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  • Title: Supply Chain Collaboration | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Home.. Collaboration: Key to Supply Chain Success.. July 12, 2013.. |.. Global Supply Chains.. SHARE:.. SCM World s Kevin O Marah recently shared.. insights.. from the SCM World Leaders Forum in Gleneagles, Scotland, which was attended by senior executives from large global companies such as Nike, Coca-Cola, BAE Systems, Walgreens, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.. He summarizes a couple key points from the summit: collaboration accelerates learning and supply chain leaders learn from each other.. O Marah highlights the remarks of the CEO of the Swedish company SKF, who emphasizes collaboration with suppliers by reinforcing the importance of deep, trusting and collaborative relationships with suppliers.. He describes the efforts by SKF and one of its key suppliers to engage each other and determine how they can create value for their entire supply chain.. Joint value creation can yield benefits beyond the tangible margin increases.. When companies share best practices, at a minimum with their suppliers, this information-sharing encourages implementation of those practices across industries.. A Wall Street Journal article by.. Deloitte.. from June 27, 2013 discusses the importance of understanding the true impact of supplier and business partner relationships.. It is widely acknowledged that companies  ...   not only the financial benefits of being proactive rather than engaging in damage control, but also of.. reducing.. many of the risks that can be associated with loose supply chain management including:.. counterfeit.. components and products, theft of intellectual property (.. IP.. ), and liability for.. corrupt.. business practices.. Once companies establish internal mechanisms for protecting IP and preventing corruption, it is imperative that they work with their supply chain and business partners to ensure that these responsible practices permeate the entire supply chain to protect their reputation and potentially enhance their.. bottom line.. SUBSCRIBE.. TAGS.. Intellectual Property (46).. Anti-corruption (36).. Supply Chain (17).. Intellectual Property Protection (17).. Counterfeit (15).. Global Supply Chains (11).. Compliance (9).. Trade Secret Theft (8).. IP (5).. FCPA (2).. Corporate Social Responsibility (2).. Events (1).. risk mitigation (1).. corporate compliance (1).. fighting corruption (1).. FEATURED STORIES.. Intellectual Property Protection: Not Just for the Legal Department.. Fighting Corruption: Good for Corporations.. Pilot Update: IP Protection Status – Insight on Asia.. IN THE NEWS.. Foreign Affairs: How to Protect Intellectual Property by CREATe’s Pamela Passman.. Visit News Events.. 2 days 13 hours.. 2 days 19 hours.. 3 days 18 hours..

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  • Title: Ethisphere Latin American Ethics Summit | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Corruption: A Global Perspective.. July 10, 2013.. Anti-corruption.. On July 10, CREATe.. org s President and CEO Pamela Passman gave a presentation addressing the global impacts of corruption at the.. Ethisphere Latin American Ethics Summit.. For the session, she joined Roberto Abdenur, former Brazilian Ambassador to the U.. S.. , China, and Germany and currently the CEO of the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition (.. ETCO.. ).. Abdenur shared insights on.. new legislation.. recently passed by the Brazilian Congress.. The most significant aspect of the legislation is that companies can now be prosecuted for corruption locally and abroad.. He also highlighted ways in which local Brazilian companies are incorporating responsible business practices as a way to fuel innovation and  ...   world.. She spoke about how anti-corruption and anti-bribery legislation has moved beyond the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).. Today countries as diverse as Vietnam, Ukraine, Morocco, China, Russia, the U.. and Brazil are all agreeing and signing on to The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and implementing domestic laws to criminalize bribery.. These countries join 166 parties who have ratified UNCAC, including the European Union.. After brief presentations, Abdenur and Passman fielded questions from the audience, which was comprised of compliance officers, general counsel and risk managers.. There was interest in the new laws, and another theme that emerged was the need to break down compliance programs into smaller steps and phases and build out systems over time..

