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Beth Seals is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Zippo Manufacturing Company, most famous for its iconic windproof lighter, and its subsidiaries WR Case & Sons Cutlery Company (knives) and Northern Lights Candles (candles). Ms Seals is responsible for all of the companies’ legal matters, both domestically and internationally through Zippo’s subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Hong Kong and India. Ms Seals’ intellectual property expertise encompasses the management and enforcement of the companies’ worldwide trademark portfolio, assisting with the creation and implementation of strategies for protecting and leveraging intellectual property assets, including trademarks, trade dress, patents, copyrights and trade secrets, and providing strategic and general advice on business and legal issues that confront companies on a daily basis, including infringement disputes, counterfeit and grey market goods, internet domain name disputes, advertising issues and right of publicity issues. Ms Seals also handles legal matters in all areas of law pertinent to the business, including commercial contracts, employment, regulatory and product safety compliance, data protection and privacy, corporate governance and restructuring and litigation. Ms Seals is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri and California and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining Zippo, Ms Seals was an intellectual property attorney at Squire Patton Boggs.