Agenda 2023

2023  Working Agenda (subject to change)

Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit  – 18th October

09:00

Welcome & Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jason Drangel, Partner, Epstein Drangel LLP

Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Intellectual Property – Brands and Content, Mattel Inc.

09.15

In Conversation – Learn how to hunt down and stop counterfeit HIV drugs

Geoffrey Potter, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Lori Mayall, Head of Anticounterfeiting & Brand Protection, Gilead Sciences

10.15

Panel Discussion – Selling your Brand Protection and Enforcement Strategy to the Business Teams

10.45

Morning refreshments and networking

11.15

Trends in Trading of Counterfeit Goods

How have the demographics around counterfeits changed in the last 10 years?

11.45

Panel Discussion – Examining successful cooperation strategies for Global Border Enforcement and On-the-Ground Enforcement

How best can you work with agencies to support your anti-counterfeiting strategy and maintain visibility?

Detective Sergeant Andrew Masterson, Disruptions and Engagement Lead, PIPCU

Phil Lewis, Director General, ACG

Jack Otto, Investigator IPR Fraud, OLAF (the European Anti-Fraud Office)

12.20

Lunch

13.25

Panel Discussion – Best practice for cooperating with online platforms in the pursuit of online counterfeiters

Alexander Pestell, Brand Cooperation Manager, Global IP & Brand Protection, TikTok Shop

 

14.00

Case Study: Pursuing online counterfeiters and issues with service in China

Ashly Sands, Partner, Epstein Drangel LLP

14.30

Workshop – Dealing with live selling and hidden links

Lorne Lipkus, Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

Melissa Tarsitano, Lawyer, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP

15.00

Anti-Counterfeiting Use Case – Alcohol

Louise Butler, Global Head of Brand Protection, Diageo

15.25

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16.00

Panel Discussion – Examining the role of intermediaries and third parties in protecting the supply chain against counterfeits 

Moderator:
Toe Su Aung, Co-Founder and Director, Elipe Limited

16.30

What does the arrival of ChatGPT and generative AI mean for IP rights?

16.50

Panel Discussion – Customised/upcycled products and the circular economy

17.15

Anti-Counterfeiting Use Case – Toys

Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Intellectual Property – Brands and Content, Mattel Inc.

17.40

Conference summary

Jason Drangel, Partner, Epstein Drangel LLP
Michael Moore
, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Intellectual Property – Brands and Content, Mattel Inc.

17.45

Book Launch

17.50

Networking drinks