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Monday, February 20 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Breakout Session # 4: Potential Safety Hazards Associated with Counterfeit Goods

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Product counterfeiting is a billion dollar industry that negatively affects the global economy. Once thought to be a crime associated with luxury knock offs, counterfeiting has become a sophisticated realm leaving virtually no brand or product untouched.  Poor workmanship and lack of concern for standards jeopardizes the health and safety of unknowing consumers.

This panel will give the attendee an insightful view of how counterfeiting is being combatted on the frontlines.  Through working with numerous government and private entities, companies can work together to negate this criminal act.


Moderators
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Jason Daniels

Senior Investigation Manager, UL
Jason Daniels is the Senior Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit.  His primary responsibility is to facilitate intellectual property theft investigations in the Americas.  Mr. Daniels has focused his efforts on combatting counterfeiting for over 14 years.  He has written curriculum that has been presented throughout the United States concerning fraud... Read More →

Speakers
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Aaron Aguilar

Investigation Manager, Global Security & Brand Protection Unit, UL LLC
Aaron Aguilar is the Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit.  He is assigned to oversee and manage anti-counterfeiting investigations in Latin America.  Mr. Aguilar works closely with government agencies at all levels, providing Anti-Piracy related trainings and lending assistance in investigations. Prior to UL, Mr. Aguilar worked for the Recording Industry Association... Read More →
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Colette Durst

Senior Corporate Counsel, IP, Tyco/Johnson Controls
Colette Durst has over 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law, as both a paralegal and an attorney. Colette is based in Boca Raton, Florida and leads the trademark team for Johnson Controls. Colette’s primary responsibilities encompass all aspects of brand protection, particularly anti-counterfeit, gray market, trademark enforcement, domain name enforcement, trademark clearance, trademark counseling and trademark... Read More →
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Sanjiv D. Sarwate

Counsel, Senior Consultant, Dell Inc.
Sanjiv D. Sarwate is Counsel, Senior Consultant with Dell Inc. Prior to joining Dell in April 2011, he spent fourteen years in private practice in Chicago, specializing in trademark and copyright law. His duties at Dell include all aspects of trademark practice, with a particular emphasis on anti-counterfeiting enforcement. A frequent speaker on trademark law issues, he also served as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School in... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Grand Cypress C

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