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The best in online protection has been rolled into one conference you won’t want to miss.
Discuss and learn about brand protection, fraud mitigation and domain management over keynotes, networking, roundtable discussions and interactive customer panels. Topics will include everything from enforcement best practices and domain portfolio optimization to multipronged approaches that fuse both infringement and fraud solutions.
Consumer-centric technology has made strategies smarter so that your approach counts toward your business’ bottom line.
A few of the highlights:
How to success in domain portfolio management
Multi-faceted strategies that fuse brand and fraud protection
SSL certificates and other security measures
Best practices for enforcement, plus industry news and trends
Kiran Belur is a director on the IP team at Salesforce where leads a lean and mean team in charge of tackling all of Salesforce's trademark, copyright and domain name-related matters. Prior to Salesforce, Kiran was a trademark associate at Fenwick & West, where he handled clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters for companies of all sizes. Kiran actively attends ICANN meetings and is a member of INTA's Internet Committee. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2007 and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Elizabeth Brock is a Principal in the Troy, Michigan office of Harness Dickey, a top 10 IP firm. Her practice focuses on trademark, unfair competition and Internet law, particularly as it relates to the management of global brand portfolios. In addition to providing trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement services, she frequently handles proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as complex negotiations. Guided by each client’s unique market position, Elizabeth strives to continuously develop overarching brand strategies that apply to both every day commercial initiatives and long-term business goals.
Joseph has been Toyota Motor North America’s brand protection manager in the U.S. since 2014. During that time, he has worked to develop a comprehensive strategy to fight the significant threat posed by counterfeit automotive parts. This strategy is primarily driven by fostering collaboration on multiple levels. Primarily, with various groups within Toyota N.A., as well as other Toyota affiliates throughout the world. Equally significant, with other automakers in the U.S.
Joseph is a founding member of the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2), a group representing North America’s leading automotive manufacturers who work in collaboration to pursue a mission of protecting U.S. consumers from the dangers of counterfeit auto parts. He is currently serving his second term as the Council’s president.
Joseph recently celebrated his 23rd anniversary with Toyota. Since joining the company, he has held a variety of positions in the service parts and accessories division, including warranty, financial reporting, procurement and compliance.
Shaun DeWitt, Senior Information Security Engineer joined tripadvisor in 2016 to lead the Security Operation Center, prior to that Shaun was a Lead Cyber Security Engineer at The MIRTE Corporation. Shaun has 18 years of experience in developing unique security solutions for the private and public sectors. Shaun received his Bachelors of Science, Computer Science in 2001 from Northeastern University and a Masters of Science, Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts in 2005.
Julien Dudouit is Global Sr. IP Brand Manager for eBay, responsible for supporting Rights Owners in protecting their Trademarks and Copyrights by managing the Verified Rights Owner programme (VeRO) on eBay and Classifieds platforms globally. Prior to this, Julien was closely involved in implementing eBay’s anti-counterfeit operational strategy. Julien holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management and has been working on anti-piracy matters for the past thirteen years.
AndyForsythe is anautomotive professional with over 25 years experience with the OEMs and in the automotive aftermarket. Mr.Forsythecurrently manages the Brand Protection Teamfor Nissan Group of North America in Franklin, Tennessee.
Mr. Forsythe had led the Nissan Brand Protection Group in North America since 2013, and has grownthe group to include collaborations with other OEMs, US Government agency partners, and digital partnershipsto combat the proliferation of counterfeit sales. In 2016 Andy Forsythe was elected by members of North American automotive manufacturers to be the inaugural President of the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council, or A2C2, where he served two terms. Mr. Forsythe has been recognized as an industry leader andSubject Matter Expert in automotive brand protection byForbes Magazine,and is a frequent speaker at training seminars, expositions, and brand protection meetings globally.
Mr. Forsythe is Tennessee native, aPi Sigma Alpha honorsgraduate of the University of Memphis, a former federal law enforcement officer, and is a US Navy veteran.He currentlyresides in Spring Hill, TN, USA.
In October 2018, Ms. Hilario was permanently assigned by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Arlington, Virginia as the Program Manager overseeing Operation Engine Newity (OEN). OEN encompasses threats to health and safety posed by counterfeit automotive, aerospace, rail and heavy industry components. As part of her duties she provides national and international oversight for OEN related priorities and functions as an investigative liaison to not only HSI domestic and foreign offices, but also to industry representatives and private stakeholders.
