Angelo Mazza to Speak at IACC Panel on Brand Protection Basics

Intellectual Property Partner Angelo E.P. Mazza will speak at the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) webinar on August 19, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET. The program is titled “Brand Protection Basics – Practical Tips for Protecting Your Rights at the U.S. Border.”

About the Program

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is often described as the first line of defense against counterfeits in the U.S. With approximately 800 million shipments valued at over $2.4 trillion entering the U.S. market through over 300 ports each year, CBP faces the monumental task of identifying and interdicting illicit goods and keeping them out of the hands of American consumers, while ensuring the efficient flow of legitimate trade. This informative program will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand from brand representatives who will share practical tips and advice drawn from years of experience partnering with CBP.

Topics include:
• IP recordation;
• Best practices for training;
• What to expect in interacting with your government counterparts; and
• How you can leverage government resources to make your own efforts more cost-effective and budget-friendly.

This hour-long session will equip you with tools and guidance to effectively partner with CBP to protect your brand at the border.

Other speakers include Mandy McCarthy, Director / Infringement Administrator at The Lumistella Company. The panel will be moderated by Travis Johnson, Vice President – Legislative Affairs, Sr. Counsel, IACC.

Learn more and register on the IACC website.

David Johnson to Speak at Insider Scoop: US Travel & Immigration

David Johnson will join Belcham for the event “Insider Scoop: Travel & Immigration” on May 21, 2021. The program will cover business activities affected by the travel ban and changing immigration policies impacting foreign entrepreneurs such as:
  • Where do we find ourselves as an employer and/or individual. with the current US rules & regulations?
  • What are the exact US re-entry restrictions? When are they expected to change?
  • Which proclamations are still in place? Who’s exempted and who’s not?
  • What about current visa and petition processing? Which visas should/can I apply for?
  • Is the National Interest Exception (NIE) program still in place?
  • How do I maneuver state & federal laws for foreign employees with legal status tied to their employment?

Claire Razzolini to Speak at NYCBA Event 100 Days: Accountability on Immigration

Immigration Partner Claire Razzolini will speak at the New York City Bar Association event “100 Days: Accountability on Immigration” on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

After a tumultuous four years in immigration law, the Biden administration promised to make immigration reforms a priority. The term started off with a series of executive orders reversing some policies, directing implementation of new ones, and asking agencies to pause and reassess. This panel will explore what has changed in the first 100 days of the administration and what still needs to be done with regard to family separation, enforcement, and due process as well as humanitarian, family, and business immigration law.

Moderator:
Elizabeth Gibson, New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Speakers:
Denise Bell, Amnesty International
Kennji Kizuka, Human Rights First
Claire Razzolini, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, American Immigration Council
Charles Wheeler, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Register Here

 

David Johnson to Discuss U.S. Travel & Work Visas During Covid-19

David Johnson will give a discussion on U.S. immigration to the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) on March 17, 2021. His presentation is titled “U.S. Travel & Work Visas During Covid-19: A Guide for Business Travelers.”

He will discuss US Immigration including National Interest Exceptions, H-1B visas, the current process and timeline for other types of visas as well as potential Biden related visa and travel predictions

David is head of the Emerging Business Group. He assists corporate and individual clients with immigrant, nonimmigrant and citizenship matters. He provides advice on immigration-related onboarding compliance issues. Learn more about David.

David Johnson to Speak at Visa & Immigration to the US and Norway

David Johnson will participate in the event “Visa & Immigration to the US and Norway” for the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC). He will discuss U.S. work visas and updates to immigration policies from the Biden Administration.

Others topics will include:

  • Business Travel Using ESTA / Visa Waiver or B-1/B-2
  • Current Covid-Related Travel Restrictions
  • Common U.S. Work Visas
  • Policy Changes
  • Travel Preparations

David is head of the Emerging Business Group. He assists corporate and individual clients with immigrant, nonimmigrant and citizenship matters. He provides advice on immigration-related onboarding compliance issues. Learn more about David.

Travel and Immigration Between Finland in the US During Covid-19: What You Need to Know

Gibney is co-sponsoring the event “Travel and Immigration Between Finland in the US During Covid-19: What You Need to Know” on March 2, 2021. This event is in partnership with The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, the Consulate General of Finland New York and the Consulate General of Finland Los Angeles.

