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Free Webinar: IP Protection in the Global Supply Chain

September 20, 2013
Categories: Intellectual Property Protection

Free Webinar: IP Protection in the Global Supply Chain

Overview:

Join CREATE.org’s Craig Moss and MetricStream on September 26 for a free webinar.

The globalization of supply chains provides companies with competitive advantage, however at the same time, increases risks for intellectual property (IP) theft. Counterfeiting, piracy, trade secret theft and trademark infringement are on the rise, particularly in countries where the rule of law is weak and organizations lack direct control over third-party firms, agents, distributors and suppliers.

IP theft can result in revenue loss, business disruptions, litigation, and damage to brand and reputation. The increased importance of IP to the corporate bottom line requires that IP protection evolve from being a mere legal function to a strategic imperative.

Today, to protect patents, trademark and protected designs, copyright and trade secrets, organizations must opt for holistic risk assessment and supply chain partner due diligence. Gaining transparency into supply chain practices helps companies understand what needs to be protected and ensure that all involved third parties and intermediaries are adhering to the policies and regulations.

In this webinar, CREATe’s Craig Moss will discuss how to assess and understand how organizations can guard against IP infringement in the global supply chain. The webinar will also throw light on:

  • Lack of overall standards, policies and guidance for effectual IP protection
  • Effective IP policies and what they entail
  • Adopting a management system-based approach to protect IP across the supply chain
  • The 8 key categories of an effective IP protection program
  • Choosing the right strategy to mitigate risk

Call In Details:

Thursday, September 26 2013 @ 8am Pacific/11am Eastern

Duration: 1 hour

Register here to view this live webinar.

For more information: call +1-650-620-2955 or email info@metricstream.com