Anti Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Summit

San Francisco, CA, United States

Winning the War on Counterfeit! Protecting your Brand & Bolstering the Integrity for Which You're Known!

Counterfeiters have proven themselves to pose a serious challenge to relatively all industries on a global level. In today's price-competitive and technology - savvy marketplace, almost every brand is an equal-opportunity target for counterfeiters. The fight to reduce the impact of trademark infringement, piracy and counterfeiting on your brand continues. As a brand owner, you cannot just sit back and do nothing! It is imperative to develop a multi-disciplined approach to fighting the AC&BP uphill battle. Join our expert thought-leaders from Michael Kors, New Balance, Tiffany & Company, Starbuck, WWE, Tarte Cosmetics & More!

Hear insights on:

  • How to develop an all-encompassing strategy in order to deal with counterfeiters threatening your business
  • Using data and automation to manage investigations
  • Effective strategies to  address counterfeits on the Social Media Landscape
  • Developing actionable intelligence from brand owners and law enforcement professionals on proven techniques to thwart counterfeiters
  • Refining IP Enforcement Strategies to Combat Counterfeiting
  • Protecting Content via Comprehensive Supply Chain Management

Enhanced Anti-Counterfeiting

Join us for the 21th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection - West Coast Summit to learn how your brand can expand and enhance its legal and brand protection arsenal to fight the global battle against trademark infringement!
  • Take advantage of 6 hours of networking opportunities---with Thought Leaders in the space, as well as with industry colleagues and competitors
  • Learn more about what's taking place in the space from a wide variety of consumer product companies such as the: Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, E-Commerce, Tobacco, Sports Equipment, Business Products, and much more!
  • Examine how to attack counterfeiting globally by effective partnerships with such agencies as: INTERPOL, the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as local authorities that can assist in your anti-counterfeiting efforts
  • Stay up-to-date of the current trends, best practices, and innovative methods to reduce trademark infringement against your brand


  • Casey Schwab, VP, Business & Legal Affairs, NFLPA | NFL Players Inc.

Advisory Board

  • Angelo Mazza, President & Partner-IP Practice Group, IACC Foundation & Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
  • Becky Unruh, IP Attorney, Western Digital
  • Kristin (Callaway) Chapman, Associate General Counsel & Lead Counsel, Cree

2019 Speakers

  • Charles Olschanski CFE, CFI, Senior Director, Investigations Services, Tiffany & Company
  • Lauren A. Dienes-Middlen, Esq., SVP, Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property Business and Legal Affairs, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
  • Suchi Somasekar, Trademark Counsel, Western Digital
  • Rob Filer, ConvaTec
  • Robert Amiano, NA Sales Director, Global Brand Protection, Duracell - A Berkshire Hathaway Company
  • Julien Dudouit, Global IP Brand Manager, Legal Intellectual Property, ebay
  • Russ Jacobs, Director, Corporate Counsel Intellectual Property, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • David Lipkus, Chair of the Canada sub-committee of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus, LLP
  • Lorne Lipkus, Member Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN), Partner, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP, Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP
  • Angelo Mazza, President & Partner-IP Practice Group, IACC Foundation & Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
  • Daniel McKinnon, Head of Global Brand Protection, New Balance
  • Kevin Scott, Manager, Global Beauty & Grooming Business Development, Procter & Gamble
  • Becky Unruh, IP Attorney, Western Digital
  • Steven S. Rosenthal, Senior Director, Anti-Piracy & Web Security, Global Services, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Sabrina Kajogbola, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Ice-Homeland Security Investigations (HSI San Francisco)
  • Denise Mosteller, Senior Manager, Brand Protection, Implus
  • Claire Bing, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Tarte Cosmetics
  • Gina Fong, California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force
  • Susan Gorsuch, California Department of Justice, Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement Task Force
  • Simon Brown, Director, Content Protection/Anti-Piracy, Film Content Protection Agency (FCPA)
  • Deejay Smith, Director - Global Brand Protection, LifeScan
  • Kyle Hettinger, Cyber Analyst Team Lead Brand & Consumer Protection, National Cyber- Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA)
  • Jason Yao, Sr Partner, Wan Hui Da Law Firm, China
  • Andrew Schydlowsky, Founder & CEO, TrackStreet
  • Michael R. Murphy, Partner, K&L Gates
Pre-Conference Workshop Day - Monday, January 28th, 2019

Conference Day 1 - Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Conference Day 2 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019


Argonaut Hotel
495 Jefferson St
San Francisco, California 94109
United States

With a name like the Argonaut, it's impossible not to speak of this hotel in grand, almost legendary terms. Located in Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco and inspired by the Greek legend and Gold Rush-era adventurers, it's one of those rare places in San Francisco that truly merits a term like iconic. Located in the historic Haslett Warehouse in Fisherman's Wharf, the Argonaut hotel is a grand building built in 1907 of exposed brick, Douglas Fir beams and much seaside character; you feel as though you can almost reach out and touch the colorful Barbary Coast past here.

The special room rate of $259 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call (415) 563-0800 and give the group name IQPC or click here to book online. You must make your reservation no later than January 4th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : IQPC North America
Venue : Argonaut Hotel, San Francisco, CA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19071