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Academic Day
 

Academic Day is a unique day of programming and networking opportunities designed specifically for the academic community, which includes professors and students of trademark law.

Academic Day takes place on Monday, May 7, and begins with the Resume and Cover Letter Writing session for law students and the all-academic panel, Exploring the Outer Limits of Trademark Law, for professors. The day concludes with the Academic and Young Practitioner Happy Hour, a perfect opportunity to network with attendees of Academic Day and young practitioners.

A student's point of view! Listen to an Academic Day podcast featuring Student Member Christian Sanchelima from Florida International University College of Law.




Academic Day and Annual Meeting Registration Options

Option 1: Register for the five-day Annual Meeting at the discounted Academic Member rate of $225.

Option 2: Register for Academic Day, a one-day event, at $100. Price includes all programs and events included in the Academic Day schedule on Monday only.

Option 3: (for current law students - both member and non-member): Register for the two-day Academic Course for $650 and receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

Professor and Student Non-Members

Professor and student non-members interested in attending the Annual Meeting or Academic Day should contact INTA’s Senior Academic Programs Coordinator at cdiep@inta.org.

 

 Academic Day Schedule

 
STUDENT TRACK: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Getting Your Foot in the Door: Resume and Cover Letter Writing for a Trademark Position

The entry level legal job market is tight.  Most open positions prompt numerous applicants and sometimes hundreds of resumes. How do you get your resume to rise to the top of the pile?  In this session, learn how to write an effective resume and cover letter that will help you stand out in good economies and bad.

Speakers:

  • Arthur J. Polott, Gateway Legal Placements, LLC (United States)
  • Dena Smulow, The Shannon Group (United States)
  • Karyn Thomas, Arent Fox LLP (United States)
10:30 am – 11:45 am

What to Say to Land the Job: How to Answer the Tough Interview Questions 

Now that you have your foot in the door, we are going to teach you how to get it wide open. This session will explore how to best present yourself during an interview and discuss what employers are looking for when they ask, "Where do you see yourself in five years?"

Speaker:

  • Pooja S. Krumenacker, Balanced Legal Solutions Inc. (United States)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Getting Involved with INTA: Working Lunch for Law Students

Law students attending the Annual Meeting are invited to this working lunch. Led by members of the Academic Committee, the group will discuss INTA, the association’s plans for future programming and student outreach, and how students can get involved. Come prepared to offer your suggestions for how INTA can help bring the world of trademarks to interested law students and law schools.

Moderators:

  • Michelle Ciotola, Cantor Colburn LLP (United States)
  • Nerissa Coyle McGinn, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)
  • Jennifer Miremadi, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (United States)
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking 101

“Network” is what everyone tells you to do to get ahead in your career, or even to start a career in the first place.  But how exactly does one network? Not only that, how do you do it effectively? Learn real world tips to make connections and get noticed in a room of 5, 50 or 500.

Speakers:

  • Susan Brady Blasco, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, & Birch LLP (United States)
  • Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, Casalonga Avocats (France)
  • Kelly McCarthy, Sideman & Bancroft (United States)
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students

In this interactive panel discussion, legal professionals will share their thoughts and offer advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law. 

Speakers:

  • Jennie Berner, SABMiller International B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Janet Shih Hajek, Holland & Hart LLP (United States)
  • P. Jay Hines, Cantor Colburn LLP (United States)
  • Debra Hughes, American Red Cross (United States)
  • Baldev S. Sarai, Deere & Company (United States)

Moderator:

  • Nerissa Coyle McGinn, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)

 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Academic and Young Practitioner Happy Hour

An excellent opportunity for law and paralegal students, practitioners new to trademark law, professors and adjunct professors to network and discuss interesting new developments in trademark law. 
PROFESSOR TRACK: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
9:00 am – 10:15 am

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address

Welcome Remarks
2012 Annual Meeting Project Team Co-Chairs

  • Belinda I. Berman, United States Golf Association (United States)
  • Jordan Weinstein, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP (United States)

Welcome Remarks

  • Alan C. Drewsen, Executive Director, International Trademark Association (United States)

INTA President's Address

  • Gregg Marrazzo, 2012 President, International Trademark Association, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc (United States)

Keynote Address

  • Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (United States)

Join us at the Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address and hear from Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and senior member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Lauder will present the Keynote Address, as he shares his expertise in building the dynamic and innovative prestige global beauty brands of The Estée Lauder Companies. Don't miss this much anticipated and exciting event!

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Exploring the Outer Limits of Trademark Law

Previous INTA all-academic panels have explored legal constraints on trademark protection. This year’s panel of leading trademark scholars will explore recent trends in the expansion of trademark protection and discuss the future of trademark rights in various contexts. Issues will include materiality of trademarks in consumer decision-making, recognition of non-traditional marks and recent cases testing the limits of trademark protection.

Moderator:

  • Megan M. Carpenter, Texas Wesleyan School of Law (United States)

Speakers:                                                             

  • Robert Burrell, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Christine Haight Farley, American University, Washington College of Law (United States)
  • Rebecca L. Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center (United States)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Professor Luncheon

This professor luncheon will allow our academics to take a break from lecturing and hear up-to-date briefings from speakers on the front lines of trademark law and policy.

Speakers:

  • Deborah Cohn, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks (United States)
  • Ernesto Rubio, OHIM (Spain)
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Trademark Scholarship Symposium (Session I)

A discussion of works-in-progress related to trademark law.  In a panel presentation and workshop setting, the symposium will provide a unique opportunity for trademark scholars to further develop their papers based on feedback from and dialogue with accomplished academics and trademark practitioners.

Trademark and First Amendment

Moderator

  • Signe Naeve, University of Washington School of Law (United States)

Speaker

  • Irene Calboli, Marquette University Law School (United States)

Likelihood of Confusion and Trademark Strength

Moderator

  • Barton Beebe, New York University School of Law (United States)

Speakers

  • William McGeveran, University of Minnesota Law School (United States)
  • Mark P. McKenna, University of Notre Dame Law School (United States)

Foreign Equivalent and Personal Names

Moderator

  • Mark Janis, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (United States)

Speaker

  • Jared Kaprove, Goodwin Procter (United States)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Trademark Scholarship Symposium (Session II)

Trademark and First Amendment

Moderator

  • Signe Naeve, University of Washington School of Law (United States)

Speaker

  • Greg Lastowka, Rutgers School of Law (United States)

Likelihood of Confusion and Trademark Strength

Moderator

  • Barton Beebe, New York University School of Law (United States)

Speaker

  • Timothy Greene, Morrison Foerster (United States)
  • Jeff Wilkerson, Ninth Circuit Law Clerk (United States)

Foreign Equivalent and Personal Names

Moderator

  • Mark Janis, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (United States)

Speaker

  • Mary LaFrance and Gail Cline, University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law (United States)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Academic and Young Practitioner Happy Hour

An excellent opportunity for law and paralegal students, practitioners new to trademark law, professors and adjunct professors to network and discuss interesting new developments in trademark law.
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