Thursday, November 7, 2013

IP Center Luncheon Speaker Series
Enforcing Trademark Rights in China and the Developing World

Speaker: William Mansfield, Director of Intellectual Property, ABRO Industries, Inc
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: IU McKinney Canal Suite Conference Room 350 Canal Walk, Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact: Kyle Galster at (317) 274-0042 or

The Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is proud to host William Mansfield, on Thursday, November 7th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the IP Center located on the Canal. Law school students with an interest in intellectual property law are invited to his presentation titled “Enforcing Trademark Rights in China and the Developing World.”

William Mansfield is the Director of Intellectual Property for ABRO Industries, Inc., headquartered in South Bend, Indiana. ABRO exports a wide variety of household, automotive, and light industrial goods such as glues, tapes, and oils from the United States under the ABRO brand to individuals in developing nations worldwide.  ABRO is a major brand name in numerous countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kosovo. As Director of Intellectual Property, Mansfield is in charge of protecting the over 1,500 trademarks ABRO has registered in over 160 countries.  This involves coordinating the actions of attorneys, investigators, and government officials on six continents. Mansfield earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and also has a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University.  He has been in the field of intellectual property protection for over 15 years, first as an undercover investigator and then as an attorney.  He previously served with the U.S. Army in both active and reserve capacities. He volunteers with the organization International Justice Mission, assisting with the investigation and response to issues such as human trafficking.

Contact: Kyle Galster, IP Center Coordinator, (317) 274-0042

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