NYC SUMMIT 2017

Tuesday, April 25

Innovation, Strategies and Partnerships in a New Era of Brand Protection

Brand protection today matters more than ever, and brand owners must develop the right industry relationships and follow the latest innovations to be successful. At the NYC Summit, you'll hear best practices that will impact your approach to brand protection - from key government officials, law enforcement agencies, IP and legal professionals and MarkMonitor customers.

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Learn Important IP and Digital Brand
Protection Strategies


Partnering with government agencies, associations and ecommerce platforms marketplaces to enforce your brand online


Using advanced technologies to protect your IP from piracy, counterfeiting, fraud and cybercrime


Crafting a comprehensive domain and trademark plan to preserve the value of your IP assets

2017 Speakers

Angel M. Melendez
Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations
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Angel M. Melendez
Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations
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Angel M. Melendez is the Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York office. Mr. Melendez directs the investigative activities of over 400 Special Agents and 190 Task Force Officers assigned to offices in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, regarding trans-national criminal activity including; narcotics smuggling; financial crimes; cyber-crimes; intellectual property and commercial fraud; human smuggling and trafficking; child exploitation; immigration fraud; transnational gangs; and export enforcement.
Marc Trachtenberg
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Marc Trachtenberg
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Marc is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Intellectual Property and Technology and Advertising practices. Marc specializes in protection of trademarks, copyright and reputation from domain name, website, social media, email, and other online abuses, which he accomplishes both through informal methods like his wide network of industry contacts and knowledge of platform-specific dispute policies, as well as formal methods such as the UDRP, other country-specific dispute resolution policies, and litigation in U.S. and other courts. Marc has recovered thousands of domain names in his career from dozens of countries and six out of seven continents (no Antarctica domains yet!). Marc also regularly assists clients with the takedown and removal of infringing or otherwise offensive content or product listings in social media and online generally. Marc has actively participated in the development of Internet policy and governance for more than 10 years, focusing on the protection of intellectual property online, and in particular with respect to new gTLDs. He is the Chair of the Membership Committee of the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN and Legal Counsel for the Brand Registry Group, which is a trade association for brand owners that operate their own .Brand gTLD. He has also advised numerous clients with regard to gTLD issues and assisted with numerous applications for new gTLDs, as well as filing and responding to objections to new gTLD applications. At a previous firm, Marc managed a unique law firm-run domain name registrar, which registered domain names on a worldwide basis and managed large domain name portfolios for some of the most well-known brands in the world. As a result of his domain name and internet experience, Marc was recently named one of the World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017 by World Trademark Review and "one of the nation's leading experts on domain names and internet-based trademark matters."
Monique Cheng Joe
Senior Vice President, Head of Brands and Content Intellectual Property
NBCUniversal
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Monique Cheng Joe
Senior Vice President, Head of Brands and Content Intellectual Property
NBCUniversal
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Monique Cheng Joe is Senior Vice President, Head of Brands and Content Intellectual Property at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles, California. She oversees the intellectual property team that supports the development of brands and the production of content for all company businesses ranging from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation to NBC and Telemundo. This team handles domestic and international title, trademark, copyright, right of publicity, production, domain name and other related issues. She was previously Head of Trademarks at DreamWorks Animation. She oversaw intellectual property matters for DreamWorks Animation, Oriental DreamWorks, and AwesomnessTV on matters related to motion picture production and distribution, live and animated television production and distribution, consumer products, location-based entertainment, theme parks and digital technology initiatives. In an earlier stint, she spent 11 years at NBCUniversal, most recently as Vice President, Trademark Counsel, where she managed the trademark and domain name portfolio for NBCUniversal’s subsidiary companies. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Cheng Joe was Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs at Fox Family Worldwide and then Counsel at The Walt Disney Company. Ms. Cheng Joe graduated from Fordham University School of Law and received a B.S.B.A. in international business from Georgetown University. She is a member of the bars of New York and California.
Kevin Weaver
Senior Director, Brand Protection Technology & Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
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Kevin Weaver
Senior Director, Brand Protection Technology & Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
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He is currently responsible for developing and deploying innovative business and technology solutions that combat the risks associated with illicit trade (e.g. counterfeits, diversion, tampered, trademark / copyright) for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies across the Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Consumer segments worldwide. Mr. Weaver has over 25 years of experience working for Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, and Computer Sciences Corporations across various roles developing competencies within information technology, data & analytics, business & market intelligence, supply chain, and strategic planning & architecture. Since August 2013 he has served Michigan State University (MSU) A-CAPP Industry Advisory Board. He previously served on the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Board of Directors along with several other industry and academic positions throughout his career.
Stephen Lamar
Executive Vice President
American Apparel and Footwear Association
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Stephen Lamar
Executive Vice President
American Apparel and Footwear Association
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Stephen Lamar is Executive Vice President at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Steve is responsible for the design and execution of AAFA lobbying strategies on a series of issues covering trade, supply chains, and brand protection. In these roles, Steve also advises AAFA member companies on legislation and regulatory policies affecting the clothing and footwear industries. Steve is also President of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum for discussion of international trade policy and related issues.
Bradley Silver
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Time Warner Inc.
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Bradley Silver
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Time Warner Inc.
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Bradley Silver is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Time Warner Inc, where he focuses on copyright, trademark and patent matters relevant to the diverse products and services offered by Time Warner’s operating divisions: Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner. As head of the IP practice at Time Warner, Bradley’s concentration includes advising colleagues on copyright and trademark issues relevant to Time Warner's digital strategy in the US and globally, as well as on trade, legislative and policy matters. Bradley has been at Time Warner since 2004, prior to which he was an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis in New York, and Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg. Bradley received his Bachelor of Arts (1993) and Bachelor of Laws (1996) from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Brian Winterfeldt
Co-Leader of the Global Brand Management and Internet Practice
Mayer Brown
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Brian Winterfeldt
Co-Leader of the Global Brand Management and Internet Practice
Mayer Brown
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Brian advises clients on the creation of global trademark and branding strategies, including domestic and international trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. He is an expert on ICANN's new gTLD program, and develops advocacy and enforcement strategies in this space for brand owners, including advice surrounding registration of trademarks in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and assessment of domain name portfolio management strategies.
Carolina Paschoal
Vice President & Intellectual Property Counsel
Kate Spade & Company
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Carolina Paschoal
Vice President & Intellectual Property Counsel
Kate Spade & Company
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Carolina Paschoal is Vice President and Intellectual Property Counsel for Kate Spade & Company. Carolina joined Kate Spade & Company in May 2016 and is based in New York. In this role, she is responsible for legal support to all intellectual property matters of the Company as well as legal aspects of Kate Spade & Company licensing deals worldwide. Before Kate Spade & Company, Carolina was Vice President & Associate General Counsel for DIRECTV Latin America (AT&T), the largest provider of paid television services in Latin America. She was responsible for legal support for programming/content deals in Latin America, as well as technology, intellectual property and information technology legal matters. Carolina also oversaw DIRECTV Latin America's compliance program. Previously, she was an intellectual property partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City, and an associate at Veirano Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carolina holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sao Paulo. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Sao Paulo. Carolina is licensed to practice law in New York and Sao Paulo.
Steven M. Rosenthal
Vice President, Law, Trademarks & Copyrights
Revlon
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Steven M. Rosenthalr
Vice President, Law, Trademarks & Copyrights
Revlon
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Steven M. Rosenthal leads Revlon’s in-house trademark legal group. He oversees trademark, copyright, and domain name management and enforcement issues for the company and its subsidiaries worldwide, for brands including Revlon, Almay, American Crew, CND Shellac, Cutex, Elizabeth Arden, and Mitchum, as well as for several owned and licensed fragrance brands. Mr. Rosenthal was previously in-house IP counsel at Diageo North America, where he worked on beverage alcohol brands including Crown Royal, Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, and Smirnoff. Mr. Rosenthal received his A.B. with honors from Harvard University and his J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School, and was previously associated with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York.
Christian Dawson
Executive Director
Internet Infrastructure Coalition
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Christian Dawson
Executive Director
Internet Infrastructure Coalition
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Christian is Executive Director of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) where he works to make the Internet a better, safer place for the businesses that make up the Cloud. Dawson spent 16 years as an executive at web hosting provider ServInt. While there, he co-founded the Save Hosting initiative, designed to galvanize web hosting providers in their opposition of PIPA & SOPA. He went on to help co-found the i2Coalition to ensure that those who build the infrastructure of the Internet have a voice in all matters of public policy that affect them. He is a staunch advocate for Internet freedom as a tool for social and economic growth by fostering the growth and expansion of the Internet economy. Dawson is also Co-founder of Open-i Advisors Inc.
