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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2017 - 7 June

07/06/2017, International

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day also now in its nineteenth year, was established by the GACG Network members to enable the organisation of local, national and regional events under the umbrella of an international campaign which could focus on the particular problems of counterfeiting and piracy in the countries or regions involved. The WAC Day events are usually held on the same day in summer each year but are individually organised by the national or regional associations themselves who may or may not take up themes suggested by the GACG or being used by other associations. Some industry associations have also organised publicity. In 2017, some events have already taken place on World IP Day – 26th April – in Germany for example, and many more are expected to co-incide with the event organised in Paris by the Union des Fabricants – including the UK, Norway, Spain and Finland. There are also related events, activities and publicity in several other countries including the USA, Ukraine, Denmark and Nigeria.