Conférence ICC du 6 octobre 2016

Invitation Seminar: Building and protecting brands; how to deal with counterfeits on a global level?
Thursday 6 October 2016, The Hague - 13.30-17.30 hrs

Counterfeits are not a new phenomenon, but with technological advances and sophisticated new ways to reach consumers, the business is rapidly increasing. Global trade in counterfeit goods has increased by over 80 percent in a five-year period (OECD, April 2016).

Luxury brands and consumer brands are among the strongest in the world, their more valuable assets being their status, the quality of the product, materials / ingredients and the price. What is at the heart of their (continuous) success? How do brands make use of online marketing, while at the same time being confronted with counterfeit sellers setting up online sales channels?

This seminar provides insights in how to build and protect brands with a special emphasis on the (growing) issue of counterfeits. The role of brand owners, consumers, third party sellers, self-regulation, governments, legal measures and law enforcement agencies will be discussed.

o  Ms. Meena Sayal, Global Brand Protection Director, Unilever
o  Mr. Jeffrey Hardy, Director, ICC BASCAP - Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy
o  Ms. Delphine Sarfati, Director, Unifab – Union des Fabricants pour la protection internationale de la propriété intellectuelle
o  Mr. Peter Sannes, National Co-ordinator, Customs Department Intellectual Property rights
o  Ms. Tineke van Hoey, Lawyer, The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property
o  Ms. Angela van der Meer, Sr. Policy Advisor Knowledge Protection & Utilisation, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs
o  Ms. Brigitte Spiegeler, Attorney-at-law, Heffels Spiegeler Advocaten

Target audience
Lawyers, corporate compliance officers and legal counsel of large and mid-sized companies with an international business presence, seeking to keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of marketing and intellectual property.

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