Industry News 6/17/2013

EVENT: SDSI and CONNECT Public Policy present Protect your Profits

Tired of getting ripped off? SDSI and CONNECT Public Policy present Protect your Profits: What You Need To Know to Protect Against IP Piracy
​Press Release from SDSI

The sports and active lifestyle industry knows all too well the pains of intellectual property (IP) piracy and counterfeited products. Having your products counterfeited may be a form a flattery, but you don’t have to stand for it. Join SDSI and CONNECT for a dialogue with industry leaders from Osiris Shoes and SKLZ to hear firsthand how they have prevented and dealt with piracy and counterfeit issues. Hear from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to learn what is currently being done to remove counterfeited products from the U.S. marketplace and how to keep your products protected overseas.

This program will educate and engage companies on protection of intellectual property and how to enforce this protection. Millions of dollars are lost annually from pirated/counterfeit goods being sold all over the world. This lost revenue means lost jobs, fewer new technologies and less innovation. Learn how to protect your products and therefore your bottom line.

And of course no SDSI event is complete without Wahoo’s Tacos, Sapporo and ONEHope Wine to keep the networking going.

The Details
Date - June 26, 2013
Time - 4:30-6:00pm
Place - SKLZ 2081 Faraday Ave. Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost - $25 - SDSI / CONNECT / Chamber Member; $40 - Non-Member $45 - Walk-ups

Registration begins at 4pm, Networking reception to follow close of program.

Register Here

Pre-registration ends at 3pm PST June 25.

Topics to be covered
• Case study examples with industry brands
• How to work with U.S. Custom and Border Protection to protect your IP
• Enforcement efforts of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
• Understanding of U.S. Government tools and assistance available
• How other companies are working to protect their IP abroad

Lisel Ferguson, Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Frank Cullen, Jr., U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global IP Center
Deanna Boldt, Supervisory Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Tony Chen, President, Osiris Shoes
Allen Holland, Director of Product Design, SKLZ 

Who Should Attend
Founders, CEOs, and managers of start-ups and other companies; entrepreneurs considering taking their business overseas, industry members, in-house counsel and anyone else interested in learning about how to successful manage your Intellectual Property overseas.

About SDSI Chalk Talk
SDSI Chalk Talks are hands-on educational workshops where business team members can learn from industry leaders and experts valuable fundamentals, skills and strategies to successfully lead their teams and grow their companies.