QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER                                                              DECEMBER, 2014
Highlights from Americas Fourth Quarter Conference & EMEA Fall Conference

"The Importance of Educating Partners"

Presenters: Jonathan Sampson, Click 4 Compliance and Jon Sarginger, Juniper Networks


This presentation reviews how Click 4 Compliance has contributed to deploying a Third Party Anti-Corruption Training Module for Juniper Networks' channel partners. (more)

"How Channel Compliance Came to Matter"

Presenter: Melissa Lau, Juniper Networks


Ms. Lau outlines how Juniper's Channel Compliance team came to be, how they grew over time, (more)

"Inside the Beltway: Policy Developments Impacting AGMA"

Presenter: Bob Kruger, Government Affairs Consultant


Bob Kruger provides an inside-the-beltway view of policy developments impacting AGMA's members.  Far too often, brand protection and channel compliance specialists are (more)

"Shadow Companies"

Presenter: Benjamin Choi, Mayer Brown JSM


Mr. Choi defines Shadow Companies and reviews their characteristics with AGMA members. He compares past and present Hong Kong law, and outlines steps (more) 

"Consumer Engagement as Next Step in Brand Protection"    

Presenter: J�rgen Mathwich - COO, Authentic Vision 


This presentation discusses how brands and consumers can be linked to each other through communication via a product. 

"Investigations in Germany: Tracking Down Fraudsters, Counterfeiters and Grey Marketers - Case Studies and Best Practices "
Presenter: Joern Weber - CEO Corma GmbH

Mr. Weber discusses how investigative work is changing fast, and stresses the importance of proper (more)

"VAT Avoidance and Carousel Fraud"
Presenter: Michael Graf, Denton Europe LLP

Mr. Graf reviewed the intricacies of a carousel fraud structure (more)

"Relevant Trends in Gray Market and Counterfeiting Activity in the EU and Germany"
Presenter: Constatin Rehaag, Denton Eurpoe LLP

This presentation provides AGMA members with an update on infringement cases, including those involving Google Adwords, trademark trolling, and abstract color marks. (more)

"German Privacy Laws: An Audit Escape Clause?"
Presenter: Jan Minartz, Deloitte

In this presentation, Mr. Minartz reviews German privacy laws and business partners use (more)
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