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Table Topics

The Annual Meeting offers 235 moderated discussions for groups of ten people on a wide variety of timely and important issues. Network with your colleagues and enjoy a meal in the process.

Given the strong demand, there is a limit of two Table Topics per person for the entire meeting. Pre-registration for these events is encouraged. Tickets cost US $50 per Table Topic. Any remaining Table Topics tickets will be sold onsite at the Registration Desk, and are nonrefundable.

Table Topics are not eligible for CLE credit or CPD points.


 Saturday, May 5


Saturday, May 5
Luncheon Table Topics
1:00 pm–3:00 pm 

TSA01 Aspects of Efficient and Cost-effective Management of an International Trademark Portfolio
Michael Best, BEST Rechtsanwaelte (Germany)
TSA02 How Did it Get this Far?  Practical Tips for Trial & Testimony Period at the TTAB 
Roberta Bren, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP (United States)
TSA03 European Union Enforcement of Trademarks Against Online Infringers
Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird LLP (United Kingdom)
TSA04 Recent Trends in the Doctrine of Initial Interest Confusion: Are We Still Getting Off The Highway At The Wrong Exit? Does It Matter?
Stephanie Chong, Tabrizi Law Office Professional Corporation (Canada)
TSA05 Practical Professional Advice About Which Marketing Activities End Up Making Lawyers Money
Philip Cox, Global Law Marketing LLC (United States)
TSA06 Geographical Indications: When is it Possible to Ascertain That They Have Become Generic?
Ana Lucia de Sousa Borda, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil)
TSA07 Use of Trademarks in Virtual Reality
Mohan Dewan, RK Dewan & Co (India)
TSA08 Trademark Protection on Social Media Sites, e-Commerce and Search Engines in China
Giacopello Fabio, HFG (China)
TSA09 Key Elements of Domain After-Market and Domain Buy-Back
Jeremiah Johnston,, LLC (United States)
TSA10 Looking at Trademarks on Labels
Szymon Gogulski, Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak (Poland)
TSA11 Geographical Indicators vs. Trademarks: A Comparison of the Systems in the BRICS Countries
Megan Reimers, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)
TSA12 Considerations in Sending a Cease and Desist Letter in the United States
James Johnson, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP (United States)
TSA13 Enforcing Trademarks Rights Against Virtual Infringers
Dariush Keyhani, Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC (United States)
TSA14 Latest Developments in Trademark Enforcement and Forum Shopping in Europe for U.S. Brand Owners
Alexander Klett, Reed Smith LLP (Germany)
TSA15 Spotlight on Preserving Trademark Use: Freeing a Phenomenon from Wrongful Shadowy Existence
Christian W. Liedtke, University of Bonn/Linklaters LLP (Germany)
TSA16 Trademark Abuse of Company Names in Hong Kong and China
Eugene Low, Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TSA17 Corporate Separations & Spin-Offs: Strategic Planning for the Disposition of Your Valuable Global Brands and Company Names
Joanne Ludovici-Lint, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TSA18 How to Create and Sustain a Successful Pro Bono Program
Brian O'Donnell, Kellogg Company (United States)
TSA19 Community Trade Mark Oppositions: Dealing with Lethargic Counterparties
Peter Gustav Olson, MAQS Law Firm (Denmark)
TSA20 Preliminary Injunctions in Europe, United States and Asia
Morten Petersenn, Hogan Lovells International LLP (Germany)
TSA21 Cross-Border Infringement
Sultan Sheikh, Sheikh Brothers, Advocates & Attorneys (Pakistan)
TSA22 Strategies for Effectively Utilizing Outside Trademark Counsel
Monica Riva Talley, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC (United States)
TSA23  Madrid System: The Indication of Goods and Services; Is Broader Better?
Alan Morgan Datri, WIPO (Switzerland)
TSA24 Practical Tips for Working Cross-Culturally 
Marion Woods, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP (United States)
TSA25 A Look at Anti-Spam Legislation in Various Jurisdictions and How it Affects Brand Owners' Use of Brands
Colleen Spring Zimmerman, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (Canada)
TSA26 Legalization of Documents in the United States for Practitioners Outside the U.S.
Renee P. Simonton, Reed Elsevier Intellectual Property Management Services Inc. (United States)