Eleanor M. Lackman
Partner
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
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Eleanor M. Lackman
Partner
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
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Eleanor M. Lackman is a partner in the Litigation and Trademark practices at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, where she focuses her practice on media and entertainment litigation, brand protection and enforcement, and copyright and trademark counseling and strategy. Ranked by Chambers USA every year since 2014 and recognized as a top entertainment lawyer by Variety, Eleanor’s clients come to her for strategic and practical advice for the modern world. Eleanor is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Rollins College. Prior to joining CDAS, Eleanor worked with Hogan Lovells, Arnold & Porter, and Loeb & Loeb.
Yury Pishchik
Manager, Fraud Prevention & Payment Security
Citizens Bank
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Yury Pishchik
Manager, Fraud Prevention & Payment Security
Citizens Bank
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Yury Pishchik manages the Citizens Bank Fraud Prevention & Payment Security team, with a focus on ensuring customer facing banking channels have robust layered security and anomaly detection controls capable of combating modern threats. In his over 8 years with Citizens Bank, Yury has led development of the bank's fraud customer awareness & education program along with implementation of several key security projects designed to strengthen customer authentication standards while ensuring an optimal customer experience. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Babson College. He is an avid skier and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two children.
Lauren Dienes-Middlen
Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property
WWE, Inc.
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Lauren Dienes-Middlen
Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property
WWE, Inc.
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As the Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is the Head of the Intellectual Property Group of the Business & Legal Affairs Department of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”), a multibillion dollar, international, integrated media and entertainment company. At WWE, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for counseling the business groups regarding the best branding strategy for enhancing and developing strong trademark rights worldwide, including proper selection and use of marks. She is responsible for all trademark availability analyses as well as the prosecution of trademark applications and registrations in the United States and in more than 80 countries, currently consisting of more than 8,000 active and registered marks. She also manages all trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide. Lastly, she is responsible for procuring and maintaining the company’s domain name portfolio of approximately 2,000 URLs worldwide.
Gary Wengrofsky
Director of Trademarks
Charter Communications
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Gary Wengrofsky
Director of Trademarks
Charter Communications
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Gary Wengrofsky is Director of Trademarks for Charter Communications, where he is responsible for managing the organization's trademark and domain name portfolios, brand licensing and providing general IP guidance. Before coming to work for Charter, Gary spent more than 11 years as Time Warner Cable's Director of Trademarks. Prior to holding his IP position, Mr. Wengrofsky enjoyed roles in telephony, regulatory, government affairs and public relations during his 23 year career with TWC. Mr. Wengrofsky is a graduate of NYU and North Carolina State University.
Nadine Jacobson
Partner
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
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Nadine Jacobson
Partner
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
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Nadine Jacobson, Partner at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. in New York City, advises clients on international trademark, design patent, copyright, unfair competition and appellation of origin/geographic indication issues, including the EU Community Trademark, International Registrations under the Madrid Union (Trademarks) and the Hague Treaty (Industrial Designs), TRIPs, the Paris Convention and the Berne Convention. She develops strategies for acquiring, enforcing, maintaining and assigning intellectual property rights with an emphasis on foreign laws and international treaties, and litigates international and multi-country conflicts. Nadine also advises clients on related IP transactional issues in the context of IP portfolio audits, due diligence for acquisitions or divestitures, and agreements for related corporate IP transactions, including IP holding companies. Additionally, she conducts global trademark clearance projects including analysis and evaluation of search data and related risk analysis, investigations and negotiations vis-a-vis prior third party rights, and implementing global filing strategies. She focuses on the retail apparel and accessories, cosmetics, watch, personal and household care products, housewares, pharmaceutical, retail store, restaurant and hotel, entertainment and financial services industries. Nadine is currently a member of the International Trademark Association: Emerging Issues Committee, and was previously a member of various other committees relating to Madrid systems. She is a member of the Trademarks and Unfair Competition Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In the past year, she was recognized by Who's Who Legal, named to 2016 Super Lawyers New York Metro List and Women's Edition, was selected to appear in IP STARS 2016, Women in Business Law, and the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Professionals. Nadine was also an adjunct professor of a course on International Trademark Protection at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Nadine graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. Nadine is currently admitted to the bar in New York, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.
