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Respect for Women in IP

Date and venueApril 27, 2023 Virtual
Time of sessions13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
Topic(s)Webinars, Respect for IP Webinars
The tenth session of the Respect for IP Webinar series celebrates and amplifies World IP Day 2023 – Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity – by featuring a panel discussion with three distinguished women who have not only built successful careers in IP enforcement, but are making a meaningful difference in the fight against IP crime.

The panelists will share their experiences working in IP enforcement, with a particular emphasis on various challenges and practical advice on how to overcome these challenges.

Organized in collaboration with the Illicit Goods and Global Health Programme of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and the IPR, Health and Safety Programme of the World Customs Organization (WCO).


  • 13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming remarks and introduction of the speakers
  • 13:05 – 13:45 Panel discussion - Women in IP Enforcement: Valuable Insights
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Q&A


Alaina van Horn (Chief, Intellectual Property Enforcement Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States of America)

Amanda Lotheringen (Senior Manager, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa)

Army Ferreira (Deputy Attorney General, Coordinator of the Intellectual Property Unit of the Federal Attorney General's Office, Dominican Republic)


Kristine Schlegelmilch (Senior Advisor, IP and Gender, World Intellectual Property Organization)

Other related documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/4/SPEAKERSEnglishProfile of SpeakersProfile of Speakers, Complete document (pdf)