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Establishing Global Norms to Protect Online Shoppers from Dangerous Counterfeits

Establishing Global Norms to Protect Online Shoppers from Dangerous Counterfeits
Thursday, August 25, 202211:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Event Summary

Counterfeit products continue to pose a significant threat to the health and safety of individuals. Counterfeit drugs and cosmetics often contain harmful ingredients that threaten public health. Counterfeit personal protective equipment, such as masks, sanitizers, and disinfectants, along with counterfeit COVID-19 tests, have exacerbated the global pandemic and endangered people’s lives. And counterfeit electronics, like phone chargers and power adapters, can overheat and cause fire hazards. Counterfeiters exploit online marketplaces, social media, and other online tools to get these products in the hands of unsuspecting consumers, while causing economic harm to legitimate businesses and their workers. Successfully disrupting counterfeit networks will require cooperation from authorities at all levels of government as well as partnerships across the private sector.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about how the public and private sector can work together to establish global norms and best practice to better protect consumers from counterfeits and ensure respect for intellectual property in e-commerce.

Speakers

Jennifer
Jennifer Blank
Attorney-Advisor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Panelist
Christa
Christa Brzozowski
Senior Manager of Public Policy
Amazon
Panelist
Secretary Elaine
Secretary Elaine Marshall
Secretary of State
North Carolina
Panelist
Piotr
Piotr Stryszowski
Senior Economist
OECD
Panelist
Becca
Becca Trate@BeccaTrate
Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Moderator
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