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NASCAP is a not-for-profit company registered in India under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013. It has been set up in 2018 to provide a shared platform for all stakeholders in government, private sector, and civil society to come together to tackle effectively the growing menace of theft of trade secrets, counterfeit products and piracy.
A very large number of counterfeit and pirated products put the health and safety of consumers at risk. At the same time, the sale and distribution of counterfeit and pirated products activities negatively impact tax revenues, profits and legitimate jobs.
No country is immune to these impacts. According to a report by FICCI CASCADE estimated loss to only 7 industry sectors in India was Rs. 1,05,000 crores in 2013-2014, with an increase of 44% between 2011-12 and 2013-14. The total revenue loss to the government on account of illicit trade was Rs. 39,000 crores in 2013-14 from these 7 sectors alone.
Some of the factors responsible for the existence and continuity of the grey market are high profitability, large market size, tax arbitrage, small investment and technology requirements needed by illicit traders, easy access to distribution channels, and ease of concealing operations coupled with inadequate enforcement.
NASCAP seeks to deter and stop trade secret theft, counterfeiting and piracy by bringing all stakeholders into its ambit to improve the level of awareness and engagement for effective detection, investigation, prosecution and litigation to protect Intellectual Property Rights.
NASCAP membership includes a diverse range of stakeholders across industry, government, enforcement agencies (judiciary, prosecutors, police and customs), academia, industry associations, IP law firms, civil society organizations as well as individual stakeholders such as field investigators, cyber & e-commerce experts, IP lawyers and students.
NASCAP is founded with foremost aim to fight Piracy, Counterfeiting and Duplicates. We are a conglomerate of industries, legal professionals, investigators, technology tool companies, academicians with sole aim to eradicate the evils of counterfeiting and piracy.
With this clear charter to protect Intellectual Property Rights, NASCAP aims are based on the principles of TIIA — TRUST, INNOVATION, INTERACTIONS & ACTION.
The NASCAP network is quite formidable and unparalleled. From Ladakh to Andaman, from the Rann of Kutch to Arunachal Pradesh, we daily receive 40-50 leads across India, and all the leads get distributed among members for necessary action.
Lead Generation, Intelligence Gathering and Rural reach-out are the key strengths of NASCAP.
NASCAP strength lies in providing an Ecosystem and platform for the following activities:
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