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  • Title: What is IP? | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: What is IP?.. June 25, 2013.. Intellectual Property.. Intellectual property (IP) is a hot topic today.. Every day, the news is filled with stories about the importance of IP to global trade and economic prosperity, concerns about the theft of IP from corporate and government networks, and lawsuits over IP infringement, among other topics.. For many, however, the question is: what is IP?.. A.. 2012 Forbes article.. highlighted that 68% of the graduate engineering students surveyed at the University of California could not define a trade secret.. Similarly, 51% responded that they could not sufficiently answer the question, What is a trademark? This disparity among engineers many of whom are creators of IP - reflects the extent of misunderstanding of IP.. Given that as much as 75% of most organizations value and revenue sources are in intangible assets, IP and proprietary competitive advantages, every person in business should understand the basics of IP and recognize exactly which information should be protected within their organizations.. IP is generally divided into four main categories: copyright, trademark/design rights, patents, and trade secrets.. Each of these types of IP offers different rights and levels of protection, can be held simultaneously within a company, and presents different challenges in protection.. Here s a quick overview:.. Copyrights.. offer legal protection for published creative material, such as books, magazines, newspapers, photographs, music, film, and articles.. In your business, you may be expected to send, receive, and use this kind of protected material in  ...   others.. The most common abuse of trademarks and design rights are counterfeit goods.. To avoid consumer safety concerns, financial risks, and quality and security issues, trademarks and design rights must be protected.. Patents.. provide special protective rights for an inventor to be the only one to produce, use, and sell the invention, or allow others to do so, for a period of time.. Patent infringement claims often arise in business dealings because companies can make minor alterations to a product and secure a new patent if the difference is sufficient.. However, too often companies fail to investigate current patents, begin producing without securing a new patent, or willfully infringe on patents, which can complicate patent infringement disputes.. Responsible management systems and record-keeping habits can help companies reduce the risk of patent infringement allegations.. Trade Secrets.. are confidential technical or business information that is not generally known outside of the company, commercially valuable, or subjected to reasonable steps of maintained secrecy.. The unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets has been a growing problem for companies internally and throughout their supply chains.. To prevent redirection of business, loss of competitive advantage, and having to pursue legal action, companies should institute robust standards of physical and electronic security with employees, contractors, suppliers, and partners.. Continual risk assessment and system monitoring is also vital to protecting trade secrets.. If you are concerned about IP protection, consider.. ,.. a step-by-step approach to helping build better management systems and practices.. info@CREATe.. to learn more..

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  • Title: Kroll/Compliance Week Survey | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Kroll/Compliance Week Survey: Benchmarks Indicate Great Need for Growth.. June 21, 2013.. Compliance.. A 2013.. Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report.. by Kroll and Compliance Week exposes the disparity between the knowledge that company executives have about corruption and how they choose to take action.. The survey results were based on responses by 286 executives, many of which identified as Chief Ethics Compliance Officers, at large companies.. The highlight of the survey results was the revelation that 47% of global corporations take no steps to train their third parties and business partners on anti-bribery and corruption efforts, even though 50% expected their companies risks to increase in the next 12-18 months.. Below is a selection of statistics from the report:.. 37.. 7% of respondents say they have well-defined, documented process[es] dedicated solely to global bribery risks, but 42.. 7% say corruption risks are part of a larger documented process to address compliance risks.. Only 30% of the executives who said their organizations do train third parties believed their trainings to be effective.. 20% of corporations based outside  ...   may well be that smaller business are expecting fewer bribery risks because they have similar operations but another explanation could be that those companies don t fully understand what their risks are.. It is true that implementing anti-corruption measures seems to be a significant investment that can only be made by large companies.. However, bribery and corruption presents a risk to companies of all sizes from most industries and localities.. Allegations of bribery and corruption can damage a company s reputation as well as its ability to compete in the market and retain a profit, if it is concerned with resolving any legal actions.. Investing in anti-corruption procedures is not only necessary for preventing corruption and bribery, but is also a critical long-term business investment.. Is your company seeking guidance on how to establish an anti-corruption campaign with your key supply chain and business partners? Does your company have anti-corruption procedures which are not fully implemented?.. offers a three-step approach to assess, evaluate, and improve your company s corruption prevention program.. E-mail.. info@create.. for more information..

