Jason Calhoun

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


11:15 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Take Down Counterfeited Product Returns & Destruction Rings

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

2:15 PM Interactive Discussion Groups (IDGs): How to Effectively Collaborate with Government Agencies to Reduce Trademark Infringement

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: