Manager, IP Enforcement
Mike Candore develops creative solutions to meet clients’ brand and content protection objectives, frequently mining or building and analyzing unconventional datasets to provide insights into the scope and sources of piracy. Mike’s work supports virtually all aspects of O+Z's enforcement practice, including case building and investigations on behalf of IP rightsowners from various industries and trade groups.
Mike has broad and deep expertise in identifying and mitigating infringement of clients’ brands and content made possible through the advent of today’s complex Internet ecosystem. His work regularly requires him to engage with clients, government agencies, domestic and international investigative firms, web hosts, and online marketplaces to achieve desired results.
Mike also has significant experience conducting and overseeing inventory audits on behalf of rightsowners to identify counterfeit goods.
Mike earned his MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and his B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.