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A-CAPP Center, MSU invites you to their webinar

Counterfeits on the Dark Web: The Next Frontier in Consumer and Distributor Complicity

About this webinar

Counterfeits on the Dark Web: The Next Frontier in Consumer and Distributor Complicity


Moderator: Jeff Rojek

Panelists: Tom Holt, Dan Levy, Anne Keough, Kevin Chow

PANEL DESCRIPTION: This panel will discuss how the dark web influences opportunities for product counterfeiting by allowing complicit actors to interact in weakly guarded spaces. Lessons learned from investigations into the sale of other illicit goods highlight best practices that can be applied to product counterfeiting schemes that are currently present on the dark web, as well as those that may soon develop. Panelists will discuss general threats that exist, appropriate proactive and reactive responses to these threats, and how engaged stakeholders (e.g., brand owners, law enforcement, investigative firms, consumers) can work to minimize these threats.

For more information on other panels in the 3-day conference, click here.

General Policies: The A-CAPP Center 's online conference, A Brand's New World, an event hosted for the benefit of its brand protection community partners.  The A-CAPP Center has discretion to decide and reserves the right to decline registration, admission or attendance. The views and opinions of speakers and participants at the online conference events do not necessarily reflect those of Michigan State University, the A-CAPP Center, its Industry Advisory Board, including member companies, or conference sponsors, and should not be used for endorsement, advertising purposes, or as legal advice. By registering for the sessions, attendees acknowledge that their contact information may be included in the conference materials provided to all attendees, as well as the Center's internal contact lists. 

The A-CAPP Center additionally holds a strict ‘no-sell’ policy at its events.  While it encourages networking and collaboration, selling of services, products, or other goods is strictly prohibited.

Unique Registration: You must register a unique email for the event.  Event registrations cannot be shared among multiple people and result in the system knocking out participants who have multiple people try to login from the same registration link.  Note this program is open to the brand protection community at no charge.   Also, we require that you register with your work email.  If you are in between positions, please send Kari Kammel an email prior to registering kkammel@msu.edu. 

Recording and Media: The sessions will be recorded, but you still must register in advance to get access to the recordings. Additionally, although the sessions are recorded, they will not be made available to the media, nor will media attendees be allowed.

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    Logan Pechtel Research Intern @ Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

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    Kevin Weaver Sr. Director, Global Brand Protection @ Johnson & Johnson

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    Deepu Karchalla Student Researcher @ A-CAPP Center

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    Thomas Holt Director and Professor @ MSU School of Criminal Justice

    Thomas J. Holt is Director and Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role of the Internet in facilitating all manner of crime and deviance.

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    Steve Francis

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    Jeff Rojek Director @ A-CAPP, MSU

    MODERATOR — Jeff Rojek is the director of the Center Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection and associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice and at Michigan State University. As director he is responsible for the strategic development and engagement in the center’s research, educatio...

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    Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

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    Dan Levy Member of Firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. @ EBG Law

    Dan Levy is a Member of Firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in the Health Care & Life Sciences and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm's Newark office. He has been with the Firm since 2005.

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    Anne Keough FBI

    Anne Keough is an Intelligence Analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Unit. The FBI investigates IPR violations focusing on those that present health and safety threats, critical infrastructure threats, and violations with significant economic impact.

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    Kevin Chow Licensed Private Investigator (PI) and senior member of Investigations Department @ IP Services Inc

    Kevin Chow is a licensed Private Investigator (PI) and senior member of IP Services' Investigations Department with over 16 years of experience in law enforcement and brand protection.

A-CAPP Center, MSU

The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) is an independent, interdisciplinary evidence-based hub, whose activities focus on research, education and outreach designed to assist in protecting brands and products of all industries worldwide.