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January 28 - 30, 2019
Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Main Conference Day 2; Wednesday, January 30, 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am REGISTRATION & NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

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Lorne Lipkus

Member Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN), Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

8:45 am - 9:30 am MONITORING, SHUTTING DOWN AND BUILDING SUCCESSFUL CASE AGAINST COUNTERFEITERS

Daniel McKinnon - Head of Global Brand Protection, New Balance
Jason Yao - Sr Partner, Wan Hui Da Law Firm, China
Fighting the war on counterfeits on a global scale is daunting for brands, but it can result in victories. Take New Balance, which won a RMB3.3 million/US $1.5 million suit against trademark infringers in China. In his session, the company’s Head of Global Brand Protection draw on this experience to provide tips for successfully fighting counterfeiters in court.

Discussion points include:
  • How to identify the right service provider for both investigation and legal services
  • Insights on effective and proven methods for monitoring online activity and digital distribution
  • Understanding how the mandating approval processes for investigative techniques and legal research across borders will effect your anti-counterfeiting strategy
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Daniel McKinnon

Head of Global Brand Protection
New Balance

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Jason Yao

Sr Partner
Wan Hui Da Law Firm, China

9:30 am - 10:15 am EFFECTIVE COOPERATION BETWEEN BRAND OWNERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO NAB COUNTERFEITERS

Russ Jacobs - Director, Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property, Starbucks Coffee Company
A successful anti-counterfeiting and brand protection program requires both the collaboration of internal and external partners to be successful. Working with law enforcement officers and customs agents is a must if the infringers are to be caught and stopped. This presentation will explore how brand owners can most effectively manage their relationships with these officials.

Topic discussed will include:
  • Tools to identify authentic and counterfeit goods
  • Registrations with customs
  • Black lists and white lists
  • Internal and external (CBP) Trainings 
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Russ Jacobs

Director, Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property
Starbucks Coffee Company

10:15 am - 11:00 am WHAT’S MINE ISN’T YOURS—AND I’M TAKING IT BACK! HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COLLABORATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES & STRATEGIC PARTNERS TO SUCCESSFULLY PLAN, IMPLEMENT AND PROSECUTE SEIZURES

Sabrina Kajogbola - Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Ice-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI San Francisco)
Susan Gorsuch - , California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force
Gina Fong - , California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force
Once a counterfeiting operation is identified with a confirmed manufacturing or distribution location, one of the next steps your company may wish to pursue is planning a retail or factory raid. However, before you do so, you must address many logistical and legal matters. The ability to coordinate and cooperate on investigations with government agencies is critical, as governments are the primary and most effective resource in the war on counterfeits.

In this session, we will explore:
  • How to effectively work with various domestic and international government, investigative, and law enforcement agencies to plan a raid, from soup to nuts
  • Legal documentation that must be filed pre and post-raid

Sabrina Kajogbola

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Ice-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI San Francisco)

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Susan Gorsuch


California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force

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Gina Fong


California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING MINGLE

Continue the discussion over a cup of coffee while check out the latest anti-counterfeiting technology 
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Rob Filer


ConvaTec

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Bob Amiano

NA Sales Director, Global Brand Protection
Duracell – A Berkshire Hathaway Company

11:30 am - 12:35 pm Be Proactive! Stop Reacting to Piracy and Counterfeiting, Start Preventing!

11:30 am - 12:35 pm Online Investigations: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Denise Mosteller - Senior Manager, Brand Protection, Implus
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Denise Mosteller

Senior Manager, Brand Protection
Implus

11:30 am - 12:35 pm Strategies to Handle Grey Market and Counterfeit Merchant Mixing Online

Deejay Smith - Director - Global Brand Protection, LifeScan
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Deejay Smith

Director - Global Brand Protection
LifeScan

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON

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Maral Behnam-Garcia

Trademark & Brand Protection Manager
Wish

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Julien Dudouit

Global IP Brand Manager, Legal Intellectual Property
ebay

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Becky Unruh

IP Attorney
Western Digital

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Bob Amiano

NA Sales Director, Global Brand Protection
Duracell – A Berkshire Hathaway Company

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

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Lorne Lipkus

Member Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN), Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm CLOSE OF MAIN CONFERENCE