Maureen Beacom Gorman to Speak on Anti-Counterfeiting Panel at 2017 Trademark & Copyright Summit – New York

March 16, 2017Next Month
New York, NY

Trademark & Copyright partner, Maureen Beacom Gorman will participate as a panelist at the 2017 Trademark & Copyright Summit – New York, to be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

“Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies: Trends, Updates & Ongoing Brand Challenges”
Counterfeiting is growing at an exponential rate, particularly over the internet. Threats to brands include not only lost sales, but also erosion of brand equity. Grey goods and the emergence of 3D printing technologies pose a continuing and growing threat to business.

The panel will explore the following topics:

  • Current landscape and emerging trends
  • Benchmarking your current program
  • Monitoring counterfeiting activity
  • What are the best enforcement strategies?
  • Preventative measures

Panelists include:

  • Maureen Beacom Gorman, Trademark & Copyright Partner, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • Margaret Walker, Associate General IP Counsel, Chief Trademark Counsel, Xerox Corporation
  • Shaila Vaidya, Global Anti-Counterfeit & Brand Protection Leader, DuPont
  • Jessica Heiss, Vice President & Trademark Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies


Marshall Gerstein Partner Gregory J. Chinlund and Special Counsel James E. Griffith will also be in attendance. 

To learn more about the Summit, click here

Maureen Beacom Gorman regularly advises clients with global intellectual property rights in a multi-disciplinary approach on all aspects of intellectual property portfolio management strategy, including acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights, investigation of counterfeit and other infringing uses of trademarks and copyrights, and enforcement in federal, state, and foreign courts, international arbitration bodies such as WIPO, and administrative bodies including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Gorman’s invaluable familiarity with the inside workings of the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a former trademark examining attorney and her twenty years of practice are the background for her comprehensive understanding of the nuances of global portfolio strategy and guidance in trademark and copyright prosecution, enforcement, litigation, and licensing in the United States and internationally. She was also a member of the of International Trademark Association’s U.S. Subcommittee on Anti-Counterfeiting and led the internet enforcement task force for that committee.

In 2017, Ms. Gorman was named the exclusive winner in the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards “Intellectual Property – Trademarks” category for Illinois, an honor also bestowed upon her in 2015. Ms. Gorman was named to the 2016 list of Litigation Trailblazers and Pioneers published by the National Law Journal, a list which identifies litigation professionals who bring about meaningful change through their work. Ms. Gorman has also been selected by her peers as a "Leading Lawyer" since 2016, and recognized by the World Trademark Review (WTR) in the WTR 1000 rankings since 2014.