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...

Studies


Public Conferences and Seminars
 
The Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association attended, as organizer, a series of thematic seminars regarding counterfeiting in fields of major implications in the economic activity and social life in Romania.
 
 
1. Bucharest, May 30th, 2003
Security Markings for Automotive Spare Parts and Consumables
 
 
2. Bucharest, June 16th, 2003
Ecological Etiquette
 
 
3. Bucharest, June 20th, 2003
Securing Customs Documents
 
 
4. Bucharest, June 23rd, 2003
Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright in Romania; Security as a Means of Intellectual Property Protection
 
 
5. Brasov, July 5th, 2003
Counterfeiting Phenomenon in Romania; Consequences on the Romanian economy and society
 
 
6. Bucharest, July 11th, 2003
Anticounterfeiting in Cosmetics Industry
 
 
7. Bucharest, August 29th, 2003
Securing Border Police Documents
 
 
8. Bucharest, September 12th, 2003
Role of Justice in Anticounterfeiting in Romania
 
 
9. Brasov, September, 19-20th, 2003
Theoretical and Practical Aspects on Anticounterfeiting
 
 
10. Bucharest, September 24th, 2003
Counterfeiting Phenomenon between Estimates and Reality – First Survey on Counterfeiting in Romania
 
 
11. Constanta, September 29-30th, 2003
International Anticounterfeiting Conference – First Edition: Dimensions of Counterfeiting Phenomenon and its Impact on Society
 
 
12. Focsani, October 25th, 2003
Wine Counterfeiting – An Existential Problem for the Future of Romanian Viticulture; Measures and Strategies for the Future
 
 
13. Bucharest, November 10th, 2003
Launching of the first two volumes in “Counterfeiting Phenomenon in Romania” Series
 
 
14. Timisoara, November 13-14th, 2003
International Conference for the Training of Police Officers and Customs Operators
 
 
15. Bucharest, December 10th, 2003
Annual Awards Gala of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association –First Edition (2003)
 
 
16. Iasi, September 16-17th, 2004
Practical Training Course for Customs Operators and Police Officers with Responsibilities in the Field of Anticounterfeiting in the Northeastern Part of the Country
 
 
17. Constanta, October 4-6th, 2004
International Anticounterfeiting Conference – Second edition: Security Printing and its Impact on Anticounterfeiting
 
 
18. Sinaia, December 16th, 2004
Annual Awards Gala of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association – Second Edition (2004)
 
 
19. Sinaia, March 1st, 2005
Counterfeiting in Music Industry
 
 
20. Bucharest, March 15th, 2005
Fundamental Rights of Consumers (World Day of Consumer Rights)
 
 
21. Bucharest, May 9th, 2005
Creation and Protection of Trademarks
 
 
22. Constanta, November 9-11th, 2005
International Anticounterfeiting Conference – Third Edition: Impact of Counterfeiting
 
 
23. Bucharest, March 20th, 2006
Annual Awards Gala of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association – Third Edition (2005), organized on the occasion of the FORUM FOR THE PROMOTION OF TRADEMARK PRODUCTS AND SERVICES; The Natonal Association for Consumer Protection and Promotion of Products and Services awarded the ProQ Management Diplomas of Excellence and the Consumer Trophy
 
 
24. Constanta, October 11-13th, 2006
International Anticounterfeiting Conference, Fourth Edition: Counterfeiting Phenomenon in Romania
 
 
25. Sinaia, December 13-14th, 2006
Annual Awards Gala of the Romanian Anticounterfeiting Association – Fourth Edition (2006)
 
 
26. Cluj-Napoca, April 26-27th, 2007
The Securities Division of the Association’s launching. The Association’s members ware participated. It was established the leadership of the territorial and functional compartments of the division.
 
 
27. Bucharest, June 5th, 2007
The Romanian Anti-Counterfeiting Association organize the international forum “Pharma Anti-Counterfeiting Association Solutions Forum”, witch was pleased by an impressive internal and international presence from the central administration and from the pharmaceutical producers.
 
 
28. Braila, July 4th, 2007
The Romanian Anti-Counterfeiting Association participates like organizer at the seminar “Securities- surface and safety characteristics”, organize by Ceprohart Braila
 
 
29. Bucharest, September 3-6th, 2007
The Association participates like a guest at „Meeting of European Counterfeiting Experts – Euro South – East”, an impressive conference organizes by The Ministry of the Domestic and Administative Reform, where have participate officials of the criminal police in the domaine of coin’s counterfeiting from East Europe.
 
 
30. Minneapolis (U.S.A), September 18-20 th, 2007
A delegation of the association were participated at „The 2nd Authentication Connections Forum" during 18-20 of September 2007, in Minneapolis, U.S.A. The Conference was initiated by CACP (The Coalition and the Counterfeiting and the Piracy), initiated by The Chamber of Commerce of U.S.A and were participated the most imported producers in Securities and Brand Protection.


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