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Strategies for Global Intellectual Property Enforcement: Insights from a Seasoned Expert

Meta Description: Discover effective strategies for combating intellectual property infringement worldwide in this insightful webinar. Learn from William Mansfield, Director of Intellectual Property at ABRO Industries, Inc., with over 20 years of experience in enforcing IP rights across 160+ countries.

Introduction: When safeguarding intellectual property (IP) rights on a global scale, relying solely on local laws isn’t sufficient. Join our webinar to explore innovative strategies and tactics for combating infringers, including the application of criminal laws where necessary. Gain valuable insights from William Mansfield, a renowned expert with a wealth of experience in enforcing IP rights across diverse regions.

Key Highlights:

  • Creative Enforcement Strategies: Explore inventive approaches to identifying and shutting down infringers worldwide.
  • Case Studies: Delve into fascinating anecdotes of combating counterfeiters in various countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.
  • Critical Questions Addressed: Gain clarity on important issues such as the efficacy of legal measures, bribery prevention, and collaboration with local officials.

Course Agenda:

  1. Challenges in Trade Show Enforcement: Understand why shutting down counterfeiters at trade shows may not always be the optimal strategy.
  2. Shortcomings of Legal Measures: Examine the limitations of litigation, injunctions, and settlements in restraining counterfeiters effectively.
  3. Combatting Bribery: Learn strategies to prevent bribery and maintain integrity in IP enforcement efforts.
  4. Negotiating Distribution Rights: Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of negotiating with infringers for distribution rights.
  5. Effective Raid Tactics: Discover the key factors that make raids successful in combating counterfeiting activities.
  6. Assessing Counselor Capabilities: Understand the pitfalls of relying solely on achieved take-down notices as a measure of a lawyer’s effectiveness in combatting counterfeiting.
  7. Coordinating with Local Authorities: Learn essential tips for coordinating with local officials to enhance enforcement efforts.
  8. Messaging Against Pandemic Counterfeiting: Explore ways for companies to demonstrate their commitment to combating counterfeiting amidst global challenges.
  9. Collaboration Among Legitimate Manufacturers: Assess the benefits of collaboration among legitimate manufacturers to combat counterfeiters effectively.
  10. Preventing Rogue Activities: Strategies to discourage authorized distributors, manufacturers, and licensees from engaging in infringing activities.

Course Leader: William Mansfield William Mansfield, Director of Intellectual Property at ABRO Industries, Inc., brings over two decades of experience in protecting trademarks across 175+ countries. With a focus on household, automotive, and industrial goods, Mr. Mansfield has successfully coordinated IP protection efforts across six continents.

Course Length: Approximately 1.5 hours

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