Saturday, May 5
Afternoon Tea Table Topics
3:30 pm–5:30 pm 

TSA50 The Use of Social Media in Latin America
Edgardo Bourgoing, Intellectual Property Guardians (Mexico)
TSA51 Do's and Don'ts of Client Development
Orlando Cardoza, Obregon & Asociados (Nicaragua)
TSA52 Ambush Marketing
Rodrigo Borges Carneiro, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil)
TSA53 One Year Later: European Trademark Systems Review
Tania Clark, Withers & Rogers LLP (United Kingdom)
TSA54 Opposition Procedures in Latin America (Spanish)
Barbara Dollstadt, Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors (Paraguay)
TSA55 A Look at Kinetic and Moving Trademarks
Brett Doyle, Clayton Utz (Australia)
TSA56 Career Development Tips and Advice for the Non-Attorney
Eileen S. Dunlap, Wells Fargo & Co. Law Department (United States)
TSA57 Managing Global Anticounterfeiting Campaigns: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck 
Nicole Emmons, Baker & McKenzie LLP (United States)
TSA58 Keywords and Right of Publicity: The Next Battle in Keyword Advertising?
Simon J. Frankel, Covington & Burling LLP (United States)
TSA59 The ONEL/OMEL Case: An Insider's Update
Ellen Gevers, Knijff Trademark Attorneys (Netherlands)
TSA60 Community Trade Mark Law in Comparison to German National Law
Torsten Krueger, Gleiss Grosse Schrell & Partner (Germany)
TSA61 In-House and Outside Counsel Perspectives on Educating the Company's Employees on the Importance of IP Rights
Eran Liss, Adin-Liss Law Offices (Israel)
TSA62 The Tension Between Trademarks and Anti-Competitive Practices and Antitrust Laws
Jyeshta Mahendran, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Malaysia)
TSA63 The Latest in Anticounterfeiting Measures and How To Implement Them
Shogo Matsunaga, Sonderhoff & Einsel (Japan)
TSA64 An Update on the Protection of Well-known Marks in Latin America
Juan Carlos Ojam, Mitrani, Caballero, Rosso Alba, Francia, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno (Argentina)
TSA65 A Space Odyssey: Trademarks and Outer Space
Isabel Davies, Boyes Turner (United Kingdom)
TSA66 IP Protection in Brazil: Lawsuit, Arbitration, Cease and Desist Letters–What is the Best Strategy?
Flavia Placco, Ricci & Associados Propriedade Intelectual S/S Ltda. (Brazil)
TSA67 Border Measures and Parallel Imports in Croatia and Other New European Countries
Branimir Puskaric, KORPER & PARTNERI (Croatia)
TSA68 Experiences in Mediation in IP: Progress and Challenges
Jaqueline Querciola, Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors (Paraguay)
TSA69 Understanding New World Wine Labels For Beginners
Paul W. Reidl, Law Office of Paul W. Reidl (United States)
TSA70 Do Energy Drinks and Cola-Flavored Drinks Fall in the Same Category of Goods?  A Question Where Trademark Offices Have Different Answers
Kowit Somwaiya, LawPlus Ltd. (Thailand)
TSA71 Strategies for Trademark Filing and Trademark Renewals in Europe 
Christian Spintig, Luer Wojtek (Germany)
TSA72 Mediating Trademark Disputes Particularly in the Context of Cross-Border
C. Mary Still, Clayton Utz (Australia)
TSA73 Do’s and Don'ts in Trademark Co-Existence Agreements
Andreas Wehlau, Gleiss Lutz (Germany)
TSA74 Collection of Europe-wide Damages for CTM Infringements with the European Union
Michael Zoebisch, rwzh Rechtsanwalte (Germany)
TSA75 Different Perspectives on Criminal Liability in Software Piracy Cases
Amarjit Singh, Amarjit & Associates (India) 

