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Relani Belous
Former General Counsel, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment
Relani Belous is former General Counsel of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, where she oversaw the company’s legal and business—in particular, trademarks, licensing, digital issues, and related IP matters. Ms. Belous managed a team that succeeded in having a billion-dollar lawsuit dismissed. She organized the various IP and content mastered by the infamous Stan Lee. Prior to her work with POW!, Ms. Belous served as General Counsel for PG Media (a company that resulted from the sale of FriendFinder Networks), where she managed content, alongside the famous Penthouse brand, and its domestic and international channel business.
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Jay Burgett
Global Trademark Attorney, Wrigley
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Jessica Cassidy Katz
Privacy Counsel, Whole Foods Market
Jessica Cassidy Katz joined Whole Foods Market as its first Privacy Counsel in 2017, where she has worked to drive GDPR compliance while making privacy operations enjoyable. Prior to joining Whole Foods, Ms. Katz focused her privacy practice on healthcare. She graduated (with honors) from the University of Texas School of Law in 2009 and also has a master’s from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
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David Cooper
Vice President, MarkMonitor, Inc.
David Cooper is a recognized thought leader in the brand protection space and has led MarkMonitor’s sales and business development efforts for more than a decade. His tenure and experience with MarkMonitor include helping to shape, launch, and develop online brand protection programs for hundreds of the most prolific brands globally. Previously, Mr. Cooper held various key strategic positions for MarkMonitor—from launching new product lines to running its Latin American sales organization.
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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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Ron DiCerbo
Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy
Ronald A. DiCerbo’s practice focuses on the protection of clients’ trademarks and design rights in the United States and internationally. He actively handles and counsels clients on a wide range of matters, including trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; copyright prosecution and enforcement; design patent clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; unfair competition at the state and federal level; domain name disputes; customs recordings and disputes; and IP litigation. Mr. DiCerbo’s client counseling is informed by his enforcement experience and he makes a point of becoming intimately familiar with each client’s business so that the advice he provides is cost-effective and consistent with the client’s business needs and objectives.
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Jeffrey Fridman
Global Legal Lead, Trademark and Brand Operations, Accenture
Jeffrey Fridman is Global Legal Lead of Trademark and Brand Operations at Accenture. His creative problem-solving and deep knowledge of trademark law help to resolve more than 100 infringements of Accenture’s brand every year. Mr. Fridman also counsels his internal clients on trademark clearance, prosecution and portfolio management, advertising, social media, and copyright issues. Prior to joining Accenture, Mr. Fridman was a Trademark Associate Attorney with Moore & Van Allen. He graduated (with honors) from the University of North Carolina Law School at Chapel Hill.
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Patchen Haggerty
Chair, Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising Practice, Perkins Coie LLP
Patchen Haggerty is Chair of Perkins Coie’s trademark, copyright, Internet and advertising practice, where she manages global trademark portfolios, trademark and internet enforcement, and take-down programs for market-leading companies worldwide. Her experience extends across numerous industry sectors. In her practice, Ms. Haggerty regularly manages UDRP proceedings. Her background in trademark enforcement matters includes dispute resolution and administrative actions around the world, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. She also counsels clients on complex and strategic legal and business matters relating to trademark, trade dress, copyright, domain name, and IP due diligence. Ms. Haggerty’s transactional experience includes assisting clients in the protection, development, commercialization, licensing, assignment, and sale of IP rights and assets. She maintains an active profile as a presenter and author on emerging issues in trademark, copyright, and IP legal protections.
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Sean Kolodji
Senior Brand Advisor, Incopro
Sean Kolodji is Senior Brand Adviser at Incopro, where he leads IP monitoring and enforcement programs on behalf of several major brands. Mr. Kolodji is an expert at managing anti-counterfeiting efforts, wherever they occur online—whether on marketplace platforms, e-commerce websites, or social media. Beyond anti-counterfeiting, he has implemented innovative strategies on social media to manage client concerns relating to brand identity and competitor behavior. Mr. Kolodji has also worked with Incopro’s product development team to adapt its technology solutions to the ever-evolving online infringement ecosystem. Separately from his work with Incopro, Mr. Kolodji has directed social media operations for non-profit organizations and has collaborated on white papers and research by some of the leading theorists on the role of social media in contemporary political and social movements.
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Trevor Little
Editor, World Trademark Review (WTR)
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Kristen McCallion
Principal, Fish & Richardson
Kristen McCallion is a Principal in Fish & Richardson P.C.’s New York office and Chair of the firm’s copyright group. Ms. McCallion represents businesses in the consumer products, internet, media, and interactive entertainment industries in copyright, trademark, trade dress, and unfair competition litigation in federal district courts, appellate courts, and state courts.

Ms. McCallion advises clients on proper trademark adoption and use to increase brand awareness and maximize the value of trademark portfolios. She develops both domestic and foreign trademark filing programs. Ms. McCallion also represents trademark owners in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB.

Ms. McCallion has been named an IP Star and one of the Top 250 Women in Law by Managing Intellectual Property and ranked in the top tier of trademark attorneys by WTR 1000. Most recently, she was the recipient of the 2019 Lexology Client Choice Award for her copyright practice.
