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 Friday, May 4

 
8:00 am–5:00 pm

Mediation Training: So You Want to Be a Mediator? 
(Day 1, Advance registration required, CLE credit available)

If you receive satisfaction in helping your clients to find cost-effective ways to settle their disputes, you may want to become a mediator and join INTA’s Panel of Neutrals.

INTA’s two-and-a-half day mediation training course teaches the detailed process of mediation, including how to assist the parties in applying a negotiation framework, defining the issues, focusing on the parties’ interests and developing options that satisfy both parties and lead to a lasting resolution. You will learn the skills and techniques to become a proficient mediator, including questioning and communication techniques, overcoming barriers to agreement, and more. This course will be based on teacher presentations and demonstrations, videos and small group simulations. Over the course of the training, each participant will practice their new skills acting as the mediator during part of a simulated mediation. Trainers will observe and comment on the simulations as they progress. Each participant will receive specific written feedback from a trainer.

Fee: US $1750 (for two-and-a-half day program)

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Participants MUST commit to attend the full two-and-a-half day program. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the two-and-a-half days of training.

Registration for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

CLE credit is available for this training. Registration is limited to 36 participants.

Click here to learn more about mediation and get answers to these eight common questions:

  1. What is mediation?
  2. What is the difference between voluntary and mandatory mediation?
  3. Why recommend mediation?
  4. Is mediation a sign of weakness?
  5. When is the best time to mediate?
  6. What is the best way to choose a mediator?
  7. How much does mediation cost?
  8. What if it fails?
 

 Saturday, May 5

 
8:00 am–5:00 pm 
Academic Course on International Trademark Law
(Day 1, Advance registration required, CLE credit available)

The Academic Course is designed to provide a comparative analysis of trademark law and practice in countries around the world. The focus will vary depending on the topic, from historical, philosophical and legal perspectives to practical “how to” tips and advice. Each international jurisdiction covered in the course will be taught by a professor or practitioner from that region. Young practitioners, students and trademark administrators are encouraged to attend.

Fee: US $650 (for a two-day program)

Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch for both days and course materials. Students (member and non-member) currently enrolled in an accredited school who register for this course will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting. 

Tickets for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Note: Attendees must bring their own laptops and power cords in order to access course materials during the course.

Additional Course Information: Please contact the Senior Academic Programs Coordinator, Carin Diep-Dixon, at +1-212-642-1777 or cdiep@inta.org.

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Mediation Training: So You Want to Be a Mediator? 
(Day 2, Advance registration required, CLE credit available)

See Friday schedule for details.
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Luncheon Table Topics
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Volunteer Service Project – Assemble Caregiver Kits and Fight the AIDS Pandemic

This year, INTA is partnering with World Vision to equip and encourage caregivers of those living with AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Volunteers will assemble Caregiver Kits which will contain basic items such as antibacterial soap, latex gloves, cotton balls, and simple medications that improve and prolong the lives of those living with AIDS, while protecting caregivers and preventing the spread of infection. These kits will be sent to caregivers who are providing compassionate support to people living with AIDS.

AIDS is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. Caregiver Kits are a tangible expression of compassion for those suffering from AIDS and an encouragement to those caring selflessly for neighbors and loved ones.

Be a part of this meaningful event by registering for the Volunteer Service Project!

Fee: US$50 (includes lunch and beverages)

 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
 Afternoon Tea Table Topics
 5:45 pm–7:00pm
Thank You Reception for Table Topic Moderators
(By invitation only)
 7:00 pm–11:00 pm

2012 INTA Gala

The National Portrait Gallery
(Black Tie Formal)

*The Gala is currently sold out. Tickets are no longer available for purchase.*

The INTA Gala is the perfect opportunity to entertain business associates and clients and start your meeting off in style at the National Portrait Gallery, former home of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

Open seating is available to facilitate networking. VIP tables of ten seats cost US $2,750. Purchasing a VIP table not only offers a discount, but also guarantees prominent room location and is truly an impressive table for both clients and colleagues. If you purchase a VIP table or multiple tickets, an INTA staff member will contact you for the name(s) of your guests. Individual seats cost US $300.

Pre-registration for this event is required. Tickets for admission will not be sold at the door. Individual tickets and tables are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

For payment or registration inquiries, please contact INTA Customer Service at customerservice@inta.org. For additional questions or to provide special dietary requests, please email meetings@inta.org.

 

 Sunday, May 6

 
8:00 am–12:00 pm 
Mediation Training: So You Want to Be a Mediator?
(Day 3, Advance registration required)

See Friday schedule for details.
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Academic Course on International Trademark Law
(Day 2, Advance registration required, CLE credit available)

See Saturday schedule for details.
8:30 am–4:00 pm
Tours
9:00 am–7:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Committee Meetings
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brunch Table Topics
11:00 am–1:00 pm 
How to Integrate Real Life into Your Trademark Class
Adjunct Professors Special Interest Group (SIG) 

During the meeting, a panel of intellectual property professors team with corporate counsel from The Coca-Cola Company to discuss their experience integrating knowledge from the business or advertising side of trademarks into their classes. Topics will include:

  • How to develop a brand and how to communicate it.

  • How to keep the connection between the trademark registrations and the actual use of the marks by the marketing and sales people, etc.

