Alaina van Horn currently serves as the Chief of the Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) 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.
Ms. van Horn received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from New York University, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law as well as a Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree from Catholic’s Graduate School of Philosophy, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The George Washington University Law School.
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