 Sunday, May 6


Sunday, May 6
Brunch Table Topics
10:00 am–12:00 pm

TS01 Key Points in Memorabilia Licensing and Motion Picture Permissions
Christian R. Andersen, Exxon Mobil Corporation (United States)
TS02 Trademark Prosecution at the Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
Hirofumi Aoki, Trademark Policy Planning Office (Japan)
TS03 How To Deal with the Attempt of Bad Faith Trademark Registration for Celebrity Names
Abdurrahim Ayaz, Istanbul Patent & Trademark Consultancy LTD. (Turkey)
TS04 Intellectual Property Challenges for New Internet Business Models
José Luis Barzallo, Barzallo & Barzallo Abogados (Ecuador)
TS05 How to Cut Costs in a Global Trademark Portfolio
Mike M. Yaghmai, eBay Inc. (United States)
TS06 David vs. Goliath in the Trademark Enforcement Arena: Representing Parties in Trademark Litigation
Jeffrey Faucette, Skaggs Faucette LLP (United States)
TS07 Litigating IP Infringement Cases in China-Forum Shopping
Zhen Feng, Hogan Lovells (Shanghai)  Intellectual Property  Service Co. Ltd. (China)
TS08 The Madrid Protocol from a Latin American Perspective: Practical Issues (in Spanish)
Raquel Flanzbaum, Mitrani, Caballero, Rosso Alba, Francia, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno (Argentina)
TS09 Demystifying Trademark Searching and Clearance in the European Union
Imogen Fowler, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cía. (Spain)
TS10 Intellectual Property, Ambush Marketing and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Mauro Ivan, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil)
TS11 Design and Trademark Searching
Barbara Barron Kelly, Corsearch (United States)
TS12 Appeals Against Decisions of the BoA to the General Court
Roberto Kunz-Hallstein, Dr. Kunz-Hallstein Rechtsanwalte (Germany)
TS13  Update on the European Trademark Systems Review: Legislative Changes in the Trademark Directive and Community Trade Mark Regulation
Julio Laporta Insa, OHIM (Spain)
TS14 Nontraditional Trademarks in Africa: A Myth or a Reality?
Chinyere Okorocha, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TS15 Affect of a Disclaimer in Trademark Infringement and Passing Off Actions
Mamta Rani, Inttl Advocare (India)
TS16 Innovation: Social Media Marketing
Alfonso Leopoldo Restrepo, Ezagui Spritzer Law Firm (Venezuela)
TS17 Revolutionizing Branding in Social Media 
Radiance Walters, DLA Piper LLP (US) (United States)
TS18 Trademark Prosecution Issues: Comparison of How Descriptive, Generic and Likelihood of Confusion Issues are Handled by the United States and European Trademark Offices (in French)
Evelyne Suzanne Roux, Cabinet Regimbeau (France)
TS19 Ex-Parte Preliminary Injunctions in Europe with a Focus on Germany
Nicolás Schmitz, GRUNECKER (Germany)
TS20 Billing for Trademark Work: Best Practices
Peter S. Sloane, Leason Ellis LLP (United States)
TS21 Enforcement Strategies for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)
H. David Starr, The Nath Law Group (United States)
TS22 Trademarks and the First Amendment: Use of Trademarks Within Creative Works
Rosemary Tarlton, Morrison & Foerster LLP (United States)
TS23 Tips on Prosecuting a Trademark Application at the USPTO
Chris Doninger, United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States)
TS24 Up in the Air: Treatment of Trademark Assets and Licensed Rights Through Bankruptcy
Leigh Alyson Walters, Sim & McBurney (Canada)
TS25 Dealing With Online Trademark Infringement in China
Julia Hongbo Zhong, Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd. (China)
TS26 Nonprofit: Trademark Management on a Shoestring Budget 
Bryann Jackson, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (United States)

Sunday, May 6
Luncheon Table Topics
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

