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Programs and Events


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

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Etienne Sanz de Acedo, International Trademark Association (United States)

9:15 am–9:45 am 

Setting the Stage

William Dobson, Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (United States)

9:45 am–10:15 am
Keynote Address 

Trina Ha, Director of Legal, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, Director (Graduate Studies & Thought Leadership), IP Academy
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, intermediary representatives, and government officials 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.

Bienvenido Marquez, Quisumbing Torres (Philippines)

Nizam AhmadDali, Procter & Gamble (Singapore)
Matteo Mattei, Philip Morris International Management SA (Switzerland)
Nicolas Sartini, CMA CGM & ANL (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Lawrence Yu, Anti-Counterfeit Committee of CropLife Asia and Sumitomo Chemical (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd (Singapore)

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.

Amy Goh, PT Rouse Consulting International (Indonesia)

Cyril Chua, Bird & Bird ATMD (Singapore)
Teerin Charoenpot, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)(Thailand)
Allan B. Gepty, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Philippines)
Ray Tai, REACT China / Asia Pacific (China)

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.

Yew Foo (Brian) Law, Wong & Partners (Malaysia)

Louise Delcroix, eBay (Singapore)
Xiao-Lin (Lynn) Fu, Hewlett-Packard AP (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Sharmini Lohadhasan, BP, plc (Singapore)
Joe Welch, 21st Century Fox (Asia) Limited (Hong Kong)
Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (Malaysia)

3:30 pm–3:45 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm–5:00 pm 

Session 4: Working with Registrars and Registries to Eliminate Infringing Domain Names and Websites

Internet hosting services, domain registrars and registries, and Internet access companies provide the services that are the technical backbone of the Internet. Domain names and addresses are a basic element of the Internet, and the assignment of these names is controlled by ICANN and administered by registries and registrars around the world. Given the breadth and complexity involved, the system works amazingly well, but it is vulnerable to abuse by those who sell counterfeits and unlicensed content. These abuses confuse and mislead consumers into unknowingly making transactions for fake goods and services, including many that are unsafe and harmful. This panel will look at the current system, approaches, and best practices for blocking domain name abuses and for seizing existing illegal and illegitimate sites.

Shannon Platt, Sparke Helmore Lawyers (Australia)

Bharat Dube, Strategic IP Information Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
William Dobson, BASCAP (United States)

5:00 pm–5:15 pm

Closing Remarks and Thank You                          

Bienvenido Marquez, Quisumbing Torres (Philippines)
William Dobson,BASCAP (United States)