Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Channel IQ (CIQ), the world’s leading provider of online pricing intelligence, brand protection, and channel data management applications publicized today their participation with the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) at the October 2013 conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference, an open venue of presentations and discussions by leading brands and government regulatory authorities, provides CIQ an independent annual forum to present ideas and work with other brands and providers for the development of online brand protection.
Counterfeiting continues to be a growth business estimated at $600 billion a year according to IACC. The World Customs Organization estimates that between five and seven percent of all goods traded on the global market are counterfeit. In New York City alone, people buy $23 billion annually in counterfeit goods. These transactions often supports organized crime, drug trafficking, child labor and even terrorist activity.
CIQ’s conference attendance contributes to the open knowledge base at IACC in online brand protection and anti-counterfeiting. CIQ develops early detection tools which help prevent counterfeit transaction at the source.
The conference topics covered include boarder security, overseas litigation and foreign banks, transnational criminal organizations trade crime, intelligence based enforcement programs, disruption of online criminal networks, trademark enforcement, and cyber-espionage. Though these presentations and participation, CIQ will expand their best practices and unique industry approach to assist major brands in their fight against online counterfeit goods.
The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, Inc. (IACC) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy. Formed in 1978, today the IACC is comprised of a cross section of business and industry - from autos, apparel, luxury goods, and pharmaceuticals, to food, software and entertainment. The IACC's members' combined annual revenues exceed $650 billion. The touchstone of the IACC's mission is to combat counterfeiting and piracy by promoting laws, regulations and directives designed to render the theft of intellectual property undesirable and unprofitable.
For more information on the IACC and the conference, visit http://www.iacc.org/ .
About Channel IQ
Channel IQ is the leading provider of online price monitoring, authorized retailer management, and brand protection solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Channel IQ provides real-time, online promotion and pricing information, empowering major manufacturers and retailers like LG, Panasonic, Tumi, and Waterman to quickly and profitably handle channel issues and competitive situations. Only Channel IQ combines integrated reporting, interactive applications and services to enable manufacturers and retailers to automatically act on real-time data. For more information, visit http://www.channeliq.com.