TS50 Promotions on Social Media
Tsan Abrahamson, Cobalt LLP (United States)
TS51 What You Should Know about the Differences in Preparation and Prosecution of Trademark Applications Between Canada and the U.S.
Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider, Miller Thomson LLP (Canada)
TS52 The Common Sense of U.S. Trademark Law: Protection and Enforcement of Nontraditional Marks
Ira Cohen, Henkel & Cohen, P.A. (United States)
TS53 Trademarks and The New gTLD's
Tracy M. Corneau, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Canada)
TS54 Conflicts Between Copyrights and Trademarks
Michael S. Denniston, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (United States)
TS55 Domain Name Dispute Resolution under the UDRP—Past, Present, and Future
Kristine Dorrain, National Arbitration Forum (United States)
TS56 U.S. Trademark Practice: Prosecution and Filing Tips
S. Roxanne Edwards, Baker & McKenzie LLP (United States)
TS57 Nontraditional Methods of Protecting Your Trademarks in Social Media
Sarah Feingold, Etsy, Inc. (United States)
TS58 Fighting Against a Bad Faith Trademark Filing: Current Practices in China (in Chinese)
Aidi Ge, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. (China)
TS59 Trademarks in the Sports Industry
Leonard Glickman, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP (Canada)
TS60 Alternative Fee Arrangements
Andrew J. Gray, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (United States)
TS61 Best Practices to Facilitate the Relationship between Law Firms and In-House Counsel
Martha G. Barber, Alston & Bird LLP (United States)
TS62 How to Start a Trademark Practice
Mona A. Lee, Hanol Law Offices (South Korea)
TS63 What Every Trademark Lawyer Should Know About Advertising Review
Jacqueline Levasseur Patt, Venable, LLP (United States)
TS64 Increasing Use of Nontraditional Trademarks
Christina M. Licursi, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC (United States)
TS65 Keyword Advertising vs. Trademark Rights: Recent Case Law and Practice Tips for the Trademark Owners
K. Beth Macdonald, McCarthy Tetrault (Canada)
TS66 Working Closer with Brand Approvals and Licensee Royalty Reporting & Forecasting: A Legal Perspective
Marty Malysz, Dependable Solutions, Inc. (United States)
TS67 Certification Marks: International Considerations
Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TS68 CTM Use Issues: Is Genuine Use in One Member Country Enough? 
Thomas Mudd, Zeiner & Zeiner (Czech Republic)
TS69 Developments in Intellectual Proprty Laws in Southeast Asia: Movement Toward Harmonization and the Madrid Agreements
Max Ng, Gateway Law Corporation (Singapore)
TS70  Recent Community Design Case Law
Julio Laporta Insa, OHIM (Spain)
TS71 When Should In-House Lawyers Consult External Trademark Counsel?
Sergio L. Olivares, Olivares & Cia. S.C. (Mexico)
TS72 Greenwashing: How to Avoid Misleading Corporation's Environmental Practices, Policies and Protect Consumer's Rights
Georgina Pianta, Georgina Pianta & Associates (Argentina)
TS73 What is Within a 3-D Trademark Protection?
Jose Eduardo Vasconcellos Pieri, B M & A - Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao (Brazil)
TS74 Working Efficiently with Limited Resources
Colleen Sarenpa, Polaroid Brand Services (United States)
TS75 Disparagement Through Adverse Media Coverage Lawsuits
Bitika Sharma, Singh & Singh Advocates (India)