Paul Reardon
Corporate Paralegal
iRobot Corporation
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Paul Reardon
Corporate Paralegal
iRobot Corporation
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Paul Reardon joined iRobot Corporation as Corporate Paralegal in 2008 and some of his responsibilities include managing and enforcing the organization's trademark portfolio, copyright, product packaging and providing general IP guidance with regard to trademarks. Before coming to work for iRobot, Paul was with the Legal Department at Millipore Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, based in Massachusetts for almost 10 years. Mr. Reardon earned a Master’s Degree in International Business from Southern NH University.
Doug Isenberg
Attorney and Founder
The GigaLaw Firm
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Doug Isenberg
Attorney and Founder
The GigaLaw Firm
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An attorney and founder of The GigaLaw Firm, Doug Isenberg is a recognized leader on Internet law; a domain name arbitrator; and a frequent author and speaker on Internet legal issues. The World Trademark Review has said that Doug is "a whiz on all things to do with Internet law and domain names", and the Atlanta Business Chronicle has called him an "international authority on Internet law." Doug has worked with clients on domain name transactions and disputes since 1996 and today represents some of the world's largest and best-known brands with respect to their Internet legal matters — including the largest complaint ever filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which resulted in an order transferring 1,519 domain names to a single client. He also serves as a domain name panelist for four of the world's leading dispute providers, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva.
Camille M. Miller
Shareholder
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Cozen O'Connor
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Camille M. Miller
Shareholder
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Cozen O'Connor
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Camille M. Miller joined the firm in April 2002 and is Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Department. Camille is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Camille concentrates her practice in all aspects of intellectual property, specifically trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, cyber security and data breaches, right of privacy, right of publicity, domain names, counterfeiting, licensing, trade secret and franchising law, as well as all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright.
Jason Dillinger
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
PBS Distribution
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Jason Dillinger
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
PBS Distribution
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Jason Dillinger is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for PBS Distribution, a worldwide media distribution company owned by PBS and WGBH Educational Broadcasting Foundation. Since formation of the company in 2009, he has served as its chief legal officer and corporate secretary, advising senior management and the Board of Directors on all legal and governance matters. Mr. Dillinger has experience with a wide variety of video content licensing and intellectual property issues and particular expertise with digital distribution models, including SVOD, EST and OTT. Prior to formation of PBS Distribution, he served as the Intellectual Property Counsel and Associate General Counsel for PBS where he helped to pioneer many of public television’s new media initiatives, including licensing video content to streaming and download platforms for the home video and educational markets, time-shifting broadcasts, video gaming, online sponsorship and delivery of HD programming. At PBS, Mr. Dillinger drafted and led negotiations on a range of entertainment and media contracts, including content and software licensing, acquisition, production, talent and marketing agreements. He also advised management on various entertainment and media law subjects, including copyright, trademark, infringement, indecency, defamation and rights of publicity and privacy issues. From 1997 until 2001, Mr. Dillinger worked as an attorney with the Washington D.C. office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
Dave Allen
Vice President of Business Operations
Dyn GBU
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Dave Allen
Vice President of Business Operations
Dyn GBU
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Dave Allen is Vice President of Business Operations for the Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for overall business operations, including: business process, back office, and business metric/KPI management. He also leads a team focused on sales and marketing operations, information systems and technology, and legal, to ensure the global business unit (GBU) runs effectively and efficiently. Dave writes regularly on internet protocol and governance, specifically data sovereignty issues, having been published IT Pro Portal, Info Security, Business Cloud News and CircleID. His expertise around critical internet infrastructure architecture, and its corresponding policies and standards make Dave a sought after thought leader on global internet events. Dave is an alumnus of Nixon Peabody LLP, where he practiced in the Global Business Transactions and Private Equity groups. Dave is a graduate of both the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Dave lives in New Hampshire with his wife and son.
Jennifer Chung
Assistant General Counsel
Time Inc.
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Jennifer Chung
Assistant General Counsel
Time Inc.
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Jennifer Chung is Assistant General Counsel at Time Inc., where she manages the company's global trademark, patent, and domain name portfolios, and assists with other intellectual property-related issues. Prior to joining Time Inc., Ms. Chung was Assistant General Counsel at the New York State Department of Economic Development, providing counsel on state-wide agency matters concerning intellectual property issues, including licensing and enforcement of the "I Love NY" family of service marks and trademarks. She was an associate at several local law firms, including Kaye Scholer LLP, where she handled a wide range of high level intellectual property litigations. Ms. Chung served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Chung attended Albany Law School and Cornell University.