Prior to her recent assignment (2006-2018), Ms. Hilario served as a Special Agent in the HSI Washington DC field office investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the movement of people and/or goods that violate immigration and/or customs laws. Ms. Hilario possesses a wide range of experience within all HSI investigative programmatic areas, with a specific background directly investigating and criminally prosecuting narcotics smuggling, bulk cash smuggling, visa and passport fraud, immigration fraud, Interpol fugitives, child exploitation, illegal gambling and gang cases. In addition to this experience, Ms. Hilario possesses subject matter expertise in complex Commercial Fraud and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) investigations.
Ms. Hilario has been a member of the Law Enforcement community for over 19 years. Ms. Hilario began her career with the U.S. Customs Service, within the Office of Field Operations, ultimately forming into U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from 2000-2006.
Doug Isenberg, founder of The GigaLaw Firm, is a recognized leader on Internet law; a domain name panelist; and a frequent author and speaker on Internet legal issues. He has also served as an adjunct professor of computer and cyberspace law. The World Trademark Review has said that Doug is “a whiz on all things to do with Internet law and domain names” (World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2015 edition); and the Atlanta Business Chronicle has called him an “international authority on Internet law” (September 22, 2006).
Doug has worked with clients on domain name transactions and disputes since 1996 and today represents some of the world’s largest and best-known brands with respect to their Internet legal matters – including the largest complaint ever filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which resulted in an order transferring 1,519 domain names to a single client. He also serves as a domain name panelist for four of the world’s leading dispute providers, including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Prior to launching The GigaLaw Firm, Doug practiced law at a large firm (Alston & Bird), at a medium-sized intellectual property firm (Needle & Rosenberg, now a part of Ballard Spahr) and as in-house counsel for a global marketing company that represented the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Doug is the founder of two small Internet companies and, before practicing law, was a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. His book, The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law, was published by Random House in 2002.
Brian Krebs is an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime at the award-winning Web site KrebsOnSecurity.com.
Formerly with The Washington Post (1995 to 2009), Krebs is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.
A frequent interviewee and public speaker, Krebs has been profiled by 60 Minutes, The New York Times, Poynter.org, and Business Week. Krebs’s book, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime - From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door – is now a New York Times bestseller.
In January 2015, the National Press Foundation announced it was awarding Krebs its Chairman's Citation, an award designed to "recognize individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence." In October 2014, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners gave Krebs the "Guardian Award," an honor given annually to a journalist "whose determination, perseverance, and commitment to the truth have contributed significantly to the fight against fraud."
Krebs graduated in 1994 from George Mason University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.
John Lancaster has worked at Subaru of America for the past 20 years and has held multiple positions in the Parts Department during his tenure, most recently as the National Wholesale Parts Manager. Part of his role is managing Brand Protection for Subaru as it relates to counterfeit parts. John began this part of Subaru’s Brand Protection a few years ago after meeting with other automotive OEM’s and seeing an increasing amount of counterfeit Subaru parts appearing in multiple marketplaces. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from Drexel University. John is also on the Board of Directors of the Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council.
Gregg Marrazzo is the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel-Intellectual Property for The Estee Lauder Companies Inc with responsibility for the Company’s patent, trademark, copyright and licensing matters worldwide. Gregg is also responsible for the organization’s anti-counterfeiting efforts.
Before joining Estee Lauder in June of 2010, Gregg worked for a wide range of consumer products companies including Playtex, Revlon, Bausch & Lomb (Ray-Ban) and before joining Estee Lauder, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, where he served as Vice President and Chief Counsel-Intellectual Property and Global Marketing.
Gregg enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community. He is a Past President (2012) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association, the largest group of brand owners in the world with a membership of over 5,000 individuals. In these roles, Gregg was able to influence policy that protects brand owners.
He is a frequent lecturer on trademark issues for both lawyers and business people alike.
Gregg attended St John’s University and Pace University School of Law.
