April 24, 2018

There’s a better way to protect your brand online.

What if only a page or two of search results really mattered to restoring revenue? Could online protection mean more than raw enforcement numbers? Does your strategy keep up with new threats to domains? The truth about protecting your enterprise in the digital world may surprise you. New and streamlined approaches can trim excess efforts and target resources where they count most for your bottom line. Join us at the fourth annual New York Summit, where you’ll learn how to:


Discover consumer-centric technology that makes smarter, targeted protection possible.


Leverage the expertise of government agencies, associations and marketplaces.


Establish a solid domain strategy and uncover trends in the .brand movement.


Defend your brand against new phishing, malware, piracy and ransomware scams.

Robert C. Barchiesi
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Lauren Dienes-Middlen, Esq.
WWE, Inc.
Steve Estrada
WeWork
Patrick Flaherty
Verizon
Robert C. Barchiesi
President, International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
Robert (Bob) Barchiesi is President of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC). In this role, Bob leads one of the world’s oldest and largest trade associations representing exclusively the interests of over 250 companies concerned with trademark counterfeiting and the related theft of intellectual property. Mr. Barchiesi joined the IACC in 2008. Under his leadership, the organization has experienced a 40% increase in the number of new member companies and a 180% increase in revenue. Prior to his Mr. Barchiesi joined the IACC in 2008. Under his leadership, the organization has almost doubled its membership and expanded its initiatives into Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Barchiesi also spearheaded the development of the IACC RogueBlock® initiative – a voluntary agreement and strategic partnership with MasterCard, Visa Europe, Visa International, PayPal, Discover / PULSE / Diners Club, American Express, MoneyGram and Western Union. The initiative focuses on combating rogue websites and online marketplaces. He also led the launch of IACC MarketSafe, an initiative with Alibaba and IACC to address counterfeit products on the company’s e-commerce platforms, Taobao and TMall. Prior to his appointment as the IACC President, Bob has had a distinguished career serving in leadership positions at the Recording Industry Association of America, the New York City Police Department and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Attorney General, and as the Chief of Police in Crystal River, Florida. Mr. Barchiesi has spoken to influential media including CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, and other major media outlets about global anti-counterfeiting strategies, voluntary agreements, and the impact of counterfeiting on governments and consumers. Bob has also testified before Congress and is a frequent keynote speaker at anti-counterfeiting conferences around the world. Mr. Barchiesi serves on the editorial panel for the World Intellectual Property Review magazine and is listed in the 137th edition of “Contemporary Authors.” Mr. Barchiesi received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama and his B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Lauren Dienes-Middlen, Esq.
SVP, Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property, WWE, Inc.
As the Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - 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, where she has worked for the past 17 years. 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, including managing all trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide. In addition, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for negotiating and drafting the company’s worldwide Consumer Products license agreements, settlement and co-existence agreements, product placement contracts, location agreements, photographer agreements, model releases and non-disclosure agreements. Ms. Dienes-Middlen also manages WWE’s Anti-Piracy Program, overseeing the enforcement of WWE’s rights with respect to online video piracy, counterfeit physical goods, domain name arbitrations, seizures, and litigation worldwide. In addition to assisting with litigation, she has valuable experience in achieving amicable resolutions of trademark disputes through negotiating coexistence arrangements and settlement agreements. Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for reviewing and approving all of WWE’s licensed product, venue merchandise, advertisements, books, magazines, home video, pay-per-view key art, photographs, and press releases. Lastly, she is responsible for procuring and maintaining the company’s domain name portfolio of approximately 2,000 URLs worldwide. As a result of her years in private practice as well as her current employment with WWE, Ms. Dienes-Middlen has represented trademark and copyright ownership rights in a wide variety of industries including sports entertainment, digital media, apparel, toys and sporting goods, household goods, cosmetics and fragrances, food and beverage, magazines, home video and theatrical films. Under her leadership, the WWE Intellectual Property team won the 1st place World Trademark Review Industry Award in 2017 for “North American Team of the Year”, surpassing Google, Facebook and Twitter; won 1st place World Trademark Review Industry Award in 2015 for “Sports, Entertainment & Media Team of the Year”; was top-five shortlist nominee in 2015 for “North American Team of the Year”; was top-five nominee in 2016 for “North American Team of the Year” as well as “Sports Entertainment & Media Team of the Year”. In 2015, she was a top-five shortlist nominee for “In-House Counsel of the Year”. In 2017, she was featured in the August/September 2017 issue of The World Trademark Review Magazine and in 2016 she was featured in the October-December 2016 issue of Profile Magazine, both in connection with work she and her team undertake. Ms. Dienes-Middlen received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Vassar College in 1992, and her J.D. from Western New England University School of Law in 1995. She is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Prior to joining WWE in 2001, she was an associate at Gursky & Ederer, LLP, and before that, at Schweitzer, Cornman, Gross & Bondell, LLP, both IP firms in New York City.
Steve Estrada
Intellectual Property Counsel, WeWork
Steve handles all aspects of IP and brand protection for WeWork, including trademark prosecution and enforcement, patent and copyright protection and domain management. Prior to joining WeWork, Steve worked at Wilmer Hale and an NYC based fintech startup. Steve is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and Boston College and is an avid live music fan and home chef.
Patrick Flaherty
Managing Associate General Counsel, Verizon
