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Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement at the Border
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LES Greater Washington, DC Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
12:00 PM
Where: Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
12:00 pm — 12:30 pm Networking
12:30 pm — 1:15 pm Presentation 

Sidley & Austin, DC Office
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement at the Border

Timothy Trainer, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center, PC

The scope of international trade in IP infringing goods has undergone significant changes over the past 30 years. This session will address the changes that have occurred regarding the breadth of goods that infringe IPR, challenges posed by technology, efforts to strengthen border measures, and how IPR owners need to engage customs/government officials to assist in making border enforcement more efficient. Time permitting, some general thoughts about what more IPR owners can do, generally, to promote IPR will be discussed.

LES Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Online Registration Deadline: August 14, 2015 12 pm, EDT

No refunds after August 14, 2015
Substitutions are permitted

Mr. Trainer's IP experience began at the US Customs Service ('88-'93) as one of the three original members of the IPR Branch. He has also worked in the USPTO's Office of Legislative and International Affairs ('96-'99). In the private sector, he was an associate at a DC firm ('93-'96) and president of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) ('99-'05). He has testified before several congressional committees, co-chaired the UN Economic Commission for Europe's IP Group and participated as a member of Interpol's IP Crime Action Group. For several years, he was an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law ('05-'12) and serves currently on John Marshall Law School's IP Advisory Committee. For the past ten years he has coauthored "Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights" and in May 2015 his book "Potato Chips to Computer Chips: The War on Fake Stuff (Shortchanging IPR's Benefits to Economic Growth and Development?)" was published. Thomson Reuters published both titles.


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