On Friday, March 25, 2011, the Journal of Business and Technology Law hosted its Spring Symposium, titled, "Confronting the Challenges of Counterfeiting in Practice and Policy" in the Ceremonial Moot Court Room at the University of Maryland School of Law. This event began with an overview by Professor Patricia Campbell, Director of the Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, explaining the relevant law and remedies to the counterfeiting problem. In the morning and afternoon sessions, nine speakers gave presentations on counterfeiting in their various fields of expertise, including counterfeiting of electronic products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, fashion, athletic apparel and wine, as well as consumer complicity in counterfeiting activities. Representatives from the United States government discussed the impact of the counterfeiting problem and the government's initiatives in combating counterfeiting. The Symposium also explored alternative remedies, including use of design patents and new legislation to address copying of designs. Each speaker's presentation identified germane public policy issues implicated by the counterfeiting problem and educated law students and practitioners on how to deal with counterfeiting in practice.
The symposium was recorded, but is currently being edited. Please check back for a link to the video of the symposium.
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