Patrick Flaherty is Managing Associate General Counsel in Verizon’s Marketing, IP and Digital Media Law and Policy Group. He is an experienced corporate lawyer with a proven history leading a global IP law and policy group, working with a wide range of business clients, and managing a diverse and inclusive team of legal professionals. He advises Verizon’s business units worldwide on intellectual property and digital media law and policy issues and is charged with managing and protecting Verizon’s intellectual property rights. Patrick received a Bachelor of Corporate Law and LL.B from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and LL.M in intellectual property law from the George Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, is registered as corporate counsel in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a Solicitor in England and Wales.
Andy Forsythe
Nissan Group of North America
Doug Isenberg
The GigaLaw Firm
Sarah Langstone
Verisign
Sabrina Perelman
Facebook
Andy Forsythe
Brand Protection & Dealer Parts Loyalty, Nissan Group of North America
Mr. Forsythe is a corporate automotive professional with over 25 years experience in various roles in the automotive aftermarket and with the OEMs. Mr. Forsythe currently manages the Brand Protection Team for the Nissan Group of North America in Franklin, Tennessee. In January of 2013 Mr. Forsythe was selected to build Nissan's Brand Protection Team in North America. He grew the group to include collaborations with other OEM stakeholders and US Government agency partners, and established a digital partnership to combat the proliferation of counterfeit sales through ecommerce platforms online. These efforts led to a substantial decrease in intellectual property infringements against Nissan and its affiliates in North America and globally. Mr. Forsythe has been recognized as a Subject Matter Expert and industry leader in automotive brand protection by Forbes Magazine, and is a frequent speaker at training seminars, expositions, and brand protection meetings globally. In 2016 Mr. Forsythe was selected by industry members of North American automotive manufacturers to be the inaugural President of the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, or A2C2, and was unanimously re-elected as President in 2017. A2C2 is a collaboration of 12 of North America's major auto manufacturers that have partnered to combat counterfeiting of automotive parts in North America. Mr. Forsythe's previous responsibilities with Nissan from 2006-2013 include various roles in Aftersales, Warranty, and Fixed Operations. Between 1995 and 2006 Mr. Forsythe worked in the automotive aftermarket as a Regional then National Sales Manager for a major automotive aftermarket parts retailer. Mr. Forsythe is Tennessee native, a graduate of the University of Memphis, a former US federal law enforcement officer, and is a US Navy veteran. He currently resides in Spring Hill, TN, USA.
Doug Isenberg
Attorney and founder, The GigaLaw Firm
Doug Isenberg, an attorney and founder of The GigaLaw Firm, has represented some of the world’s largest and best-known brands in domain name disputes for more than two decades. 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.” In addition to representing clients in domain name disputes, Doug also serves as a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva; the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) in Minneapolis; the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) in Prague; and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre in Vancouver.
Sarah Langstone
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Verisign
As senior director of strategic partnerships, Sarah Langstone manages Verisign’s new gTLD program and the company’s relationship with new gTLD applicant customers. She is an active member of the ICANN community and has keynoted and participated in numerous panels on new gTLDs across the globe. Langstone has worked in the ISP and Internet software industry for more than 20 years. Before spearheading Verisign's new gTLD program, she was responsible for product management in Verisign's naming services portfolio. Prior to joining Verisign 18 years ago, Langstone was responsible for E-Business product management for Sage Software and was a Senior Division Manager for Demon Internet, both located in the UK
Sabrina Perelman
Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Facebook
Sabrina Perelman is Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Facebook, Inc. In this role, Sabrina focuses on the company's intermediary liability measures, including its notice-and-takedown program for Facebook, Instagram and affiliated services, and its compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), E-Commerce Directive, Communications Decency Act (CDA) and similar legal regimes worldwide covering copyright, trademark, counterfeiting, defamation and related laws. Before joining Facebook, Sabrina was a senior associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where she focused on Intellectual Property & Media litigation and counseling matters. Sabrina graduated with honors from the Emory University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from New York University
William G. Ross
National IPR Center, Homeland Security Investigations
Kevin Weaver
Johnson & Johnson
Ryan White
DigiCert, Inc
Jeremy M. Wilson
Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection MSU
William G. Ross
Deputy Director, National IPR Center, Homeland Security Investigations
Mr. Ross over 31 years investigative and management experience with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the its legacy agency U.S. Customs Service. Prior to his current assignment as the HSI Deputy Director at the National IPR Center, Mr. Ross served in several senior management positions for HSI to include serving as the Acting Deputy Assistant Director for the Information Management Directorate with direct oversight of the agency’s Technical Operations Unit and agency Information Technology (IT) modernization efforts. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Ross served as the Unit Chief for the Technical Operations Unit with oversight for developing and implementing agency policy for technical operations and Title III intercepts and the Asset Forfeiture unit with oversight for developing and implementing agency policy with regards to criminal seizures and forfeitures. Mr. Ross’ first assignment at HSI Headquarters was as a Unit Chief at the National IPR Center overseeing both the IP and Global Outreach and Training Units. During this time he led the development of several key HSI programs including Operation In Our Sites, targeting websites selling counterfeit merchandise; Operation Chain Reaction, targeting counterfeit items entering the government and critical infrastructure supply chains. Prior to his assignment to HSI Headquarters, Mr. Ross served for four years as a Section Chief at the ICE Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia with oversight of the basic training program of all HSI Special Agents. Mr. Ross began his career as a US Customs Service Special Agent, serving for twenty years in the Charleston, SC area conducting criminal investigations involving intellectual property, commercial fraud, money laundering, narcotics smuggling, counter-proliferation and anti-terrorism.