Moderator:

  • Gerald Tschura, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (United States)

Speakers:

  • Irene Calboli, Marquette University Law School (United States)
  • Amanda E. Compton, Charleston School of Law (United States)
  • Susan Montgomery, Northeastern University (United States)
  • George Schell, The Coca-Cola Company (United States)
  • Gerald Tschura, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (United States)
11:00 am–2:00 pm
Madrid System Users' Meeting (MSUM) Organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The MSUM will open with an update from WIPO on the developments of the Madrid System, followed by presentations from officials of elected Contracting Parties of the Madrid System. The invited officials will address specific issues regarding the designation of their countries in an international registration, including how to handle and avoid notifications of provisional refusal. Questions from the floor will be taken.

11:30 am–1:30 pm

Trademark Administrators Brunch

Don’t miss a great opportunity to network with other Trademark Administrators and hear from
keynote speaker Janine Driver.

Uncovering the mysteries of body language—how people communicate their thoughts and feelings without saying a word—is a powerful first step toward mastering any business and social situation. All professionals know that the ability to detect and react to the split-second signals that skim across people’s bodies hundreds of times each day is crucial to effective communication with employees, colleagues, vendors, clients, and everyone with whom they interact. When something they are doing isn’t effective, they have learned how to adjust their actions to maximize the moment.

During this keynote presentation, Janine Driver, President of the Body Language Institute, NBC’s Today Show Body Language Contributor and New York Times bestselling author, will teach you how to have control and be able to change the dynamics of any interaction according to your own needs and desires. You’ll enhance your secret weapon—confidence borne of intuitive body language.

Registration is US $50 and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Brunch tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

11:30 am–4:30 pm

In-House Practitioners Luncheon and Workshop
(Exclusive to in-house practitioners only; Advance registration required; CLE Credit Available )

The combined Luncheon and Workshop, designed exclusively for in-house practitioners, offers a unique opportunity to network, benchmark and exchange best practices for strengthening your brand in a marketplace where many small, medium and large corporations are currently in jeopardy.

Fee: US $200

Registration includes admission to both the Luncheon and Workshop (not sold separately). Tickets for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferableSponsorship opportunities are available. 

The program begins with an exclusive Luncheon. Gather with other in-house practitioners for an enjoyable networking lunch and hear an informative keynote presentation.

Following lunch, find out how other trademark owners are protecting their brands and trademarks through proper strategic planning, use of best practices, past experiences and lessons learned along the way. With two interactive and informative sessions, attendees will gain valuable insights regarding brand protection strategies over a wide range of industries and topics, as well as a comprehensive overview of business and trademark practices in India.

Keynote Address

Christopher Graham, Federal Bureau of Investigations (United States) 

Session 1, “India and Social Media”

Moderator:

  • Anamaria Cashman, Ralph Lauren Corporation (United States) 

Speakers:

  • Vikram Grover, Remfry & Sagar (India)
  • Ranjan Negi, Armachand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (India)
  • Ritu Singh, Dua Associates (India)

Session 2, “Social Media and Identity Theft”

Moderator:

  • Christopher Turk, The H.D. Lee Company, Inc. (United States)

Speakers:

  • Scott Augenbaum, Federal Bureau of Investigation (United States)
  • Adam Palmer, Symantec Corporation (United States)
  • Karen Webb, Fenwick & West LLP (United States)
  • Jillian West, Twitter, Inc. (United States)
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
12:15 pm–2:15 pm
Committee Meetings
12:30 pm–1:30 pm 


INTA Annual Meeting Orientation

 A Primer for the First-Timer

Take full advantage of the INTA Annual Meeting and learn about the resources and opportunities for education, networking, navigating the Exhibition Hall and how to make the best use of your time. Don’t miss out on this informative event and find out what’s new in 2012.

This session is for first-time attendees as well as experienced Annual Meeting attendees who want to learn more about the most recent Annual Meeting events and resources available on-site.

1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Luncheon Table Topics
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Speed Networking

For the second year, INTA is offering Speed Networking in the Exhibition Hall. Speed Networking is an ideal way to find new business associates and expand your network, bringing people together to exchange contact details and business information. This is a one-hour commitment, but it can produce long-term business contacts and friendships. 

Use these helpful hints to maximize your Speed Networking session. 

Who should attend: New and non-members, first time attendees or experienced Annual Meeting attendees interested in making new contacts. 

There is no fee to attend. Each session will last one hour and we require a one hour commitment from each participant. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis and once capacity is reached, participants will be asked to return for a different session time.

2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Committee Meetings
3:30 pm–4:45 pm
New This Year!
Rise and Shine: Getting the Most Out of Your Committee Participation

During this informative and interactive session, gather to hear past and present INTA leaders as they discuss the diverse and valuable benefits associated with active involvement in INTA. Gain insight, learn new tips and understand best practices on acquiring the tools that you will need to become a leader within INTA, the IP community, and your professional environment. Walk away with insightful tips for becoming a successful leader, and learn how your continued success in a leadership role can translate into your personal and professional life.

Moderator

  • Joseph V. Norvell, Norvell IP llc (United States)

Speakers

  • David J. Cho, AT&T Services, Inc. (United States)
  • Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)
  • Iris V. Quadrio, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Welcome Reception: Washington Reinvented 
Ballroom A, B, C and Foyer (WCC)

Welcome to Washington!  Chic, modern and sophisticated describe this stylish and dynamic city. The impressive architecture of the monuments and memorials combined with the natural beauty of the city has made the U.S. Capital one of the most frequently visited and beautiful places in the world.

 

 Monday, May 7

 
7:30 am–5:00 pm
Registration and Hospitality
8:00 am–10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast 
8:30 am–5:00 pm
Tours
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!

