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2016 Speakers Include:

Mr. Matt Bogaard
Mr. Matt Bogaard
Head of Corporate Security & Facility Operations
Dreamworks
 Reuben Buck
Reuben Buck
Senior Director, Global Brand Protection
Cisco
 Craig Buehler
Craig Buehler
Director, Private Sector Engagement
Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
Wesley Bull
Global Head of Risk Management, Protective Services & Investigations
NVIDIA
 Stephanie S. Christensen
Stephanie S. Christensen
Assistant United States Attorney, National Security Division, Deputy Chief, Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section
U.S. Department of Justice
 Barbara J. Duggan
Barbara J. Duggan
Senior Counsel, Litigation, Investigations & Brand Protection
Hewlett-Packard Company
 Bill Friedman
Bill Friedman
Director, Litigation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jeffrey Gee
Director of the Global Brand Protection
Symantec
 Laurie Iacono
Laurie Iacono
Program Manager
National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance
Tatsiana Kuliashova
Senior Brand Protection Specialist
Symantec
 Elisha Lawrence
Elisha Lawrence
Assistant Vice President, Global Anti-Piracy & Content Protection
ABS-CBN International
 Dan McKinnon
Dan McKinnon
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property & Brand Protection
New Balance
Catherine Miller
Chief of Staff
ICE- Homeland Security Investigations, National IPR Coordination Center
 Martin Nguyen
Martin Nguyen
General Counsel, Action Sports
BRG Sports, Inc.
 Chris Reed
Chris Reed
Senior Counsel, Content Protection Policy
Fox Entertainment Group
 Kristin Reif
Kristin Reif
Director Government Affairs, Global Trademark & IP
Philip Morris International
 Steven Rosenthal
Steven Rosenthal
Director, Anti-Piracy & Web Security
McGraw Hill Education
 Mimi K. Rupp
Mimi K. Rupp
Vice-President, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Kaplan, Inc.
 Mark Schonfeld
Mark Schonfeld
Partner
Burns & Levinson, LLP
 Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott
Manager, N.A. Customer Policy & Practices
The Procter & Gamble Company
 Cynthia Tregillis
Cynthia Tregillis
Senior Director, Brand Protection & Trademark Law
Western Digital
 Ron Wheeler
Ron Wheeler
Senior Vice President, Content Protection
Fox Entertainment Group
Enhanced Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies & Partnerships to Effectively Impact Your Brand Protection Initiatives

Despite all the efforts you put forth to reduce trademark infringement and counterfeiting upon your brand; the fight continues. In today’s price-competitive marketplace, no brand is exempt from being counterfeited--- and almost every brand is an equal opportunity TARGET for counterfeiters at a global level. 

With counterfeited products, knock-offs, grey market, and diversion activities still on the rise, your teams need to rev up their anti-counterfeiting, brand & trademark protection efforts. 

With the ever-evolving capabilities the Internet affords counterfeiters, no longer can you focus all your anti-counterfeiting efforts toward border controls and brick & mortar illicit activities. In order to mitigate the effects of IP Infringement in the modern marketplace, you must effectively collaborate with a wide variety of IP and brand protection thought-leaders, In-House and Outside Counsel, Investigation Experts and many others; in order to combat the prevalence of global illicit trade pervading the WORLD wide web. 

Attend this year’s West Coast Summit to: 

  • Learn more about what’s taking place in the space from a wide variety of consumer product companies such as the: Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, E-Commerce, Tobacco, Sports Equipment, Business Products, and much more! 
  • Examine how to attack counterfeiting globally by effective partnerships with such agencies as: INTERPOL, the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as local authorities that can assist in your anti-counterfeiting efforts 
  • Take advantage of 6+ hours of networking opportunities---with Thought Leaders in the space, as well as with industry colleagues and competitors 
  • Stay up-to-date of the current trends, best practices, and innovative methods to reduce trademark infringement against your brand 
  • And much more! 

Join us for the 16th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection – West Coast Summit to learn how your brand can expand and enhance its legal and brand protection arsenal to fight the global battle against trademark infringement!


Short List of Who’s New for 2016!
  • Ron Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Content Protection, 20th Century Fox Entertainment Group
  • Kristin Reif, Director Government Affairs, Global Trademark & IP, Philip Morris International
  • Martin Nguyen, General Counsel, Action Sports, BRG Sports, Inc.
  • Craig Buehler, Director, Private Sector Engagement, Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
  • And many more to come!

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