Kevin Weaver
Senior Director, Brand Protection Technology & Innovation, Johnson & Johnson
Kevin Weaver is the Senior Director, Brand Protection Technology & Innovation at Johnson & Johnson. 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.
Ryan White
Channel Marketing Manager, Global Programs, DigiCert, Inc
Ryan looks after Global Programs for DigiCert’s Website Security Channel Marketing Group. He has 15 years of experience in security-related fields and Corporate Domain Management, including ICANN’s New gTLD Program. Ryan has a passion for education and enablement of website security offerings, focusing on best practices website owners can leverage to improve their site’s security footprint.
Jeremy M. Wilson
Director, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection MSU
Jeremy M. Wilson (Ph.D., The Ohio State University Glenn College of Public Affairs) is a Professor of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University (MSU), and has founded and directs the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection and the Program on Police Consolidation and Shared Services. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Wilson was a Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where he led the development of the Center on Quality Policing and the Police Recruitment and Retention Clearinghouse. He has held a wide variety of appointments and honorary titles at prestigious institutions around the world, and has served as an instructor for numerous law enforcement and brand protection training programs. Dr. Wilson has collaborated with police agencies, communities, task forces, companies, associations and governments throughout the U.S. and the world on many complex public safety problems, and has led over $10M of projects sponsored by the U.S. Congress, various units of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Interior, community and institutional foundations, local governments, police departments, professional associations, and corporations. Among other areas, he has written extensively for practitioners and scholars on brand protection, product counterfeiting, police staffing and personnel planning, organizational consolidation, resource allocation, community policing, field interventions for violence prevention, data and measurement, empirical modeling and evaluation. Dr. Wilson’s research and commentary have been featured in numerous books, professional publications, academic journals, and Congressional testimony, and in various forms of national and international media. He has received recognition awards from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, and Underwriters Laboratories for his contributions to the fields of brand protection and policing.
Charlie Abrahams
MarkMonitor
Akino Chikada
MarkMonitor
David Cooper
MarkMonitor
Statton Hammock
MarkMonitor
Charlie Abrahams
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, MarkMonitor
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.
Akino Chikada
Senior Product Marketing Manager, MarkMonitor
Akino is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for the MarkMonitor Brand Protection solutions. She started her career in public relations and marketing in London and has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States. She has led and served interim roles in global marketing strategies, product marketing, events management, public relations, corporate communications and regional marketing. Akino holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University College of London, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and has trilingual fluency in English, Italian and Japanese.
David Cooper
VP, Sales North America, MarkMonitor
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.
Statton Hammock
VP Global Policy & Industry Development, MarkMonitor
For more than 15 years, Statton has provided companies with strategic business advice and guidance on Internet policy, domain name strategy, compliance, and brand protection. As former general counsel and officer of several public, private, and non-profit corporations in the Internet industry including Network Solutions, Enom, Rightside, NameJet, and Name.com, Statton has led teams that have developed tactics, policies, procedures, and industry best practices to tackle several forms of abusive online behavior including consumer fraud, dissemination of counterfeit goods, illegal pharmacies, and trademark infringement. Statton's knowledge and contagious enthusiasm for the domain name industry has made him a sought after consultant by members of the United States Congress and a popular featured speaker at NamesCon, ICANN, INTA, and other domain name, cybersecurity, and counterfeit industry conferences. Statton holds a BA in Government from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
Nancy Merritt
MarkMonitor
Greg Savage
MarkMonitor
Alison Simpson
MarkMonitor
Ben Wellman
MarkMonitor
Nancy Merritt
Manager of Global Relationships, MarkMonitor
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.
Greg Savage
Senior Advisor, Strategic Services, MarkMonitor
A MarkMonitor veteran of 14 yrs, Greg has accumulated a breadth of experience in domain name management. He is currently a senior member of the Strategic Services team. Responsibilities include facilitating portfolio optimization reports, domain optimization and other strategic account services. Prior to his current role he was a Sr. Client Services Manager and Supervisor, responsible for managing some of MarkMonitor’s largest, most complex and strategic Fortune 100 accounts. Greg is CompTIA A+ Certified and has over 8 years experience with Network+, Microsoft, Novell, CISCO and Lotus Notes Administration.
Alison Simpson
Senior Product Marketing Manager, MarkMonitor
With more than 13 years' experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Management, including domain strategy development and implementation. Alison started her career in the domain industry with MarkMonitor as a Client Services Manager responsible for managing large complex domain portfolios for global brands. Alison is currently responsible for the overall marketing message for MarkMonitor's domain business, is a member of ICANN's Business Constituency (BC), and continues to work face-to-face with many MarkMonitor clients, providing industry insight and domain protection strategies.
Ben Wellman
Senior Client Services Manager, MarkMonitor
Ben Wellman is a Senior Client Services Manager with MarkMonitor leading the charge against counterfeiters. Combining MarkMonitor data and industry experience, Ben has developed innovative new metrics and perspectives evaluating the counterfeit problem. Ben holds an M.B.A from Northwest Nazarene University, and is a graduate of the Maguire New Venture Development Program at the University of Arizona.
Zac Wolf
MarkMonitor
Zac Wolf
Product Marketing Manager, MarkMonitor
Zac Wolf is the Product Marketing Manager for the MarkMonitor AntiCounterfeiting Solutions. 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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:30am - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

