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Protecting our medicines

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At the Partnership for Safe Medicines 2011 Interchange, Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition talked about the global challenge of the counterfeiting problem and challenges …

At the Partnership for Safe Medicines 2011 Interchange, Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition talked about the global challenge of the counterfeiting problem and challenges to reducing it.

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  • 1. Protecting Our Medicines National Press Club, Washington, DC 10.27.11Protecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 1
  • 2. Securing the Global Supply Chain 2010 online global spending $ $571 Billion 15 Billion • Spending to grow by 19% in 2011 Google’s monthly search query volume 42% increase in seizures 40% of mail / express delivery Consumers packages in FY 2010 shopped online $5.6 Million 433 Domestic Value of Seizures of counterfeit Counterfeit Pharm. Seizures pharmaceutical shipments by in FY2010 DHS in FY 2010Protecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 2
  • 3. On the Web Incidents of online sales of counterfeit/pirated goods have grown exponentially in the past decade among all industries industries. Why? • Minimal Entry Costs • Ease of Operation / Decreased Overhead • Decreased Chance of ProsecutionProtecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 3
  • 4. Current Enforcement Model Available Tools: • Cease & Desist Letters • UDRP Complaint • Complaint Pursuant to Website TOS / IP policy • Lawsuit in Federal CourtProtecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 4
  • 5. Practical Difficulties Virtual anonymity of infringers; Jurisdiction issues; J i di ti i High enforcement costs; Inability to collect judgments; Ease of relocation for the infringer.Protecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 5
  • 6. A New Approach Effective strategies must take into account the changing business models of counterfeiters and th h bit of b i d l f t f it d the habits f consumers. Focus on: • Criminals’ ability to transact business; • Ease of locating sites; • Education of consumers re: dangers of buying from unverified sources. sourcesProtecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 6
  • 7. Collaborative Approach Everyone has a role to play Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Law Enforcement Payment Processing Companies Online Intermediaries (ISPs, Search Engines, Ad Networks) ConsumersProtecting rights-holders since 1979. Page 7

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