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Michael J. McCue
Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Michael McCue is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s IP practice group. He has been recognized as someone who “has handled numerous high-profile disputes” in the WTR 1000, which further reports that for clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, he “adopts a keen, thoughtful and strategic approach. With a calm, confident demeanor, he is simultaneously assertive and amicable when dealing with opposing parties – a difficult balance to strike, but McCue does it brilliantly.” Mr. McCue oversees a domestic and international trademark portfolio of more than 5,000 trademarks, including some of the world’s most famous brands. He has litigated hundreds of cases in federal courts throughout the United States and before the TTAB.
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Signe Naeve
Director and Corporate Counsel, IP, Starbucks Corporation
Signe Naeve is Director and Corporate Counsel for IP at Starbucks Corporation. As one of only four IP attorneys for the company, she is responsible for trademark prosecution and enforcement in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, as well as domain portfolio strategies, social media takedowns, merchandise reviews, and copyright protection. Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Naeve was a Law Lecturer and Associate Director of the IP LLM program at the University of Washington School of Law, while also maintaining a trademark prosecution practise at Hughes Media Law Group. Prior to this, she was a Litigation Associate for Perkins Coie. Ms. Naeve also clerked for Bobbe J. Bridge, Washington State Supreme Court, and externed for Judge M. Margaret McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Maureen Ninneman
Deputy General Counsel, Rotary International
Maureen Ninneman is Deputy General Counsel of Rotary International. She is responsible for managing the company’s council services and stewardship departments. In addition, she advises on general legal issues including privacy, HR, contracts, and internal governance. She is also Chair of Rotary’s data privacy and security committee. She is a certified information privacy professional in the United States, awarded by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Ms. Ninneman has a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the University of Wisconsin. She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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Andre Oliveira
Head, Legal Issues Department, Daniel Law
André Oliveira is Head of Daniel Law’s Legal Issues Department. With more than 20 years’ experience, his practice specializes in IP litigation, trademark prosecution, privacy, and data protection. He also manages clients’ IP rights portfolios, with a focus on providing strategic counseling relating to the launch, development, and expansion of their businesses in Brazil.
Mr. Oliveira has a law degree from the Rio de Janeiro Federal University and a master’s in legal issues, criminality, and security of new technologies from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently completing an LLM in business law at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.
Mr. Oliveira is a former Co-chair of the International Law Committee of the Brazilian Association of IP and a member of the Enforcement Committee at INTA. He is also a member of the IP and Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association.
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Renee Reuter
IP Counsel, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Renee Reuter is IP Counsel for Enterprise Holdings, Inc. Enterprise, through its operating subsidiaries and franchisees, provides vehicle rental and transport services in more than 90 countries worldwide under the Enterprise, National, and Alamo brands. Ms. Reuter has worked to protect Enterprise’s trademark, domain name, and copyright for the past 20 years.
Ms. Reuter has a BA in history and political science from Colorado College and a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law.
Ms. Reuter is a member of INTA, the Bar Association of St. Louis, and the Missouri Bar. Her achievements in the trademark field have been recognized by Lexology, the International Law Office, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the WTR. She has received the Global Counsel Award for IP and the in-house trademark team she leads received the Trademark North American Team of the Year in 2016.
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Stanislav Rumyantsev
Senior Lawyer, Gorodissky
Stanislav Rumyantsev’s expertise encompasses e-commerce, cloud computing services, software development, and IT-outsourcing matters. He has carried out full-scale personal data compliance projects for international and Russian companies, including, among other things, localizing corporate GDPR policies. Mr. Rumyantsev’s expertise includes working on various multi-jurisdictional data privacy projects and offering legal support to clients during regulatory inspections by the Russian Data Protection Authority. Who’s Who Legal recently named Mr. Rumyantsev as an eminent data privacy and protection lawyer.
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Brian Scarpelli
Senior Global Policy Counsel, ACT
Brian Scarpelli is Senior Policy Counsel at ACT | The App Association, where he works on a range of legal and policy issues which affect mobile app development companies, including IP (e.g., patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets), competition, privacy, cybersecurity, disability access, connected healthcare, and other areas. At ACT, Mr. Scarpelli represents member association views in key organizations, such as ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency and INTA. Prior to joining ACT, Mr. Scarpelli worked for more than five years at the Telecommunications Industry Association, a standards-setting organization and trade association which represents telecoms equipment manufacturers and vendors. He has also spent time with the Federal Communications Commission, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission, and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions.
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Daniel Shapiro
Director, Global Strategic Partnerships, Red Points
Daniel Shapiro brings more than 30 years of entrepreneurial leadership to Red Points. His keen knowledge of IP comes from his experience in building and leading a global brand protection team at a major marketplace platform. Mr. Shapiro’s customer-centric background and leadership expertise creates the foundation for building long and prosperous partnerships.
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Monica Riva Talley
Director and Head, Trademark & Brand Protection Practice, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Monica Riva Talley is Director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox and heads the firm's trademark and brand protection practice. For more than 20 years, she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Ms. Talley has been ranked by multiple legal industry publications as one of the leading trademark prosecution and strategy attorneys in Washington, D.C. She is also recognized for her unique approach to global brand protection and commercialization. She has significant expertise in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB of the USPTO.
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