Our Mission

AGMA’s primary focus is on industry and public education, sharing and developing best practices to effectively hinder threats to intellectual property and render these activities more difficult, undesirable and unprofitable. AGMA’s role is to present members and the industry with strategic ideas for addressing key IP protection issues, and to introduce better controls or processes in mitigating threats to IP.

Membership in AGMA provides access to important programs, strategies and tools for combating gray marketing and counterfeiting of branded products, service and warranty fraud and protection of IP in a digital format.




Types of Membership

Class I - Manufacturer membership is comprised of high technology manufacturers and is open to information technology, electronic components, computer hardware and/or software, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunications, proprietary technology manufacturing, and consumer electronics manufacturers.

AGMA Class I (Manufacturer) Membership Application



Class II - Associate membership consists of persons or entities interested in the activities of AGMA and who currently own or hold the rights to a trademark or service mark used to brand finished goods, services or products (including publications) in industries other than the technology industry, and wish to share or learn non-industry specific best practices with respect to gray market, counterfeiting, digital theft, warranty and service abuse and related issues affecting all industries.

AGMA Class II (Associate) Membership Application



Class III-Product or Service Provider membership consists of persons or entities who do not qualify as Manufacturer Members, Associate Members or Government and Law Enforcement members, but who provide goods or services to combat gray marketing, counterfeiting, digital theft, warranty and service abuse, or any other AGMA related issues affecting the Manufacturer members. Product and Service Providers members may include law firms, accounting firms, security label providers, brand protection forensics investigators and business solution providers.

AGMA Class III (Product or Service Provider) Membership Application 



Class IV-Government and Law Enforcementmembership shall consist of individuals who are employed by a federal, state or local government agency and whose responsibilities include investigating, taking action against and creating legal deterrents with respect to gray market, counterfeit abatement and other related issues. By way of example and not limitation, Government and Law Enforcement members may include individuals from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration & Customs Enforcement.

AGMA Class IV (Government or Law Enforcement) Membership Application

 

For more information about AGMA membership, please contact Debbie Corr, Executive Director, at debbie@agmaglobal.org or (252)500-0123.