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.


Federal Minister
of Health

Jens Spahn



„We must do everything in our power to protect patients from counterfeit medicines and medical devices. Transparency and easily accessible information are very important in this regard.

The APM makes an important contribution to this."