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Fighting Back Against Medical Product Diversion and Counterfeits in the COVID-19 Era

Counterfeiters are cashing in on the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic. Medical product shortages, uncertainty about the virus, and increased online shopping are fueling a new wave of counterfeits. Over the past few months, U.S. Customs has seized an array of pandemic-related counterfeits, including counterfeit test kits, counterfeit masks and other personal protective equipment, and counterfeit antiviral drugs. This situation is deeply damaging to public health and brand integrity.

The International Trade Commission (ITC) provides unique remedies for companies to fight back against counterfeiters, including exclusion of violative products by U.S. Customs at the border. In this webinar, King & Spalding’s international trade and FDA teams will discuss ways to utilize the ITC to combat counterfeits and medical products that were illegally diverted from foreign countries. The King & Spalding team will walk through strategies for building a viable case before the ITC, as well as their recent experience representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer that filed a complaint in the ITC against an online seller of products that were diverted from Turkey into the U.S.


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Event Details

Date: August 26, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm (ET)

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Please register soon. You do not have to be a client to attend, and there is no charge.