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Did You Miss Our Webinar: Contain the Counterfeit Outbreak: Intellectual Property Protection for the Sports & Fitness Industry During Covid-19

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the SFIA hosted a Thought Leadership Webinar that took a look at Intellectual Property Protection for the Sports & Fitness Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic.

If you missed this webinar:

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused people around the globe to shelter in-place and work from home.  In absence of a physical retail environment, shoppers are now forced to turn to e-commerce platforms for their sports and fitness needs. The demand for personal fitness equipment also rose due to the widespread closure of public gyms. The combination of accelerated online demand and decreased supply creates an environment for counterfeiters to prey on a limited-resourced public. Nancy Merritt from OpSec, joined by Aaron Parker and Jack Li from Finnegan, will discuss anti-counterfeiting solutions for the sports and fitness industry during the current pandemic. Aaron and Jack will also discuss how companies can continue to protect their new ideas invented by employees who are working from home.
Topics of Insight:
  1. What are the issues related to online counterfeiting and how big is the problem
  2. The effects of COVID-19 to online commerce and online counterfeiting
  3. Options and best practices in tackling online counterfeiting
  4. How to protect ideas invented by employees while working from home
  5. Q&A




Alli Schulman
Manager, Communications & Marketing


John Peters


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Aaron Parker



David Elkind Headshot

Nancy Merritt
Senior Manager of Global Relationships
OpSec Security

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Jack Li



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