Journal of Business and Technology
Confronting the Challenges of Counterfeiting in Practice and Policy
Friday, March 25 2011
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
University of Maryland School of Law
This event will begin with an overview by Professor Patricia Campbell, Director of the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, explaining the relevant law and remedies to the counterfeiting problem.
In the morning and afternoon sessions, nine speakers will give presentations on counterfeiting in their various fields of expertise, including counterfeiting of electronic products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, fashion, athletic apparel and wine, as well as consumer complicity in counterfeiting activities. Representatives from the U.S. government will discuss the impact of the counterfeiting problem and the government’s initiatives in combating counterfeiting.
Alternative remedies will also be explored, including use of design patents and new legislation to address copying of designs. Each speaker’s presentation will identify germane public policy issues implicated by the counterfeiting problem and will educate law students and practitioners on how to deal with counterfeiting in practice.
Prof. Patricia Campbell, University of Maryland School of Law
Prof. Peggy Chaudhry, Villanova University School of Business
Laurent Guinand, Ph.D., GiraMondo Associates, LLC
Prof. Michael Pecht, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park
Tracy Hassan, Director of Global Brand Protection, Johnson & Johnson
William Morris, Trademark Counsel, Under Armour, Inc.
Mark Crawford, Senior Trade & Industry Analyst, U.S. Department of Commerce
Perry Saidman, Principal, Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC
Michael Smith, Enforcement Group in the Office of Policy and External Affairs, USPTO
Thomas Stoll, Office of the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President