IP Protection

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Date of Event: March 13, 2014 - 1-2pm ET

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March 13th, 1-2 pm ET

After the due diligence is completed and the contracts are signed, how do companies work to ensure systems are in place to mitigate the risks of trade secret theft, counterfeits and other forms of IP infringement?

On March 13th, join and NYSE Governance Services for a free webinar: Compliance and Complacency: Top Steps for Protecting IP after the Contract is Signed.

This webcast offers insights into the systems companies should have in place internally and among supply chain partners. experts will:

  • Share real-examples based on work in China, Europe and other markets
  • Discuss where companies are typically strong and weak in IP protection
  • Provide practical steps companies can take to protect valuable IP assets

Join the webinar to learn:

  • Elements of a strong IP protection management system
  • Ideas for integrating IP protection into operations
  • Questions to ask global partners
  • Steps for evaluating your IP protection system

The webinar will be moderated by Erica Salmon Byrne Executive Vice President of Compliance & Governance Solutions, NYSE Governance Services and will feature two CREATe experts:

Craig Moss, Chief Operating Officer,
Craig Moss is responsible for developing CREATe Leading Practices, a program designed to help companies and their suppliers reduce the risks associated with trade secret theft, counterfeiting, piracy and corruption. He has developed definitive guides for organizations including World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the United Nations. Mr. Moss is an Executive Advisor for Social Accountability International (SAI) and previously led Social Fingerprint®, a program helping companies and their supply chains implement sustainability practices. Previously, Mr. Moss founded Global Access Corporation, where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries.

Lucy Nichols, Intellectual Property Attorney,
Lucy Nichols is an internationally respected intellectual property attorney with over 20 years’ experience in the acquisition, protection and enforcement of IP rights. Lucy earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. and was an associate attorney with leading IP boutique law firms in Washington D.C. and New York City prior to joining Nokia in 2000 as Americas’ Trademark Counsel. In 2003, Lucy transitioned into the global role of Director of Brand Protection at Nokia’s headquarters in Europe and assumed global responsibility for the company’s trademark and patent design portfolios as well as the associated enforcement and litigation. From 2008-2011 she focused on addressing counterfeiting and design infringements while based at Nokia’s regional headquarters in Beijing, China and managed numerous successful IP litigations in Chinese Courts involving trademark and design rights.

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