INSYNC Virtual Summit: November 2021

Thursday, November 4th 2021 – 4pm GMT / 12pm EDT / 5pm CET


Speakers include:


About this summit

Join Corsearch & Incopro, brands, platforms, and associations to discuss today’s changing online landscape, future opportunities, and what this all means from a brand protection perspective.

For the first time since joining forces, Corsearch and Incopro would like to invite brands, platforms, and associations to join them at the INSYNC Virtual Summit during an exciting time for the brand protection industry. Learn from the best, and inspire new ideas for your organization. All sessions are live, so have your say and become a part of the change.

▸Think future. Understand new trends, channels, platforms, and technologies to stay ahead of threats.

▸Think bigger. Identify growth and collaboration opportunities with platforms, brands, and teams.

▸Think better. Join speakers from global brands and platforms to gain real, actionable insights.

Agenda

Thursday November 4, 16:00 GMT / 12:00 EDT (15 Min)

Simon and Robert welcome attendees and share their thoughts on an exciting and evolving time for brand protection teams, and discuss how they envision the future of the industry.

  • Simon Baggs

    Simon Baggs

    CEO

    Speaker

  • Robert Stolk, SVP Global Sales, Brand Protection at Corsearch

    Robert Stolk

    SVP Global Sales, Brand Protection

    Speaker

What you’ll learn

  • How online brand protection technology is evolving to meet the needs of rights owners in staying ahead of more diverse and sophisticated online threats.
  • How brands, platforms, legal partners and vendors can work together and form a collective voice to push the brand protection agenda forwards.
  • How the power of data and intelligence can empower brand protection teams and enable collaboration with the wider business.

Speakers

  • Simon Baggs

    Simon Baggs

    CEO

    Speaker

    Simon is the co-founder and CEO at Incopro and a founding partner at Wiggin LLP. Simon has over 25 years of experience as a litigation lawyer, with a particular focus on protecting IP rights online.
    He has stood up for clients in many of the most significant cases in the online context, focusing on the role that intermediaries should play in helping to stop infringement. Simon co-founded Incopro to deploy technology in delivering the protection of rights on a global scale – to protect businesses and their consumers from online harm.

  • Robert Stolk, SVP Global Sales, Brand Protection at Corsearch

    Robert Stolk

    SVP Global Sales, Brand Protection

    Speaker

    Robert Stolk is the co-founder and former CEO at Pointer Brand Protection. In January of 2020, Pointer was acquired by Corsearch, where he currently leads the brand protection commercial strategy. Robert believes that every brand faces a unique set of challenges that require slightly tailored strategies to be successful. Over the last 12 years, Robert and his team have been – and remain at – the forefront of developing effective, technology-enabled brand protection and compliance solutions for brands of all sizes.

Thursday November 4, 16:15 GMT / 12:15 EDT (45 Min)

With the changing digital landscape and increasingly sophisticated threats, brand protection teams cannot afford to stand still. Join expert panellists to find out how brands can remain agile and collaborative, and apply data and intelligence to deliver demonstrable results and secure further investment.

  • Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Trademarks & Copyrights at Mattel

    Michael Moore

    Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Trademarks & Copyrights

    Panelist

  • Gary Wengrofsky, Senior Director Intellectual Property at Charter Communications

    Gary Wengrofsky

    Senior Director, Intellectual Property

    Panelist

  • Michael Sweeney, Senior Legal Counsel - Incopro

    Mike Sweeney

    Director of Service Delivery & Senior Legal Counsel

    Moderator

What you’ll learn

  • How leading brands are tackling a recent proliferation in the variety and scale of online threats, and how new legislation can help.
  • How infringers are evolving their methods to target brands and consumers in more sophisticated ways online, aside from counterfeit products.
  • How brand protection teams can better demonstrate their impact, collaborate with other internal teams, and secure further investment in their programs.

Speakers

  • Michael Moore, Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Trademarks & Copyrights at Mattel

    Michael Moore

    Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Trademarks & Copyrights

    Panelist

    Michael Moore is Associate General Counsel, Senior Director, Trademarks and Copyrights for Mattel Inc, where he is responsible for managing all trademark and copyright matters around the world, from clearance and registration, through to disputes and litigation. Since joining Mattel in 2000, Michael has represented Mattel in a number of high-profile and important IP cases, and has managed the acquisition of several valuable toy brands. His team is responsible for a portfolio of more than 15,000 trademark registrations and applications around the world.