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  • Title: White House Launches Joint Strategic Plan on IP | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: White House Launches Joint Strategic Plan on IP.. ,.. Intellectual Property Protection.. The office of the U.. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC),.. Victoria Espinel.. , has released the.. 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement.. , a.. federal initiative aiming to protect intellectual property (IP) and stimulate the U.. economy.. Earlier this year, the White House released its.. Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.. to increase knowledge of best practices and ensure that all economic actors recognize the detrimental effects of trade secret theft on individual businesses and global trade.. The 2013 Joint Strategic Plan emphasizes the Administration s dedication to a.. [p]redictable and effective enforcement of intellectual property rights to maintain global competitiveness, sustain jobs, and promote the health and safety of consumers.. The first such Plan was issued in 2010 and since then many private sector companies have agreed voluntarily to adopt best practices for reducing illegally reproduced products, whether online or in the supply chain.. The.. 2011 White Paper on Intellectual Property Enforcement Legislative Recommendations.. put forth proposals for Congressional enactment  ...   of State (DOS), the plan mentions CREATe.. org:.. DOS began working with the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.. org) a private sec tor organization focused on supply chain integrity and related issues, including intellectual property protection to promote policies among suppliers and business networks in global supply chains that ensure respect for intellectual property, put in place strong anti-corruption measures, and insist on transparency and accurate record-keeping.. In May 2012 DOS and CREATe co-hosted a public-private sector event to increase awareness of the role of IP protection in supply chain integrity.. The document also lists more than 25 action items, which build on the.. 2010 Joint Strategic Plan.. , to outline IPEC s three-year approach for IP protection.. These items include:.. Securing the U.. Government Supply Chain Against Counterfeits, to lead by example;.. Coordinating international capacity-building and training, to ensure efficiency and coordination;.. Strengthening IP enforcement through international organizations, to enforce the rights of U.. companies abroad;.. Supporting U.. small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Foreign Markets; and.. Assessing the economic impact of IP-intensive industries..

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  • Title: Recent CREATe Exec Presentations | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: org Executives Speak on Compliance, Trade Secret Theft and IP.. June 18, 2013.. Trade Secret Theft.. It s been a busy time for presentations by CREATe.. On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Leslie Benton, Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement for CREATe.. org, spoke on a panel at the.. RSA Archer Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Summit Executive Forum.. The panel, titled Enterprise Ethics Program: Responses to High Profile Ethics Failures, included a discussion on the role of ethics and compliance in a GRC program, managing ethics and compliance across cultures, and communicating and driving responsible, ethical business practices across business networks.. This is a particularly important topic of discussion in a globalized business environment, where supply chains and business relationships transcend geographic and cultural boundaries.. Also on the 12.. th.. , CREATe.. org s Allen Dixon hosted a roundtable in  ...   at the Washington Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.. She discussed the elements of a compliance program and shared insights into how CREATe.. org is working with global brands and their supply chain partners to improve practices to protect IP and prevent corruption.. org s President and CEO Pamela Passman presented a keynote address at the Global IP Dialogue, joining senior executives from HTC, Symantec Corporation, Ericsson Television and other organizations.. She discussed how corporations can create a cost-effective and practical way to work with suppliers to build systems and processes to both protect intellectual property and prevent corruption.. If you are interested in hearing more about CREATe.. org s approach to IP protection and anti-corruption, join us for a free Licensing Executives Society (LES) webinar on June 26.. featuring CREATe.. org s Pamela Passman and Craig Moss.. here..

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  • Title: Berlin Roundtable: Trade Secret Theft | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Roundtable in Germany: Trade Secret Theft.. A European Commission official, a senior economist from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and leading German companies and trade associations participated in a June 12 roundtable event on trade secrets organized by CREATe.. org in Berlin.. The roundtable focused on the topic of.. trade secret theft and supply chain compliance.. The gathering sparked a lively discussion among participants about the increasing importance of trade secrets, and the need to address growing threat of IP theft more effectively.. A few statistics provide insights into why this is an important area of interest:.. According to.. research by The Conference Board.. , company executives worry about theft of trade secrets more than any other type of intellectual and intangible property 68% believe they have extensive risk in this area.. Worryingly, only 36% rate their company programs effective when it comes to protecting trade secrets in the supply chain.. More than half (51%) think that business solutions are more effective in addressing such risks than informal actions (37%), lawsuits (30%) or  ...   in place seem to contain all of the elements needed to address trade secret theft effectively.. Action among the private-sector itself is vital for implementing mechanisms to encourage trade-secret protection and compliance in the supply chain.. At the event, CREATe.. org s Allen Dixon discussed the content of a.. whitepaper.. we developed on trade secrets.. He explained how a whole range of management systems already in place in many companies to manage compliance in various areas for example, in quality control, labor standards, and environmental protection are relevant to protecting and managing supply-chain risks related to trade secrets and intellectual property (IP).. He also described how the CREATe.. org service is helping companies and their suppliers conduct self-assessments, receive independent evaluations, and measure and improve their systems for protecting trade secrets and IP.. This month s trade-secrets roundtable in Germany is the first of a series planned in different countries.. To download a copy of the CREATe.. org whitepaper on trade secret theft,.. click here.. For further information about the CREATe.. org service and how to participate,..

