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Anatomy of a Brand Protector

Are you a brand owner? Here is a profile of whom you should hire. Are you a brand protector? Look sharp! You’re under the microscope. Are you a counterfeiter? This is who is coming after you. Be afraid.

Shed Light on the Shadow Supply Chain

Retail crime and product diversion have achieved nearly full penetration into the marketplace, due in no small part to the Internet. In advance of the Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit we look at what contributes to this ubiquity, and the innovative ways you can turn the Internet—and the consumer—against the grey market.

Current Attendee Snapshot

We are expecting a large and experienced turnout at the Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit. Find out which of your peers will join us on the show floor in Arlington this September.

Registration Packet

Do you have all you need to sign up for the event? Well now you do - we've put all the registration materials in one place for your convenience!

IP PI: Ken Gamble and Fighting Counterfeiters in the Field

Past speaker Ken Gamble, Executive Chairman at Internet Fraud Watchdog, discusses his work enforcing IP rights in 3rd world countries, gives advice on effective relationships with local police, and goes into what brand owners need to keep in mind when looking to protect their brand.

Nipped in the Bud: The Largest Counterfeit Seizures Worldwide

Global counterfeiting is on the rise... but so are anti-counterfeiting efforts. This infographic details some of the most high-profile counterfeit goods seizures in recent years, and weighs them against the staggering global scope of the issue - the battles yet to be fought. For more information, please fill out the form below or email us at to receive a copy via email.

Past Attendee Snapshot

Curious about who attended the last summit? We have you covered. From companies to job titles, here's a glance at some of the industry experts represented at last year's summit - many of whom you're likely to run into on the show floor this year.

Video Interview: Lou Ederer on Counterfeiting & Trademark Law

Lou Ederer, Partner and Head of the IP Department New York at Arnold & Porter, and past speaker at our summit, shares his insights and personal experiences relating to counterfeiters' use of the internet, details of trademark law within the fashion industry, and how companies can prevent breaches in their operations, in this in-depth video interview.

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Brand Protection in the Digital Age

Marc Payne, Owner of M Consulting, discusses a multi-disciplinary approach to brand protection in the digital age in this exclusive video interview. He explains how to identify, prioritize and score the biggest threats. 

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Anti Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit this September in Washington D.C. and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

IQPC ID: Where the IP Innovators Meet

Did you know attendees reported a 82% satisfaction rate with past events? Read on to find out more about the precedent we've set with the Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit in the past.

New Products & Struggles on the Counterfeit Frontier

Motorola Mobility is constantly evolving and updating its products, which makes it all the more easy for counterfeiters to create fakes. In this interview, Bill Anderson, Senior Counsel, IP, Motorola Mobility, shares how he and his team investigate the potential new opportunities created by the advent of new products and technologies.

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2017 Registration Form

Fill out the registration form and send it to to secure your spot at the 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit.

A Multidisciplinary Approach: Fighting Counterfeiters on the Digital Landscape

As a retailer, New Balance is an easy counterfeit target. In this interview, Daniel McKinnon, General Counsel, IP, New Balance, discusses the brand's strategy for preventing, tracking and prosecuting counterfeiters. He also delves into what recourse the company has against Chinese companies who open knockoff retail stores, and more in this exclusive video interview.

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eBay's Best Defense Against Counterfeiters

In one of the most popular sessions at the Anti-Counterfeiting Summit, Michelle Fang, Associate General Counsel at eBay, explained the arsenal of tools right’s owners have to take down infringers. They can go after domain registries, file anonymous claims and utilize take down notifications, among other things.

Justify Your Trip

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the Summit and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit, this September in New York, and you’ll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Hitting the Sweet Spot, Cheap Fast & Easy IP Enforcement

Join Tim Walker, Sr. Global Manager of Brand Protection for GoPro as he shares best practices and experiences on setting up a cost effective, compliant and speedy worldwide grey market and counterfeit online enforcement program.

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Harnessing Disparate Resources To Develop Enforcement Solutions

Learn to bring together social media, Customs seizure notices, website sales and a host of other resources to take the fight back to the counterfeiters and more effectively use tools available to your advantage. A presentation by Angelo Mazza, President, IACC Foundation & Partner, IP Counsel at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP.

Protect Your Brand From Trademark Infringement

methods that will enable you to: Collaborate effectively with the above departments, better understand other department’s perspectives, as it relates to their respective agendas, requirements, obstacles, and goals - so you may in turn develop an AC&BP program all departments can embrace. Presented by Maral Behnam-Garcia, Trademark & Brand Protection Manager at SunPower Corporation, Kellie Myers, LCB, CCS, Legal and Compliance Administrator at Taylor Guitars and Chris Gibbins, Director of Global Brand Protection at Speck Products.

2017 Industry Experts Presentation Package

A package of presentations from some of the most well received speakers from our last summit. Including companies such as: GoPro, Lexmark, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP, SunPower Corporation, Speck Products, and more!

How Lexmark Curtailed Counterfeiting and Diversion By Creating A More Intelligent Supply Chain

Andrew Gardner, Worldwide Brand Protection Manager at Lexmark, discusses how end users (e.g., customers, investigators, law enforcement) can authenticate Lexmark-branded products worldwide in real-time, further increasing confidence in the brand, how it has expanded its serialization capabilities across all of the printer consumables it develops and sells, and more.

Global Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Market 2017-2021

The sample report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global anti-counterfeit packaging market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from different types of applications and types of technology used in anti-counterfeit packaging.

Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Technologies Market Report 2017-2027

The Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Technologies market will reach $119.11 billion in 2017. This sample report contains forecasts, original analysis, company profiles and, most crucially, fresh conclusions. The report gives detailed forecasts and analysis of the Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Technologies markets by region and end-use sectors.

How to Get Priority from Government Agencies for your Counterfeit Targets

Ahead of this year’s 19th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit this September 27-29 in New York, New York, we spoke with David Bass, Deputy Attorney General, Financial Fraud and Special Prosecutions Unit at the California Department of Justice.  In our discussion he helps to he helps to uncover:

       Some of the top priorities government agencies look for when taking on a case

       The importance and ways in which to make your case ‘sexy’ for the prosecutors

       Best practices and techniques that law enforcement agencies and officers use for their own investigation and have perfected over time

2017 Expert Insights on Anti-Counterfeiting & Protecting Your Brand

This exclusive portfolio includes;

  • How to Combat the eBay Fulfillment Warehouse (EFW) - With Christopher Johnson, Partner at Johnson & Pham, LLP
  • Best Practices for Protecting a Brand in China - Jason Yao, Senior Partner at Wan Hui Da Law Firm, China

How to Combat the eBay Fulfillment Warehouse (EFW)

Christopher Johnson is Partner at Johnson & Pham, LLP., discusses exactly what the eBay Fulfillment Warehouse (“EFW”) phenomenon is, and how it can be combatted. He also expands on the counterfeit ecosystem in the US, and how has it has evolved over time, and how to help stop foreign based counterfeiters from using local US warehouses to distribute counterfeit.

Best Practices for Protecting a Brand in China

Jason Yao, Senior Partner, Wan Hui Da Law Firm, China discusses;

  • The best practices for protecting a brand in China
  • Different approaches that would be taken for different targets for efficient resource allocation
  • The current counterfeit goods ecosystem in China - both for brands trying to sell and procure/manufacture goods from China
  • What a bigger challenge for brands is China- trademark infringements or manufacturing of counterfeits
  • Key challenges to pursuing an anti-counterfeiting and brand protection strategy in China
  • Success stories he has had when pursuing action against counterfeiters