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March 18, 2020

Spring 2020 Edition

CACN's Toronto M.E.E.T. | June 25, 2020
Please save this date in your calendars. CACN is closely monitoring developments with COVD-19 and will advise on next steps (i.e. postponement, should the need arise). In the meantime, please keep this date on hold in your calendars.

CACN Holds Its First Strategic Planning Session of the Year 
On January 31, 2020, CACN's Steering Committee gathered to kick-off its first strategic planning meeting in 2020. Chaired by Rob Whalen, JUUL, hot topics on the table included the mapping out of CACN's primary objectives, key initiatives, and upcoming activities. The Steering Committee is actively leading a number of government relations initiatives and training development programs. If you’re interested in joining the Government Relations Committee or Training & Events Committee, contact
CACN Welcomes Two New Members
CACN is pleased to announce two new members: Dolby Laboratories and JUUL. Both companies join forces with CACN's coalition and other organizations that are united in the fight against counterfeiting, piracy and fraud. Interested in becoming a member? Click here for details
Fighting Fakes in the Real World
Rob Whalen, CACN Chair and regional manager of Investigations at JUUL Labs, discusses the impact of counterfeiting in Canada and what CACN is doing to address it. Learn more

Industry News & Updates

Coronavirus Fears Spark a Rise in Counterfeit Products
  • China Confiscates Over 31 Million Counterfeit Face Masks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 
    The shortage of face masks in China has given rise to illegitimate manufacturers taking the opportunity to get into the market of producing and selling counterfeit masks. Read the full story
  • Amazon Fights to Stop Sales of Counterfeit Masks, $400 Hand Sanitizer Amid Virus Panic
    The giant retailer battles to control the sale of hundreds of fake and overpriced safety masks and disinfectants. Catch the full story here

  • Fake Coronavirus Testing Kits Seized at Los Angeles Airport
    Warning issued by U.S. federal authorities regarding fake-home testing kits for the coronavirus after customs agents discovered a suspicious package with vials labeled as 'coronavirus test-kits' at the LA airport. Click here
UL's World Anti-Counterfeiting Network
This social media campaign urges the public to Be Safe/Buy Real. It raises awareness about the risks of counterfeit products. It reached over 5 million people in 2019. To become a partner contact View the video
Counterfeit Crackdown: CBC Marketplace Tests Dozens of Products from Online Retailers
On February 23, CBC launched an investigation buying hundreds of items from popular online vendors and found many were suspected or confirmed counterfeits. More on this here
A Step Towards Canadian Ratification of NAFTA 2.1 
If ratified, suspected counterfeit goods in transit will be open to detention while in Canada. Read more
Lawmakers Propose Making E-Commerce Companies Liable for Counterfeits
Companies like Amazon and e-Bay have typically been exempt from legal liability for fake products sold by other merchants on their platform. A group of bipartisan House lawmakers seek to change that. Read more
Counterfeit Decorative Contacts Could Irreversibly Damage Your Eyes 
Colour contact lenses may be a fun way to spice up a look but using a fraudulent version can do some serious damage to the retina. Learn more
The Top Ten Frauds of 2019
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre releases the top ten most reported frauds in the country last year. Learn more
Understanding the Canada Border Services' Request for Assistance Program (Pt. 1) 
Stopping the flow of counterfeit goods is a must and the best place to start is at the border. Learn more about the RFA Program here
Docufraud Issues Canada-wide Warning About The Culture of Counterfeiting in the 21st Century
Read more on what Dwayne Strocen, President of Docufraud Canada, says about what he sees as a spike in scams and counterfeit goods.
Do you have piracy, counterfeiting and/or IP crime news that you'd like to share in this newsletter? Perhaps your company is leading a program or initiative that you'd like to share with the industry. Send details to
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