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Sophie Anger
Associate General Counsel, Marketing Properties, Global Petcare, Mars, Incorporated
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Relani Belous
General Counsel, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment
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Alexandra DeNeve
Senior Counsel, Trademarks, Velcro Group Corporation
Alexandra DeNeve is Senior Counsel of Trademarks for Velcro Group Corporation (VGC), based in Manchester, New Hampshire. She began her career in private practice, first with Kirkland & Ellis handling patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation, and then with Loeb & Loeb where her practice focused on copyright and trademark litigation and counseling for clients in the entertainment industry. Ms. DeNeve then switched from private practice to in-house as Trademark Counsel with Major League Baseball Properties. In 2016 she joined VGC, seizing the opportunity to work with one of the most unique and storied brands in the world, and for a company that has steadily provided manufacturing jobs in central New Hampshire for more than 60 years. Ms. DeNeve received her law degree from Tulane University School of Law.
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Deborah A. Hampton
Corporate Trademark Specialist, Trademark Team Lead, The Chemours Company
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Erin W. Lothson
Assistant General Counsel, IP, GROUPON
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Cynthia Johnson Walden
Principal, Fish & Richardson
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William Mansfield
Attorney and Director, IP, ABRO Industries, Inc.
William Mansfield is an Attorney and Director of IP for ABRO Industries, Inc. ABRO sells a wide variety of fast-moving consumer goods such as glues, tapes, and motor oils, primarily in developing nations. While virtually unknown in Western Europe and the United States, ABRO is a major brand name in countries such as Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kosovo.

Mr. Mansfield protects more than 2,000 trademarks which are registered in more than 175 countries. He has traveled to 56 foreign countries and handled matters in more than 160. This involves coordinating the actions of attorneys, investigators, and government officials on six continents.

Mr. Mansfield has been in the field of IP protection for more than 20 years, first as an Undercover Investigator and then as an Attorney. He has recently started a consulting business, Emergent IP Consulting, where he assists with brand protection in China and the developing world.
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