Nick Weger
Director
Entertainment Software Association
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Nick Weger
Director
Entertainment Software Association
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Nick has twelve years of experience representing major companies in both the music and video game industries. As of 2012, he began working for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) where he leads all online content protection initiatives. The ESA represents member companies that publish software for video game consoles, PCs, handheld devices and the Internet.
Daniela Jensen
Global Brand Enforcement Paralegal
Vans
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Daniela Jensen
Global Brand Enforcement Paralegal
Vans
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I work at Vans, Inc. as a Global Brand Enforcement Paralegal and I have been with the company for over six years. Some of my responsibilities include coordinating all trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings on a global basis, conducting trainings for Customs and Law Enforcement, coordinating online take downs of any unauthorized use of Vans intellectual property rights. I am also responsible for graphic and e-commerce ad review and name clearance. Before transitioning into brand enforcement, I was responsible for managing the trademark and copyright portfolio for Vans in the APAC region (which consisted of almost 1,000 trademark applications and registrations). Before coming to Vans, I worked at Hilborne Hawkin Intellectual Property Law firm, for almost 4 years.
Jenny Dirks
Sr. Manager, Global IP & Brand Enforcement
Vans
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Jenny Dirks
Sr. Manager, Global IP & Brand Enforcement
Vans
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Jenny has managed the intellectual property portfolios and brand enforcement program at Vans for the past nine years. Prior to Vans, she worked at Kohler Co. for thirteen years primarily coordinating patent filings with Product and Design, but also handling trademark, copyright and domain name filings. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and a Master of Business Administration from Lakeland College. Jenny loves hiking, camping, cycling, kayaking or any other outdoor activity that comes her way. She has a two year old daughter, Kinsley, who is already following in her footsteps and prefers to be outside versus the indoors.
Jason Seger
Program Manager
Etsy
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Jason Seger
Program Manager
Etsy
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Jason is the Program Manager for Etsy’s Legal Support team and has been with the company since 2008. He leads the effort to build tools for, and manage enforcement of, Etsy’s Intellectual Property Policy, where he coordinates the team that executes strategy and provides support to the Etsy community and third parties. In his spare time, he’s always thinking about music and which ballparks he’d like to visit this baseball season.
Whitney Gibson
Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
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Whitney Gibson
Partner
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
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Whitney is a partner and chair of Vorys’ intellectual property and technology protection group. He focuses his practice on internet brand and reputation issues, including stopping online price erosion and grey market and other types of illegitimate sales, online seller enforcement, internet defamation, patent and intellectual property infringement, and misleading marketing and advertising. Whitney has authored several articles for trade and popular media and is frequently called upon to teach tactics and strategies for solving internet problems to other attorneys and executives around the world. He works closely with leading brands and manufacturers to develop customized unauthorized seller strategies and programs for companies confronting grey market sellers with investigate tools and services that meet each client’s unique business circumstance. Whitney has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2009.
Rob Doerfler
Strategic Global Legal Counsel
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Rob Doerfler
Strategic Global Legal Counsel
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Rob Doerfler is presently a contract attorney in the New York office of Dentons, where he works in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Rob began his career in intellectual property in the licensing department at Elvis Presley Enterprises. He interned in trademark litigation and enforcement at the Pretoria, South Africa office of Adams & Adams and later became Trademark Attorney at K&L Gates in New York. Rob worked at SVP Worldwide (more commonly known as the Singer sewing machine company), where he was Intellectual Property Counsel and responsible for prosecution, licensing and enforcement of the company’s intellectual property rights worldwide. He later moved to Harley-Davidson as Senior Trademark Counsel, where he oversaw the prosecution and enforcement of the company’s trademark portfolio in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia as well as the company’s global licensing program. Rob is admitted to the bar in both New York and Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Memphis in 1997 and graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2002 with a Juris Doctor. In 2008, he earned a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is presently working on his Master of Business Administration at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and will graduate in June 2017.
Charlie Abrahams
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
MarkMonitor
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Charlie Abrahams
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
MarkMonitor
