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“Defining the Global Brand Protection Programme”
Protecting your brand in today's global marketplace is no longer a luxury; rather, it's a necessity for a corporation to ensure not only a level playing field in the stream of commerce but also to afford the ability to maximise market penetration and realise continued growth. Rodolfo Diaz explains. In World Intellectual Property Review.
“Defining a Global Brand Protection Program by an Effective Corporate Strategy and Corresponding Infrastructure”
Protecting one's brand in today's global market place is no longer a luxury to be considered; but rather a necessity for a corporation to ensure not only a level playing field in the stream of commerce but also to afford the corporation the ability to maximize market penetration realizing continued growth.
“Fighting Crimes Against Society”
Counterfeiting and piracy operations are more than a crime against the owners of intellectual property – the whole of society suffers as a result, says Olavo Sant'Anna. In World Intellectual Property Review.
“In Search of Greater Profits”
At a time when businesses are exploring almost every option to help them stay profitable, many are ignoring the big gains that can be made by tackling grey market trading, says Richard Bergner. In World Intellectual Property Review.
“Creators' Rights in the Modern Day Black Markets”
Industry experts explore the realities and ramifications behind the world's black markets and intellectual property rights. Vincent Volpi, Juan David Castro GarcÍa & TC Brown report in CMH Magazine.
“It's Better to Talk”
Alberto de la Berrera explains how companies grappling with fraud and counterfeiting of their goods on a global scale can resolve these issues without going to court. In World Intellectual Property Review.
“Combating Signal Piracy”
Signal pirates have turned to the easy access of the internet and portable hard drives to help households gain access to pay-per-view channels for free. Despite these developments, cable and satellite companies are far from throwing in the towel. Graham Pollock reports in IP Risk Management Review.
“Counterfeit Trade's Links to Organised Crime”
The scale of counterfeit goods being traded globally is not only reaching dangerous levels in terms of its economic impact; clear links to the criminal underworld and terrorism are also increasingly behind the trade. David Suzuki, with TC Brown, reports in World Intellectual Property Review.
“Creating a Culture of Security”
The value of even the most robust brands can be decimated overnight by the consequences of security breaches—and at almost any point in the supply chain. But few companies take this threat seriously enough, says Hugh Kenneth Branch in World Intellectual Property Review.
“Anti-Counterfeiting in Latin America”
Luis M. Alcalde surveys the landscape of enforcement policy and actions from Tijuana to Bogotá in World Intellectual Property Review.
“Roundtable: Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting”
Is the pharmaceutical industry winning the war against counterfeiting? Read what the experts have to say in World Intellectual Property Review.
“The Killer Counterfeiters”
Counterfeit consumables are a danger to both health and wealth, argues Vaughn Volpi in World Intellectual Property Review.
“Moscow IP Raids”
Rodolfo Diaz, chief operating officer, and Graham Pollock, senior director, eMeA, at PICA Corporation, explain in World Intellectual Property Review how Russia is beginning to clamp down on its brand pirates.
“From a Boy in Cuba to a Corporate President”
New PICA President Luis Alcalde's inspirational history featured in article by Columbus' Daily Reporter.
“E-Commerce and Brand Protection: A Two-Way Street”
New PICA President Luis Alcalde authors column in E-Commerce Times about eBay and other e-commerce firms that allow third parties to conduct business transactions on their sites and responsibility for policing brand infringement.
“Global Supply Chains Wide-Open to Fraud”
PICA CEO Vincent Volpi addresses tactics for securing global supply chains in Business Finance Magazine.
- “Medical 'Gray Market'”
- PICA's Miami Regional Director Richard Berger explains medical supply dangers in Florida Weekly.
- “Federal agents cracking down on fashionable fakes in Alabama”
- PICA President Vaughn Volpi explains impact of counterfeit merchandise in the Birmingham News.
“Man Charged With Providing Innumerable Amounts Of Free Cable”
TV report about case by PICA operative Richard Bergner in Miami
“Different Security Elements Come into Play in Protecting Businesses”
A guest column by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi appearing in Business First of Columbus
“Real or Fake?”
A feature story on how counterfeit merchandise can threaten safety and fund criminal activity featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi
“Security's Top 25 People in the Security Industry”
PICA CEO Vincent Volpi named to Security Magazine's top 25 list.
“Fake Goods May Support Terror”
A feature investigation with PICA COO Rudy Diaz on Memphis' local FOX station
Bogus Goods Abound in Ohio
A three-part series on counterfeits with PICA’s Midwest Regional Director Kelly Morse in the Columbus Dispatch
Meet the Fortune 500's Private Eye
A feature story in FORTUNE Small Business Magazine about PICA CEO Vincent Volpi’s lifestyle.
A news story featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi in Industrial Distribution Magazine
Think About Contractual Issues When Establishing Overseas Business
A guest column by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Business First of Columbus.
