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A-CAPP Center, MSU invites you to their webinar

Federal Agencies Responses to Counterfeits and COVID-19

About this webinar

Federal Agencies Responses to Counterfeits and COVID-19


Moderator: Jeff Rojek

Panelists: Christopher Merriam, Bill Ross, Goli Gharib

PANEL DESCRIPTION: As counterfeiters move quickly to take advantage of product shortages and capitalize on consumer fear, federal agencies dealing with IP Crimes outline strategies for protecting your brands, as well as their focus moving forward over the next few months. Join our panel as they discuss certain cases, reporting mechanisms, and other strategies.

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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    Christopher Merriam Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property @ CCIPS US Department of Justice

    Christopher Merriam is the Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Merriam leads a group of 12 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property prosecutions and related issues.

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    Goli Gharib Attorney Advisor @ U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Goli Gharib is an Attorney-Advisor in the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Branch, in the office of Regulations and Rulings (RR), within the Office of Trade (OT), of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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    Jonas Hallstein Legal Researcher @ A-CAPP Center

    STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - Jonas Hallstein is a 2L at Michigan State University College of Law and is in his first semester with the center.

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    Jeff Rojek Director @ A-CAPP Center

    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.

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    Goli Gharib Attorney-Advisor @ US Customs and Border Patrol

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    Jeremy Contardi Intern @ A-CAPP Center

    STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - Jeremy Contardi is a junior studying criminal justice with minors in security management and international development and is in his first semester with the center.

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    Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

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    Christopher Merriam Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property @ CCIPS

    Christopher Merriam is the Deputy Chief for Intellectual Property with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Merriam leads a group of 12 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property prosecutions and related issues.

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    William Ross Senior Advisor to the Director @ IPR Center

    INTRODUCTION - Bill Ross serves as the senior advisor to the director of the National IPR Center. He also is a member of the A-CAPP Center's Industry Advisory Board.

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.