Meet the most influential trademark professionals from around the world and across all industries at the largest gathering of its kind at INTA’s 144th Annual Meeting.
Founded in 1878, INTA (International Trademark Association) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals who support trademarks and complimentary intellectual property (IP) to promote consumer confidence, economic growth and innovation, and who are committed to contributing to a better society through trademarks.
Throughout the five days of the Meeting, more than 150 speakers from 27 countries will be presenting in person and/or virtually. Speakers represent academia, brands, government, law firms, nonprofits, and service providers. Among them are professionals from brands that include 3M; the American Bankers Association; the American Red Cross; AARP; Bolton Threads; Gilead Sciences; Mars, Incorporated; Mastercard; MBC Group; Mercado Libre; Microsoft Corporation; NBA Properties; the National Football League; Netflix; Pernod Ricard; Ranpak; Starbucks; The Hershey Company; and Whirlpool.
The educational programming focuses on seven thematic tracks: Building a Better Society Through Brands; Complementary Rights, Regulatory Issues, and Brand Restrictions; Enforcement and Anticounterfeiting; Innovation and the Future of IP; Professional Development; Regional Updates; and The Business of Brands.
In addition to panel sessions and Capsule Keynotes, registrants can sign up for “add-ons,” such as more than 130 small-group, moderator-led Table Topic discussions. The Table Topics run the gamut, from “How to Advance Your Career and Navigate Your Way to Success” and “Inequality to Trademark Owners Who Ignore Gender Equality” to “Declarations of Use of Trademark Registrations Under the Mexico IP Law” and “The Multi-Generational Law Firm: Challenges and Opportunities.” Pre-registration is required.
In addition, INTA expects its three workshops to be in high demand: the Anticounterfeiting Workshop, for corporate representatives and government officials, on Saturday, April 30; the In-House Practitioners Workshop, for in-house counsel, on Sunday, May 1; and The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative Workshop, for all genders, also on Sunday, May 1. Pre-registration is required.