Fight Against Counterfeit Goods Goes Global in Effort to Find and Prosecute Foreign Counterfeiters

Saturday, July 21st 2012

IQPC’s 9th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit – East Coast brings together anti-counterfeiting experts from around the world to share comprehensive approaches to combat counterfeiting

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2012

Legal IQ, a division of IQPC, announces the 9th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, September 19 to 21, 2012 in New York, NY. The summit brings together brand managers, directors of investigations, legal counsel, and law enforcement officials in an open forum to discuss comprehensive approaches to combat global counterfeiting.

As the fight against counterfeiting expands worldwide, companies are learning how to use resources within other countries to shutdown counterfeit operations. Hypertherm, Inc. is one company that took its fight against counterfeiting straight to the source. In a recent interview, Brett Hansen, Corporate Intellectual Property Counsel at Hypertherm, spoke about their success in prosecuting a Chinese manufacturer that was counterfeiting their replacement parts. “We found the company, did an undercover investigation and were able to collect a notarized sample and sued this company in the Chinese legal system, in their local court,” said Hansen. Hear more about the case and the tactics they used in the podcast interview, available here.

The 9th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit covers topics ranging from the expansion of the online global counterfeit marketplace, to the increased use of social media, and provides strategies for addressing counterfeiting, including alternative approaches to outwit counterfeiters and leveraging technology and global processes to develop a robust anti-counterfeiting and brand protection strategy.

Featured speakers include global leaders in intellectual property protection including Rosetta Stone, Conair Corporation, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Symantec Corporation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of International Trade, and more. This year’s program focuses on:

  •     Conducting internal brand protection audit to assess how well a product is secured throughout the distribution chain
  •     Overseeing the internet and online marketplace for the sale of counterfeit goods
  •     Working collaboratively with law enforcement to secure your products
  •     Utilizing technology that is effective and appropriate for your product
  •     Training employees on how critical IP protection is to the company’s success
  •     Educating consumers on the danger of counterfeit products
  •     Registering your trademarks and trade dress in countries where your products are manufactured and/or sold

For more information on the 9th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit - East Coast event, please visit or contact Manjula Dharia, Program Director at Manjula(dot)Dharia(at)iqpc(dot)com.

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