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Promoting World Wide Intellectual Property Protection for the High Tech Industry

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Educating the High-Tech Industry in Remedying and Preventing Grey Market Fraud

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Developing Expertise in Protecting Intellectual Property in Digital Form

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Sharing Best Practices in Eliminating World Wide Counterfeiting of Technology

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Developing Best Practices to Help Reduce Warranty Fraud

Your strategic partner in the fight against four distinct threats to the high-technology industry.

Gray marketing. Counterfeiting. Service and Warranty Abuse. Digital IP protection. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that intellectual property (IP) threats cost domestic companies more than $250 billion per year in lost revenues. Add to that the loss of approximately 750,000 jobs, and it is clear that more needs to be done to protect companies from these threats. To that end, AGMA (Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement), a non-profit organization and the largest group solely focused on IP protection in the high-tech industry, has identified four distinct areas of focus that must be closely guarded in order for the high-tech industry to thrive and contribute to economic prosperity, innovation and security. Join us.

Our Members

  • APC
  • Avaya
  • Cisco
  • CRA
  • Deloitte
  • EMC
  • Fitbit
  • HP
  • HP Enterprise
  • IBM
  • Juniper
  • Kalow
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • QLogic
  • Seagate
  • Sideman Bancroft
  • Western Digital

AGMA Events

February 8-9, 2017
AGMA Americas Winter Conference
Sonoma, California

May 24-25, 2017
AGMA APAC Spring Conference
Singapore

August 16-17, 2017
AGMA Americas Summer Conference
Chicago, IL

November 8-9, 2017
AGMA EMEA Fall Conference
London, UK


AGMA White Papers

AGMA/KPMG White Paper: "Gray Markets: An Evolving Concern"

Unauthorized sales continue to raise costs and damage brand reputation, according to the latest AGMA/KPMG survey.

AGMA/Deloitte White Paper: "Winning the Away Game: Strategies to Enhance Compliance and Business Performance in Emerging Markets"

AGMA and Deloitte study provides insight into frameworks and leading practices for detecting, preventing, and reducing IP/brand protection and legal and regulatory risks in emerging economies.

AGMA/PwC White Paper: "Identifying the Gaps: Channel Compliance Contract Practices"

New AGMA and PwC study identifies gaps in channel compliance contracting practices. The study highlights the implications that weaknesses in contracting practices have upon channel compliance programs.

AGMA/CompTia White Paper: "IT Industry Warranty and Service Abuse-STEALING PROFITABILITY!"

New AGMA/CompTia white paper analyzes the Core Issues, New Solutions and Emerging Threats of warranty and service abuse in the IT industry today.

AGMA/Deloitte White Paper: "When Channel Incentives Backfire"

AGMA and Deloitte study points to channel incentive programs as significant contributors to gray market. This new study finds incentive programs cost high tech companies billions in lost profits and fuel the gray market.

AGMA/PricewaterhouseCoopers White Paper: "Service Blues"

This study stresses the importance of effectively managing the multi-billion dollar threat from product warranty and support abuse.

AGMA/KPMG White Paper: "The Gray Market"

New AGMA/KPMG gray market study exposes causes for billion dollar losses. The study highlights the importance of channel management in reducing the unauthorized reselling of new, branded IT products.

More AGMA Resources


Industry News

ABC 7 News Video with AGMA member Rick Nelson (Sideman & Bancroft).

Channel Operations, Compliance Programs and Halting Flow of Counterfeit Parts Discussed by High Tech Leaders

Presentations from AGMA Member Companies Cisco, Dolby and EMC Highlight Organization’s Quarterly Meeting