Mark Schonfeld

Burns & Levinson, LLP


12:00 PM Workshop B: Review of the S.1890 - Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Regulation

In this session, we will take a deep dive into better understanding the recent amendments to the S. 1890 – Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 regulation and how said revisions will have an affect on your AC&BP strategy. We will examine how the amendment will enables trade secret owners to file civil lawsuits in federal court for trade secret misappropriation related to products or services in interstate or foreign commerce. We will also discuss how the DTSA also provides remedies for trade secret misappropriation, such as damages, injunctions and civil seizure orders.

In this session, we will:

  • Examine the recent revisions listed in the updated regulation
  • Discuss how to apply said regulations when planning, implementing, enforcing, documenting, and prosecuting counterfeiting rings’ seizures


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