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MarkMonitor and American Apparel and Footwear Members to Participate in FN Platform at WWD MAGIC

Panel of brand experts to discuss best practices in digital risk management and brand protection

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2012 – MarkMonitor®, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, today announced that Frederick Felman, chief marketing officer of MarkMonitor, will moderate a panel discussion at WWD MAGIC featuring apparel and footwear powerhouses Levi Strauss & Co. and Deckers Outdoor Corporation as well as intellectual property experts from Steptoe and Johnson LLP.

The panel will address how brands adapt to evolving digital risks and opportunities to grow their e-commerce channels while protecting their brands online. The panel will also discuss how the radical expansion of the domain naming system, with the introduction of new top-level domains, could benefit or hinder e-commerce growth and revenue.

The international gathering place for apparel, accessories and footwear industry professionals, WWD MAGIC gathers tens of thousands of attendees worldwide twice each year to discover and tackle the most relevant issues in the forefront of the fashion industry.


Frederick Felman, chief marketing officer, MarkMonitor
Brian Winterfeldt, Esq., partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Eric Mueller, director, Global Anti-Counterfeiting, Levi Strauss & Co.
Leah Evert-Burks, director of brand protection, Deckers Outdoor Corporation


American Apparel and Footwear Association Presents the “Dynamic” Internet: Growing Traffic and Revenue by Reducing Risk and Managing Change


Monday, February 13, at 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PT


Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S231



MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise brand protection solution and a Clarivate Analytics flagship brand, provides advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands. In the digital world, brands face new risks due to the Web's anonymity, global reach and shifting consumption patterns for digital content, goods and services. Customers choose MarkMonitor for its unique combination of advanced technology, comprehensive protection and extensive industry relationships to address their brand infringement risks and preserve their marketing investments, revenues and customer trust. For more information, visit


Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain names, brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate Analytics is now an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well-known brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation, Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet, among others. For more information, visit


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