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Anti-Counterfeiting for Licensed Products: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Business

Product Code - LGN229
Speaker(s): On Lu, Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP; Charlene Wan, WAN Consulting, LLC
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Manufacturers and rights holders are increasingly seeking to generate revenue through licensing their intellectual property in addition to just the traditional model of manufacturing tangible goods. An effective licensing program must address the unique challenges brought by counterfeiters. These challenges may consist of “unauthorized” distribution channel members, manufacturers of goods of identical quality that cannot readily be distinguished from the originals—such as imitation Nike shoes, Gucci bags, and the like—and consumers who unknowingly purchase unlicensed goods.

The faculty presenting this program will focus on cost-effective and long-term strategies to confront these challenges and will discuss how to be successful in this emerging area of intellectual property.

Educational Objectives:

• Learn about cost-effective strategies and tools to use in the fight against counterfeiters in the U.S. and abroad, particularly in Europe, China, and Taiwan.
• Understand the unique counterfeiting challenges faced by companies that license technology and brands.
• Discover how to collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop counterfeiters at U.S. borders.
• Find out about litigation options to stop anti-counterfeiters such as cease-and-desist letters, federal court lawsuits, working with the International Trade Commission, and the like.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Intellectual property attorneys; corporate counsel advising their clients regarding licensing agreements for their technology; litigators; and marketing professionals for U.S. companies producing products—such as smart phone accessories, gaming hardware, cable, speakers, headphones, routers, Blu-ray DVD players, music players, game consoles, and the like—that are launching their retail brands abroad and that are expecting counterfeits of their products to arrive in the U.S.

Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A general understanding of intellectual property rights and licensing agreements.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.0 credit
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.0 credit (may vary based on from which jurisdiction requested)

For additional information, please see the “CE Credit” tab. 

On Lu, Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP; Charlene Wan, WAN Consulting, LLC

On Lu, Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg LLP
On Lu is a partner in the San Francisco office of Novak Druce, where he focuses on complex, multi-party patent and trademark litigation before the International Trade Commission and federal district courts around the country. He has also developed anti-counterfeiting initiatives for brand owners to police their intellectual property, including working with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to prevent counterfeit products from entering the country.

Mr. Lu earned a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, an M.B.A. in strategic planning from National University, and a B.A. in international relations from the University of Redlands. He is admitted to practice in California.

Charlene Wan, WAN Consulting, LLC
Charlene Wan is a strategic marketing consultant with WAN Consulting, LLC. For more than 20 years, she has managed branding, events, marketing, public relations, communications and ecosystem growth for HDMI, Microsoft, BenQ and NWC Warranty. While with HDMI Licensing, she was responsible for licensing the company’s specification, promoting the standard, providing education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers, and enforcing compliance worldwide.

Ms. Wan has had sustainable successes in the PC, CE and IT industries and has broad and deep expertise in marketing strategy and new business development, both domestically and worldwide. She earned an M.A. in communications management from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Tamkang University.

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