Founded in 1946, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, with annual sales of $8.8 billion. Its products are sold in over 150 countries and territories across more than 25 well-recognized brand names. Under Mr. Lauder's leadership, the company launched a number of popular brands, including Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series Skincare for Men and Origins. Beginning in the mid-1990s, the Company also began expanding through acquisitions, adding other popular brands, such as Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone, La Mer and M•A•C.

9:00 am –7:00 pm
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. 

10:00 am–4:30 pm
Exhibition Hall
10:15 am–12:15 pm
Committee Meetings
10:30 am–11:30 am
Speed Networking
10:30 am–11:45 am

GENERAL SESSIONS


CM01 Protection of Indigenous Rights: An Increased Need

Intermediate to Advanced Levels

INTA supports the international discussion on the recognition and protection of traditional knowledge (TK), folklore and traditional cultural expressions (TCE) as they co-exist with trademark rights around the globe.

This impressive panel will educate attendees about the growing need to develop an international framework to facilitate the protection of TK and TCE within indigenous communities, and the sometimes uneasy relationship which has historically existed between TK and trademark rights.

Moderator:

  • Keri Johnston, Johnston Wassenaar LLP (Canada)

Speakers:

  • Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Canada (Canada)
  • Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)
  • Marcus Höpperger, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
  • Gift Sibanda, African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO) (Zimbabwe)



CM02 Exploring the Outer Limits of Trademark Law

Intermediate Level

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)



IM01 Industry Breakout: From the Frying Pan into the Fire: Navigating Emerging Issues in Cyberspace

Intermediate Level

Cutting-edge issues abound in the ever-complex world of cyberspace. From the use of social networking sites for abusive behavior to the expanding scope of the domain name system, companies and their advisors often find themselves navigating through a sea of novel issues. This session will discuss the legal and practical issues faced by practitioners in providing clients with innovative and effective solutions for dealing with the constantly-evolving landscape that is the virtual world. A panel of recognized experts will discuss issues such as:

  • How to deal with abusive conduct on social networks. 
  • How to draft effective terms of service to deal with abusive situations. 
  • The current status of the new gTLD/IDN rollout at ICANN.
  • Next steps in the gTLD application process.
  • Effective strategies for brand protection in an ever-expanding domain name system.

Moderator:

  • J.Scott Evans, Yahoo! Inc. (United States)

Speakers:

  • Stacey King, Richemont International Limited (United Kingdom) 
  • Ellen B. Shankman, Ellen Shankman & Associates (Israel)
  • Brian J. Winterfeldt, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (United States)



WM01 How to Deal with Restrictions on Advertising and Trademark Use in Regulated Industries

Intermediate to Advanced Levels
(Attendance is first come, first served and there is a limit of 100 attendees)

The level of restrictions on trademark usage as well as advertising and packaging of certain categories of goods has been increasing rapidly on a worldwide basis. The range of limitations, once commonly associated with the tobacco industry, is now much broader and affects other industries such as alcoholic beverages and food. While some of these restrictions may seem “light” at first sight, they likely will evolve into more severe forms of control, similar to the industry’s current proposals for tobacco plain packaging.

This panel will help trademark owners extract the most from their trademarks’ potential, discuss arguments grounded in IP and more.

Moderator:

  • Antonella Carminatti, BM&A – Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão (Brazil)

Speakers:

  • Cristina A. Carvalho, Arent Fox (United States)
  • Fernanda Magalhães, Mars, Incorporated (United States)
  • Mikael Spangberg, Pernod Ricard (France)
10:30 am–4:30 pm

INTA has partnered with the American Red Cross to host its first ever blood drive. This event will be hosted in a private area. INTA will provide beverages and snacks to those who participate. 

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate.   

12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Speed Networking
12:00 pm–1:15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CM20 Trolling the Trademark Waters
Beginner Level
    
Many trademark users are dealing with the harsh reality that “trolling” is not just for patent owners anymore.  This session will attempt to define what trademark trolling really means, while providing a historical perspective and suggested strategies to avoid and minimize the impact of trolling litigation. Speakers will also discuss if the new America Invents Act could help stop Trademark Trolls.

Moderator:

  • Mitch Milstein, Quiksilver, Inc. (United States)

Speakers:

  • Adam Cohen, Kane Kessler, PC (United States)
  • Mark A. Finkelstein, Jones Day (United States)
  • Lance G. Johnson, Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, LLP (United States)




CM21 The Great Dilution Debate: Fifteen Years After Enactment, has the Federal Trademark Dilution Act Lived Up To Expectations?
 
Advanced Level

The Federal Trademark Dilution Act (FTDA) went into effect 15 years ago, and was announced in 2006, for the purpose of strengthening the protection afforded famous trademarks. Enjoy a debate between two experienced speakers on whether the FTDA has been positive or negative for trademark owners as well as whether it has created judicial backlash. 

Moderator:

  • Stephen W. Feingold, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

Speakers:

  • Steven Weinberg, Holmes Weinberg, PC (United States)
  • Barton Beebe, NYU School of Law (United States)




RM20 Regional Update: European Community (OHIM/ECJ)

Intermediate to Advanced Levels

In this regional update session, an experienced panel of speakers will compare the benefits of the Madrid Protocol and a Community Trade Mark filing, offer tips on choosing a filing strategy and how it will affect your enforcement efforts. Discover what happens to your registrations when a mark is used in a modified or modernized form and you come under attack for revocation based on non-use. What effect will that have on seniority claiming strategies? And find out if dropping national marks will harm your brand, along with other hot topics in this area.