 Monday, May 7


Monday, May 7
Luncheon Table Topics
1:30 pm–3:30 pm 

TM50 Bolstering Your IP Arsenal: How and When to Use Copyrights to Safeguard a Brand's Logos, Designs and Other Traditional Trademarks
Vanessa Backman, Andra Brand Integrity Group (United States)
TM51 Enforcement of Community Designs: The German Example
Dietrich Beier, Rossbach & Beier Rechtsanwalte (Germany)
TM52 Small Intellectual Property Firm Resources and Tips
Michael Brown, Michael J Brown Law Office (United States)
TM53 Problems of Litigating Intellectual Property Rights in the Courts in China
David Buxbaum, Anderson & Anderson LLP (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TM54 Challenging the Trademark Specification Squatter
Anna Carboni, Redd Solicitors LLP (United Kingdom)
TM55 Best Practices: Enforcing Against Sale of Counterfeits Online
Thomas R. Fitzsimons, Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. (United States)
TM56 Outsourcing: A Threat or an Opportunity?
Mark Foreman, Rouse (United Kingdom)
TM57 Interplay Between Authors' Rights and Trademarks
Eleonore Gaspar, Duclos, Thorne, Mollet-Viéville & Associes (France)
TM58 Trademark Law and FDA Rules Regarding Pharmaceutical Products (in Chinese)
Binli Guan, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP (United States)
TM59 Rogue Distributors and Franchisees: Best Practices for Protecting Your Brand 
Dyan House, Carter Stafford Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC (United States)
TM60 Fluid Trademarks and Branding: Benefits and Pitfalls of Brand Adaptation
Martha Kimes,, Inc. (United States)
TM61 Best Practices in Social Media: Managing Your Brand While Keeping Your Loyal Fans
Eleanor M. Lackman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (United States)
TM62 Clearance Searching: Client Expectations and Legal Duties of Care
Leigh Martin, Clarion Solicitors LLP (United Kingdom)
TM63 Leadership Development: The Benefits of Developing an INTA Career Path
Kevin J. McDevitt, Neal & McDevitt, LLC (United States)
TM64 Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals
Michael A. Meer, GHR Rechtsanwaelte (Switzerland)
TM65 Have Internet Surveys Finally Gained Respectability?
Elizabeth Ann Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm P.C. (United States)
TM66 Maintain, Reform, or Abolish: Trademark Disclaimer Practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Paul Mussell, Wells Fargo & Company (United States)
TM67 Trademark Protection and Social Media
Joseph Nabor, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery (United States)
TM68 Nonprofit: How to Overcome Trademark Abuse by Your Chapter and Members
Michael A. Carson, YMCA of The USA (United States)
TM69 Recent Trends in Trademark Damage Awards in the United States
John G. Plumpe, Charles River Associates, Inc. (United States)
TM70 Strategic Issues in U.S. Design Protection: Choosing Between Trade Dress, Copyrights and Design Patents
Perry J. Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group (United States)
TM71 Winning the Internal War: How to Ensure Brand Protection Awareness and Appreciation of it Within Your Organization
Carl Steele, Ashfords LLP (United Kingdom)
TM72 Trademarks in the Context of Hip-Hop Culture
Ray Thomas, Jr., Miles & Stockbridge PC (United States)
TM73 Liability of Third Parties for Tortious Acts in the United Kingdom and the United States
Patrick Wheeler, Collyer Bristow (United Kingdom)
TM74  WIPO Update on UDRP Precedent and Rights Protection in an Expanding Domain Name System
Erik Wilbers, World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TM75 Keyword Advertising and Trademark Infringement in Europe
Ralf Hackbarth, KLAKA Attorneys-at-Law (Germany)
TM76 Giving Back: Pro Bono Opportunities for Trademark Professionals
Jeffrey Kobulnick, Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP

