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Post-Panel Write-Up | INTA Panel: ‘Scams, Frauds, and Other Misdeeds on the Internet’ with Seed IP’s Russ Pangborn

**UPDATE** | The post-panel write-up, “Internet Scams: a Tangled Web,” can be read here.

Two Seed IP partners, Kevin Costanza and Russ Pangborn, are scheduled to participate virtually at the 142nd Annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting, taking place November 16-20. INTA’s Annual Meeting is the trademark community’s premier event for networking, continuing legal education, and committee and client meetings. Thousands of brand owners and intellectual property (IP) professionals from around the world will participate at this highly influential conference. Attendees leave the conference with fresh perspectives, critical insights, best practices, and knowledge about new market trends.

Additionally, Russ will participate as a panelist at the INTA Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting virtual conference on Wednesday, November 18, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST. The panel , entitled “Scams, Frauds, and Other Misdeeds on the Internet,” will be moderated by Signe Naeve, of Starbucks Coffee Company (USA).

Panelists from the technical side, the investigative side, outside counsel, and in-house counsel will discuss the following:

  • What are the current online scams, frauds, and misdeeds?
  • What are the tools and tricks to resolve these scams, frauds, and misdeeds?
  • How has the law evolved since Rosetta Stone?
  • How can a company address customer complaints and PR issues?

Signe Naeve, Director, Corporate Counsel for IP, Starbucks Corporation (USA) | Signe is director, corporate counsel for intellectual property at Starbucks Coffee Company. She is responsible for prosecution and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Naeve was a Law Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, Director of the IP LL.M. Program, and Associate Director for Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP). She was also Of Counsel with Hughes Media Law Group, where she managed the trademark practice. Ms. Naeve began her career in litigation at Perkins Coie LLP.

Russ Pangborn, Partner, Seed IP Law Group LLP (USA) | Russ is a partner at Seed IP Law Group, where he focuses his practice largely on trademark and technology. He specializes in trademarks and internet policy, including strategic counseling, portfolio management, and enforcement for trademarks and domain names. Mr. Pangborn is admitted to the Washington Bar, the California Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He is also an active member of INTA and ICANN.

Frederick Felman, Appdetex (USA) | Fred brings 30 years of success in product and marketing roles at high-growth private and public companies to Appdetex. He has extensive experience in branding and leading global marketing strategies and is an active participant in internet policy development in the ICANN community. Felman served as the chief marketing officer of MarkMonitor before its acquisition by Thomson Reuters.

Evan Williams, U.S. Dept. of Justice, International Hacking & Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney-Advisor for Asia (U.S. Consulate Hong Kong)


Seed IP attorneys attending the 142nd Annual INTA Meeting & Leadership Meeting, include:

Kevin Costanza | Managing Partner, Seed IP Law Group
Russ Pangborn | Partner, Seed IP Law Group

Official website and registration for the 142nd Annual INTA Meeting & Leadership Meeting – November 16-20

Official program for the 142nd Annual INTA Meeting & Leadership Meeting – November 16-20

Official website for INTA

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