“Trade in Colombia”
A letter to the editor by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in USA Today
“Chasing the Pirates”
A news story featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi on CNBC’s On the Money
“Intelligence: the critical element to an effective brand protection program”
A column authored by PICA President Vaughn Volpi for the IP Crime Congress Journal
“Big Time Counterfeit Bust”
A news story featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi on CNBC’s On the Money
“Broad risk management strategy needed to protect intellectual property”
An in-depth article featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Business Insurance
“Arrest leads woman to launch her own accessories business; Counterfeit handbags, accessories are popular, but illegal business”
An article featuring PICA General Counsel Kelly Castle in Business First of Columbus
“Small Business Owners Need to Limit Risk of Decision Making”
A column authored by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Business First of Columbus
“Gets Real' about fakes”
An article featuring PICA General Counsel Kelly Castle in The Lantern (OSU Student Paper)
“Fake Common Products Pose Threat To Consumers”
A news story featuring PICA General Counsel Kelly Castle on WCMH-TV, NBC
“And Justice for all: Vincent Volpi”
A profile of PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in C Magazine
“Purse parties: part of a tangled illegal web”
An article featuring PICA General Counsel USA Kelly Castle in the Columbus Dispatch
“Warning: Reprocessing disposables is accepted, but there are still some risks”
An article featuring a sidebar authored by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi on the risks of counterfeit medical supplies in Healthcare Risk Management
Murder by the Book – Jonathan Kellerman’s favorite case – the case of John Hawkins
A television documentary featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi that aired on Court TV
“Phony goods at 4 local retailers part of global black market”
An article featuring interview with PICA Vice President of USA Operations Joe Reisigner in the Virginian-Pilot
“Crime may not pay, but it sure costs in other ways”
An article compiled using background information from PICA President Vaughn Volpi in the Seattle Post Intelligencer
“Those $35 Nikes may not be the real deal: Christmas season brings warnings about fake goods”
An article featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi in the Dover Post
“Developing and iron clad security program”
A column authored by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Security Magazine
“Disability fraud from beyond the borders”
A cover article authored by PICA President Vaughn Volpi for Risk Factor
An article featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Columbus CEO Magazine
“Follow these steps for protecting your firm’s most valuable assets”
An article by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Business First of Columbus
“360 Degree intellectual property protection”
An article featuring contribution from PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Loss Prevention Magazine
“Building an iron clad IP protection program”
An article co-authored by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi and PICA Senior Director of the Balkans, Middle East and Africa Guy Higgs in Security Management Today (UK)
“Can you spot the fake online?”
An online quiz with photos of counterfeit luxury goods products provided by PICA for BusinessWeek Online
“Q&A with community leaders”
A feature on PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Business First of Columbus
“Stop thief: How to fight brand pirates”
An article featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi in Entrepreneur Magazine
“Trust me. Managing risk when sharing IP with contractors”
An article featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Contingent Workforce Strategies Magazine
“How to fight brand pirates“
An article featuring PICA President Vaughn Volpi on Entrepreneur.com and The Street.com
An article featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in South Florida CEO
“Not exactly counterfeit”
An article featuring PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Fortune Magazine
“Trunk owner pleads guilty to counterfeit goods”
An article featuring PICA Vice President of USA Operations Joe Reisinger in Zanesville Times-Recorder
“Counterfeiting/OSU Get Real college outreach campaign”
A news story featuring PICA General Counsel USA Kelly Castle on NBC WCMH-TV 4 Evening News
“Can you spot a fake?”
An article featuring an interview with PICA Vice President of USA Operations Joe Reisinger in the New Jersey Press of Atlantic City
“Global Trade Puts Brand in Spotlight”
Feature article about PICA and PICA CEO Vincent Volpi Business First of Columbus
“Six senses of loss prevention”
Cover story authored by PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Risk Factor
“Put up your hands and take off your shirt”
An article featuring an interview with PICA CEO Vincent Volpi in Columbus CEO Magazine
"360-Degree Intellectual Property Protection"
An article in Loss Prevention Magazine
- Bondholder’s Background Key in Validating Millions in Securities
- Compliance Audit Exposes Widespread Fraud in Sourcing
- PICA Breaks Drug and Theft Ring Resulting in over 30 Arrests
- Due Diligence by Global Telecom Company Aids Growth
- Corporate Finance Officer Pleads Guilty in Payables Fraud
- PICA Mitigates Aerospace Company’s Liability in PRP Case
- PICA Solves Multi-million Dollar Insurance Fraud and Homicide
- PICA Unmasks Internet Pornography Ring Targeting Young Children
- PICA Seizes US$15M in Counterfeit Imaging Supplies Products in Argentina
- PICA Uncovers Massive Distribution Fraud in Global Medical Products
- PICA Helps International Luxury Goods Retailer Go Public
- PICA Saves US Government Millions through Security Consult