Speaking Engagement

Harper's Bazaar 2nd Annual Anti-Counterfeiting Summit

On Wednesday, February 1, 2006, Kirkland & Ellis LLP will sponsor Harper’s Bazaar's 2nd Annual Anti-Counterfeiting Summit. The Summit is an important gathering of 250 luxury company executives, focusing on public and private efforts to halt the sale of counterfeit goods and secure our borders from illegal trafficking.

The following leaders of the anti-counterfeiting movement will participate in a panel discussion: John Desmarais, Partner in charge of the New York Intellectual Property Practice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Chris Israel, Coordinator of International Intellectual Property Enforcement, Department of Commerce; Timothy Trainer, Former President of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition; Frederick Mostert, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Richemont; Madame Elizabeth Ponsolle des Portes, Chief Executive Officer, Comité Colbert, France; and Bertrand Stalla-Bourdillon, General Manager of LVMH, President of Berluti, Chairman of Marc Jacobs.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP will present "Keep it Real: Protect Your Brand's Integrity," an overview of the tools available for safeguarding brand identity from counterfeiters. Experienced Kirkland trademark attorneys, John Desmarais and Jeanne Heffernan will discuss the kinds of protection available for your company's brands and marks, explain how the enforcement process works, and describe how to get the most out of collaborating with law enforcement, private investigators, the court system, and other companies.