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  • Title: Join the Pilot: CREATe Leading Practices | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Reduce Your Risks, Join the CREAte.. org Pilot.. June 17, 2013.. News stories about cybertheft, counterfeiting, piracy and corruption are a constant reminder of the risks associated with working in a global marketplace.. To help companies mitigate the risks of IP theft and corruption, CREATe.. org has launched two services:.. CREATe Leading Practices for IP Protection.. CREATe Leading Practices for Anti-Corruption.. Each is a three-step program which includes:.. Self-assessment:.. an online Q A which benchmarks the practices in place;.. Independent evaluation:.. a discussion with a CREATe expert to assess practices; and.. An improvement plan:.. resources, tools and training to help improve compliance.. CREATe Leading Practices is currently being used by  ...   to take the assessment.. Both programs are available in English, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.. Companies from China, India, Brazil, Japan, Europe and the US are currently in the pilot.. The companies represent aviation, information technology, electronics, consumer goods and other industries.. Join the Pilot.. CREATe is currently offering both the IP and Anti-Corruption programs.. free of charge.. to companies participating in the pilot.. It s easy to get started, just.. email.. to arrange a demo.. Benefits.. By joining the pilot, your company can:.. Mitigate the risks of IP theft and corruption.. Benchmark the practices of your company and/or suppliers.. Gain access, free of charge, to best practice guidelines and resources..

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  • Title: Blog - G8: IP Protection | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: G8: Act on Intellectual Property Protection.. June 14, 2013.. Last year, when leaders of the world s wealthiest nations met at Camp David, they had before them an agenda that was pressing and challenging.. European economies were wobbling, the military drawdown from Afghanistan was on the table and the situation in Syria was going from bad to worse.. It was noteworthy that, in this context, the Group of Eight leaders embraced the protection of intellectual property rights as a key issue.. They highlighted the importance of intellectual property as an engine for job creation and economic growth.. And they affirmed the critical importance of taking legal, diplomatic and private sector measures to prevent IP theft throughout global supply chains.. Given the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) to stimulating job and economic growth, we affirm the significance of high standards for IPR protection and enforcement, including through international legal instruments and mutual assistance agreements, as well as through government procurement processes, private-sector voluntary codes of best practices, and enhanced customs cooperation, while promoting the free flow of information.. To protect public health and consumer safety, we also commit to exchange information on rogue Internet pharmacy sites in accordance with national law and share best practices on combating counterfeit medical products.. Camp David declaration, May 19, 2012.. It was a positive signal in a world marketplace where counterfeiting, cyber-theft and myriad other schemes are evolving rapidly, leading to the misappropriation of valuable intangible assets acts that undermine companies and trust in global trade and can create serious health and safety hazards.. But as the G8 summit approaches again, have these nations made progress on last year s commitment to the IP issue?.. The problem is growing and not going away on its own.. The theft of intellectual property accounts for $500-600 billion in lost sales each year, or 5-7% of world trade.. Adulterated ingredients have repeatedly made their way into pharmaceuticals and substandard counterfeit parts and materials have been discovered in U.. military equipment, raising serious health and safety concerns.. It is vital that G8 leaders now take action against intellectual property rights violations for  ...   Private sector prevention is critical because there is a limit to the scope and reach of government regulation, especially in key emerging markets where those legal structures remain weak.. Moreover, enforcement actions, including retaliatory trade measures, may be essential tools, but they usually cannot undo the damage that has been done by trade secret theft or counterfeiting.. Take, for instance, one of the high-profile cases: A Ford Motor Company employee, as he left the company, first copied some 4,000 Ford documents onto an external hard drive, which he took with him to his new job at Beijing Automotive.. Yu Xiang Dong was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for theft of trade secrets and economic espionage, but the genie was out of the bottle: Ford valued the loss of the trade secrets at $50 million dollars.. The White House tacitly acknowledged the importance of private sector prevention efforts by making them the second pillar in its U.. Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of Trade Secrets published in February.. The report urges U.. companies that source and operate internationally to carefully evaluate their security policies around information systems, physical systems, human resources and research and development, and vows to highlight and support the leading practices that emerge.. http://www.. whitehouse.. gov/sites/default/files/omb/IPEC/admin_strategy_on_mitigating_the_theft_of_u.. s.. _trade_secrets.. pdf.. We believe these assessments and adoption of best practices by global companies as well as their business partners and suppliers can go far to prevent the theft of valuable assets and mitigate the risks of counterfeit parts and ingredients, even when supply chains have links in markets where regulation is weak.. Through our initial work in this area, we have gained insights on how the supply chain approach to prevent IP theft can bolster trust in global companies in many sectors, and provide suppliers in emerging markets with a competitive edge as they pursue status as an international player.. We urge G8 leaders to continue the work on intellectual property protection from last year s summit and highlight the promise of industry-led measures as a starting point in building a robust culture of compliance and fairness in the complex international trading system..

