The trade of illicit goods, from counterfeits to parallel imports and grey markets, forced or child labor, environmental crimes and smuggling, continues to cause significant concerns not only for the general public, as it jeopardizes consumer safety and health, but also for owners of IP rights.
The legal framework for fighting counterfeits is well-established. However, the phenomenon of counterfeiting and illegal trade in general appears to be far from being brought under control. The growth of e-commerce has amplified online brand infringement on platforms, domain names, app stores, filesharing sites as well as on social media. Other aspects of illicit trade, such as forced or child labor, environmental crimes and smuggling are even more difficult to control.
Therefore, owners of IP rights and all companies active in the international trade, need to set up a suitable, efficient and cost-effective strategy and find solutions to fight against these phenomena of illicit trade; and we think that they can! Join our IP event and meet other in-house IP professionals to discuss how to effectively fight illicit trade by using state of the art technology and knowledge.
Hurry up and sign up for our seminar; the highly coveted places are limited! Participation for in-house counsels is free of charge.
Timing: 12:00 – 17:00 plus networking drinks
Use of Blockchain against counterfeiting and illicit trade
Could new technologies in the area of traceability, and specifically blockchain technology, provide an effective response to the «scourge» of counterfeiting and illicit trade?
Matthieu Hug, Founder and CEO of Tilkal, a platform for transparency and end-to-end traceability using blockchain technology, will join us to address the following questions:
Digital IP Rights Enforcement
Owners of IP Rights need to set up their digital strategies in new structures in order to detect, monitor, evaluate, weigh and fight infringement of IP Rights online. Tailor-made solutions with respect to the companies’ market, its values, but also the possible acts of infringement, need to be implemented.
Martin Küchenthal is the co-founder and CEO of LEMARIT GmbH, an ICANN accredited registrar and specialist in digital brand protection since 2002, and also is a member of the executive board of DENIC eG (the .de registry). He specializes in business domains and digital brand protection. Martin will address the following topics: