Senior Portfolio Marketing Director
Protecting pharmaceutical innovations from counterfeit attacks
Clarivate Analytics recently released its Cortellis Drugs to Watch 2019 report, which analyzed seven drugs set to enter the market this year and achieve "blockbuster" status ($1 billion in annual sales) by 2023. Blockbuster drugs face great market potential and are often a “make or break” for some pharmaceutical companies, especially those with a limited drug pipeline or small portfolio. As with any new product, they can face an onslaught of competitive challenges in the market, but the one competitor that must not be forgotten is the threat posed by counterfeiters. The pharma industry is one of the most regulated sectors in the... Read More
Senior Writer
International Women's Day spotlight: WWE leader brings impact to IP protection
For Lauren Dienes-Middlen, protecting fans from counterfeit product and removing unauthorized sharing of video content has proven no small feat. Challenging, yes. But, she says, a real impact can be made. Seventeen years in to her stint with World Wrestling Entertainment, the now senior vice president and assistant general counsel, intellectual property, finds herself worlds away from her beginnings at boutique law firms. Her watchful eye helps protect more than 9,000 trademark applications and registrations worldwide as well as the content of globally-renowned entertainment programming that reaches more than 800 million homes worldwide. With International Women’s Day on the horizon, we... Read More
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Sales of counterfeit goods linked to other crimes
Last month, CNBC reported that, for the first time since becoming a public company, Amazon added a risk factor to its Annual Report addressing the growing problem of counterfeit goods on its marketplace. The 10-K filing read, in part: “We also may be unable to prevent sellers in our stores or through other stores from selling unlawful, counterfeit, pirated, or stolen goods, selling goods in an unlawful or unethical manner, violating the proprietary rights of others, or otherwise violating our policies.” Amazon’s admission of the counterfeit problem is significant because for the last several years, the sale and distribution of counterfeit... Read More
Senior Writer
Innovation: A reminder about why brand protection matters
With contributions from Bob Stembridge, of Derwent  Behind every online protection strategy, there’s a brand – and behind every brand, an innovation that needs protection. Derwent, one of our affiliate companies under Clarivate Analytics, has released a Top 100 Global Innovators report celebrating leading organizations around the globe whose achievements have enriched the world. Today, we join them in recognizing the brands that deliver these kinds of unique products and experiences – the same ones that we at MarkMonitor aim to protect. Among the highlights of the report:• The epicenter of innovation continues its shift east• 48 Asian companies appear on... Read More
Global Head of Marketing, MarkMonitor
What makes brand protection a business priority
As the threat landscape expands, online protection is no longer left solely to a single department. Implementing a strategy now calls for buy-in from top management along with involvement from multiple areas of business.  Advances in the internet and the proliferation of social media pose many dangers to your organisation - from counterfeiting and impersonation, to fraud and piracy - impacting consumer trust, your market reputation and your bottom line. Having a plan in place is more important than ever given the rapidly-changing threat landscape and the next generation of online criminals seeking new ways to take advantage of your brand.... Read More

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Stefanie has over ten years’ experience in anti-fraud, brand protection and vendor relations, she has worked with a wi... More

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