Coalition to Advance the Protection of Sports logos

CAPS is a coalition comprised of Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC, Major League Baseball, NBA Properties, Inc., NFL Properties LLC, and NHL Enterprises, L.P.

CAPS was formed in 1992 to coordinate and centralize common civil and criminal trademark protection and enforcement matters. By working together to combat counterfeiting, the CAPS members ensure that their fans are purchasing the highest quality, authentic fan gear.

This site was designed to provide the user with information on the identification and protection of the CAPS members’ well-known names, designs, logos, mascots, and other indicia.

If you have any questions or want to submit a report, please contact us: [email protected] or 1-800-TEL-CAPS.


The CAPS members want to ensure that their fans are purchasing the highest quality fan gear.

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The International Anticounterfeiting Coalition Inc., (IACC) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization devoted solely to combating product counterfeiting and piracy. Formed in 1979, we are the longest-standing organization of our kind.

What began with a handful of companies seeking intellectual property protection has grown to a membership base of over 250 in the past three decades. The IACC is a member-driven organization that is comprised of a cross-section of business and industry – from automotive, apparel, luxury goods and pharmaceuticals, to food, software and entertainment.

The IACC’s membership also includes law firms, investigative and product security firms, government agencies and intellectual property associations who are committed to fighting counterfeiting and piracy.”


“We’re a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and complementary intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation, and committed to building a better society through brands.

As a not-for-profit association, our role is to serve our members, the profession, and society as a trusted and influential advocate for the economic and social value of brands.

We were founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation, and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Since then, we have grown into a global community, with members around the world and offices in multiple regions.“

trademark management logoTrademark Management’s objective is eliminating unauthorized use of registered trademarks from online and on- the-ground marketplaces. With over 26 years of brand enforcement experience, Trademark Management is at the forefront of the industry. We work with clients through our various services to prevent consumers from getting their hands on counterfeit merchandise or being unfairly targeted by impostor brands. Our intentional and thoughtful approach to brand enforcement are the hallmarks of our company and we do not close a case until is is fully resolved.”

IPR Center

National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

Predatory and illegal intellectual property (IP) trade practices affect every aspect of our lives. The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) leads the U.S. government's response to stop global IP theft and enforce trade laws.

Comprised of federal agencies and industry experts, the IPR Center develops initiatives, coordinates enforcement actions and shares information related to intellectual property (IP) theft. It also stops predatory, illegal trade practices that threaten the public's health and safety, the U.S. economy and national security.