Anti-Counterfeiting and the Global Marketplace

  • 06 Mar 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Polsinelli (1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 2300, Denver, CO 80202)


Registration is closed

Half a trillion dollars of imports are discovered to be counterfeit and pirated goods!

Counterfeiting does not only hurt big companies and luxury goods manufacturers! Fake products produced endanger lives through failing parts, medical devices, harmful drugs, and false claims. Learn how to mitigate the risk of counterfeiting and set up your own anti-counterfeiting program by those who have experienced it first-hand.

Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, World Trade Center Denver and the U.S. Commercial Service, with key participation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Speakers and Panelists:
  • Andy Merritt, State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner
  • Mary Boney Denison, Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Goli Gharib, Attorney Advisor, Office of Regulations and Rulings, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Michael Dulin, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Tim Browning, Attorney Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Rachel Salzman, International Trade Specialist, Office of Intellectual Property Rights, International Trade Administration - Salzman Bio.pdf
  • Natalie Hanlon Leh, Esq., Partner, IP Litigation, WilmerHale
  • Paul Bergman, Director, Colorado Export Assistance Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce - Bergman Bio.pdf
  • Wayne Paugh, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado
  • Greg Wertsch, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations, Denver, Colorado
  • Joann Winks, Assistant Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Denver International Airport
  • Mindy Sooter, Chair, Colorado Bar Association IP Section
  • Molly Kocialski, Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Karen Gerwitz, President & CEO, World Trade Center Denver

Topics Include:

  • Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Identify and Seize Counterfeit Goods
  • Best Practices for Creating and Implementing an Effective Anti-Counterfeiting Program
  • Perspectives from Companies engaged in Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Initiatives in the U.S. and abroad
  • Investigation of IP-related Crime


Parking: $20 per vehicle at 1401 Lawrence Street (Daily Max)

Reduced rates at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Parking at Arapahoe Avenue and 14th Street

Colorado CLE Credit: 5 hours

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