Public-Private Partnerships to Combat Counterfeiting

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have proven to be an effective tool for strengthening public policies, since they not only make possible the mobilization of resources from the private
sector, both in financial and information terms, but it also allows bothsectors to align and integrate their efforts to the proper implementation of policies.

Intellectual property is no stranger to this phenomenon, and many PPP have been created to improve the implementation of related policies. Considering the great social and economic impact of
counterfeit products, and their constant increase despite the public policies established at national and international levels, most of the PPP related to intellectual property issues focus on the fight
against counterfeit products. In this regard, an example of great impact was the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) established under the World Health Organization, which was a voluntary coalition of stakeholders aimed at combating counterfeit medical products and protecting public health.

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