Baker Hostetler Hosts Prominent Legal Training Seminar on Combatting Trademark Counterfeiting for County and State Law Enforcement

News / April 18, 2012

The firm hosted a continuing legal training seminar on combatting trademark counterfeiting early last month spearheaded by Cleveland office Coordinator for the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology and Media practice, Partner Deborah Wilcox. This event for local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors was held at the Columbus Police Academy.

More than 180 were in attendance for the daylong presentations on identifying and prosecuting those who deal in counterfeit goods. Invitees included all 88 county prosecuting attorney offices and all Ohio federal prosecuting attorney offices. Attendees had the opportunity to network with several high-profile brand owner representatives who educated law enforcement on identifying counterfeit products.

Wilcox presented on “Recent Case Examples from around the Country and Pending New Legislation.” FBI Special Agent John Breen and Assistant U.S. Prosecuting Attorney Duncan Brown also spoke. Notable presentations included “Customs Enforcement,” “The Role of the FBI in Counterfeiting Cases,” and “Federal Trademark Counterfeiting Law.”

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