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Cameron M. Nelson, Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP to Speak at The CBP's Amended Anti-Counterfeiting Rules: What It Means for Your Firm

New York, NY, August 17, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Cameron M. Nelson, Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The CBP's Amended Anti-Counterfeiting Rules: What it Means for Your Firm.” This event is scheduled for August 29, 2016 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Cameron M. Nelson

Cameron M. Nelson is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s IP department and is one of the leaders of Greenberg Traurig’s anti-counterfeiting practice. Cameron has managed dozens of anti-counterfeiting investigations. He has obtained dozens of civil seizure orders and has assisted clients in the seizure and destruction of millions of dollars of counterfeit goods. Mr. Nelson’s anti-counterfeiting experience includes extensive coordination with law enforcement, nationwide seizures of counterfeit goods, freezes of counterfeiters’ assets and enforcement of anti-counterfeiting judgments both in the United States and abroad.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal arenas.

With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, and Litigation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2015 “Best Law Firms Rankings. GT’s global anti-counterfeiting experience includes conducting and testifying in legal proceedings in jurisdictions around the world – including more than 50 countries to date. GT works with local law enforcement, politicians, customs services, finance/revenue departments, postal services and some of the highest ranking government officials to seek solutions where traditional IP-based solutions are either limited or not available.


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule on October 19, 2015 that amends its regulations on importations of merchandise suspected of being counterfeit trademarks or trade names. Significantly, the new regulations authorize CBP to disclose to trademark owners confidential financial, business and commercial information about suspected counterfeit merchandise that fall within the protection of the Trade Secrets Act.

The final rule also allows CBP to provide the importer with unredacted sample or image of the suspect merchandise before the disclosure of the information to the trademark owner. The amended rule poses a good number of concerns especially when releasing confidential information to outside parties like a mark owner or importer. Additionally, the new rule requires CBP to provide limited importation information to the right owner at the same time that a detention notice is issued to the importer. It changed the interim rule's requirement for an importer to extend the detention period by 30 days.

Although the Trade Secret Act provides certain protections and CBP has repeatedly stated that sufficient safeguards exist, companies may want to consider revisiting their business practices and implement appropriate actions to protect its information.

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the significant issues surrounding the CBP's Amended Anti-Counterfeiting Rules. This live webcast aims to help companies ensure protection of their business information while staying in compliance with the new rule.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

- Understanding CBP's Final Rule on Anti-Counterfeiting
- Trade Secrets Act – An Overview
- Impact to Brand Owners and Importers
- Protecting Your Business Information Under the New Rule
- Recent Trends and Developments

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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