To protect the specific date of an innovative product advertising and, likewise, to safeguard the date of corporate know-how ownership. ICEC, the Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector, presented such services, which can be mutually integrated, during a seminar held at Lineapelle94. They have developed some tools to protect samples, design and corporate know-how from frauds and rip-off copying. There are many (self-styled) mischievous players around, in the leather industry as well. ICEC provides valuable safeguarding weapons.