Posted: Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Authentics Foundation is an international organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the counterfeit industry. Its primary goal is to educate consumers about the criminal activities associated with the counterfeit market, including child labor, terrorism, money laundering, drug cartels and health and safety risks. is The Authentics Foundation’s consumer-friendly website, presenting the latest anticounterfeiting news. It provides information about counterfeit seizures around the world, the names of the criminals involved, as well as the penalties imposed on them. helps consumers spot the fakes that are flooding the world’s markets so that they can make safe, smart and authentic purchases. The website also tells consumers how to shop safely online and in local retail markets. In addition to, The Authentics Foundation hosts a number of global events, spreading the word to consumers that purchasing counterfeits is not a victimless crime. The Authentics Foundation was started by ex-Chairman of the International Trademark Association, Frederick Mostert, Timothy Trainer and Chen Xuemin, all intellectual property attorneys.


Authentics Foundation Board of Directors

Frederick Mostert

Intellectual Property Attorney
Past President – International Trademark Association
Author From Edison to iPod

Kathleen Begala

Intellectual Property Strategist
New York, New York USA

Valerie Salembier

President & CEO – The Salembier Group LLC
New York, New York USA

Timothy Trainer

President – Global IP Strategy Center
Washington, D. C. USA

Chen Xuemin

Senior Partner/Zhongzi Law Office
Beijing, CHINA

Authentics Foundation Staff

Valerie Salembier

President & CEO
New York, New York
212 605-0560

Barbara Blumberg

Executive Vice President, Retail and Style
San Francisco, California
415 921-6600

Christine Miller

Executive Vice President, Marketing
Los Angeles, California
917 533-7224

Nicola Bernardini de Pace

Executive Coordinator
Milan, Italy
212 605-0560

Robert Boad

President – Ex-Officio
London, England