Conference participants included brand owners such as Louis Poulsen Lighting, and Eaton; solution providers such as The Label Printers and Digital Evidence International; government and law enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, the FBI, and Homeland Security; and many other intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting experts.
In addition to her role as a Round Table Leader, Campbell has also been chosen to be part of a working group, called the IP Crime Joint Action Group, which has been broken into subcommittees such as enforcement, training, etc. working on best practices to share with a larger audience.
The Label Printers also participated in the recent Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Forum, a meeting organized to bring brand protection solution providers (such as TLP) together with rights holders, in both group sessions on important topics, and one-on-one meetings. Campbell felt that this forum was well conceived and organized, noting the high quality of the attendees and the in-depth profiles of each (provided by forum organizer Consero), including the challenges each company faces in their markets. She said, “this forum brought both ‘sides of the table’ together so that we could discuss our mutual needs. And, it gave us the opportunity to further explore those mutual needs in ongoing, future meetings.” Rights holder attendees ran the gamut from technology companies like Qualcomm to famous brand names in diverse markets such as Converse, Kraft, Leatherman Tool, Shiseido, and WWE. Solution providers also ran the gamut of available technologies for manufacturing operations, online and IP issues, and supply chain challenges. Campbell points out, “As a label manufacturer, we bring an unbiased advocacy to the brand protection/anti-counterfeiting issue. We try to do a lot of the preliminary selection process for the rights holders. Basically, we are the means to get the technology to commercialization. And this forum gave us an opportunity to explore that with a ‘self-certifying’ audience.”