• Welcome to the 2021 Footwear IP Digital Summit

    Join us as the global footwear industry celebrates World Intellectual Property Day 2021 by hearing from shoe industry experts, legal minds, and policy thought leaders working daily to combat IP theft and support our most innovative and fashionable products. Walk away with clear strategies to enhance your product protection initiatives.

    *Registered Attendees: Access content at the bottom of this page*

  • Event Agenda

    The 2021 Footwear IP Digital Summit includes 2 days of 3 live webinars, 2 pre-recorded roundtables and interviews, plus key IP protection resources including data pages, videos, and podcasts. Event presentations and webinar recordings will be available after the live events as well. Access to all content will remain in place through 2021.

    Monday, April 26    |   11:00 am EST

    Opening Salvo – 2021 Footwear IP Industry Landscape Review

    Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA

    Thomas Crockett, Vice President, Government Affairs, FDRA


    *Webinar link will be emailed to you on the event day

    Monday, April 26    |    2:00 pm EST

    Footwear IP 101 – Patents, Trademarks, and More with a Panel of Experts

    Janet Peyton, Partner, McGuire Woods

    Dunstan H. Barnes PhD, Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

    John Evans PhD, Partner, Jones Day


    *Webinar link will be emailed to you on the event day

    Tuesday, April 27    |    11:00 am EST

    Providing Supply Chain Visibility to Prevent Counterfeiting – A new multi-industry, collaborative approach

    Pete Mento, Founder, Mento LLC

    Adel Chaveleh, Founder & CEO, Core Loop
    Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA


    *Webinar link will be emailed to you on the event day

    Tuesday, April 27    |    2:00 pm EST

    Roundtable Shoe Brand IP Discussion

    Caroline de Baere, Footwear Industry IP Expert, Teaching Faculty, California College of the Arts

    Chloe Long, Director, Global Brand Protection, Capri Holdings Limited

    more speakers TBA


    *Webinar link will be emailed to you on the event day

    Video Interview

    IP Enforcement Trends with CBP Director Laurie Dempsey

    Laurie Dempsey, Director, IPR and E-Commerce Division Trade Policy & Programs, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Trade

  • Access 2021 Footwear IP Digital Summit Content

    Event Content Posts April 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Live webinars with a field of experts covering topics from industry landscape review to patents, trademarks, and more to how to prevent counterfeiting through supply chain visibility. We will also have a robust roundtable discussion on shoe brand IP.

    Access key IP protection resources from our Policy Insights, topical episodes of our Kicks over Coffee and Shoe-In Shows, the latest IP Digest, and more. Presentations from this summit will also be available here.