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Charlie Abrahams is a recognized and energetic executive with an established record of creating a strong European presence for leading global technology companies. His experience includes re-building and running the EMEA organization for Network General Corporation after its divesture from Network Associates, during which he grew the organization's revenue significantly. Previously, he was hired by Plumtree Software (later acquired by BEA) to create the European business from scratch, signing on Global 100 customers and adding consulting services. Abraham's prior experience also includes executive positions at Amdahl Corporation, IBM and Burroughs Machines. Based in London, Abrahams has a Master's degree with honours in economics and sociology from Cambridge University and held a scholarship to King Edward's School in Birmingham.
Nagaraju Bandaru
Vice President, Engineering
MarkMonitor
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Nagaraju Bandaru
Vice President, Engineering
MarkMonitor
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Nagaraju Bandaru is a seasoned leader in the high-tech industry with more than two decades of experience building innovative and creative cultures and leading high-performance product development teams to successfully deliver world-class, competitive products to the marketplace. Prior to MarkMonitor, Nagaraju served in various leadership roles at Intuit, including Vice President of Customer Care and Sales and, most recently, as the Vice President of Product Development. Previous to that, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for BooRah, Inc., a search company that provides recommendations and reputation tracking services, which was acquired by Intuit in 2009. Nagaraju is a patent owner for several inventions and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hyderabad, India.
David Cooper
Vice President, Sales North America
MarkMonitor
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David Cooper
Vice President, Sales North America
MarkMonitor
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David is a recognized thought leader in the Brand Protection space and has led MarkMonitor sales & business developments efforts for more than a decade. His tenure and experience with MarkMonitor include helping to shape, launch, and develop online brand protection programs for hundreds of the most prolific brand globally. Previously, David has held various key strategic position's for MarkMonitor; from launching new product lines, to running our Latin American sales organization.
Ronda Majure
Vice President, Global Head of Sales
CompuMark
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Ronda Majure
Vice President, Global Head of Sales
CompuMark
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Ronda is located in our Dallas office, but spends most of the time traveling visiting customers across the globe. Ronda joined the company in 1996 and has worked in the trademark research and brand protection industry for over 20 years, serving on several different INTA committees including the INTA Internet Committee, Trade Dress Committee and on the Online Trademark Use Subcommittee. She is currently serving on the Unreal Campaign. She has held several different positions within CompuMark, including Vice President of Sales & Marketing as well as Vice President of Global Segment Sales. She is a member of the Copyright Society, as well as the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group. Prior to joining the business, Ronda worked in sales for Wolters Kluwer, selling Tax and Business Law to attorneys and accounts. Ronda is a committed member of Step Up. Step Up is a non-profit organization devoted to helping girls from under-resourced communities fulfill their potential. Ronda was a member of the Women in Brand Team that submitted Step Up for the Community Champion Awards and it was chosen as one of the 2015 Community Champion Awards winners. Ronda was chosen as the one of the Top 5 Sales Women in North American in 2015 and Top 100 Global Sales Leaders by Hot Topics Magazine in 2016. Ronda is a member of the editorial board for Trademark Lawyer Magazine. She has recently had articles published by Managing IP, Inside Counsel, Noticiero Textil, and has been interviewed by The Times, Financial Times and New
Kiran Malancharuvil
Policy Counselor
MarkMonitor
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Kiran Malancharuvil
Policy Counselor
MarkMonitor
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Kiran Malancharuvil is the Policy Counselor for MarkMonitor, responsible for monitoring the legal, legislative, political and regulatory environment for internet consumers and brand owners. Kiran has taken a leading role defending brand and consumer interests on policy and advocacy issues related to the domain portfolio management; cybersquatting and infringement; third-party accountability; accessibility of website ownership data, anti-counterfeiting, product safety and consumer fraud. She is a trademark attorney with experience in international and domestic trademark prosecution, litigation, anti-counterfeiting efforts and brand protection counseling. She holds community leadership positions in the ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency and in the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Nancy Merritt
Manager of Global Relationships
MarkMonitor
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Nancy Merritt
Manager of Global Relationships
MarkMonitor
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Nancy Merritt is a Manager of Global Relationships for MarkMonitor, one of the largest Global Brand Protection service providers in the online IP Space. With a background in client engagement and online IP enforcement and compliance, she is responsible for cultivating relationships and strategic partners for MarkMonitor's Brand business. She manages a variety of cross-functional projects and proactive outreach efforts with a focus on creating collaborative and mutually-beneficial relationships with ISPs, Marketplaces, Law Enforcement, Data Providers, and Social Media platforms. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. She is also a member of the IACC Regional Internet Committee focusing on both the Social Media and B2B/B2C Task Forces.
Robin Boldon
Director, Anti-Piracy Product Management
MarkMonitor
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Robin Boldon
Director, Anti-Piracy Product Management
MarkMonitor

