October 2018

Erica Brand Portnoy joins BASF panel “IP BYTES: Hot Topics in Trademark Law”


Based on the popular lightning round talks in the design and engineering fields, hear 10 trademark professionals address topics of current interest
• Ten trademark professionals give six-minute lightning talks
• Presentations will cover every phase of trademark practice, from portfolios through litigation
• Hear from in-house counsel, joined by private practitioners at firms of all sizes

Frank Busch, Kerr & Wagstaffe


  • Don Thompson, Thompson & Co
  • Erica Portnoy, Sideman & Bancroft
    Ms. Portnoy will be speaking on counterfeit enforcement tactics and trends, focusing on what rights holders can do to help stop counterfeit goods from entering the country. She will also discuss the various enforcement strategies available to rights holders once an importer of counterfeit goods is identified through U.S. Customs or through online marketplace purchases. She will describe how these tools are key elements to building a successful and comprehensive brand protection program.
  • Adam Brink, Clorox
  • Jennifer Seraphine, Turner Boyd
  • Julia Kripke, Gap
  • Patrick Zhang, Atlassian
  • Emily Burns, Google
  • Carla B. Oakley, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • John Crittenden, Cooley LLP