  • Gary Wengrofsky, Senior Director Intellectual Property at Charter Communications

    Gary Wengrofsky

    Senior Director, Intellectual Property

    Panelist

    Gary Wengrofsky is an intellectual property veteran and dynamic public speaker with broad experience including trademark, copyright, social media and domain portfolio management, monitoring and enforcement for Charter Communications, a Fortune 64 telecom organization. As Senior Director of Intellectual Property, Gary is responsible for protecting Charter’s non-patent IP rights, including all trademark, copyright and domain name issues.

  • Michael Sweeney, Senior Legal Counsel - Incopro

    Mike Sweeney

    Director of Service Delivery & Senior Legal Counsel

    Moderator

    Mike Sweeney is Director of Service Delivery and Senior Legal Counsel at Incopro. Mike counsels brands on all aspects of brand and content protection including trademark strategy in the online space and the use of data-driven technology to combat threats. Mike has many years of experience representing major brands in cross-border litigation in both domestic and international Courts. Mike sits on INTA’s Parallel Imports Committee and is a Committee Member at the Intellectual Property Organisation.

Thursday November 4, 17:00 GMT / 13:00 EDT (15 Min)

Gymshark has experienced incredible growth to become an influential fitness brand. Gymshark’s innovative approach is focused on staying ahead of the curve through its marketing strategy, social media content, and athlete community. Join Gymshark’s Charlotte Preston to find out how this approach is reflected throughout its brand protection program, allowing the brand to thrive online.

  • Charlotte Preston, Brand Protection Executive at Gymshark

    Charlotte Preston

    Brand Protection Executive

    Speaker

  • Helen Saunders, Chief Product Officer at Incopro

    Helen Saunders

    Chief Product Officer

    Compere

What you’ll learn

  • How putting customers at the heart of Gymshark’s business model and understanding how they interact with the brand is key in protecting them from bad actors.
  • How brands can align with social media teams and stay ahead of the curve with emerging platforms and consumer trends.
  • How building personal relationships with marketplaces and social media platforms is vital in taking action and protecting customers.

Speakers

  • Charlotte Preston, Brand Protection Executive at Gymshark

    Charlotte Preston

    Brand Protection Executive

    Speaker

    Charlotte Preston is a Brand Protection Executive for Gymshark, overseeing global brand protection programs for the fitness apparel and accessories brand globally, covering both on and offline. Charlotte has been with Gymshark for over three years, and has seen the business experience amazing growth and achievements during that time. Charlotte’s background is in intellectual property law, both contentious and non-contentious, and spent 12 years in private practice specializing in this before joining Gymshark in 2018.

  • Helen Saunders, Chief Product Officer at Incopro

    Helen Saunders

    Chief Product Officer

    Compere

    Helen Saunders is the Chief Product Officer at Incopro and has driven product strategy since joining in 2013. Helen established Incopro’s global analyst team and works with customers, partners, and platforms to build new capabilities which help brands tackle online risk. She has a background in UK law enforcement and cyber security investigations, which gives her a valuable perspective on the tools and techniques used by online bad actors, helping to ensure Incopro’s services continually evolve with the threat.

17:15 GMT / 13:15 EDT (5 Mins)

Coffee Break

Thursday November 4, 17:20 GMT / 13:20 EDT (45 Min)

Global marketplace platforms play a pivotal role in protecting brands and consumers from infringing sellers. Join expert panellists to find out how these platforms are developing their processes to crack down on illegitimate accounts, and find out how brands can better collaborate with them.

  • Claudio Bergonzi, Senior Manager Global Brand Relations at Amazon

    Claudio Bergonzi

    Senior Manager Global Brand Relations

    Panelist

  • Julien Dudouit, Global IP Brand Manager at eBay

    Julien Dudouit

    Global IP Senior Brand Manager

    Panelist

  • Juan Cichero, Head of Brand Protection at Mercado Libre

    Juan Cichero

    Head of Brand Protection

    Panelist

  • Chloe Lee, Senior Brand Protection Team Leader at Incopro
    +1

What you’ll learn

  • Which proactive measures and technologies marketplace platforms are testing and rolling out to counter increasingly sophisticated bad actors.
  • How brands and platforms can continue to improve the way they collaborate and share information.
  • How marketplaces are collaborating with social media platforms to dismantle sophisticated networks.

