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Adams and Reese IP attorneys Maia Woodhouse and Kristina Montanaro Schrader had their article “United States: How a Multi-Pronged Legislative Approach is Curbing the Online Trade in Fakes” published by World Trademark Review (WTR). WTR is a source of worldwide news, analysis, and data on the trademark management, global issues and strategies shaping company brands.
Woodhouse and Schrader discuss anti-counterfeiting enforcement measures in the United States, ranging from federal statutes to border measures, criminal prosecution, civil enforcement, and private investigations. They also expand upon how the INFORM Consumers Act of 2023 – disclosure of counterfeit seller information – has impacted the fight against counterfeiting within online marketplaces.
Woodhouse and Schrader are frequent contributing authors to WTR insight articles, informing readers about hot topics affecting the commercial and international practices of trademark law.
Maia Woodhouse, Partner in the Adams and Reese Nashville office, is a first-chair intellectual property litigator with her practice focused on global IP litigation and enforcement. An experienced trademark litigator, Woodhouse prosecutes and defends against motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in “bet-the-company” IP disputes. Woodhouse has been published in multiple media outlets, including Intellectual Asset Management and IP Watchdog, and is a frequent speaker on protecting, managing, and monetizing intellectual property assets.
Kristina Montanaro Schrader, Partner in the Adams and Reese Nashville office, is the firm’s Anti-Counterfeiting Team Leader. She crafts modern brand and content protection strategies for a wide range of multinational businesses as counterfeiting cuts across virtually every product sector. Schrader previously served as an executive at the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, and she worked in-house at Gucci America and Dolce & Gabbana USA. Schrader is a frequent speaker on issues related to IP enforcement, payment processing and the growing incidence of infringement on the dark web.