Jocelyn Keaveney

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


11:30 AM How to Effectively Reduce & Prosecute Online Counterfeiting Rings

Counterfeiting rings around the globe are highly-technically skilled at setting up thousands of online marketplaces that mislead consumers in believing a .com is a brand’s official website - or products on one of their hundreds of other fraudulent marketplace websites are authentic.

As the world has turned to the Internet as their 24/7 go-to-source to purchase a wide variety of goods, brand owners need to put shutting down these websites to the top of their AC&BP to do list.

In this session, you will learn more about:

  • How to develop and maintain strategic AC&BP partnerships with online marketplaces, payment processors, digital advertising entities, and law enforcement agencies
  • How to effectively work with Internet hosting companies, domain registrars & registries, and Internet access providers to reduce online counterfeiting activities
  • Effective methods to shut down cyber-squatting domains
  • How to effectively source and collaborate with local and international law enforcement, investigative, and prosecution partners that specialize in online product counterfeiting


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: