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The Annual Meeting offers over 200 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. Participation in the conversation is encouraged and you should plan on joining the discussion.

Given the strong demand, pre-registration for these events is encouraged. Tickets cost U.S. $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.


 Sunday, May 11


Sunday, May 11
Breakfast Table Topics
9:30 am–11:30 am 

TS01 Ambush Marketing—Right or Wrong? Where to Draw the Line
Lori Meddings, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (United States)
TS02 Best Practices When Instructing a Foreign Agent
Scott Moran, Duncan Cotterill Lawyers (New Zealand)
TS03 China’s Practice of Cracking Down On Online Trademark Infringers (In Mandarin)
Fengxi Fu, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. (China)
TS04 Color Marks and Graphical Representation in the European Union—Past, Present and the Future
Mary Bagnall, Charles Russell LLP (United Kingdom)
TS05 Competition Law and Intellectual Property: The Abuse of Rights
Elias Rios, AVAH Legal, S.C. (Mexico)
TS06 Compliance of TRIPS Agreement by South Asian Countries
Sultan Sheikh, Sheikh Brothers, Advocates & Attorneys (Pakistan)
TS07 Consumer Perception of the Enforcement of Non-Traditional Trademarks
Herman Blignaut, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)
TS08 Die neuen gTLDs: Möglichkeiten des Rechtsschutz und das Trademark Clearinghouse (In German)
Michael Zoebisch, rwzh Rechtsanwaelte (Germany)
TS09 Domain Name Litigation and Arbitration in a World of 1,000+ New gTLDs
David E.Weslow, Wiley Rein LLP (United States)
TS10 Evidence of Use in the European Union: Latest Developments
Cristina Teresa Bercial-Chaumier, Bureau CASALONGA & JOSSE (Spain)
TS11 Geographical Indications in Europe: A Practical Approach for Latin American Corporations Coming to the European Union
Ignacio Temino Ceniceros, Abril Abogados, S.L.P. (Spain)
TS12 Offensive Trademarks
Shubha Ghosh, University of Wisconsin School of Law (United States)
TS13 International Online Piracy: A Look at the Problem and Solutions Around the World
Darren Meale, Simmons & Simmons LLP (United Kingdom)
TS14 Liability and Remedies for Infringements in the Online Environment
Gerard Kelly, Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland)
TS15 Nice Classification: Recent Developments and New Changes and Challenges
Andra Oana Musatescu, Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices (Romania)
TS16 Patents vs. Trade Secrets: When to Use Which and Why?
Motasem Abu-Ghazeleh, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) (Jordan)
TS17 Slogans, Not Merely Trademarks, also Social Lubrication—"You Know What I Mean"
Robert C.Kelson, Callinans (Australia)
TS18 Social Media and Intellectual Property: Is Retweeting and Linking a Liability?
Francisco Castillo, Castillo LOVE Abogados (Guatemala)
TS19 Social Media: Best Practices to Protect Intellectual Property Rights
Carloalberto Giovannetti, Studio Legale SIB (Italy)
TS20 Customs Enforcement of IP Rights: The EU Perspective after the New Regulations
Daniel Hasik, Hasik, Winski & Partners (Poland)
TS21 The Madrid Protocol: Trick or Treat?
Eran Liss, Adin-Liss Law Offices (Israel)
TS22 Trademark Enforcement in China
Zhiwen Liang, Jiaquan IP Law Firm (China)
TS23 Trademark Portfolio Management from a Nonprofit Counsel Perspective
Camila Santamaria, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (Colombia)
TS24 Trademarks and the Internet
Joanne Vengadesan, Penningtons Manches LLP (United Kingdom)
TS25 Trademarks in the World of Sweets: A Focus on the European Union
Margret Knitter, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwaelte (Germany)
TS26 Traditional Terms and Expressions: Is It Part of Trademark Law?
Chinasa Uwanna, Banwo & Ighodalo (Nigeria)

Sunday, May 11
Luncheon Table Topics
12:00 pm–2:00 pm

TS50 Best Practices in Trademark Searching
Rebecca Kaye, Sipara (United Kingdom)
TS51 Best Practices and Practical Tips for Online Infringement Policing Strategies
Christopher Lackert, PINKERTON (United States)
TS52 Brand Protection in Latin America: From Border Measures to Online Infringements
Rodrigo Velasco-Alessandri, Alessandri & Compania (Chile)
TS53 Budgeting for U.S. Trademark and False Advertising Litigation
Ira Jay Levy, Goodwin Procter LLP (United States)
TS54 Cancellation of Trademarks Due to Lack of Use and Ensuing Preferential Right to Register the Mark
Claudia M.Fernandini, Clarke, Modet & Co. Peru (Peru)
TS55 Celebrity Rights and Product Endorsement
Penelope Catley, Baldwins Intellectual Property (New Zealand)
TS56 Counterfeits, Gray Market and Parallel Imported Goods on Internet Auction Sites
Simon Kneebone, Banki Haddock Fiora (Australia)
TS57 Declaration of Actual Use of Trademark in the Philippines and Other ASEAN Countries
Editha Hechanova, Hechanova Bugay & Vilchez Law Offices (Philippines)
TS58 Design Portfolio Management: Practical Tips on Clearance, Filing and Enforcement Strategies
Mathias Zintler, KNPZ (Germany)
TS59 Different Approaches by the USPTO and OHIM When Dealing with the Distinctive Character of a Trademark (In French)
Guillaume Mortreux, Novagraaf France (France)
TS60 Creative and Alternative Approaches to Successful Enforcement in China
Celia Li, Kangxin Partners, P.C. (China)
TS61 Hot Topics in the Caribbean and Latin America
Kenneth G. Porter, Keithley Lake & Associates (Anguilla)
TS62 How to Avoid Pitfalls in Coexistence Agreements
Boriana Guimberteau, FTPA (France)
TS63 International Trademark Filing Strategies
Monica RivaTalley, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC (United States)
TS64 Is 15 Minutes of Fame Enough? International Trends in the Treatment of Well-Known and Famous Trademarks
Rachel Colley, CreateIP (New Zealand)
TS65 How to Speed up the Collection of Damages in Different Jurisdictions
Adolfo Athie Cervantes, Basham, Ringe & Correa, S.C.
TS66 Especialistas Latinoamericanos en Marcas: La Marca Comunitaria, un Boleto para la Unión Europea (In Spanish)
Maria Luisa Arce-Torrecilla, Schmidt Brunet SBKG & associes (France)
TS67 Mediation Preparation: Do's and Don'ts
Carsten Albrecht, FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig (Germany)
TS68 Navigating the New gTLD Superhighway! One year later
Audrey Danielle Wilkins (United States)
TS69 New Developments Concerning the Use of People's Names and Likenesses in Media
Jeremy Kaufman, Fox Entertainment Group (United States)
TS70 OEM and 100% Exportation: Trademark Registrants and Foreign OEM Customers Playing a Game of Infringement in China
Guizeng (Wayne) Liu, Yuanhe Intellectual Property Partners (China)
TS71 Opposition and Cancellation Actions: Comparing  U.S. and French and European Community  Proceedings (In French)
Evelyne Suzanne Roux, Regimbeau (France)
TS72 The Fashion of Co-Branding: Perfect Marketing Tool or Risk of Brand Dilution?
Christine De keersmaeker, Olswang LLP (Belgium)
TS73 The Proposed European Union Legislative Package and its Implications (In German)
F. Peter Mueller, Mueller Schupfner & Partner (Germany)
TS74 The Step-By-Step Process of Qualifying a Well-Known Mark in China
Edward Lehman, Lehman, Lee & Xu (China)
TS75 Trademarks and Technology Start-Ups: Lessons in Brand Development
Grace Lindo, Nunes Scholefield DeLeon & Co. (Jamaica)

Sunday, May 11
Afternoon Tea Table Topics
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

