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Adams and Reese Anti-Counterfeiting Team Leader Kristina Montanaro Schrader co-authored “INTA Leads Collaborative Effort for Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement Mechanisms and Best Practices.” The article was published by World Trademark Review.

Schrader serves as Vice Chair of the INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee, and she co-authored the article with Tara Steketee, Chair of the INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee.

The International Trademark Association is a global nonprofit of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and complementary intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Membership comprises 6,000 organizations, 181 countries, and 33,500 professionals.

Consumer and brand protection are at the heart of INTA advocacy. Stopping counterfeit goods from reaching consumers is a long-standing priority for INTA members of all types and from all industries. In November 2023, after more than a decade of research by INTA’s Anticounterfeiting, Enforcement and Internet committees, as well as negotiations among the relevant stakeholder groups – including online platforms and brand owners – INTA’s Board of Directors passed a resolution establishing a framework for protecting consumers from third-party sales of counterfeit goods.

The resolution is a lesson in how collaboration among all stakeholders can achieve a collective balance of best interests and unified initiatives to address an industry-wide issue and, more specifically, to curb counterfeiting. The INTA resolution delineates standards for legislation to address the accountability of online marketplaces in the sale of third-party counterfeit products when certain conditions are met.

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Schrader has held leadership positions within the INTA since 2020, formerly serving as U.S. Subcommittee Chair for the Anticounterfeiting Committee. She presently serves as Chair of the Anticounterfeiting Policy Global Project Team and Anticounterfeiting Guide Editor on INTA’s Publications Committee.

A Partner in the Adams and Reese Nashville office, Schrader crafts modern brand and content protection strategies for a wide range of multinational businesses as counterfeiting cuts across virtually every product sector. Schrader serves clients in fashion and luxury goods, food and beverage, software, electronics, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, sports, music and entertainment, among others.