Apr 30,2022

Wanhuida Partner moderates plenary session at 2022 INTA AM

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On Saturday, April 30, 2022, the “2022 Anticounterfeiting Workshop – Counterfeits in a Digital World: The Evolution of the Fight Against Fakes”, is held during the 2022 INTA Annual Meeting in a closed-door environment.


This year’s Workshop explores how commerce is evolving, and impact of this evolution on stakeholder investigations and enforcement efficacy. It focuses on identifying a new framework to effectively stem the tide of counterfeiting by addressing the sophistication of counterfeiters and the technical tools that stakeholders now need to utilize.


The Anticounterfeiting Workshop is conducted in two parts: Stakeholder Session and Plenary Session. The Stakeholder Session occurs for the first half of the workshop and divides all attendees into three groups: 1) Brand Owners; 2) Intermediaries (platforms, e-commerce sites, payment providers, among others); and 3) Government Officials. The Plenary Session combines all three stakeholder groups for the case study and panel session. Part of the Plenary Session also includes breakout groups mixing up representatives from the three stakeholders for small group discussion, then returning together to the larger group.


Jason Yao, Partner and Management Committee Member of Wanhuida Intellectual Property moderates the plenary session featuring speakers and panelists including officials from State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM), UK Intellectual Property Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Korean Intellectual Property Office, in-house counsels from brand owners like Gilead, Epson and Chevron, as well as practitioners from intermediaries.


Jason also speaks at the Wrap up and Closing of the Workshop on behalf of the panelists of the plenary session which he moderates.