Hao (Henry) Du is co-founder and CEO of Huski.ai, a Silicon Valley-based startup that uses AI to help IP professionals and brand owners to register, manage and protect their brands and other digital assets. Mr. Du is an engineer and serial entrepreneur who worked in various companies crossing AI chip development and software, autonomous driving, oil & gas, and automobile industries. Mr. Du obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan and his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University. He enjoys hiking with family and friends and recently adopted a cat named “Tofu”.
Summer has been historically associated with celebrating the enactment of the Trademark Act of 1946 (the “Lanham Act”). Accordingly, Congress now annually introduces resolutions celebrating July, along with Independence, as “anti-counterfeiting awareness month.” These non-binding resolutions are an important reminder of the national importance of trademarks—and a reminder that counterfeiting, and related bad faith trademark misconduct, negatively impacts U.S. small businesses, American jobs, the U.S. economy, and erodes our international competitiveness. Increasingly, brand owners are fighting numerous trademark issues around bad faith registrations and more artful counterfeiting every day of every month. Fortunately, one important element of the solution for restoring the integrity of the register are the tools made possible by responsible artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) image recognition technology that can fight the fakes.