Maja Szumarska to Moderate New Technologies, New Threats, New Opportunities: AI and Brand Protection at IACC

Maja Szumarska will also moderate the panel: New Technologies, New Threats, New Opportunities: AI and Brand Protection at IACC. This session will cover how AI has impacted counterfeiting and piracy challenges and how it is being used to facilitate the detection and enforcement of IP infringement. Speakers include Saleem Alhabash, Associate Director of Research, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP), Michigan State University, Daniel Shapiro, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Brand Relationships, Red Points and Rick Farnell, CEO, Tracer.

Angelo Mazza to Speak at IACC Fireside Chat on IP Enforcement

IP Partner Angelo Mazza will speak at the IACC Annual Conference 2024 on May 16, 2024 in Orlando, FL.

Angelo’s session will take place from 9:30am – 10:15am on May 16, 2024. His session is titled “IP Enforcement in One of the Busiest US Ports – A Fireside Chat with
Salvatore Ingrassia, Port Director, New York JFK Airport”. Angelo Mazza will moderate the session and Mr. Ingrassia will discuss IP Enforcement in a commercial environment like JFK including the special challenges and how the rights-holders can work with CBP to address issues like de minimis shipments and create more effective enforcement opportunities.

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David Johnson and Arielle Sheinfeld to Speak at BelCham US Readiness Event

Gibney is partnering with Belcham for the US Readiness online learning event from April 22-26, 2024. The program is designed to help companies who are ready for US expansion. Immigration Partner David Johnson and Associate Arielle Sheinfeld will discuss various US visa options, including Belcham’s J1 Visa program for interns & trainees, and offered insights into the migration process.

Danila Duò, David Johnson and Angelo Mazza to Speak at ERA Global

Partners Danila Duò, David Johnson and Angelo Mazza will speak at ERA Global, a startup incubator in New York City. They will discuss immigration, IP protection and corporate considerations for emerging businesses. This event is sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) which supports the business development of companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.


Angelo Mazza and Maja Szumarska to Speak at PLIs Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2024

Intellectual Property Partners Angelo Mazza and Maja Szumarska will speak at the Practising Law Institute’s Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2024 on January 17, 2024. The program provides developments on recent copyright and trademark cases and anticounterfeiting trends.

Maja will deliver opening remarks for this event and will present on two panels. She will speak on the “Anti-Counterfeiting Update” panel. This session will cover key decisions involving trademark counterfeiting from the past year and provide strategies to protect against the online sale of counterfeit products.  Maja will also speak on the “Ethical Issues in IP Rights Enforcement” panel. This session provides guidelines for avoiding ethical issues in investigations, as well as ethical issues arising in connection with attorneys’ use of AI, social media, and other technology tools.

Angelo will present on the “Current Government IP Enforcement Programs” panel. This bifurcated panel first contains a highly focused dive into the ongoing DOJ criminal enforcement efforts and evolving use of technologies in counterfeiting. The panel also covers FTC efforts to protect consumers from various business scams that impact them negatively and impugn the reputational integrity of brands.

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IP Partner Angelo Mazza to Speak at the EUROPOL IP Crime Conference on Combatting Counterfeit Goods

Intellectual Property Partner Angelo Mazza will speak at the EUROPOL IP Crime Conference in Lisbon, Portugal on October 26. His panel is titled “US Based, International Impact: Combatting Counterfeit Goods Posing a Threat to Health & Safety”.

This conference is designed law enforcement and private sector brand protection representatives to gain insight into issues surrounding counterfeit goods that pose significant risks to health, safety, and the environment. A specific focus will be placed on the role of advanced technology in combating Intellectual Property (IP) Crime. This event will provides attendee with the unique opportunity to engage in discussions and knowledge-sharing with experts from law enforcement and the private sector, facilitating the exchange of experiences and best practices.

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Gibney Partners to Speak at Skyline Program on U.S. Legal Issues for Energy Industry Emerging Businesses

Gibney Partners David Johnson (Immigration), Kristen Smith (Corporate), Maja Szumarska (IP) and Robert Tracy (Employment) will speak on legal considerations for emerging businesses in the energy industry at the SKYLINE event on May 11.

The Swedish Energy Agency and the SwedishAmerican Chamber of Commerce in New York (SACCNY) launched the SKYLINE program for small and medium-sized companies with energy and climate relevance in the real estate and PropTech sectors that are looking to effectively enter the US market. 

Through a tailored acceleration program, the program aims to provide participating companies with the necessary information and knowledge to effectively establish themselves in the US market; establish direct contact with major players and potential customers in the real estate sector in both Sweden and the US; and open up opportunities for raising capital. The participants are leading real estate investors, property owners, and developers in both the Swedish and US markets.

Learn more about the program here.

Survi Parvatiyar Speaks at AILA on Complex Immigration IV Issues

Immigration Senior Counsel Survi Parvitiyar spoke at AILA NYC’s Corporate/Employment Committee CLE Program on May 1, 2023. The CLE covered Complex Issues with Labor Certifications, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability petitions, and EB-2 National Interest Waiver cases.

Survi discussed National Interest Waivers, including:

  • What is the evidentiary standard?
    • What goes into preparing a national interest waiver?
    • How to prepare testimonials?
    • What industries can you make the National Interest Waiver in?
    • What types of evidence can be utilized?
    • New STEM Guidance
  • Structuring the petition
    • How to explain the field? Narrowly versus more broadly
    • How to organize exhibits in the most productive manner?
  • Complex issues for NIW 
    • Preparing petitions for recent graduates, the arts, medical professionals and non-traditional fields, such as education

Angelo Mazza Participates in IACC US Law Enforcement Training – Port of San Francisco

IP Partner Angelo Mazza participated in the the IACC IP training in San Francisco, providing information on new products or changes to packaging in order to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and it’s intellectual property protection efforts.

About the event:

Port of San Francisco Training
Date: April 20, 2023
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Port of San Francisco

San Francisco is a popular port due to the volume of cargo that flows through it. This event provides an excellent and unique opportunity to meet and speak directly with Officers, Import Specialists and Fines/Penalties personnel about enforcement issues and latest brand authentication methods.

Angelo Mazza and Maja Szumarska Spoke at IACC on Customs Enforcement, New Technologies and Brand Protection

Gibney IP attorneys Angelo Mazza and Maja Szumarska spoke at the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC) Annual Conference in Nashville.

Angelo’s panel titled “New Trends in Customs Enforcement” was focused on the changes under the U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s 21st Century Customs Framework. Angelo discussed IP considerations from the brand perspective as it relates to trade reform and border enforcement. Maja’s panel was titled “New Technologies and Impact on IP and Brand Protection – Metaverse, NFTs, and Virtual Goods”. Maja provided an introduction into blockchain technology, focusing on topics such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain-based domains, and will discuss the developing case law in this area. She also provided guidance on the tools available to conduct investigations and the key considerations for developing an effective enforcement strategy.

Learn more about the program here.