Senior Brand Client Service Manager
How to Identify, Disrupt and Dismantle Unauthorized Product Distribution Networks
Online counterfeit networks are on the rise as it becomes easier and less time-consuming for criminal organizations to hide online. Globally, many of these organizations make use of online networks to not only to distribute counterfeit products but also to hide from manufactures and distribute gray market products. The Internet enables anonymity and many online activities are unregulated. For example, there are no checks in place to ensure website operators use their legal name, address or phone number. It is relatively quick and inexpensive to register multiple websites with different registrars worldwide. It has become common for many criminal networks who practice... Read More
Product Marketing Manager, AntiCounterfeiting
How to Combat Counterfeiters on Chinese Marketplaces
Establishing your brand in an effort to combat counterfeiters on the ever growing and incredibly popular Chinese marketplace Alibaba can seem like a daunting task.  Alibaba has grown so popular that it now ships over 12 million packages a day, compared the 3 million shipped by Amazon.  Additionally, on Cyber Monday, a popular day for online shopping during the holiday season, Amazon processed 37 million orders. In comparison on Singles Day, an annual holiday in China, Alibaba processed 278 million orders. Adding to the challenge is the variety of selling channels that live under the Alibaba umbrella, including Aliexpress, Taobao and... Read More
Senior Vice President
Best practices for fighting counterfeiters online
Counterfeiting is a growing, global problem that affects all industries — from electronics and technology, to luxury fashion goods and low margin consumer goods. The scale of the problem is apparent in both the demand for such goods and the volumes in which they are being produced. China, for example, is the source of approximately $1.2 billion of the $1.7 billion in counterfeit goods confiscated by U.S. law enforcement agencies in 2013. As the counterfeiting market expands it becomes ever more important for brands to protect themselves in terms of their reputations and bottom lines, as well as their customers. But... Read More
How to Identify, Disrupt and Dismantle Unauthorized Product Distribution
Globally, counterfeit and pirated goods represents almost $500 billion annually each year according to a recent report from  the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  This is the equivalent of the GDP of Austria, or the combined GDP of Ireland and the Czech Republic. To compare, the market for footwear globally was just under $209 billion in 2014. The counterfeit industry is large and rapidly growing. Counterfeiters often have ties to organized crime including the Mafia, the Camorra, the Triads, and the Yakuza.  They utilize counterfeiters for money laundering and to fund other illicit activities like drug and human trafficking.... Read More
Senior Brand Protection Product Marketing Manager
Counterfeit Goods Warning for Super Bowl 50
On Monday February 1st I was interviewed on San Francisco’s KCBS Radio about the counterfeiting of Super Bowl merchandise. This is an edited transcript of the interview. KCBS: Thousands of people are descending on the Bay Area for Super Bowl 50. Everyone wants to take home some souvenirs: merchandise, memorabilia, tickets and the like are in high demand and counterfeiters know that. They're out in force to provide you with every trinket you could possibly want except, well, except real sanctioned stuff. For more on the amount of counterfeit goods Super Bowl brings in and tips on what to look out... Read More

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