Speakers

  • Claudio Bergonzi, Senior Manager Global Brand Relations at Amazon

    Claudio Bergonzi

    Senior Manager Global Brand Relations

    Panelist

    As Senior Manager at Amazon, Claudio Bergonzi leads the EMEA team for Global Brand Relations, liaising with brands, associations, and stakeholders. Claudio joined Amazon in February 2021, having spent eight years as Director General of INDICAM supporting brands in IP protection. Previously, Claudio founded a management consultancy firm, supporting pharmaceutical companies and shale oil initiatives in US., and was CMO and Head of Europe for Mach Lock International, a specialist in data protection software. Claudio also spent ten years at Microsoft in various roles from software compliance to sales and marketing. He has a master’s degree in law from Milan University.

  • Julien Dudouit, Global IP Brand Manager at eBay

    Julien Dudouit

    Global IP Senior Brand Manager

    Panelist

    Julien Dudouit is Global IP Brand Manager for eBay, responsible for supporting Rights Owners in protecting their Trademarks and Copyrights by managing the Verified Rights Owner programme (VeRO) on eBay and Classifieds platforms globally.  Prior to this, Julien was closely involved in implementing eBay’s anti-counterfeit operational strategy.  Julien holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management and has been working on anti-piracy matters for the past sixteen years.

  • Juan Cichero, Head of Brand Protection at Mercado Libre

    Juan Cichero

    Head of Brand Protection

    Panelist

    Since October 2019, Juan has been Head of the Brand Protection Program for Mercado Libre. Before joining Mercado Libre, he spent 4 years with Philip Morris International (PMI) as Illicit Trade Prevention Manager for Latin America & Canada, as well over 10 years with NIKE, leading the Brand Protection efforts for the Southern Cone; directing IP enforcement activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay & Peru. Juan holds a Law degree from the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA).

  • Chloe Lee, Senior Brand Protection Team Leader at Incopro

    Chloe Lee

    Senior Brand Protection Team Leader

    Moderator

    Chloe Lee is a Senior Brand Protection Team Leader at Incopro and currently leads the company’s multisectoral Platform Working Group. Chloe has extensive experience in advising brands on the data-driven management of a wide range of risks online. Her interests include the platform economy, intermediary liability, and consumer policy issues.

Thursday November 4, 18:05 GMT / 14:05 EDT (20 Min)

As they mature, brand protection teams become an increasingly strategic asset – able not only to counter threats, but to identify new growth opportunities for the business. Join brand protection experts to understand the stages of this journey, where your organization sits, the tools and strategies you can adopt to progress, and the value to be achieved by doing so.

  • Piers Barclay

    Piers Barclay

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Speaker

  • Annie Wood

    Annie Wood

    Global Director of Brand Success

    Speaker

What you’ll learn

  • Where your organization sits in our 4-stage maturity model and the opportunities to advance to the next level.
  • Which tools and strategies can advance your impact and how data and intelligence can help teams collaborate with the wider business.
  • How to prove your impact and align with strategic and commercial goals to secure further investment.

Speakers

  • Piers Barclay

    Piers Barclay

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Speaker

    Piers Barclay is Chief Strategy Officer at Incopro, with responsibility for ensuring the business delivers value to customers in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Prior to joining Incopro, he advised a wide range of tech businesses as a strategy consultant with Credo Business Consulting. He studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics at the University of Oxford.

  • Annie Wood

    Annie Wood

    Global Director of Brand Success

    Speaker

    Annie Wood is Global Director of Brand Success at Incopro, with over seven years’ experience in brand protection, including experience working across a wide variety of verticals (software, apparel, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics). Annie has also worked for business intelligence vendors and knows the value of good reporting. She holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Thursday November 4, 18:25 GMT / 14:25 EDT (5 Min)

Closing Remarks

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