About us

The German Anti-Counterfeiting Association (APM) has been active since 1997 as cross-industrial alliance in the protection of intellectual property.

The APM is a joint initiative of the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the Federation of German Industry (BDI), and the German Brands Association.

Well-known companies from different sectors participate in the APM to promote conditions, in which innovative activities can develop and count on effective protection.


Former Federal Minister of Justice

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger

"Good ideas and innovative products are what guarantee the success of German companies. The German Anti-Counterfeiting Association supports companies in the fight against product and trade mark piracy and does an invaluable job in providing information to consumers. Their contribution serves the interests of society as a whole and is something I support wholeheartedly."