President & Partner-IP Practice Group IACC Foundation & Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
Angelo E.P. Mazza practices in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and works extensively with law enforcement on IP related crimes. He is responsible for the day to day operation of the firm’s Internet Program and works with paralegals and researchers on issues ranging from online auctions to websites and emerging technologies. He counsel clients in developing and implementing enforcement strategies in a variety of settings.
He is the National Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the IACC. He has held that position for over 15 years. During that time he has worked closely with law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels to organize and carry out training related to the identification of counterfeit products and to the laws created to fight the problem. Since 2001 he has been President of the IACC Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to providing educational programs and materials for law enforcement and the public. He created the IACC Foundation’s well regarded training CD-ROM for law enforcement which is updated on an annual basis. He is at work creating a Latin American training CD and accompanying training program.
Mr. Mazza has organized and conducted training sessions for CBP, ICE and the FBI in the United States. He has also conducted training for law enforcement in almost all 50 states at all levels and for various departments. He has spoken at IACC, INTA, ICAOCT and other conferences on enforcement related issues. He is active with the US Embassy in Rome to establish an ongoing program of sharing best practices between judges and prosecutors to fight IP crimes. He has been a featured speaker at those annual sessions.
Counterfeiting is a global problem that cannot be handled or resolved by just one entity. The most effective way to thwart worldwide counterfeiting comes through collaboration between law enforcement, government agencies, industry organizations and brand owners. In this workshop we will share effective practices and provide you with a checklist that will enable you to be proactive in developing an anti‐counterfeiting strategy and working with CBP to effectively enforce your rights at the border. Leave this workshop understanding how to effectively forge a collaborative working relationship with law enforcement that meets anti-counterfeiting objectives.
Topics will include:
Effective ways to record and provide notice of registered rights with customs in order to obtain seizures
The type of information that rights holders need to provide CBP’s to provide them with the knowledge of what products are authentic vs. counterfeit
Analysis of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection interim rule to allow information
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Angelo.