Moderator:

  • Dawn Osborne, Palmer Biggs Legal (United Kingdom)

Speakers:

  • Fabrizio Jacobacci, Studio Legale Jacobacci Sterpi Francetti Regoli de Haas & Associati  (Italy)
  • F. Peter Mueller, Mueller Schupfner & Partner (Germany)
  • Petter Rindforth, Fenix Legal, KB (Sweden)




RM21 Regional Update: Latin America
Intermediate Level

Learn what use of a registered mark is needed to protect it from non-use cancellation in Latin America.  In addition, gain valuable information on how to maintain the enforceability of a trademark against third parties in jurisdictions where registrants are prevented from using the mark due to local or foreign legislation and regulatory constraints.  The speakers will also address the derivation of rights from an unregistered mark and the risks associated with unregistered trademark use. 

Moderator:

  • Marcela Bolland, Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. (Mexico)

Speakers:

  • José Gutierrez, De Sola Pate & Brown (Venezuela)
  • Attilio José Ventura Gorini, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil)




WM20 Practical Tips to Strengthen the Relationship between In-House and External Counsel 
Beginner or Intermediate Level
(Attendance is first come, first served and there is a limit of 100 attendees)

In-house and external counsel sometimes operate in different but interrelated worlds.  In order to build successful partnerships that may advance the interests of their common clients, it is vitally important for both to understand each other and their respective roles and challenges. This informative workshop will explore the worlds of in-house and external counsel and provide tips and insights that will help strengthen the relationship between them. Featuring a panel of experienced in-house and external counsel, the workshop will look at such issues as:

  • The current economy and its effect on clients and their legal departments.
  • Understanding the role of in-house counsel within their company, as well as the role of external counsel.
  • When and for what purposes external counsel are used.
  • How to improve the billing/budgeting process.
  • Managing deadlines, expectations and risk.
  • The importance of effective communication and responsiveness in both directions.

Moderator:

  • Arnold Ceballos, Pain & Ceballos, LLP (Canada)

Speakers:

  • Barry Cohen, SorinRoyerCooper, LLC (United States)
  • Dolores Moro (United States)
  • Warren L. Zeserman, Hanesbrands Inc. (United States)
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Speed Networking
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Committee Meetings
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Luncheon Table Topics
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Past Presidents Luncheon
(By invitation only)
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Speed Networking
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Committee Meetings
3:45 pm–5:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CM50 Trademarks and Industrial Designs: A Balancing Act?
Intermediate Level

As the number of conflicts between trademarks and industrial designs increases, this panel of experienced practitioners will examine the trends, benefits and shortfalls in choosing protection for new shapes, the possibility of benefiting from cumulative protection under both trademark and design law, and critical issues associated with enforcing such rights. This panel will focus their discussion on the jurisdictions of Europe and Asia.

Moderator:

  • Alessandro Mannini, Bugnion S.p.A. (Italy)

Speakers:

  • Grégoire Bisson, WIPO (Switzerland)
  • Duncan Hinnells, Aston Martin (United Kingdom)
  • Loke-Khoon Tan, Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong SAR, China) 

 

CM51 Doing the D.C. Shuffle: How Do The Trademark Attorney, Lobbying and Ethics Mix?
Intermediate Level

Over the past 15 years, we have seen the passage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and The Federal Trademark Dilution Act. Now, we are facing debates over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the PROTECT IP Act. What considerations are taken into account when a trademark practitioner is asked to lobby for change? In-house counsel will discuss how organizations view promoting, supporting and lobbying for intellectual property legislation. Outside counsel will discuss levels of appropriate involvement in lobbying initiatives for clients and ethical considerations, including the impact on other clients who have conflicting interests. Do the considerations the counsel face change whether lobbying directly on behalf of the company or through a trade association or other industry coalitions?  Speakers will discuss the ethical considerations that attorneys face when tasked with lobbying for intellectual property reform.  

Moderator:

  • Mark Traphagan, Traphagen Law PLLC (United States)

Speakers:

  • Brett Kappel, Arent Fox LLP  (United States)
  • Lori Schulman, ASCD (United States)
  • Hope C. Todd, District of Columbia Bar (United States)



IM50 Industry Breakout: Trademark Challenges and Opportunities in the Pharmaceutical World

Advanced Level

The pharmaceutical industry is bound by complex legislation embedded in health system budgeting and drug price reimbursement considerations. While at first sight this legislation seems to be unrelated to trademark law, its side effects become visible in the exercise of trademark rights by pharmaceutical companies. At the same time, the pharmaceutical industry is a dynamic generator of communication tools designed to facilitate access to healthcare information. Through use of various case studies, a diverse panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities represented by:

  • The impact of rules governing generic prescription, generic substitution, umbrella brands and other limitations, on the right of pharmaceutical companies to use trademarks as indicators of origin of pharmaceutical compounds as well as on the value of trademarks.
  • Pharmaceutical brand awareness in a globalized world with no global advertisement.
  • Creative uses of trademarks by the pharmaceutical industry and practical limitations (branding diagnostic tools and clinical trials).
  • The growing importance of branded educational tools and tools to increase disease awareness in the dialogue with healthcare professionals and patients.

Moderator:

  • Maria J. Fernandez Marques, Pfizer Gmbh (Germany)

Speakers:

  • Christopher Hanes, GlaxoSmithKline (United States)
  • Ulrich Reese, Clifford Chance (Germany)




RM50 Regional Update: China, Japan, South Korea

Intermediate Level

When doing business in Asia, international companies are always advised to register local language equivalents of their home language marks for easy pronunciation and memorization by local consumers.  However, registrants are often confused by various calligraphic styles of the Asian characters, and many learn that even Chinese plain characters include a traditional form as well as a simplified form.  Learn whether a registration in plain characters can be used legitimately in calligraphic forms, and if a registered mark can be used in a modified form without facing the risk of being cancelled. Speakers from China, Japan and Korea will introduce the audience to the local statutory rules and provide valuable advice on how to suitably use marks in these countries in modified and modernized format.  