TS80 A Comparative Perspective on Parallel Imports
Flavia Murad-Schaal, PORTUGAL MURAD Advogados (Brazil)
TS81 Acceptable List of Goods and Services When Filing an International Registration Designating China, the U.S. and Japan (In French)
Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Metroconsult S.r.l. (Italy)
TS82 Bad Faith Filings: Remedies Available in the European Union and EU Case Law
Andrea Carlo Klein, AKRAN Intellectual Property (Italy)
TS83 Best Practices for Enforcement on Online Marketplace Websites
H. David Starr, Nath, Goldberg & Meyer (United States)
TS84 Brand Valuation: How Do You Do It?
Timothy Siaw, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Malaysia)
TS85 Branding of Clinical Trials in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Tapio Blanc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Switzerland)
TS86 Challenges to Indian Competition Law Emanating from the Madrid Protocol
Jaya Bhatnagar (India)
TS87 Community Trademark Litigation Across Europe: How to Leverage National Differences to Your Advantage
Andrea Jaeger-Lenz, HARTE-BAVENDAMM Rechtsanwalte (Germany)
TS88 Copyright Challenges Today
Iris Geik, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (United States)
TS89 Current Protection Trends in China for Registered Trademarks in Retail or Wholesale Business
Wei Wu, Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (China)
TS90 Designs vs. Three-Dimensional Trademarks: The End of the 3-D Trademark in Europe?
Reinhart Lange, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (Germany)
TS91 Developing and Managing Brands for Global Growth
Lindsey Canning, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP (United States)
TS92 Fluid Trademarks: Staying Fluid Without Risking Value and Distinctiveness of Your Trademark
Sergio Barragan, PepsiCo, Inc./Frito-Lay, Inc. (Mexico)
TS93 Latest Developments on the European Union Trademark Reform
Ana de Sampaio, J.E. Dias Costa, Lda. (Portugal)
TS94 Make a Stand Without the Backlash: Effective Online and Offline Trademark Enforcement Around the Globe
Christian W. Liedtke, Buchalter Nemer (United States)
TS95 Non-Use and the Threat of Cancellation: Ways and Means to Avoid Cancellation in Asia
Mamta Rani, Inttl Advocare (India)
TS96 Prosecuting Trademarks Throughout Latin America: Tips to Avoid a Winding Road
Juan Manuel Lopez Mañan, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
TS97 Proven Strategies on How to Successfully Prove Monetary Damages in China
Howard Tsang, Wilkinson & Grist Beijing (China)
TS98 Social Media and Trademark Law in Latin America: What You Should Be Aware Of
Ricardo Alberto Antequera, Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (Venezuela)
TS99 The Benefits of Developing an INTA Career Path
Kelly Phair McCarthy, Sideman & Bancroft (United States)
TS100 Trademark Related Pitfalls in International M&A Transactions
Claudia Csáky, Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)
TS101 U.S. Specimens: Overview of Strategies and Practical Considerations When Submitting Use Related Documents
Christine Redfield, Fenwick & West LLP (United States)
TS102 Update on Chinese Trademark Law Revisions
Aidi Ge, NTD Patent & Trademark Agency Ltd. (China)
TS103 Using Brands and Copyrights in Social Media and the Internet Service Providers Responsibilities: A Round-Up on Recent Trends and Developments in Russia, Europe and the U.S.
Ekaterina Tilling, Moscow Regional Bar Association (Russian Federation)
TS104 USPTO Office Actions: Strategies for Minimizing and Resolving Problems
Stacey C.Friends, Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C. (United States)
TS105 Effective Networking: Always Be Prepared! 
Marcelo Freitas, Apex Intellectual Property (Brazil)