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  • Title: Webinar: Licensing Executive Society (LES) and CREATe.org | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Webinar: Licensing Executive Society (LES) and CREATe.. org.. June 13, 2013.. Counterfeit.. Join CREATe.. org and LES on June 26th for a free webinar.. Overview:.. IP and Anti-Corruption: A New Approach to Mitigating the Risks of IP Theft and Corruption with Global Supply Chains.. By 2015, the value of counterfeit and pirated materials is expected to hit $1.. 77 trillion.. Corruption can add as much as 25 percent to procurement costs; and 61 percent of supply chain managers view corruption as the most significant risk to their businesses, after product safety.. In this webcast, learn about the latest steps being taken by multinationals to reduce risks when working with global supply  ...   Wednesday, June 26, 2013.. 4:00PM EDT.. Dial 1-877-785-4761; participant code 48283945# (no registration required, just join the call).. for the presentation slides.. Find more information.. About the Licensing Executive Society and the LES Aerospace and Transportation (A T) Committee.. :.. For nearly 50 years, LES has been the leading association for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals to achieve professional and personal success.. Whether you are new to licensing or an experienced licensing executive, LES is your professional home.. The mission of the A T Subcommittee is to provide a forum for education, discussion, and networking among LES members interested in technology transfer and licensing in the Aerospace Transportation industries..

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  • Title: Supply Chain | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: MIT’s Richard Locke Shares Insights on Just Supply Chains.. June 7, 2013.. On Wednesday, June 5.. org hosted MIT s Richard Locke for a discussion on his recently released book.. The Promises and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy.. The book outlines the key findings from Professor Locke s extensive research on company compliance and audit reports, as well as field observations and interviews in factories from Mexico to Bangladesh.. Professor Locke outlined several key findings from his book.. He found that most companies researched followed a traditional compliance pattern that included a supplier code of conduct with ongoing monitoring and auditing.. However, these audits did not lead to systemic institutional change.. There is anecdotal evidence that some auditors develop relationships with the suppliers and then engage on a deeper level to help  ...   expertise, and advised dialogue between buyers and suppliers to promote an economy that is more efficient and more just.. Although the key findings from Professor Locke s research show there is much work to be done, he ended on a positive note by suggesting that companies that engage with their suppliers and help to build capabilities, whether it s in labor practices, intellectual property or anti-corruption, can improve the culture of compliance.. As the old adage says, A rising tide lifts all boats.. Locke s research was recently featured in a Boston Review forum titled.. Can Global Brands Create Just Supply Chains.. org s Pamela Passman provided a.. response to the piece,.. which discusses how CREATe.. org has adopted best practices identified in this research and other sources to build capacity by working collaboratively with supply chain partners..

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