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Anticounterfeiting Solutions for Brand Owners Workshop

Saturday, May 21
11:00 am–5:30 pm

(By invitation only to in-house practitioners)

This workshop will include helpful information about the anticounterfeiting resources offered by INTA and other public and private organizations, provide insights into the collaboration of online platforms to combat counterfeiting, and explore the relationship of in-house counsel and investigators while providing valuable networking opportunities. The event is open to all INTA corporate members attending the Annual Meeting.

Registration: If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, log back into the registration system and add this free event to your schedule. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to attend and this event is not available separately. 

11:00 am –11:15 am 
Welcome Remarks

Heather McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP (2016 Chair, INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee) (United States)

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Worldwide Anticounterfeiting Update

A review of the global anticounterfeiting situation and solutions from four key regional leaders. 

Meena Sayal, Unilever (United Kingdom)  

Update from China – Jack Chang, The Quality Brands Committee (QBPC) (China) 
Update from Latin America – Maria del Pilar Troncoso, American Association of Intellectual Property (Dominican Republic) 
Update from Europe – Andrea Di Carlo, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Spain) 
12:15 pm–1:30 pm 
Anticounterfeiting Resources

This panel will present various resources that are available to brand owners to combat counterfeiting including:
  • Customs Connection
  • International IP Crime Investigators College
  • Interface Public-Members
  • Canada Anticounterfeiting Enforcement 
Maysa Razavi, International Trademark Association (United States)  

Justice Michael Manson, Federal Court of Canada (Canada)  
Monica Mena, UL LLC (United States)
Bob Peeters, World Customs Organization (Brussels)
Meena Sayal, Unilever (United Kingdom)

1:30 pm–2:30 pm 

2:30 pm–4:00 pm 
Online Counterfeiting Brand Owner and Platform  Exchange 

Brand Owners will meet in small groups with online platforms to discuss their notice and take down programs. (20 minutes with each platform)

Online Platforms:
Sandro Chiesura, eBay (United States)
Jacobo Cohen Imach, (Argentina) 
Stephen Coates, Twitter, Inc. (United States) 
Annabelle Danielvarda, Google (United States) 
Julien Dudouit, eBay Inc. (United States) 
Judy Fan, Group (China) 
Rocio Martinez Houssay, (Argentina)​
Martha Kimes,, LLC (United States) 
4:00 pm–5:15 pm  

How to Investigate Counterfeit Cases

This panel will discuss the best method to work with investigators and enforcement officials to conduct a successful investigation. 

Aaron Aguilar, UL LLC (United States)  

Lisa Deere, Conair Corporation (United States)
Tracy Garner, Schneider Electric SE (United States)
Rana Saoud, Homeland Security Investigations (United States)
Zachary N. Toczynski, Levi Strauss & Co. (United States)

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