 Tuesday, May 8


Tuesday, May 8
Breakfast Table Topics
8:00 am–10:00 am

TT01 Using Exceptions to The Territoriality Principle in Combating with Trademark Squatters
Ugur Aktekin, Mehmet Gun & Partners (Turkey)
TT02 How To "Win" at ADR
David Aylen, Gowlings International Inc. (Russia) 
TT03 U.S. Trademark Basics for Non-U.S. Practitioners
Martin J. Beran, Ostrolenk Faber LLP (United States)
TT04 Strategies for Responding to Cease and Desist Letters
Brooks Bruneau, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. (United States)
TT05 Trademark Portfolios on a Budget: Getting the Most Global Brand Bang for your Buck
Christi Campbell, Duane Morris LLP (United States)
TT06 Internet Service Providers' Liability for Intellectual Property Rights Infringement in China
Alan Chiu, Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TT07 Litigation Tactics for the Defense of a Claim of Infringement
Barry Cohen, SorinRoyerCooper, LLC (United States)
TT08 Protecting Brands in the World of New gTLD's
Elisa Cooper, MarkMonitor (United States)
TT09 Litigation Holds: What Every Trademark Attorney Should Know
Gina Durham, DLA Piper LLP (United States)
TT10 Defensive Aesthetic Functionality of Trademarks
Anthony L. Fletcher, Fish & Richardson PC (United States)
TT11 Advantages of the Andean Community Pact Regarding Trademark Protection
Magali Garcia, Allende & Garcia S. Civ. de R.L. (Peru)
TT12 News on the Seizure of Counterfeit Products in Transit: Where Do We Go?
Astrid Gerard, Preu Bohlig & Partners (Germany)
TT13 Solo Practitioner Benchmarking: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Solo Trademark Practice
Anne Gundelfinger, Law Office of Anne Gundelfinger (United States)
TT14 Strategy for Maintaining National Registrations in Countries Requiring Use for Renewal
Ginabeth Hutchison, Alston & Bird LLP (United States)
TT15 How To Protect Famous Brands In China 
Fang He, Rouse (China)
TT16 Social Networking: Protecting and Enforcing Your Brands on the Social Network
Eric Macramalla, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
TT17 Current Developments in Third Party Liability: Landlords, Payment Processors, Web Designers, ISP’s and Beyond
Heather J. McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP (United States)
TT18 Appeals to the TTAB from a District Court
Keith W. Medansky, DLA Piper LLP (US) (United States)
TT19 Registering Trademarks with Customs and Border Control Authorities Outside the United States
Elizabeth Lai Featherman, Cozen O'Connor (United States)
TT20 Protection of Product Configuration in the U.S.: Trade Dress and Design Patents
Thomas A. Polcyn, Thompson Coburn LLP (United States)
TT21 Update on Keyword Advertising and Online Liability
Marianne Schaffner, Dechert (Paris) LLP (France)
TT22  Tips on Ex Parte Appeals
The Honorable Lorelei Ritchie, United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States)
TT23 Social Media and the Right of Publicity
Paul C. Van Slyke, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP (United States)
TT24 Disputes Before the National Advertising Division: Best Practices and Recent Developments
Lawrence I. Weinstein, Proskauer Rose LLP (United States)
TT25 The Treatment of Slogans as Registrable Marks
Neil J. Wilkof, Herzog Fox & Neeman (Israel)
TT26  Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally: The Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Gregoire Bisson, World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TT27 Anticounterfeiting in China
Gloria Wu, Kangxin Partners, P.C. (China)

Tuesday, May 8
Luncheon Table Topics
1:15 pm–3:15 pm

TT50 To Register or Not To Register? That is the Question: Getting Ready for ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse
Anne Aikman-Scalese, Lewis and Roca LLP (United States)
TT51 Valuation of Trademarks in Litigation and Arbitration
Weston Anson, CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management (United States)
TT52 Brand Protection in the New gTLD's
Keith Barritt, Fish & Richardson P.C. (United States)
TT53 Corporate Intelligence Plus
John L. Beard, Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC (United States)
TT54 Everything You Wanted to Know About INTA Committee Involvement (And More!)
Aimee Kaplan, Collard & Roe, P.C. (United States)
TT55 Global Trademark Licensing
Alan Blum, Moses & Singer LLP (United States)
TT56 Protect IP Act: Where We Are and What Lies Ahead
Brian W. Brokate, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP (United States)
TT57 Helping In-House Counsel Work With Their In-House Marketing Departments
Robert Burlingame, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (United States)
TT58 Parallel Imports and Grey Market Goods
Eryck Castillo, Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. (Mexico)
TT59 Can I Use Your Trademark? Granting Permission and Authorization to Display Marks Without a Full "License"
Arnold Ceballos, Pain & Ceballos LLP (Canada)
TT60 Cost Benefit Analyses for Trademark and Domain Name Enforcement Actions
Joseph R. Englander, Shutts & Bowen LLP (United States)
TT61 The Line Between Fair Use and Trademark Infringement on Fan Sites
Frank Goldberg, Zynga Inc. (United States)
TT62 Innovative Trademark Filings and Other Out of the Box Strategies
Christina Gensler, Caterpillar Inc. (United States)
TT63 Issues to Consider When Transferring Trademark Rights
Francie R. Gorowitz, Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, LLP (United States)
TT64 Sweepstakes and Promotions Overview for the Trademark Attorney
Michael Hobbs, Troutman Sanders LLP (United States)
TT65 What's New In Africa? An Analysis of Developments in Anticounterfeiting Law and Procedures
Marilyn Krige, Mkipworks Ltd (United Kingdom)
TT66 Nontraditional Marks: Past, Present, and Future
Jennifer McKay, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
TT67 Online Trademark Use
John S. McKeown, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP (Canada)
TT68 Arbitration of Trademark License Disputes
Andrea Mondini, Schellenberg Wittmer (Switzerland)
TT69 Protection of the Pure Shape of Products as 3-D Trademarks
Tomohiro Nakamura, Konishi & Nakamura (Japan)
TT70  Recent Community Trade Mark Case Law
Ralph Pethke, OHIM (Spain)
TT71 Sports and Entertainment Essentials: Before and After the London Olympics 
Robert D. Litowitz, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (United States)
TT72 Clearance of Trademarks Globally and the Ideal Trademark Search Report
Patrick Van de Vorst, Knijff Trademark Attorneys (Netherlands)
TT73 How To Run Your Trademark Filings Practice: Profits for Both the Firm and Foreign Associates
Bart Van Den Bergh, Merk-Echt BV (Netherlands)
TT74 Strategies for an Impactful and Effective Trademark Filing Program
Carrie Webb Olson, Day Pitney LLP (United States)
TT75 Policing Trademark Rights on Online Auction Sites
Amy Crout Ziegler, Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd. (United States)