Paul Reardon joined iRobot Corporation as Corporate Paralegal in 2008 and became the company’s Contracts Manager in 2016. Some of his responsibilities include all revenue generating and customer facing agreements working with the global sales team to manage distribution and retailer relationships. He also handles brand and trademark enforcement, creation and enforcement of various policies, and copyright and domain protection. Paul previously managed the company’s trademark portfolio and its global execution. Before coming to work for iRobot, Paul was with the Legal Department at Millipore Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company based in Massachusetts, for almost 10 years with various responsibilities including contracts and immigration. Mr. Reardon earned his Master’s Degree in International Business from Southern NH University.
In October 2011, Mr. Rochford was permanently assigned by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) National Intellectual Property Rights Center, Washington, DC to represent the agency in a joint venture with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance to pursue international cyber criminals. As part of his duties he provides national and international oversight for major cyber fraud investigative priorities and also functions as a field liaison to the HSI field offices.
Prior to his recent assignment (2006-2011), Mr. Rochford served as an agent in the HSI Pittsburgh field office and chiefly worked investigations pertaining to Cyber Crimes.
Mr. Rochford has been a member of the Law Enforcement community for over 23 years. Prior to beginning his law enforcement career, he earned his degree in Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Rochford began his career as a Police Officer for the City of Greensboro, NC from 1996-2000. In 2000, he accepted a full-time position as an U.S. Customs Service Special Agent in Douglas, Arizona where he served until 2006.
Throughout his career, Mr. Rochford has been responsible for a myriad of investigations relating to narcotics, financial, strategic, fraud, smuggling, cyber smuggling, federal, state and local task forces, and undercover operations.
Brian Sapir is Managing Counsel and Director in the Intellectual Property and Technology department at The Bank of New York Mellon. Brian manages the bank’s global trademark and domain name portfolios, marketing content review, IP enforcement, IP transactional matters, as well as providing guidance on privacy and digital matters. Prior to joining the bank Brian was corporate counsel at J.Crew. Brian graduated New York University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Meena has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology managing enterprise wide programs with global organizations involving Application development, Brand Protection, Digital Strategy and Website Governance. She has established and manages governance processes, has written Policies, Standards and Procedures for AIG’s website lifecycle management, and works on a variety of key initiatives on ADA, CCPA, Brand Protection and Website Compliance. Meena has an MBA in Marketing & Information Systems, Bachelor's degree in Science and multiple certifications including CSM, Six Sigma and SAP CRM.
DeeJay is a dynamic leader with an expert understanding of global brand protection, as well as an award-winning sales career. He was recently appointed as Director of Global Brand Protection at LifeScan, a global leader in blood glaucous monitoring behind their OneTouch brand. Previously, he served as President of eLight Consulting, where he advised clients on anti-counterfeiting, anti-diversion, third-party online marketplaces and the shadow supply chain. Prior to consulting, DeeJay worked at Procter & Gamble (P&G) for 31 years, as the Group Brand Protection Manager for North America and Global Investigations. Prior to his leadership role in Brand Protection, DeeJay worked in various other P&G sales management roles. Externally, he is recognized by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security as a “Top Consumer Products Brand Protection Industry Leader,” and was asked to represent the consumer packaged-goods industry on the e-commerce subcommittee of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. He also sat on the BOD or the IACC for 10 years.
DeeJay has a B.S. in business and marketing from Brigham Young University. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering in his community, wake-boarding, gardening, and coaching soccer, among other activities. He has been happily married for 34 years to the love of his life, with 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Erin Baker has been working with corporate clients on domain name matters since Al Gore invented the internet (20 years, give or take). If internet years equal dog years, she is the Methuselah of the corporate domain space. Over this embarrassingly long career in domains, Erin has served in various capacities (including marketing, client services, legal, and sales) for various corporate registrars (including VeriSign and MarkMonitor) with an unwavering interest in best serving clients’ unique needs in an ever-evolving online landscape. Erin holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from Ball State University and loves using Midwestern axioms to make costal-types laugh. Erin believes if you’ve lived a good life, when you die, you go to Indiana.
Akino started her career in public relations and marketing in London and has worked in Europe, Asia and the United States. She has led and served roles in global marketing strategies, product marketing, events management, public relations, corporate communications and regional marketing. Akino holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University College of London, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and has trilingual fluency in English, Italian and Japanese.
David is a recognized thought leader in the Brand Protection space and has led MarkMonitor sales & business developments efforts for more than a decade. His tenure and experience with MarkMonitor include helping to shape, launch, and develop online brand protection programs for hundreds of the most prolific brand globally. Previously, David has held various key strategic position's for MarkMonitor; from launching new product lines, to running our Latin American sales organization.
