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People to People: Working Together for Your Safety

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September 30th 2014:Special Encore Presentation: The Negative Impact of Counterfeits

Over the past few years, the number of counterfeit and pirated goods entering into the U.S. market has continued to increase. Last year alone, U.S. Customs made over 24,000 seizures of intellectual property rights (IPR) infringing goods. Counterfeiting and piracy affect nearly every industry, as counterfeit goods ranging from clothing, shoes, personal care products, electrical equipment, electronics, computers, pharmaceuticals, toys, automotive equipment and more. Stealing the intellectual property of businesses and entrepreneurs who provide authentic products is not a victimless crime. Wh

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Justin E. Pierce

Mr. Pierce has managed complex intellectual property licensing and litigation on an international scale in matters dealing with patents, trademarks and copyrights; and handled cases in various international proceedings, U.S. federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. A partner at Venable LLP, Mr. Pierce regularly speaks and writes on a number of intellectual property and brand protection issues; and he co-chairs the brand protection practice at Venable LLP. Beyond his experience as an attorney, Mr. Pierce is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, and attained the rank of Captain prior to going to the George Wash
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Valerie Finn

Valerie is the Director of Brand Protection at OpSec Security. She specializes in developing carefully conceived and highly effective brand protection solutions tailored to the individual needs of brand owners. Valerie has over 8 years of experience in devising and executing brand protection strategies for global corporations to proactively minimize risk and maximize brand equity against Counterfeiting, Gray Market Diversion, Intellectual Property Infringement, and Online Brand Abuse. Her career has spanned multiple industries including Telecommunications, Corporate Compliance & Governance, and Intellectual Property & Trademark Management. She is a member of the IACC, INTA, CEA and CAMA. Val
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