Moderator:

  • Christopher Shaowei, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. (China)

Speakers:

  • Jinsang Jeong, Jeong & Park (South Korea)
  • Nami Togawa, Seiwa Patent & Law (Japan)




WM50 Traps for the Unwary in Transatlantic Trademark Practice

Intermediate to Advanced Levels
(Attendance is first come, first served and there is a limit of 100 attendees)

When trademark owners from Europe file applications in the United States, they encounter some unfamiliar rules and requirements, as do U.S. applicants filing Community Trade Mark applications, or national applications in European Union Member States. The result might be not merely confusion but the loss of valuable rights.

At this workshop, learn about:

  • Pre-application searches–How do they work for priority applications?
  • The requirement of good faith in the United Kingdom and the European Union–What has to be shown? What are the consequences if good faith is absent?
  • Intent to use applications and the statement of use requirement in the United States.
  • State trademarks and the federal system–the same as national trademarks and the Community system?
  • Infringement of an unregistered trademark, passing-off and unfair competition.
  • Specimens–what is required in the United States.? Why does Europe not ask for them?
  • What fees are payable and when? For what will lawyers charge?

Moderator:

  • Peter Groves, CJ Jones Solicitors LLP (United Kingdom)

Speakers:

  • Sarah Bailey, Simmons & Simmons (France)
  • Robert C. Cumbow, Graham & Dunn PC (United States)
  • Susannah Rolston, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
4:30 pm–6:00 pm

INTA Political Action Committee (PAC) Reception 
The Presidential Suite, Renaissance Washington
(By invitation only to non-corporate INTA Members whom are U.S. citizens or permanent residents)

Join the International Trademark Association Political Action Committee (INTA PAC) Board of Directors at this reception.

Special Guest
The Honorable Steve Cohen
Member of Congress
Representing the 9th Congressional District of Tennessee
Member of the House Judiciary Committee

The requested minimum contribution of US $200 for this event will be used to support the campaigns of federal candidates identified by the INTA PAC Board as having shared interests with the trademark community. INTA accepts both personal checks and those drafted from non-corporate INTA member firm accounts. All checks shall be made payable to INTA PAC. All major credit cards are also accepted. Only non-corporate, non-reimbursed contributions to INTA PAC may be accepted. Contributions to INTA PAC are not deductible for income tax purposes. In the event you would like to contribute, but are unable to attend, you can mail your check to: INTA PAC, 655 Third Avenue, 10 Floor, New York, NY USA 10017.

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.

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

India Reception
(By invitation only)

This reception provides attendees from India with an invaluable opportunity to chat informally and to network among colleagues who share similar opportunities and challenges in doing business in India. This reception provides an opportunity to meet with INTA’s India Representative and INTA staff. Other invitees include INTA Officers, Past Speakers from the India Forum and India Project Team members

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

China Reception
(By invitation only)

This reception provides Chinese-speaking attendees an invaluable opportunity to chat informally and to network among colleagues who share similar opportunities and challenges in doing business in China. This reception provides an opportunity to meet with INTA’s China Representatives and INTA staff.

6:00 pm–7:00 pm 

Non-Profit Organization Reception
(Open to all Non-Profit INTA Members and Non-Members only) 

Come and mingle with friends and colleagues from the Non-Profit Community.

9:00 pm–11:30 pm
President’s Dessert Reception
(By invitation only)
Hay-Adams Hotel
 

 Tuesday, May 8

 
7:30 am–5:00 pm 
Registration and Hospitality
8:00 am–10:00 am
Continental Breakfast

Attention Non-Profit Organizations – Stop by breakfast and join in on the conversation

Trademarks and nonprofits are not mutually exclusive. The newly formed Non-Profit Committee invites you to come and discuss topics of interest that your nonprofit clients may have or that your for profit clients may have in working with nonprofits. Not profit and for profit  business relationships are common in today’s marketplace.  What are the branding considerations that both have to think about when promoting a cause.

8:00 am–10:00 am
Committee Meetings
8:00 am–10:00 am
Breakfast Table Topics
8:30 am–10:00 am

INTA Roundtable Hosts Breakfast
(By invitation only)

The Roundtable Hosts Breakfast honors the hosts of INTA Roundtables taking place between June 2011 and May 2012. The Association is grateful to the many volunteers who have contributed to the Roundtable Program’s success.

8:00 am–4:00 pm
Tours
9:00 am–11:00 am
Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) Meeting 

The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) is one of several constituencies of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), within the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). The IPC is charged with the responsibility of advising the ICANN Board on policy issues relating to the management of the domain name system. INTA is a founding member of the IPC.
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
10:30 am–11:30 am
Speed Networking
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Association Brunch
(By invitation only)

The Association Brunch provides an excellent opportunity for leaders of IP associations, INTA Officers and staff throughout the world to network and benchmark with one another.
10:15 am–11:30 am
 
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CT02 Competitor’s Use of Keyword Advertising and Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Hey!  They’re Using My Trademarks!    
Intermediate Level

In this session, speakers will discuss how to develop a keyword advertising case against a competitor. Should you sue the competitor only or the search engine as well? How do you establish likelihood of confusion in these cases? How do you make a likelihood of confusion survey that works? And what can you do about a competitor who is making otherwise fair use of your trademarks to increase organic search results placement. 

