Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin will speak on the panel "Anti-Counterfeiting: Enforcing Design Patents at the Border" during the 2021 IPO Annual Meeting's virtual program. Her panel will occur on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. ET.
In many countries, customs and border officials stop imports (and in some cases exports) of products that infringe industrial design rights. This can thwart knockoffs before they have a chance to confuse consumers, damage a brand, and pose safety concerns. Learn how Europe and other jurisdictions effectively police their borders for knockoffs using design rights, and get perspectives on measures being considered by the US Congress to do the same.