Yesterday, CREATe’s Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel Allen Dixon presented alongside business representatives and international IP theft specialists at the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement (AGMA) EMEA Fall Conference. Taking place in Dublin, the conference addressed counterfeiting, gray market, and service and warranty abuse across the technology industry.
In the session, CREATe’s Allen Dixon shared CREATe’s approach to leading practices for helping to protect against IP theft in the supply chain. “Multi-national companies usually have great policies, contracts and management systems in place to deal with their own compliance with IP requirements. The key is to encourage suppliers to put these same kinds of systems in place to manage IP compliance – and to help them to measure and improve performance on a systematic basis.”
AGMA, a global nonprofit, is engaged in industry and public education and developing and sharing best practices to effectively hinder threats to intellectual property, on behalf of a wide range of technology companies with annual revenues of $425 billion.