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INTA–BASCAP Workshop in South Africa
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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

Welcome and Opening Remarks   

Ronald van Tuijl, JT International S.A. (2016 INTA President) (Switzerland)

9:15 am–9:45 am 

Setting the Stage     

Stephane Fauliau, ICC-BASCAP (France)

Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Subcommittee Chair, Middle East and Africa, INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee) (Nigeria)

9:45 am–10:15 am
Keynote Address

Fernando Antonio Dos Santos, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (Zimbabwe)
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 representatives will discuss their work in Africa, the challenges they face and the steps that they are taking to stop the criminal infiltration of the supply chain, and what more can be done collaboratively to stop the shipment of fake goods.

Moderator:
Maura Canavan, Rouse Africa (South Africa)

Speakers:
Sivuyile Maqungo, Philip Morris International (South Africa)
Alwyn Olivier, Global Risk Solutions (South Africa)
Sandy Smit, MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme) (South Africa)

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:
Paul Ramara, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)

Speakers:
Amanda Lotheringen, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)(South Africa)
Paul Williamson, City of Cape Town (South Africa)

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:
Lorna Gathigia Mbatia, CFL Advocates (Kenya)

Speakers:
Stephane Fauliau, ICC-BASCAP (France)
Martha Kimes, GoDaddy.com, LLC (United States)
Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)

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 and 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:
Vanessa Ferguson, KISCH IP (South Africa)

Speakers:
Shaun Graham Smith, City of Cape Town (South Africa)
Adv. NJ van Zyl, Asset Forfeiture Unit, National Prosecuting Authority (South Africa)

5:00 pm–5:15 pm 

Closing Remarks and Thank You   

Stephane Fauliau, ICC-BASCAP (France)
Bruce MacPherson, INTA (United States)

 

 Project Team

 

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

Project Team Members

Maura Canavan, Rouse Africa (South Africa)
Vanessa Ferguson, KISCH IP (South Africa)
Lorna Gathigia Mbatia, CFL Advocates (Kenya)
Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
Paul Ramara, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)

   
INTA Staff Liaisons

Sacha Colquhoun, International Trademark Association (United States)
Dolores Moro, International Trademark Association (United States)
Maysa Razavi, International Trademark Association (United States)

BASCAP Staff Liaisons

William Dobson, BASCAP (United States)
Stephane Fauliau, ICC-BASCAP (France)