Nobody knows exactly, but probably the first counterfeit dates back since the introduction of the coin in human society. Romans made a series of counterfeits, later on called "legal", by making coins of copper silvered. Roman soldiers fighting in enemy territories were paid with these coins. If they were to be taken prisoners, they did not want to lose gold or silver this way! (...) details... In countries where democracy and market economy are currently strengthening, countries that were led by dictatorial regimes or centralized economies, freedom has lead to a real explosion on the market of services and large consume goods. Taking into account that the legislation for the protection of intellectual property rights and trademarks in these countries appears and is strengthening with time, the state's control bodies do not always manage to fight efficiently against counterfeiting. Cosmetic products, medicines, textiles, food, cellular phones, music or software CDs, spare parts for motor vehicles, these represent a multitude of counterfeited products, thrown on the market, under renowned trademarks, for attractive prices. Who is losing from the sale of these counterfeited products? (...) details...



Programs of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association
I.1 Implementing dedicated models of communication, dialogue, consulting (for example, periodical conferences on the topic of Brand protection for Consumer Protection)
I.2 Creating specialized work groups for the harmonization of efforts to solve counterfeiting cases identified in various segments of the market
I.3 Establishing cooperation relationships with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry
I.4 Cooperation with other associations active in the business environment (such as AGIR, ANEIR etc.)
II.1 Identifying and initiating common projects that may be developed with the support and involvement of the association, by periodical dialogue with: National Authority for Consumer Protection and subordinated, affiliated or partner organizations/associations (for example, the Interministerial Committee for Market Products and Services Surveillance, Association for Consumer Protection), National customs Authority, Ministry of Administration and Internal Affairs, Ministry of Finance, subordinated bodies, accreditation or regulatory associations/bodies(for example, RENAR, ANRE)
III.1 Establishing relationships if cooperation, consulting and affiliation to international association wit tradition in anticounterfeiting
III.2 Organizing the International Anticounterfeiting Conference each year, with participation of representative international organizations
III.3 Organizing the participation of members and project partners of the association to international manifestations abroad
IV.1 Initiating internal economic activities to produce materials for communication, information, promotion and education (periodical magazine, booklets, web pages, studies, other presentation and information materials for the se of the association or project partners etc.)
IV.2 Initiating projects with foreign funding to create expertise laboratories in the field of security elements, expert training, internal and international accreditation
IV.3 Limited access database project in the international network for the authorized communication of fraud and counterfeiting attempts


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