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MAIN CONFERENCE: DAY TWO

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Registration for Main Conference Day Two & Networking Breakfast

While registering for Day Two, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and lively peer-to-peer conversation.



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Geoffrey Potter

Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Sponsored by: Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

As we all know, building a strong legal case doesn’t necessarily guarantee a counterfeiter will show up in court or stop their illicit operations. When this occurs, the cycle of trademark infringement against your brand continues. Nevertheless, your brand does have many options your investigative and legal teams can take advantage of to track, trace, and in turn, stop counterfeiters, even if they don’t show up for their court date.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • How to develop strategic partnerships with domestic and international law enforcement, investigative, and legal teams to locate, apprehend, and bring forward counterfeiters for prosecution
  • Legal filings, protocols, and standards to uphold based upon a variety of regional jurisdictions throughout the world
  • Innovative technologies that offer brands data analytics, security alerts, track & trace, and other information that can assist in stopping trademark infringement and counterfeiting


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Adam J. Coates

Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, Compliance & Enforcement –
BSA
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Geoffrey Potter

Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Pablo Argon

Senior Director, Technical Strategy IPTV, BU Media
Ericsson

Mark Goins (tentative)

International Trade Specialist, IPR Industry Officer for Information Technology
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
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Marci Ballard

Partner
Venable

09:45 AM - 10:30 AM CASE STUDY: How Symatec Tackles 3rd Party Service Support Fraud

Tatsiana Kuliashova, Senior Brand Protection Specialist, Symantec

Abstract soon to come!


Tatsiana Kuliashova

Senior Brand Protection Specialist
Symantec

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Morning Networking Break & Demo Drive Raffle Drawing Winners Announced

Join your peers to continue the discussion while networking over refreshments and light snacks---and find out the winners of some fantastic raffle prizes!


As many of you already know, the business of counterfeited product returns and destruction rings is booming year round, and even more so after the holiday shopping season.

When a counterfeiting operation returns fake products to a seller and receives full market price for the fraudulent products, their net profit is obviously quite lofty, especially when they process large quantities of product returns with various sellers around the globe. On the same front, when counterfeiting rings tap into product returns that are supposed to be destroyed, yet aren’t, the cycle continues – as well as lends to the distribution of grey/diversion products.

In this session, you will learn more about:

  • How to protect your brand from fraudulent returns, on a warehouse security, return’s policy, and product distribution level
  • Effective investigative & prosecution strategies your internal/external AC&BP teams can employ to reduce such activity


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Kate Asher

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel
Philips Electronics
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Jason Calhoun

Project Manager at National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance – NCFTA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch Break

Join us for this Networking Lunch Break to grow your industry network and continue discussing the hot topics.


By shutting down a counterfeiter’s ability to financially run their illicit counterfeiting operations, you will be one-step ahead of them in the race against their continued harm against your brand. One piece of the puzzle to fight a good fight against counterfeiters is to shut down their payment processing methods, and/or their enterprises’ financials running through various banks throughout the world.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Learn how to effectively plan and implement domestic & international bank seizures, including in countries that are the most difficult to navigate
  • Better understand your options with respect to shutting down 3rd party online payment methods linked with fraudulent online marketplaces
  • Obtain a keen understanding of what’s involved on a law enforcement level, including what type of documentation, verification, and legal actions must be in place prior to going after a counterfeiter’s financial operations/systems

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Di Thomson, CAMS, JD, CFE, CRCM, CCEP, SADR,

Director, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
First Data Corporation
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Joe Soniat, CAMS

Bank Secretary Act Officer
Union Bank and Trust

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Afternoon Networking Break

Continue the discussion over some light afternoon snacks and coffee.


In these Round Robin Interactive Discussion Groups, our government agency speakers will ensure participants optimize their opportunity to make connections and obtain valuable information from them as well. Each attendee will have a “schedule,” directing them to a specific table during each IDG time slot. Each IDG will be comprised of a different mix of attendees, to ensure a rich exchange of information and the sharing of best practices.

In this session, we will discuss how to effectively collaborate with government agencies that fall under the below categories:

Local/Domestic
Cross-Border
International

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Nicholas Shenkin

Special Agent, Strategic Partnership Coordinator
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
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Jason Calhoun

Project Manager at National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance – NCFTA

Jocelyn Keaveney

Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mark Goins (tentative)

International Trade Specialist, IPR Industry Officer for Information Technology
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Let’s face it, the greatest take-away you can bring back to your organization is sound advice that specifically addresses your questions that relate to protecting your brand against counterfeiting. This session will consist of open-forum Q&As with speakers answering questions you have submitted earlier in the day, such as:

  • How do I determine which government agencies to work with on x AC&BP matter?
  • How do I develop an effective business case my C-Suite can embrace with respect to establishing, and/or further developing our company’s AC&BP departments and initiatives?
  • How do I determine if our company does indeed have the capabilities and interest to pursue a counterfeiting judgement?
  • And much more!

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Steve M. Stachowiak

Senior Operations Manager, Consumer Product Group
Whirlpool Corporation
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Lynn Mayer

Senior Corporate Counsel
Paris Presents Incorporated
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Geoffrey Potter

Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Close of Main Conference: Day Two

We look forward to seeing you next year