with industry best practises, and examine case studies of enforcement measures.

Registration for events held in Montreal and Quebec City are now available - 

The CACN Reality tour sails into Halifax on June 16, 2016

Click here to register for the Halifax event. 

CACN encourages  participates  to register for these events soon. For event details and registration, please visit our website

We greatly appreciate the support of the following event sponsors: CSA Group , Motion Picture Association (MPA).
Do you have a group that would benefit from Anti-counterfeiting training?  

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Hyundai Warns US Drivers over Counterfeit Parts

Hyundai has launched an awareness campaign highlighting the risks of using counterfeit automotive parts."
"The carmaker said it has started the campaign in recognition that fake Hyundai parts "have been a growing problem over the last 30 years.
Counterfeit Duracell Batteries Purchased on

Walmart® (WMT) has a significant advantage in marketing its goods through global name recognition and consumer perceived credibility. Consumers place their confidence in, and rely on the global giant's credibility, especially when the retailer is an authorized retailer of a particular product. But, sometimes that confidence may be misplaced.
Counterfeit 'Xanax' Pills Could Cause Dangerous Overdose

Illinois State Police are issuing a deadly warning -- drug dealers are now counterfeiting Xanax pills and selling them on the street.
Thinfilm and SmartSign Align to Combat Counterfeit Products in Vietnam

Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm"), a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems, recently announced a partnership with SmartSign, a leading provider of digital security products and other technology-based solutions in Southeast Asia. The companies are leveraging Thinfilm's NFC OpenSense™ technology as a means of addressing rampant counterfeiting that currently exists in many Vietnamese markets.  Read More
Countering the Growing Intellectual Property Theft Threat

Technological advances continue at an even faster pace, dramatically increasing the threat posed by criminals who steal trade secrets, produce and/or traffic in counterfeit products, and infringe on copyrights.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new strategy that involves partnering more closely with businesses in an effort to combat these types of crimes more effectively. Read More
Spam Trail Leads to China's Three Largest Banks: 

An academic's investigation into the underpinnings of the fake luxury goods spam that pollutes in-boxes, social networks, and search results sheds new light on the economics of online crime-and implicates some of the largest banks in the world.  Read More .
Romanian Customs Seize EUR 845,000 Worth Of Counterfeits

The seized products included men's jackets, ball bearings, headphones, mini radios, toy cars and balls, believed to infringe DSquared, Hermes, SKF, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Smiley, Spiderman, Angry Birds, Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Land Rover trademarks, among others.
Volume of smuggled, counterfeit products in Turkey above $17 bln

The total volume of smuggled and pirated products in Turkey has surpassed $17 billion, according to the Brand Protection Group (MKG), an İstanbul-based private sector initiative set up to fight illegal trade.
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May 18-20, 2016
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Scottsdale, AZ

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New Report:  The Future of Brand Protection

Michigan State University's 
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection - in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories - has released a report entitled " Brand Protection 2020: Perspectives on the Issues Shaping the Global Risk and Response to Product Counterfeiting". 

This report  identifies and discusses critical aspects of the counterfeiting problem that need to be considered over the next five years. 

CACN Training Program

Let's Put an End to Counterfeiting Help Strengthen Public Safety!


Participate in CACN's Anti-Counterfeiting Training Program and learn how your team can help combat product counterfeiting and copyright in Canada. This program is designed for customs and law enforcement agencies as well as related government agencies nationwide.


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