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September 25-27, 2017
Greater NYC area

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Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Fall 2017

Learn from Amazon, Alibaba & much more on how to enhance anti-counterfeiting strategies & partnerships to effectively impact your brand protection initiatives.

To view the full event program and session information, fill out the form below. Alternatively, email gavin.broll@iqpc.com to receive a copy via email.

Submission Form

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, this September in New York, and you’ll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Sponsorship Information

17th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit - Sponsorship Prospectus

Please complete the form below to download the Sponsorhip Prospectus. Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Terence.Wu@iqpc.com

Fast Track Your Attendance

Past Attendee Snapshot

Curious about who attended the last summit? We have you covered. From companies to job titles, here's a glance at some of the industry experts represented at last year's summit - many of whom you're likely to run into on the show floor this year.

Justify Your Trip

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the Summit and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Exclusive Content

Shed Light on the Shadow Supply Chain

Retail crime and product diversion have achieved nearly full penetration into the marketplace, due in no small part to the Internet. In advance of the Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, we take a look at what contributes to this ubiquity, and the innovative ways you can turn the Internet—and the consumer—against the grey market.

Infographics

Nipped in the Bud: The Largest Counterfeit Seizures Worldwide

Global counterfeiting is on the rise... but so are anti-counterfeiting efforts. This infographic details some of the most high-profile counterfeit goods seizures in recent years, and weighs them against the staggering global scope of the issue - the battles yet to be fought. For more information, please fill out the form below or email us at enquiryiqpc@iqpc.com to receive a copy via email.

Anatomy of a Brand Protector

Are you a brand owner? Here is a profile of whom you should hire. Are you a brand protector? Look sharp! You’re under the microscope. Are you a counterfeiter? This is who is coming after you. Be afraid.

Presentations

Hitting the Sweet Spot, Cheap Fast & Easy IP Enforcement

Join Tim Walker, Sr. Global Manager of Brand Protection for GoPro as he shares best practices and experiences on setting up a cost effective, compliant and speedy worldwide grey market and counterfeit online enforcement program.

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Harnessing Disparate Resources To Develop Enforcement Solutions

Learn to bring together social media, Customs seizure notices, website sales and a host of other resources to take the fight back to the counterfeiters and more effectively use tools available to your advantage. A presentation by Angelo Mazza, President, IACC Foundation & Partner, IP Counsel at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP.

Protect Your Brand From Trademark Infringement

methods that will enable you to: Collaborate effectively with the above departments, better understand other department’s perspectives, as it relates to their respective agendas, requirements, obstacles, and goals - so you may in turn develop an AC&BP program all departments can embrace. Presented by Maral Behnam-Garcia, Trademark & Brand Protection Manager at SunPower Corporation, Kellie Myers, LCB, CCS, Legal and Compliance Administrator at Taylor Guitars and Chris Gibbins, Director of Global Brand Protection at Speck Products.

2017 Industry Experts Presentation Package

A package of presentations from some of the most well received speakers from our last summit. Including companies such as: GoPro, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP, SunPower Corporation, Speck Products, and more!

Video

IP PI: Ken Gamble and Fighting Counterfeiters in the Field

Past speaker Ken Gamble, Executive Chairman at Internet Fraud Watchdog, discusses his work enforcing IP rights in 3rd world countries, gives advice on effective relationships with local police, and goes into what brand owners need to keep in mind when looking to protect their brand.

Video Interview: Lou Ederer on Counterfeiting & Trademark Law

Lou Ederer, Partner and Head of the IP Department New York at Arnold & Porter, and past speaker at our summit, shares his insights and personal experiences relating to counterfeiters' use of the internet, details of trademark law within the fashion industry, and how companies can prevent breaches in their operations, in this in-depth video interview.

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Brand Protection in the Digital Age

Marc Payne, Owner of M Consulting, discusses a multi-disciplinary approach to brand protection in the digital age in this exclusive video interview. He explains how to identify, prioritize and score the biggest threats. 

New Products & Struggles on the Counterfeit Frontier

Motorola Mobility is constantly evolving and updating its products, which makes it all the more easy for counterfeiters to create fakes. In this interview, Bill Anderson, Senior Counsel, IP, Motorola Mobility, shares how he and his team investigate the potential new opportunities created by the advent of new products and technologies.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach: Fighting Counterfeiters on the Digital Landscape

As a retailer, New Balance is an easy counterfeit target. In this interview, Daniel McKinnon, General Counsel, IP, New Balance, discusses the brand's strategy for preventing, tracking and prosecuting counterfeiters. He also delves into what recourse the company has against Chinese companies who open knockoff retail stores, and more in this exclusive video interview.

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eBay's Best Defense Against Counterfeiters

In one of the most popular sessions at the Anti-Counterfeiting Summit, Michelle Fang, Associate General Counsel at eBay, explained the arsenal of tools right’s owners have to take down infringers. They can go after domain registries, file anonymous claims and utilize take down notifications, among other things.


