As general counsel for BIC Corporation, Steve Burkhart leads the family-owned company’s efforts to stop counterfeit products from proliferating across a growing number of e-commerce platforms. He shared insights on how his team stays ahead of the threat, and what other general counsel can do to safeguard their company’s intellectual property rights. BIC recently filed a lawsuit to stop importation of knock-offs. What can you tell us about the status of the lawsuit, and how do you stay apprised of counterfeit breaches by third-party sources? The cases were filed in the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Federal District […]
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A new study finds chief legal officers under increasing pressure because of regulatory and technological change to provide greater input into corporate strategy. Surveying more than 1,600 chief legal officers in 55 countries, the findings highlight the increasingly close collaboration between legal heads and the CEOs and boards of nearly all Fortune 500 companies. The same reporting arrangement, however, characterizes only about 78 percent of the largest corporations worldwide, the study found. Read more.