MarkMonitor
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Robin is product lead for the MarkMonitor Anti-Piracy business unit. His portfolio includes detection, verification and enforcement services that target the unauthorised distribution of live broadcast, on-demand programming (VOD, EST/DTO, SVOD, AVOD etc), software, games and eBooks. His responsibility includes delivering a clear vision and strategic direction for the portfolio of Anti-Piracy services from MarkMonitor & NetResult. He leads product development decisions around service requirements necessary to meet individual client needs along with identifying operational efficiency improvements that reduce the time to market for new capabilities. Prior to joining the company Robin was at BBC Worldwide, the commercial division of the UK PBS. There he delivered the first full-scale B2B Digital Video Supply Chain service in Europe. He also led the complex multi-platform distribution strategy (on-line, TV, theatrical, social) for the worldwide simultaneous release of the BAFTA winning 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who. Declared as a new Guinness World Record, the programme was released day and date in 15 languages to 98 countries. Robin holds a Batchelor of Arts degree in Television & Radio from the University of Salford and is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Trevor Robbins
Brand Client Services Manager
MarkMonitor
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Trevor Robbins
Brand Client Services Manager
MarkMonitor
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In addition to leading Brand Protection programs for his clients, and providing Chinese marketplace guidance, Trevor has also worked closely with MarkMonitor's Anti-Piracy, Training, and Strategic Services groups. He started his career as a federal worker in Washington, D.C., and applies an international background towards providing innovative and effective IP protection strategies. Trevor holds a bachelor's degree in International Affairs, Chinese Language & Literature from The George Washington University."
Stefanie Ellis
Product Marketing Manager
MarkMonitor
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Stefanie Ellis
Product Marketing Manager
MarkMonitor
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Stefanie Ellis is the MarkMonitor Product Marketing Manager for both AntiFaud and Dark Web & Cyber Intelligence Services. Stefanie has over 11 years of experience in anti-fraud, brand protection and vendor relations, she has worked with a wide range of industries from financial to retail, manufacturing to social media. Stefanie has managed a team of Client Service Managers and Analysts supporting both the AntiFraud and Brand Protection Services in her tenure with MarkMonitor, and she has a deep knowledge of phishing fraud, grey area brand fraud/brand abuse, and the MarkMonitor customer user experience.
Zac Wolf
Product Marketing Manager
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Zac Wolf
Product Marketing Manager
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With over four years of experience in Brand Protection, he has focused on building a comprehensive, effective brand protection strategy for global brands in various industries including technology, apparel, sports and entertainment. Zac has managed a team of Brand Protection Analysts, and has helped establish industry-standard anti-counterfeiting best practices looking across multiple digital channels. Zac holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Idaho and a Master's of Business Administration, graduating with honors, from Northwest Nazarene University."
Olesia Klevchuk
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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Olesia Klevchuk
Senior Product Marketing Manager
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Olesia is a senior product marketing manager at MarkMonitor responsible for Brand Protection and Anti Piracy suite of products. In her role, Olesia focuses on understanding challenges around brand protection, digital piracy and IP abuse faced by global brands both online and in the mobile space. Olesia has over 10 years of experience working in the IT sector helping global brands understand how technologies can improve their businesses. In more recent years she focused on ways online data and technologies can protect brands and intellectual property online.
Isaiah Sarault
Strategic Services Manager
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Isaiah Sarault
Strategic Services Manager
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Isaiah has over 14 years of experience in client service and management, working for large and small organizations in the technology and healthcare industries. In his role as Strategic Services Manager at MarkMonitor, Isaiah works closely with complex clients in the software and pharma space to develop best practices, and ensure a streamlined experience across multiple MarkMonitor business units. Isaiah holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Montana and a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

