Intellectual Property Chair Sharon Barner will present at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) “Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know” (Hot Topic Briefing) on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). This program will examine the Stop Counterfeiting in Manufactured Goods Act, what it is designed to achieve, and its important provisions that every lawyer should know. Expert panelists will examine the growing problem of counterfeit products manufactured internationally and sold locally, cutting edge legal and technical tools to stop it, and whether you should and how best to get the government involved. In addition, this discussion will include the following issues:
- The realities of and solutions to dealing with “untouchable” defendants
- The examination of these issues from a defendant’s perspective — is it counterfeiting or just aggressive competition?
- Available remedies