Stefanie Ellis is the MarkMonitor Product Marketing Manager for both AntiFraud and Dark Web & Cyber Intelligence Services. Stefanie has over 11 years of experience in anti-fraud, brand protection and vendor relations, she has worked with a wide range of industries from financial to retail, manufacturing to social media. Stefanie has managed a team of Client Service Managers and Analysts supporting both the AntiFraud and Brand Protection Services in her tenure with MarkMonitor, and she has a deep knowledge of phishing fraud, grey area brand fraud/brand abuse, and the MarkMonitor customer user experience.
For more than 15 years, Statton has provided companies with strategic business advice and guidance on Internet policy, domain name strategy, compliance, and brand protection. As former general counsel and officer of several public, private, and non-profit corporations in the Internet industry including Network Solutions, Enom, Rightside, NameJet, and Name.com, Statton has led teams that have developed tactics, policies, procedures, and industry best practices to tackle several forms of abusive online behavior including consumer fraud, dissemination of counterfeit goods, illegal pharmacies, and trademark infringement.
Statton’s knowledge and contagious enthusiasm for the domain name industry has made him a sought after consultant by members of the United States Congress and a popular featured speaker at NamesCon, ICANN, INTA, and other domain name, cybersecurity, and counterfeit industry conferences.
Statton holds a BA in Government from the University of Virginia and a JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
Brian J. King is Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs at MarkMonitor®, part of Clarivate Analytics®, where he is a vocal advocate for internet policy that protects the intellectual property rights and promotes the interests of MarkMonitor and its customers. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, Brian spent nine years at CSC Digital Brand Services®, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Vendors, TLDs, and Compliance. He is currently serving a term on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Data Protection Committee, having previously served on INTA’s Internet Committee, and is currently active with ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency.
Nancy Merritt is a Manager of Global Relationships for MarkMonitor, one of the largest Global Brand Protection service providers in the online IP Space. With a background in client engagement and online IP enforcement and compliance, she is responsible for cultivating relationships and strategic partners for MarkMonitor’s Brand business. She manages a variety of cross-functional projects and proactive outreach efforts with a focus on creating collaborative and mutually-beneficial relationships with ISPs, Marketplaces, Law Enforcement, Data Providers, and Social Media platforms. Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. She is also a member of the IACC Regional Internet Committee focusing on both the Social Media and B2B/B2C Task Forces.
Brad Muller is a seasoned executive with 20 plus years of experience delighting customers in many industries. Brad has spent the last 7 years with MarkMonitor building the Strategic Accounts team which he now leads. Prior to MarkMonitor, Brad led sales teams at Absolute Software, Gateway Computers and Merisel, Inc. Brad holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from UOP.
Registration & Breakfast
David Cooper & Brad Muller of MarkMonitor
Banking on Your Brand: How Cybercrooks are Using Automation and Big Data to Cash Out Your Customers
Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity.com
Fighting Counterfeit Sales: Why What You Do Matters
Statton Hammock of MarkMonitor
Successful Industry Collaboration
Members of the Automotive Industry & Homeland Security
Getting Involved in Industry Advocacy: The Importance for Brands
Kiran Belur of Salesforce & Bradley Silver of WarnerMedia
Domain Breakout 1
Why Domain Name Disputes Are at an All-Time High
Doug Isenberg of GigaLaw
Brand Breakout 1
Optimizing Brand & Fraud Enforcements for Efficient Compliance
AIG, BNY Mellon & TripAdvisor
Domain Breakout 2
Best Practices for Requesting Redacted Whois Information
Brian King of MarkMonitor
Brand Breakout 2
Selling Internally: Securing Internal Resources For An Effective External Brand Protection
DeeJay Smith of LifeScan Global Corporation
Domain Management Strategies: Your Foundation for Effective Brand Protection
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC & Amazon
Managing a Brand Protection Program: Pain Points, Enforcement Strategies and Best Practices
Estee Lauder & iRobot
General Best Practices in Brand Protection on eBay’s Platform
Julien Dudouit of eBay
David Cooper & Brad Muller of MarkMonitor
Networking Cocktail Reception
Edison Ballroom South
240 W 47th Street,
NY 10036, USA
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