Moderator:

  • Brian Isaac, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh (Canada)

Speaker:

  • Howard Hogan, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (United States)
  • John Ramsey, Rosetta Stone Ltd. (United States)


RT01 Regional Update: Europe
Intermediate Level

Focusing on two important questions: (1) Is your mark registered but not used? (2) Is your mark not registered yet protected?, speakers will discuss aspects of nonuse and of use in modernized form, and will discuss how nonuse affects enforcement strategy. Discover what rights can be derived from nonregistered trademarks in Europe, which to a large extent is a first to file region. This regional update will also cover landmark developments in other areas of trademark law. 

Moderator:

  • Eric Bakker, Bakker & Verkuijl B.V. (Netherlands)

Speakers:

  • Ceylin Beyli, CBL Law Office (Turkey)
  • Marten Bouma, Merkenbureau Bouma B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Kaie Puur, Patent Agency RestMark (Estonia)




RT02 Regional Update: Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand
Intermediate Level

A hypothetical fact situation will be given to the audience that raises issues relating to trademark infringement, nonuse and the rights conferred by an unregistered trademark in the region. Acting the roles of an in-house counsel with the infringement situation on his hands, and outside counsel in some of the aforementioned countries and regions, the speakers will  give practical and cost-effective advice on the matter.

Moderator:

  • Ravi Ravindran, Ravindran Associates (Singapore)

Speakers:

  • Kenneth McInnes, Hodgkinson McInnes Patents (Australia)
  • Nettaya Warncke, Domnern Somgiat and Boonman Law Office Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Barry Joseph Yen, SKYS - So Keung Yip & Sin (Hong Kong SAR, China)




WT01 Alternative Approaches to Combating Counterfeiters

Intermediate or Advanced Levels
(Attendance is first come, first served and there is a limit of 100 attendees)

Although the Internet is an amazing tool for global communication and commerce, it has also led to the increased sale of counterfeits. Billions of dollars in counterfeit goods are sold online each year. As the online sellers of counterfeits have become more savvy in evading efforts to stop their sales, brand owners have been forced to become creative and adopt new approaches to combat this ever-growing problem. This panel will discuss new ideas and efforts to stop the sale of counterfeits online, including: 

  • New approaches and theories of liability with case law updates.
  • Current governmental initiatives and resources to assist in the fight against online-counterfeiters.
  • Collaboration with payment service providers to shut off payment sources to counterfeit websites.

Moderator:

  • Jennifer Hamilton, Major League Baseball (United States)

Speakers:

  • Scott Gelin, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)
  • Rana Saoud, The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) (United States)
  • Valérie Sonnier, Louis Vuitton/LVMH Fashion Group
11:45 am–1:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CT20 Reverse Confusion: Setting a Higher Standard for the Likelihood of Confusion Test
Intermediate Level

Reverse confusion occurs when consumers doing business with a small, less powerful senior user of a trademark believe that they are actually dealing with a larger, more powerful junior user of that trademark. This panel will discuss several relevant issues including whether the trademark rights of the senior user can be diminished in view of the commercial success of the junior user’s mark. What, if anything, will be the possible effects on due diligence in the future?

This session will emphasize for large corporations the need to conduct proper due diligence when launching a new mark or an already successful brand in a new market, and cover the consequences of discovering a smaller senior user after the launch. 

Moderator:

  • Gustavo S. Leonardos, Luiz Leonardos & Associates (Brazil)

Speakers:

  • Robert A. MacDonald, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
  • Rita M. Odin, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (United States)
  • Roger E. Schechter, George Washington University (United States)




CT21 The Living Brand: Borderless Extensions Limited Only by the Imagination

Intermediate Level

The leveraging of brand power is an important aspect of brand management and, if done properly, can lead to increased profits or can even be the saving grace of a company.  One way a number of brand owners have leveraged such power, particularly during economically difficult times, is through successful brand extensions.  Of course, there have also been a number of brand extension bloopers, which can end up being painfully humorous in hindsight.

In this session we will discuss what works and what doesn’t, what goes into the brand extension decision making process, and best practices.

Moderator:

  • Mona Lee, Hanol Law Offices (South Korea)

Speakers:

  • John Joseph Cheek, Caterpillar Inc. (United States)
  • Michelle Landy, FremantleMedia Enterprises (Americas) (United States)
  • Alison Tan, The Procter & Gamble Company (United States)




CT22 The Intersection of Trademark and Publicity Rights with U.S. First Amendment Free Speech Rights

Intermediate Level

Brands and celebrities are icons of our culture and are often featured, prominently or in a fleeting fashion, in songs, television programs, films and video games. Brands and people can be the subject of social commentary and narrative, elements of comedy, targets of parody or simply background realism. These uses in expressive works, and efforts to prevent them, frequently implicate the right to free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Our experienced panel will discuss the intersection of First Amendment rights with the use of brands, names and likenesses in the titles or content of entertainment properties.

Moderators:

  • Monique Cheng Joe, NBCUniversal Media, LLC (United States)

Speakers:

  • Catherine Bridge, The Walt Disney Company (United States)
  • David W. Grace, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)




RT20 Regional Update: India, Pakistan, Middle East

Intermediate Level

The panel will discuss regional protection strategies and help attendees decide if registration is always necessary. Acquire tips and practical advice on how unregistered trademarks can be best protected and enforced in the region and how a trademark owner’s protection strategy can be affected by unregistered rights. The speakers will address these issues and will analyze the evolution of the protection regime for unregistered marks in India, Pakistan and the Middle East through the lens of statutory provisions, policy and jurisprudence. A special guest, a sitting Judge, Delhi High Court, will also shed light on some IP litigation trends in India along with filing and disposal statistics.

Moderator:

  • Shwetasree Majumder, Fidus Law Chambers (India)

Speakers:

  • Sara Holder, Rouse (United Arab Emirates)
  • Sana Shaikh, Vellani & Vellani (Pakistan)
  • Invited Guest: Justice G S  Sistani, Sitting Judge, Delhi High Court (India)




WT20 The Evolving Nature of Ambush Marketing

Intermediate or Advanced Level
(Attendance is first come, first served and there is a limit of 100 attendees)

Join this panel of experienced lawyers in a discussion about ambush marketing and how it is evolving in today’s fast-paced commercial environment.  Find out about new approaches that brand owners are taking to ambush their competitors and, conversely, how other brand owners are trying to prevent third parties from ambushing their rights.  

Speakers will discuss:

  • The development of ambush marketing from traditional to new forms.
  • The effect of new media (Twitter, Facebook, blogs) on ambush marketing
  • The best ways to approach ambush marketing 
  • Special considerations that must be taken into account when responding to ambush marketing

Moderator:

  • Kelly Maser, United States Olympic Committee (United States)

Speakers:

  • Scott A. Bearby, The National Collegiate Athletic Association (United States)
  • Bruce P. Keller, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (United States)
  • Dolores DiBella, National Football League (United States)
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Speed Networking
1:15 pm–3:15 pm
Committee Meetings
1:15 pm–3:15 pm
Luncheon Table Topics
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Speed Networking
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Speed Networking
3:30 pm–4:45 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CT50 Social Media–An Ever Changing, Challenging and Competitive World: How to Provide Legal and Business Advice to Clients
Intermediate Level

Join this panel for a discussion between in-house and outside counsel as they work through the business and legal issues that come with a global consumer products company launching a new brand employing the social media tools of today. Speakers will delve into the legal, regulatory and business challenges that arise in creating hype when promoting a new product, running a contest and interacting with its consumers on the Internet and through personal mobile devices, including using channels like Facebook, Twitter, Four Square, Groupon, creating unique apps, blogs and new, push-direct marketing technologies.

Moderator:

  • Scott E. Thompson, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)

Speakers:

  • Elliot R. Basner, Diageo North America, Inc. (United States)
  • Linda A. Goldstein, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP (United States)
  • Lo-Mae Lai, American Media Inc. (United States)




CT51 Copyright Law for Trademark Lawyers: Copyrights in Logos, Packaging and Product Designs

Intermediate Level

Copyright law is not just for artists and media companies. Savvy trademark owners in all industries understand that copyright law can enhance their ability to protect many brand identifiers, including logos, packaging and product designs. In this panel discussion, experienced speakers will address what types of trademarks and trade dress may qualify for copyright protection in the United States, the many benefits of copyright law as an adjunct to trademark protection, and traps for unwary trademark owners who fail to take copyright law into account. 

Moderator:

  • Lisa Pearson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

Speakers:

  • John Ashley, U.S. Copyright Office (United States)
  • Elisheva M. Jasie, Coty Inc. (United States)
  • Jeanene L. Jobst, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (United States)




CT52 Appellations d’Origine: Made in Europe

Advanced Level

The protection of appellations of origin, recently referred to generically as protection of Geographical Indications (GI’s), has its origin in Europe. Traditionally, such protection was granted to agricultural products and foodstuffs – wine, cheese, ham, olives, fruit, etc., but is extending to mineral water, beer and other alcoholic beverages including spirits (Scotch Whisky, Cognac, Grappa, Ouzo). GI protection is of relevance as well to industrial goods.
 
With GI protection in Europe playing a prominent role in sui generis legislation as well as the case law of the European Court of Justice, GI protection having become part of the TRIPS Agreement, and with negotiations in the current Doha round again focusing on GI protection, this session will focus on the European perspective of GI protection.
 
Moderator:

  • Jaroslaw Kulikowski, Kulikowska & Kulikowski (Poland)

Speakers:

  • Paola Gelato, Studio Legale Jacobacci Sterpi Francetti Regoli de Haas & Associati (Italy)
  • Anders Jessen, European Commission, Directorate General for Trade (Belgium)
  • Alexander von Mühlendahl, Bardehle Pagenberg (Germany)

IT50 Industry Breakout: Consumer Products—Don’t Mess With Our Family (Of Marks)!
Intermediate Level

As brand owners seek to clear, protect, market and enforce marks, one potential strategy is to develop a family of marks that share a common element.  A family of marks offers brand owners several practical and legal advantages, but to obtain those advantages proper use, protection, and enforcement of the family is essential.  Our experienced panel will help you understand the requirements, benefits and challenges of owning a family of marks.  The discussion will include issues such as:

  • Defining what constitutes a family of marks.
  • Reasons for building a family of marks and the advantages. 
  • Pitfalls to avoid when developing and protecting a family of marks.
  • Using a family of marks to effectively dissuade others from infringement.
  • Enforcing a family of marks against a third party infringer.
  • Current case law relating to the family of marks doctrine.

 
Moderator:

  • William J. Morris III, Under Armour Inc. (United States)

Speakers:

  • Christopher Kelly, Wiley Rein LLP (United States)
  • Sara Vanderhoff, adidas International, Inc. (United States)
  • Patricia Werner, Bryan Cave LLP (United States) 
3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Committee Meetings
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

In-House Practitioners Reception
(Exclusive to in-house practitioners only)

Join your fellow in-house practitioners and corporate trademark professionals for cocktails and light refreshments during this exclusive networking opportunity.

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Government Officials Reception
(By invitation only)

Join INTA’s leadership and government officials from around the world for a reception to thank you for your dedication and support of the trademark community. This reception provides an opportunity for officials to share information and best practices with their colleagues in the trademark community.

 

 Wednesday, May 9

 
7:30 am–2:00 pm 
Registration
7:30 am–4:00 pm
Hospitality
8:00 am–10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am–10:00 am
Committee Meetings
8:00 am–10:00 am
Breakfast Table Topics
8:30 am–4:00 pm
Tours
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
10:15 am–11:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CW01  Annual Review of U.S. Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments
Advanced Level

Plan to attend this INTA annual favorite and hear a concise analysis of recent, major decisions rendered by the U.S. courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as reported in Vol. 102, No. 1 of The Trademark Reporter®.
   
Speakers:

  • Theodore H. Davis, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)
  • John L. Welch, Lando & Anastasi, LLP (United States)




RW01 Regional Update: Africa

Intermediate Level

Panelists will discuss strategies and pitfalls for using an international system and the regional trademark registration systems in Africa, Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) to protect your trademarks. Many African countries are members of the Madrid System. The panel will also cover current hot topics in Africa.

Moderator:

  • Marco Van de Merwe, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)

Speakers:

  • Ephraim N. Ngwafor, Ngwafor & Partners (Cameroon)
  • Michael F. Sevant, Spoor & Fisher Jersey (Channel Islands)
  • Gift Sibanda, African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO) (Zimbabwe)
10:30 am–11:30 am
Speed Networking
11:45 am–1:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CW20 Trademarks 2.0: The Impending Rebirth of the Intangible Asset
Advanced Level

Paradigm shift: now it's political. Recent developments regarding ACTA and SOPA/PIPA show that intellectual property has become a hot political topic. As a result of being in the spotlight, intellectual property specialists have been stripped of their monopoly of interpreting the meaning of IP law and their credibility in the public dialogue has eroded. Activist movements which have gained creditability, have been pointing to some of these same issues for some time and have included intellectual property rights among the social systems they consider ripe for rethinking. After initial denial and a prolonged period of reluctance, the IP community is now acknowledging that they need to shed their reluctance in tackling these complex underlying issues.

This session will be devoted to discussing these changes in the IP world including the issues which anti-IP sentiment of yesterday and today have been singling out, and the issues considered important by IP experts trying to look ahead of those who harbor such sentiments. Panelists will also discuss the topic of over-protection and under-protection, and use of trademarks being presented based on empirical research of the IP system users perspective.

  • Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates (Croatia)

Speakers:

  • Anne Gundelfinger, Law Office of Anne Gundelfinger (United States)
  • Stacey King, Richemont International Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School (United States)




CW21 All Dressed Up, But Where to Go? The Challenges of Proving and Defending Trade Dress Claims
Intermediate Level

Trade dress protects the design and packaging of products and retail selling environments, but proving that a design is entitled to trade dress protection can be challenging. This session will address strategies for establishing and enforcing protection for trade dress in the United States, looking at the options and venues available to brand owners and exploring such issues as:

  • Standards for establishing distinctiveness and non-functionality.
  • The pros and cons of seeking registration or waiting to prove trade dress protection in court when an infringement arises.
  • Whether to seek design patent protection or not.

Moderator:

  • Carla J. Vrsansky, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (United States)

Speakers:

  • Glenn Gundersen, Dechert LLP (United States)
  • Mark Janis, Indiana University Maurer School of Law (United States)




CW22 Registration And Protection of Nontraditional Trademarks in China, Europe and the United States

Intermediate Level

In 2001, China introduced to its laws the possibility to register some nontraditional trademarks (such as three dimensional trademarks, colors or combinations of colors, etc.) in the context of its accession to the World Trade Organization. These concepts were still quite new for Chinese trademark examiners, and it took some time for the trademark examiners to adapt. Europe and the United States have a longer experience in this regard. In this session, two senior in-house counsel and two experienced outside counsel from the United Kingdom, China, the United States and Spain will share their expertise on their specific registration practices, illustrate the different results obtained in these parts of the world when seeking protection for these kinds of trademarks and explore the best strategy for trademark owners.

Moderator:

  • Paul Ranjard, Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency (China)

Speakers:

  • Michael L. Gannon, 3M Company (United States)
  • Joao Miranda de Sousa, J&A Garrigues, S.L.P. (Spain)
  • Shelley Watson, Chivas Brothers Limited (United Kingdom)




IW20 Industry Breakout: Game Plan 2011—Brand Protection and the Business of Sports

Intermediate Level

As the business of sports continues to grow, the complexities of maintaining brand integrity necessarily increase as well. Proper management, growth and enforcement of brands, a core concern for global rights holders, is of particular significance for global event franchises, teams, leagues, and brand owners seeking to leverage sports as a platform for their marks. This session will address the varied challenges attendant to sports industry representation, particularly those of major sporting events, and will include:

  • IP protections in event bidding processes and hosting agreements.
  • Sponsorship deals and valuation.
  • Negotiation strategies in dealing with the IOC, FIFA, and USOC.

Moderator:

  • Frank Ryan, DLA Piper LLP (United States)

Speaker:

  • Jim Scherr, 776 Original Marketing (United States)
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Speed Networking
1:15 pm–3:15 pm 
Luncheon Table Topics
7:00 pm–11:00 pm

Grand FinaleNewseum

Enjoy your final night of the 2012 Annual Meeting at the Newseum, which offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. The Newseum features seven levels of galleries, theaters and retail spaces. It offers a unique environment that takes museum goers behind the scenes to experience how news is made.
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