Consero's Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable

Join Fish on Thursday October 11 at Consero’s Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable, in Chicago, IL.

Fish Principals Cindy Walden (Boston) and Kristen McCallion (NY) will moderate two sessions, and Cindy will serve as roundtable chair. Fish is also a proud sponsor of this CLE accredited event.

Attendees will be joined by like-minded heads of brand protection for networking and thought provoking panel discussions. Panel details are below.

9:00 - 10:30AM
Effective Strategies To Mitigate IP Risks & Infringements On Your Brand

  • What is your business philosophy on trademark enforcement and how does it govern your day-to-day efforts?
  • What practical steps can you take to protect your intellectual property when launching a new product or service?
  • What are the elements of an effective crisis plan following discovery of an infringement?

Moderator: Kristen McCallion, Principal, Chair of the Copyright Group, Fish & Richardson


  • Jessica Bahr, Associate GC, Constellation Brands
  • Maureen Shannon, Attorney, Head of Brand Protection, Quicken Loans
  • Brian Wishnow, IP Counsel, USG Corporation

3:15 - 4:15PM
The Mature Global Brand Protection Program: What Does It Look Like And How Can You Improve?

  • What does a mature brand protection program look like? What milestones should you be striving for?
  • How are you successfully teaming with government agencies i.e., CBP, Homeland Security, FBI, etc.? What lessons can be translated to other markets?
  • How do you communicate with key stakeholders in your organization to create ongoing awareness and buy-in?

Moderator: Cindy Walden, Principal, Trademark and Copyright Practice Group Leader, Fish & Richardson


  • Geoff Baker, Assistant GC, IP, Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Brian Kristel, Director, Investigations & Trademark Enforcement, Americas, Tiffany & Co.
  • Cheryl Withycombe, Senior Trademark Counsel, AbbVie

Consero Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection
333 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL