Diaz Trade Law is excited to announce that President Jennifer Diaz will be moderating the upcoming FCBF webinar titled “IPR with CBP and UL” with the Chief of the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Alaina van Horn, and UL Brand Protection Manager, Lisa Deere.

The Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBF) encourages all custom brokers, patent, trademark and all international trade professional to join its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and UL. This one-hour webinar will give custom brokers, importers, and all other international trade professionals the ability to learn and understand CBP’s IPR customs and enforcement. 

This webinar will be Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST.  

Register Now! 

Importers, Manufacturers and Customs Brokers, and others interested in CBP and IPR matters, regardless of affiliation or membership, are invited and encouraged to attend. Learn what customs brokers and importers need to know about UL and the increased safety risk associated with counterfeit products. The webinar will cover: 

  • Overview of CBP’s IPR enforcement regime
  • Timeframes followed by CBP in suspected IPR violations
  • Information CBP is authorized to share with the broker
  • Examples of notices and most pertinent information therein
  • CBP’s perspective on gray market shipments
  • How brokers can be proactive to limit the time flagged shipments are detained
  • Best contacts at CBP for any IPR-related inquiries
  • Programs available to the trade community

Learn more about our speakers:

President and Founder of Diaz Trade Law, Jennifer (Jen) Diaz is a Chambers ranked, Board Certified International Attorney specializing in customs and international trade. For more than 15 years, Jen has provided legal advice and customized training on import and export compliance to industry, with a strong record of success in mitigating federal administrative enforcement actions. 

Jen has received many accolades from the legal community, including being recognized by “Super Lawyers” as a Top International Attorney, having an AV rating of “Superb,” and serving as President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (2018-2019). 

A frequent media commentator, Jen has authored book chapters, journal articles, and other articles for The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, Bloomberg Law, and others. Jen is Editor of “Customs & International Trade Law,” a blog recognized by the U.S. Library of Congress as being an important part of the legal historical record. 


Alaina van Horn currently serves as the Chief of the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, where she supervises a team of attorneys and paralegals specializing in border enforcement of intellectual property rights. Prior to this position she served a one year detail in the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President, as a Policy Advisor specializing in customs law. Prior to joining the IPEC she was a Senior Attorney-Advisor in the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of CBP’s Office of Trade for over a decade, where she provided legal support to all ports of entry on border enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, adjudicated administrative petition for relief from seizure, issued binding rulings and infringement determinations, and administered patent and trade secrets based exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Ms. van Horn has conducted numerous capacity building trainings on border enforcement of intellectual property rights to foreign governments, international organizations, and domestic audiences in both the public and private sectors.


Lisa Deere has over 20 years’ experience in Intellectual Property, Anti-Counterfeiting, and prosecution. In late 2017 Lisa joined the Global Security and Brand Protection team of UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories) as a Brand Protection Manager overseeing the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining UL, Lisa was responsible for the enforcement program at Conair Corporation where she launched the Anti-Counterfeiting program, initially with just

the US market, and eventually expanded the program globally.

Lisa’s IP career began while working for a major US charity. During her tenure with the charity, she worked closely with in-house counsel to build an international trademark portfolio, aggressively protected the brand through online enforcement, and assisted in defending against misuse of the charity’s well-respected name.

Lisa is actively involved in several Anti-Counterfeiting organization, including the International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network (CACN). She has served two terms as a member of INTA’s Anti-Counterfeiting committee, numerous terms on the INTA Round Table Subcommittee, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the CACN Steering Committee. Lisa is a frequent moderator and roundtable host, and often speaks on the topic of health & safety issues related to counterfeit electronics.