 Wednesday, May 9


Wednesday, May 9
Breakfast Table Topics
8:00 am–10:00 am 

TW01 Trademark License Agreements: Common Drafting Errors and How to Avoid Them
Stuart Ash, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
TW02 Resurrecting Legacy Brands
Richard B. Biagi, Neal & McDevitt, LLC (United States)
TW03 Madrid System: New Developments and Old Problems
Jurg Burger, Badertscher Attorneys-at-Law (Switzerland)
TW04 How to Negotiate Coexistence Agreements with Third Parties Involving IP Rights
Ana Castaneda Franco, C & L ATTORNEYS, SC (Mexico)
TW05 Trademarks in Virtual Worlds
Jennifer C. Debrow, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A. (United States)
TW06 Trademarks and Commercial Names for the Protection of Folklore and Handcrafts
Sebastian Donoso, Bustamante & Bustamante (Ecuador)
TW07 Ambush Marketing: For or Against Special Legislation?
David Gill, DaWei-IP (United Kingdom)
TW08 Registering and Enforcing Designs with Design Copyrights, Design Patents and Trade Dress
Garfield Goodrum, SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group, LLC (United States)
TW09 Declaración de Marcas Notorias y/o Famosas en México….Bendición o Maldición (in Spanish)
Baudelio Hernandez, Baudelio & CIA, S.C. (Mexico)
TW10 Expert Communications and How Attorney Client and Work Product Privileges are Obtained and Lost
Siegrun D. Kane, Kane Advisors LLP (United States)
TW11 The Appropriate Scope of Protection for Three-Dimensional Trademarks for the Shape of Goods
Shiri Kasher-Hitin, KASHER (Israel)
TW12 "When You're on a Good Thing, Stick to It”: Should You Change Your Slogan?
Robert C. Kelson, Callinans (Australia)
TW13 Beyond Interpreting U.S. Full Availability and Registrability Search Reports
Darlene S. Klinksieck, Silverberg, Goldman & Bikoff, LLP (United States)
TW14 Counterfeit, Grey Market and Parallel Imported Goods on Internet Auction Sites 
Gregory Thomas Casamento, Locke Lord LLP (United States)
TW15 Tips and Pitfalls in Creating Chinese Character Trademarks
Patsy Yan Ling Lau, Deacons (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TW16 Home Country Registration or Madrid Protocol as Basis for Registration in the U.S. and How it Relates to Post-Regulation Use Requirements
Robyn S. Lederman, Brooks Kushman P.C. (United States)
TW17 Filing and Prosecuting Madrid Protocol Applications
Michael J. MacDermott, Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP (United States)
TW18 How To Close Down Websites in Order to Prevent the Sale of Counterfeit Goods 
Robert Seiden, Confidential Security & Investigations (United States)
TW19 Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions: Can They Be Protected or Asserted Under Trademark Law?
Tracey L. Mosley, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Canada)
TW20 Border Measures: How to Deal with the Importation, Exportation and Transit of Counterfeit Goods
Miguel B. O'Farrell, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
TW21 Dealing with Conflicts of Interest in Latin America: When and How Should I Say No to a New Client or Case?
Carlos R. Olarte, OlarteMoure (Colombia)
TW22 Comparative Perspective of Keyword and Adwords Litigation
Pablo Andrés Palazzi, Allende & Brea (Argentina)
TW23 What ACTA Means for Your Company or Client’s Ability to Combat Counterfeiting
Bharati Bakshani, Ladas & Parry LLP (United States)
TW24 Effective Use of Survey Evidence in U.S. Trademark Litigation
Alan M. Sack, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP (United States)
TW25 Indigenous Rights in New Zealand: WAI 262 Report
Barbara Sullivan, Henry Hughes Patent & Trademark Attorneys (New Zealand)
TW26  Tips on Prosecuting a Trademark Application at the USPTO
Gwen Stokols, United States Patent and Trademark Office (United States)