Agenda

Tuesday, April 25th

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome

David Cooper

9:15am - 10:00am

Homeland Security Investigations and the Protection of Global Innovation

Special Agent in Charge from the Department of Homeland Security Investigations

10:00am - 10:30am

Protecting a Global Brand

Johnson & Johnson
Moderated by Charlie Abrahams

10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:25am

Managing Complex Brand Portfolios

Revlon, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Rob Doerfler
Moderated by Brian Winterfeldt

11:25am - 11:55am

Global Enforcement Strategies

Vans, iRobot
Moderated by Trevor Robbins

11:55am - 12:25pm

MarkMonitor and Compumark Product Strategy

Nagaraju Bandaru

12:25pm Lunch
1:55pm - 2:40pm
Domain Breakout Panel

Domain Management Strategies

Time Inc., Charter Communications, Dyn
moderated by Merynn Hemphill

Brand Breakout

Protecting Your Organization from Emerging Fraudulent Activities

Citizens Bank
Moderated by Stefanie Ellis

Brand Breakout

How One Marketplace Navigates Brand Protection and Infringement

Etsy
Moderated by Nancy Merritt

AntiPiracy Breakout Panel

Digital Piracy: Effective Strategies to Protect Your Content Online

PBS Distribution, Gunpowder & Sky Distribution, ESA
Moderated by Olesia Klevchuk

Trademark Track

Survival Skills for a Rapidly Evolving Trademark Landscape

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C., Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, Kate Spade, Tepper & Eyster, PLLC
Moderated by Ronda Majure

2:45pm - 3:30pm
AntiPiracy Breakout

MarkMonitor AntiPiracy: Product Vision and Key Market Trends

Robin Boldon

Brand Breakout

Measuring Success to an Effective Brand Protection Program

Isaiah Sarault & Zac Wolf

Domain Breakout Panel

Domain Name Disputes in the New World of New gTLDs

The GigaLaw Firm

Trademark Track

Hot Topics in Trademark Law

NBCUniversal, Cozen O'Connor
Moderated by Ronda Majure

3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:25pm

Partnering in the Policy World: Why it Matters for Brands

i2Coalition, AAFA, Time Warner Inc.
Moderated by Kiran Malancharuvil

4:25pm - 4:45pm

A Proven Method to Tackling Grey Market Sales Online

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Moderated by David Cooper

4:45pm - 5:25pm

Hidden Threats – the Shift Away from Content-Based Online Trademark Abuse

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Marc Trachtenberg)

5:25pm - 5:30pm

Closing

David Cooper

5:30pm - 7:00pm Closing Cocktail Reception