9:05am - 9:20am

Welcome

David Cooper of MarkMonitor

9:20am - 9:50am

A-CAPP: Educating Others About Product Protection

Jeremy Wilson of A-CAPP, Kevin Weaver of Johnson and Johnson, Bill Ross of Homeland Security Investigations

9:50am - 10:30am

The Importance of Brand Protection

Steve Estrada of WeWork, Lauren Dienes-Middlen, Esq. of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Moderated by Charlie Abrahams

10:30am - 10:45am

Break

10:45am - 11:15am

The State of the Domain Industry

Sarah Langstone of Verisign
Moderated by Alison Simpson

11:15am - 11:55am

Identifying Different Channels of Counterfeits

Andy Forsythe of Nissan North America

11:55am - 12:25pm

GDPR: The Impact on WHOIS and IP Enforcement

Statton Hammock of MarkMonitor

12:25pm - 1:55pm

Lunch

1:55pm - 2:40pm
Brand Breakout 1

Failure to Launch: Brand Protection and Go-to-Market Strategy

Zac Wolf of MarkMonitor, Ben Wellman of MarkMonitor

Domain Breakout 1

Securing a Global Domain Portfolio

Ryan White of DigiCert

2:45pm - 3:30pm
Brand Breakout 2

Fireside Chat: Are Fraudsters Always a Step Ahead?

Patrick Flaherty of Verizon
Moderated by Akino Chikada of MarkMonitor

Domain Breakout 2

Domain Portfolio Optimization

Greg Savage from MarkMonitor

3:30pm - 3:45pm

Break

3:45pm - 4:15pm

Fireside Chat: How Facebook Helps Brands Fight Infringement

Sabrina Perelman of Facebook
Moderated by Nancy Merritt

4:15pm - 4:45pm

The Growing Threats from Cybersquatters - and How to Defeat Them

Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm

4:45pm - 5:25pm

Effective Solutions to Evolving Trends in Online Counterfeiting

Bob Barchiesi, President of IACC
Moderated by Nancy Merritt

5:25pm - 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

David Cooper of MarkMonitor

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

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