Forum on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies

Policymakers, practitioners, and business owners interested in learning about policies and strategies to more effectively combat counterfeit goods will want to attend this free, all-day program organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the McCarthy Institute. It will bring together more than two dozen experts in the fields of brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, who will take an in-depth look at such topics as:

  • Fighting counterfeits in a global market
  • Utilizing new technologies to protect brands
  • Enlisting allies in the fight against counterfeiting
  • Consumer protection and counterfeits
  • What government can do to help

Featured speakers will include Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu and other USPTO executives.


Register here. There is no charge to attend the program, but registration is on a first-come basis. Please register in advance as space is limited, and there will be limited ability to accommodate walk-in registrations.


The full agenda can be viewed here.

Additional information

The registration page provides additional information and directions. This event is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For non-press inquiries, including requests for reasonable accommodation, please contact Kortney Hammonds at the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.