Future of IP Protection Podcast

Welcome to the Future of IP Protection podcast! This show is dedicated to arming companies with the skills, know-how, and technology they need to future-proof their IP protection strategy for the years ahead. Each episode features an interview with a successful IP professional to learn from their experiences, distill their best practices, and leave our listeners with actionable insights that can immediately be put to work. This podcast is hosted Branddy Spence, Head of Marketing for MarqVision. For more information, visit: https://www.marqvision.com/.

Listen on:

  • Podbean App
  • Spotify


Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

In this episode, Branddy speaks to Jayne Durden, Trademark and Brand Protection Advisor at Sanders IP Law. During the episode, they talk about how brands need technology to protect their IP — they can no longer do it manually — as well how to stay ahead of new landscapes like the Metaverse, and how to be more proactive in enforcing your brand when faced with copycats.
Topics discussed:
How Jayne's long career in IP protection started pre-internet and has covered both physical commerce spaces and online ones, and how she's worked with both big businesses and startups.
The evolution of how to find counterfeit goods, and how it's gone from walking from store to store, to scanning the internet, to being prepared for the Metaverse and Web 3.0.
How it's easier than ever for brands to market themselves on social media today — but they have to do so without losing control of their brand, their message, or their products.
The value different generations place on what they buy, where it's from, how it's made, and whether it's a brand name or not.
The necessity for technology in helping enforce IP and the need for open communication, education, and information sharing so that problems can be addressed.
What the future of IP protection will look like, and why we'll see more brands step up and "speak for themselves" as they protect their  products and reputation.
Top advice for brands who want to start or strengthen their IP protection strategy.
Resources Mention: 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayne-durden-a9922a4/

Tuesday Feb 28, 2023

In this episode, Branddy speaks to Allison Cunningham, Program Manager, Strategy at IACC. During the episode, they talk about the ways IP protection keeps consumers safe and dreams protected, the current state of IP and how it's adapting to technological advances, and advice for those wanting to succeed with their IP protection strategy.
Topics discussed:
How Allison got involved in the world of anti-counterfeiting, and how her work focuses on collaborating with stakeholders to make sure they have the right resources.
How IP protection not only keeps consumers safe, but keeps people's dreams protected as well.
The current state of IP protection, and how the IP protection space needs to adapt to new technologies pushed forward by the pandemic.
How artificial intelligence and machine learning can help enforce IP, but only if humans collaborate on training AI to enhance its effectiveness.
What the future of IP protection will look like, and how, based on the past, it will extend from single websites and ecommerce to social media.
What actionable steps IP professionals can take in order to succeed in this rapidly changing landscape.
Resources Mention: 
IACC website: IACC.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-cunningham-bb0947112/

Tuesday Feb 14, 2023

In this episode, Branddy speaks to Raelynn Leggio, Corporate Counsel at Forbes. During the episode, they talk about the daily duties of in-house counsel for a media company, the challenges IP protection and executive buy-in, and how to build an IP protection strategy that will add value to your company.
Topics discussed:
What a day in the life of an in-house counsel looks like, including Raelynn's two key areas of focus: brand licensing and media licensing.
How Raelynn has seen the state of IP protection change over the years, from fashion law and tracking down physical shops, to media and licensing and tracking infringing activity online.
Why one of the biggest challenges today is how to get executives and stakeholders to care about brand protection, and why they should view it as a profit center and saver, and not as a cost center.
The importance of collecting and analyzing data in order to develop a brand protection strategy so that you know where to start and what to target.
What IP protection will look like in five years for an in-house counsel, especially when it comes to contracts and local licenses being impacted by force majeure incidents like COVID and wars.
Advice on how to succeed in IP protection, including understanding your pain points, the need for patience while building a strategy, and why setting expectations is key. 
Resources Mention: 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raelynn-m-leggio/

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

In this episode, Branddy speaks to Carrie Hedayati, Intellectual Property Counsel at 100% and attorney owner of the Law Office of Carrie Hedayati. During the episode, they discuss the challenges to IP protection today, and actionable steps and strategies brands should take to improve their current state of IP protection.
Topics discussed:
The challenges to protecting IP due to the accelerated pace of innovation and other factors.
What brands are getting wrong about IP protection and what they can do to make sure their brand is protected earlier and more thoroughly.
Steps brands can take to create a brand protection strategy, like reviewing your current IP, tightening up your portfolio, and having a plan for the time commitment needed.
Why brands should approach protecting their iP like mowing the lawn and digging out weeds.
What new technology is currently advancing IP protection and helping make it easier for brands.
What the future of IP protection is, and why the pace of innovation and protection need to sync up in order for brands to be more successful.
Actionable advice brands can take to succeed in IP protection, including being curious and creative. 
Resources Mention: 
ICC: iccwbo.org/
USPTO: www.uspto.gov/
INTA: www.inta.org/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-rau-hedayati-05144910
Law Office of Carrie Hedayati: www.carriehedayatilaw.com
Insta: @c_hedayati_law

Monday Jan 16, 2023

In this episode, Branddy speaks to Mark Leonard, General Counsel at Sunsweet Growers Inc. During the episode, they talk about in-house brand management, how IP protection is linked to brand reputation, and ways brands can better protect themselves with data.
Topics discussed:
What brand protection looks like in-house, where the legal department touches every department.
What the current landscape of brand protection is, and why it goes beyond just IP enforcement.
Why ecommerce is one of the biggest challenges to brands who want to track and monitor marketplaces for copyright infringement.
How today's monitoring platforms are becoming more sophisticated and generating useful business intelligence.
How to use the data gathered from monitoring efforts to address gray market issues and improve communication.
What brand protection will look like in five years, and why AI will play a big role in streamlining efforts.


Your Title

This is the description area. You can write an introduction or add anything you want to tell your audience. This can help potential listeners better understand and become interested in your podcast. Think about what will motivate them to hit the play button. What is your podcast about? What makes it unique? This is your chance to introduce your podcast and grab their attention.

Copyright 2023 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean

Version: 20240320