Partner David Johnson will provide an overview of immigration issues including: Covid-related travel restrictions, consular visa appointment tips, available US visas and possible changes to the US immigration system.

Learn more.

David Johnson Speaks On U.S. Business Travel and Work Visas for Entrepreneurs

David Johnson spoke on “U.S. Business Travel and Work Visas” for Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) on January 26, 2021. He discussed:

  • U.S. Immigration Basics
  • Business Travel Using ESTA / Visa Waiver or B-1/B-2 Visa
  • Current Covid-Related Travel Restrictions
  • Common U.S. Work Visas
  • Policy Changes Under President Biden
  • Preparing for U.S. Travel

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is New York City’s largest accelerator program.  ERA companies gain direct access to leading members of the New York City tech community through the ERA mentor network and are also given access to the right investors, sales prospects and partners..

Brian Brokate and Angelo Mazza to Speak at Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2021 NY

IP Partners Brian W. Brokate and Angelo E.P. Mazza will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2021 NY event on January 7, 2021.  Brian Brokate is also co-chair of the event. This will be the tenth year that Brian and Angelo have participated in this program.

Angelo will lead the first panel “Current Government IP Enforcement Programs.” Topics include:

  • HSI’s Covid-19 investigations
  • Operation Stolen Promise
  • Developing agency-wide strategies
  • Hurdles and successes of multi-agency teams
  • Ongoing efforts to curb imports and sales
  • Taking on charlatans and unproven cures
  • Made in the USA claims for Covid-19 related products
  • Covid scams facing consumers and businesses

Brian Brokate will speak alongside Cheryl Wang of David Yurman on the “Anticounterfeiting Update” panel. Topics include:

  • Direct liability: An overview of the groundbreaking decisions from the past year and practical guidance on how to build a strong case for statutory damages
  • Getting it right. Seizures and ex parte remedies: Recent trends and the checklist that should be followed when applying for a seizure order
  • Contributory liability and the ongoing battle against online printers: A discussion about the recent decision in Y.Y.G.M. SA v. Redbubble, Inc.
  • Recent legislation: What you need to know about the SHOP SAFE Act and other pending legislation
  • How enforcement has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost-effective strategies used by brands during these unprecedented times
  • Brian W. Brokate, Cheryl Wang

For more information on the program, visit the PLI website.

Brian Brokate to Speak at PLI on Anticounterfeiting

Brian Brokate will speak at PLI’s upcoming program Intellectual Property Law: Trademark and Copyright Review 2020 on September 15. His session is titled “Developments in Anti-counterfeiting.”

Topics will include:

  • Statutory Damages: Recent decisions and what every brand should consider when building a case
  • Practical guidance for obtaining a seizure order: Recent trends and the checklist that should be followed when applying for a seizure order
  • Third-Party Liability & The SHOP SAFE Act: An overview of the proposed legislation and the impact it will have on e-commerce
  • The rise of counterfeiting during the COVID-19 pandemic: What you need to know to protect your brand

Brian Brokate and Associate Maja Szumarska also co-authored a chapter on this topic for the program handbook.

For more information or to register for the event, visit the PLI website.

David Johnson to Present at the SACCNY Webinar: New U.S. Visa Ban – What Does It Mean?

On June 22, President Trump enacted an Executive Order temporarily suspending certain new work visas into the United States, impacting the ability for foreign talent to work and conduct business in the U.S., and raising many questions.

Immigration Partner David Johnson will be featured at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York webinar to help unpack and make sense of the Executive Order and how new restrictions will affect you and your business.

Topics include:

  • Who will be impacted?
  • How long will the visa ban remain in effect?
  • Are there any exceptions?
  • How does this new ban overlap with existing travel restrictions?

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and you will have your chance to get specific questions addressed.

Details:
Thursday, June 25, 2020
10:00 AM Eastern Time (U.S.) – 16:00 CEST (Sweden)

David Johnson is head of the Emerging Business Group at Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty LLP. He assists corporate and individual clients with immigrant, nonimmigrant and citizenship matters. He helps foreign entrepreneurs and start-up businesses establish their presence in the U.S. Working with emerging businesses from their inception, David develops an understanding of their strategic goals, and creates tailored immigration solutions to help facilitate their growth.