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In its 16 year history, the ISC has accomplished a great deal in combating counterfeiting and fraud and has established itself as an international force in the Imaging Supplies Industry as well as a leading organization in Intellectual Property protection.
 
 

PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION (WHEN IN DOUBT... CHECK IT OUT PROGRAM)

Since its inception, this unique program has removed hundreds of thousands of illegal products from commerce. It has also led the members companies to the source of the products and has resulted in both civil and criminal prosecution in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

The ISC has seen a steady utilization of this program by distributors resulting in significant numbers of counterfeit products identified and removal of these products from the marketplace.

The program continues to yield results with incidents of counterfeiting uncovered in each of the last four years. Please click here to review the program operations.

 
 
 
PUBLIC RELATIONS

The ISC has an active public relations program. Numerous articles on counterfeiting and telemarketing fraud in the major industry publications and general print media. Member representatives have met with the press in the U.S., Australia, Europe, South America, and Asia resulting in a number of articles on these continents. The ISC has sponsored public service ads aimed at educating, consumers, resellers, manufacturers, remanufacturers and all industry stakeholders on how to spot, prevent and report counterfeiting and fraud.


LAW ENFORCEMENT FOCUS

The ISC and its member companies participated regularly in customs training sessions in the US and Latin America educating customs officials on methods of identifying counterfeit imaging supplies. Training sessions are also conducted at the state and local level. CBP has appointed an imaging supplies industry advocate to work with brand owners on a strategy to prevent the importation of counterfeit goods. This has resulted in customs interventions and has identified illegal products in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Malaysia.


INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

The ISC has held fifteen International Conferences on Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Imaging Supplies Industry. The ISC recently completed its 2014 conference in recognition of the ISC's 20th anniversary. Ninety professionals attended the conference with representatives from 5 continents. The next ISC conference will be held in 2016.


INDUSTRY SPOKESMAN

The ISC has made presentations at most of the major international industry conferences including: Business Products Industry Association, Business Technology Association, CAP Ventures U.S. and Japan, COMDEX, CeBIT, LYRA, ITC, ITEX, Asian Imaging Forum and many national and international dealer conferences. Outside the industry, presentations have been made at conferences sponsored by the International Chamber of Commerce, Reconnaissance International, the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition, PIRA, PISEC, and the American Society for Industrial Security and the National Intellectual Property Law Institute.

Please contact us if you would be interested in a presentation by the ISC at your program.


TELEMARKETING FRAUD

The ISC was named a Partner in Consumer Education by the Federal Trade Commission and a Partner in Education by the Business Technology Association (BTA). Working with the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau and BTA the ISC has developed and implemented a closed loop process for incident reporting and an end-user education package on avoiding telemarketing scams.

Please click here to review our information on fraud prevention.


RECOGNITION

The ISC testified in support of IACC initiated legislation and was recognized as a significant contributor to the passage of The Anticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act of 1996 by the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) presented the ISC with it's Golden Shoe String award for excellence in communications on a very limited budget. In January of 1999, the Coalition was recognized with a Global Anticounterfeiting Award by Authentication News for An Outstanding Achievement by an Association. Also in 1999 the Coalition was elected to the Association Advance America Honor Roll for two of its programs; When in Doubt... Check it Out and Anti-telemarketing Fraud Process and Education. The awards are for outstanding programs, which have resulted in a significant benefit to American Society.

In 2002, a member company, Xerox, was awarded a "Global Anticounterfeiting Award for outstanding achievement by a company."

In Oct., 2015 the ISC was awarded the Anti counterfeiting Award by RT Media during the Asian Expo. The award recognizes the organization that has done the most globally to combat counterfeiting in the Imaging Supplies Industry.

 
     
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