Whitepapers

Intellectual Property: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Could Better Manage Its Process to Enforce Exclusion Orders

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report to the committee on Finance at the U.S. Senate. The report discusses the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) use OF two processes to enforce exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC): a four-phase process to detect and deny entry to or seize infringing products at U.S. ports and an administrative ruling process that determines in advance of importing whether products are covered by exclusion orders.

Trade Secret Theft: Managing the Growing Supply Chain Threat

The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) produced this white paper to spark a public dialogue about how far-reaching and deeply challenging the trade secret issue is, and to offer companies practical guidance on securing their supply chains and mitigating the significant risks and costs associated with trade secret theft.

Interviews

Counter-Counterfeiters Part 1: Speakers Weigh In on Global Counterfeiting

Elisha Lawrence, AVP, Global Anti-Piracy & Content Security, ABS-CBN International, and Lian Yunze, Partner at Hylands Law Firm, both past speakers at the Summit, have years of experience combating counterfeiters in the US, China, Europe, and Middle East. They have shared their insights on the intersection of piracy and counterfeiting, and trans-national counterfeiting initiatives.

Counter-Counterfeiters Part 2: Speakers Weigh In on Global Counterfeiting

In the final installment of this exclusive two-part interview, Elisha Lawrence, AVP, Global Anti-Piracy & Content Security, ABS-CBN International, and Yunze Lian, Partner at Hylands Law Firm, continue the discussion, touching on global anti-counterfeiting strategies, counterfeiters' exponential ingenuity, and give tips on combating the gray market.

Presentations

21st Century Theft: Brand Protection Strategies in the Digital Age

Past speaker Christopher Reed, Senior Counsel, Content Protection Policy at Fox Entertainment Group, covers contributing factors to growth of counterfeiting, payment processors as red flags, cooperative approaches to brand protection, and more in this past presentation.

Cutting-Edge Issues in Brand & Content Protection

Past speakers Justin Pierce, Partner at Venable, and Cynthia Tregillis, Senior Director, Brand Protection & Trademark Law at Western Digital, go into preventative measures for Border & Customs, the Dark Web, Grey Markets, and more in this past presentation.

Combatting Internal Threats Against Your Brand Via Creative Strategies

Past speakers Matt Bogaard, Global Security Consultant at DreamWorks Animation SKG, and Wesley Bull, Global Head of Risk Management, Protective Services & Investigations at NVIDIA, define insider threats, what has changed technology-wise, attacker motivations, and more in this past presentation.

Taking the Fight Against Fakes to the Internet

Ed Haddad, Vice President of Intellectual Property at New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., discusses the differences between physical and internet goods that are counterfeit in this presentation from the September Anti-Counterfeiting event.

Brand Protection as Consumer Protection

Martin H. Nguyen, General Counsel, Action Sports, discusses the follwing topics in this past presentation; Comparing certified authentic product to non-certified counterfeits, obstacles and consumer objections to making the correct choices and possible interventions.

Security Management: Confronting the Insider

The definition, objectives and historic cases of insider threat are detailed in this past presentation by Lee Rosenberg who is Managing Director at Navigating Preparedness Associates. He also frames the discussion of understanding insider threat based on workforce factors, technology and global economy and strategies for mitigating and managing insider threat.

Risk, Risk Response & Risky Behavior

The key risks brands face in today's marketplace and their impacts, identifying strategies to mitigate against risk and knowing when enough is enough are the topics covered in this past presentation by Anna-Marie Norman, Head of Commercial Policing & Brand Protection at BSkyB.

The Risks of Doing Business in Communist, Red China

Camilla Herron, Global Head of Brand Protection at Monster Cable Products, lead one of the most hotly attended and contested presentations at the Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection event last January. Get a glimpse into the world of counterfeiting in China in her wildly popular past presentation.

Podcasts

A US Manufacturing Company's Foray into the Dark World of Chinese Counterfeiting

In this podcast interview, hear about a US Manufacturing Company’s Induction into the dark world of Chinese Counterfeiting. Brett Hansen, Corporate Intellectual Property Counsel at Hypertherm, Inc. joins Legal IQ to talk about their experience of dealing with counterfeiters in China. He explains some of the legal and enforcement systems companies can avail themselves of, and the investigation techniques they used to catch the offenders.

Pharma Counterfeiting: A $75 Billion Problem

Peggy Chaudhry is one of the leading experts on pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting and gray markets. An economist, Professor of International Business at Villanova, and author of “Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights,” Peggy is at the forefront of this costly and dangerous problem.

Articles

LG Protects Unsuspecting Shoppers from Counterfeit Tone Bluetooth Stereo Headsets

To protect unsuspecting consumers who may unknowingly buy what they think is the latest LG TONE Bluetooth stereo headset, LG sued nearly two dozen companies selling counterfeit versions of the product. LG’s suit seeks nearly $200 million in damages, a permanent injunction, attorneys’ fees and other relief the court believes appropriate.