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Workshop: Intermediaries and Rights Holders—Working Together to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
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Saturday, December 3, 2016


8:00 am–5:00 pm
Registration and Information Desk Open
9:00 am–9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speakers:
María del Pilar Troncoso, ASIPI President (Dominican Republic)
Dolores Moro, International Trademark Association (United States)
9:15 am–9:45 am
Setting the Stage

Gustavo Giay, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
9:45 am–10:15 am
Keynote Address

Dr. Sebastián Basso, Federal Prosecutor, Morón, Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
10:15 am–10:45 am
Networking Break
10:45 am–12:00 pm

Session 1: Working Together to Stop the Flow of Illicit Goods Across Borders

Counterfeit and pirated goods are transported around the world in a wide range of ways—cargo containers shipped by sea and by air, small packages routed through traditional mail centers, and express mail carriers. Companies that transport these goods are key intermediaries in stopping the flow of illicit goods. This panel of rights holders and intermediary representatives will discuss the challenges, the steps that are being taken to stop the criminal infiltration of the supply chain, and what more can be done collaboratively to stop the shipment of fake goods.

Moderator:
Juan Porta, Ryan Lussich & Asociados (Argentina)

Speakers:
Enrique Caride, Philip Morris (Argentina)
Hugo Moran R., Icaza, Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman (Panama)
Stella Owens, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (Argentina)

12:00 pm–1:15 pm
Session 2: Eliminating the Criminal’s Place of Doing Business

What would happen if the criminal operators had no place to make, store, distribute, and sell their illicit goods? Property owners and landlords are important intermediaries in the supply chain for counterfeit goods. Landlords may knowingly or unknowingly rent space that will be used to manufacture, warehouse, or sell these goods, creating a critical vulnerability in the supply chain. The discussion panel will include rights holders and property owners, who will explore how they can work together to identify and address the vulnerabilities and effectively deny counterfeiters access to the space to do business.

Moderator:
Gustavo Giay, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Speakers:
Diego Farreras, LVMH Fashion Group (Argentina)
Verónica Guagnino, Fiscal de la Cámara Penal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Public Prosecutor before the Criminal Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires) (Argentina)
María Laura Perna, adidas Group (Argentina)    
1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Networking Lunch
2:15 pm–3:30 pm
Session 3: Regional and Global Anticounterfeiting Challenges of the Internet Marketplace

The explosion of access to the Internet has created a complex, interconnected network of intermediaries to deliver a seamless range of online services to consumers and businesses. At the same time, this new online environment has created enormous opportunities for criminal networks to market, sell, and distribute counterfeit and pirated goods. This panel will explore some of the intermediaries involved in the online supply chain, including e-commerce marketplaces, search engines, and other players. Panelists will discuss some of the voluntary programs being implemented to limit illicit traders’ access to the Internet and will identify further actions that can be taken by rights holders and online intermediaries working together.

Moderator:
Jaime Angeles, AngelesPons (Dominican Republic)

Speakers:
Jacobo Cohen Imach, MercadoLibre.com (Argentina)
Julie Mejia, Procter & Gamble (Panama)            
3:30 pm–3:45 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm–5:00 pm
Session 4: Disrupting the Revenue Stream for Counterfeiters

Panelists from law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, and brand owners will discuss innovative ways to stop counterfeiters and to remove their ability to make money from their criminal activities.

Moderator:
Jose Arochi, Arochi & Lindner S.C. (Mexico)

Speakers:
María Elena Lambraño, Chanel (Panama)
Martín Olari, Unidad de Información Financiera (UIF) (Financial Information Unit (UIF) (Argentina)
Bibiana Jalil Pizarro (Argentina)
           
5:00 pm–5:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Thank You

Gustavo Giay, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
Dolores Moro, International Trademark Association (United States)

 

 Project Team

 
INTA would like to thank the Project Team for its excellent work in planning and presenting this workshop.

Project Team Members:
Jaime Angeles, AngelesPons (Dominican Republic)
Jose Arochi, Arochi & Lindner S.C. (Mexico)
Gustavo Giay, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
Juan Porta, Ryan Lussich & Asociados (Argentina)
Francisco Carey, Carey (Chile)
Claudette Vernot, Estrategia Juridica (Colombia)

INTA Staff Liaisons:
Dionne Downs, International Trademark Association (United States)
Dolores Moro, International Trademark Association (United States) 
Maysa Razavi, International Trademark Association (United States)