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A-CAPP Center, MSU invites you to their webinar

Evolution of Criminal Behavior by Counterfeiters in E-Commerce

About this webinar

Evolution of Criminal Behavior by Counterfeiters in E-Commerce


Moderator: Jay Kennedy

Panelists: Brian Fogarty, Hernan Albamonte, Ben Mok, Cristina Posa

PANEL DESCRIPTION: As e-commerce grows exponentially, fueled even more by the pandemic, the growth and evolution of counterfeiters and their behavior on e-commerce is also shifting. This panel will explore how the criminal elements involved in counterfeiting are shifting and what the panelists project it might look like over the next year.

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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    Jeff Rojek

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    Tyler Armstrong Legal Researcher @ A-CAPP Center

    STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - Tyler Armstrong is a 2L at Michigan State University College of Law and is in his second semester with the center.

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    Elizabeth Thomas Intern @ A-CAPP Center

    STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - Elizabeth Thomas is a junior studying criminal justice with two minors in youth and society and security management and is in her first semester with the center.

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    Brian Fogarty VP, Global IP Litigation and Brand Protection @ Nike

    Native New Yorker (Bronx/Scarsdale/Bronxville) who went to college in Boston is the VP, Global IP Litigation and Brand Protection at Nike. Attended Law School in San Diego at the University of San Diego School of Law.

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    Cristina Posa Associate General Counsel, Director of Counterfeit Crimes Unit @ Amazon

    Cristina Posa is Associate General Counsel at Amazon and Director of the Amazon Counterfeit Crimes Unit, which pursues civil litigation against bad actors, works closely with brands in investigations, and aids law enforcement officials worldwide in criminal actions against counterfeiters.

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    Jay Kennedy Assistant Professor @ MSU, A-CAPP MSU

    MODERATOR — Jay P. Kennedy is an assistant professor jointly appointed to the School of Criminal Justice and the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection.

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    Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

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    Ben Mok Senior Program Director for Brand Protection @ Corsearch

    Ben Mok is the Senior Program Director for Corsearch Brand Protection. Prior to his current role, Ben was the Head of Operations with Pointer Brand Protection.

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    Hernan Albamonte Head of Illicit Trade Prevention U.S @ PMI

    Hernan Albamonte is the Head of Illicit Trade Prevention U.S. for Philip Morris International (PMI), based in Washington D.C. Albamonte has served in various PMI roles around the globe for over twelve years.

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.