Wednesday, May 9
Luncheon Table Topics
1:15 pm–3:15 pm

TW50 Registering Product Configuration as Trade Dress for U.S. Customs Enforcement
John C. Baum, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, P.C. (United States)
TW51 Character and Product Merchandising after Betty Boop, The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and Louboutin Red
Miriam Beezy, Foley & Lardner LLP (United States)
TW52 Trademark Protection Mechanisms in the New gTLD Era
Cheryl L. Black, Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC (United States)
TW53 Proving Genuine Use of Community Trade Marks
Jana Bogatz, JONAS Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
TW54 Keeping the Bully Out of Your Pulpit: Effective Enforcement of Famous Marks
Ian K. Boyd, Harvey Siskind LLP (United States)
TW55 Surveys in IP Cases: Where is the Future?
May Cheng, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP (Canada)
TW56 Chances and Challenges with Protecting Well-known Marks in Europe
Richard Dissmann, Bird & Bird (Germany)
TW57 Keyword Advertising: Recent Developments
Thomas Holt, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (United States)
TW58 Expanding Brands into Latin America
Janice Housey, Symbus Law Group, LLC (United States)
TW59 In Through the Out Door: Best Practices for In-House Counsel Using Outside Trademark Lawyers
Randolph B. Houston, Comcast Corporation (United States)
TW60 Working With U.S. Customs to Address Parallel Imports
Julia Huston, Foley Hoag LLP (United States)
TW61 Trademark Protection Strategies (in German)
Jens-Christian Jahnke, HERRERO Spain (Spain)
TW62 Trademark Litigation in China: The Perspective from Outside China
Paul Jones, Jones & Co. (Canada)
TW63 Trademark Clearance Strategies in a Budget-Conscious Environment
Anessa Owen Kramer, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (United States)
TW64 Handling Problems Posed by Fans and Fan-Created Content
Anne Gilson LaLonde, Gilson on Trademarks (United States)
TW65 Practical Approaches to Responding to Office Actions Before the USPTO
Joan Kupersmith. Larkin, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (United States)
TW66 Trademark Application and Enforcement Strategies for the Mid-Size Business
Alexa Lewis, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (United States)
TW67 Staying In-bounds: Common Areas of Interest in the Apparel, Footwear and Sporting Goods Industries
William Morris, Under Armour Inc (United States)
TW68 Trademarks vs. Geographical Indications: Tips and Recent Developments
Andra Oana Musatescu, Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices (Romania)
TW69 Trademark Settlement Agreements
Erik Pelton, Erik M Pelton & Associates (United States)
TW70 There's An App for That: Trademark Issues in Application Software
Neil Smith, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley (United States)
TW71 Domain Name News: Update on the Applications for New gTLD's
David Taylor, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (France)
TW72 Green Trademarks and Greenwashing
Michael Tschupp, Espinosa | Trueba PL (United States)
TW73 Cost-Efficient and Effective Strategies for Global Trademark Protection and Enforcement
Cynthia Johnson Walden, Fish & Richardson P.C. (United States)
TW74 Proper Reasons for Trademarks' Non-use in European Union Law
Adrianna Ziecik, AOMB Polska Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
TW75 Parallel Imports and Border Measures: The Need for Harmonization of Global Laws
Hemant Singh, Inttl Advocare (India)