 Monday, May 12


Monday, May 12
Luncheon Table Topics
1:15 pm–3:15 pm 

TM50 Amendment of Post Registration Trademarks in ASEAN
Jennifer Fajelagutan, patrick mirandah co. philippines, inc. (Philippines)
TM51 Anti-Cybersquatting Strategies in the Era of New gTLDs
Eleanor M.Lackman, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (United States)
TM52 Best Practices for In-House Anticounterfeiting Programs
John Lee, Dentons (Canada)
TM53 Best Practices for Trademark Clearance in Today's Socially Connected Marketplace
Ginabeth B. Hutchison, Alston & Bird LLP (United States)
TM54 Best Practices in Pharmaceutical Trademark Clearance
Sarah Anne Keefe, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (United States)
TM55 Don't Leave Yourself Naked—A Global Perspective on Naked Licensing
Valerie Brennan, Hogan Lovells US LLP (United States)
TM56 How to Use ADR Effectively in Intellectual Property Cases
David Aylen, Gowlings International Inc. (Russian Federation)
TM57 Indications of Goods and Services and the Madrid System: Pitfalls, Strategies and Databases
Alan Morgan Datri, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TM58 Navigating the Shoals of Insolvency in Trademark Licensing
Eric Stenshoel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP (United States)
TM59 Online Enforcement: Rise of the Payment Processor Portal
Angelo E. P.Mazza, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP (United States)
TM60 Photo Finish: Using Trademark Policy Arguments to Win by a Nose
Jerre Swann, Jr., Fish & Richardson P.C. (United States)
TM61 Planning Cost-Effective and Efficient Strategies for International Trademark Protection
Donald Prutzman, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP (United States)
TM62 Prohibitions and Limitations on Trademark Use: Balancing Public Policy with Legitimate IP Rights
Lisa Ritchie, Philip Morris International Management SA (Switzerland)
TM63 Role of Intellectual Property Counsel in Combating Counterfeiting
Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
TM64 Small Firm Practice Tips
Michael Brown, Michael J Brown Law Office (United States)
TM65 Social Media Hot Topics Revisited
Marc H. Trachtenberg, Winston & Strawn LLP (United States)
TM66 Solo Practice: Trademark and Patent Issues for the Small Business Client
Anthony Bourget, Bourget Law, S.C. (United States)
TM67 Update on the Community Trade Mark: Absolute and Relative Grounds for Refusal
Alexandra Poch, OHIM (Spain)
TM68 The Future of Trade Dress
Darius C.Gambino, DLA Piper LLP (US) (United States)
TM69 The Madrid Protocol: A Boon or a Bane?
Louis Chan, Procter & Gamble Europe S.A., Singapore branch. (Singapore)
TM70 The New European Union Customs Regulation and Goods in Transit
Joe Cohen, Collyer Bristow (United Kingdom)
TM71 The New gTLDS:  Where Do We Go From Here?
Mary M. Squyres, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (United States)
TM72 Three-Dimensional Shape Marks: Selection, Registration and Enforcement in the U.S.
Frank Long, Dickinson Wright PLLC (United States)
TM73 Trademark Enforcement in India
Gunjan Paharia, ZeusIP (India)
TM74 Trademark Infringement Beyond Consumer Confusion: Dilution and Tarnishment in International Law
Zaida Lugo, Angeles & Lugo Lovaton (Dominican Republic)
TM75 Trademark Issues in Online Retail
Michael Tschupp, Sears Holdings Management Corporation (United States)

 Tuesday, May 13


Tuesday, May 13
Breakfast Table Topics
8:00 am–10:00 am 

TT01 An Update on the Status of Trademark Infringement in the United States by Search Engine Placement
Elizabeth Ann Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm P.C. (United States)
TT02 BRICS and the Madrid Protocol: What's in Store and are We Ready?
Vikrant Rana, S.S RANA & Co. (India)
TT03 Can I Really Trademark That? What are Non-Traditional Trademarks and How Can I Protect Them?
Rebecca Liebowitz, Venable, LLP (United States)
TT04 Current Developments in Third Party Liability: Landlords, Payment Processors, Web Designers, ISP’s and Beyond
Heather J. McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP (United States)
TT05 European Design Law: Guidance from the General Court
Henning Hartwig, Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft (Germany)
TT06 Famous and Well-Known Marks
Carolina Ponce, Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. (Mexico)
TT07 Filing Design Applications in Asia: Same Region, Different Rules
Wayne Slater, IP Gateway Patent & Trademark Attorneys (Australia)
TT08 How to Deal with Trademark Squatting in China: Current Trends
Catherine Zheng, Deacons (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TT09 How to Most Effectively Obtain Trademark Protection in Africa: Learning How to Successfully Use the OAPI and ARIPO Regional Systems and the Madrid System
Kay Rickelman, Spoor & Fisher (South Africa)
TT10 How to Use Your Prior Rights to Fight Against Bad-Faith Preemptive Filings in China
Vivien Chan, Vivien Chan & Co. (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TT11 Industrial Designs: Claiming Priority from and to the Registered Community Design in the European Union
Peter Gustav Olson, MAQS Law Firm (Denmark)
TT12 Latest Developments of International Trademark Treaties in Latin America
Ximena Castellanos, Castellanos & Co. (Colombia)
TT13 Latest Developments on the Madrid Protocol in Latin America (In Spanish)
Raquel Flanzbaum, Mitrani, Caballero, Ojam & Ruiz Moreno (Argentina)
TT14 Look Before You Leap: Trademark Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions
Emilia F.Cannella, Ropes & Gray LLP (United States)
TT15 Maximizing Your INTA Membership
Janice Housey, Symbus Law Group, LLC (United States)
TT16 Plain Packaging Legislation and Its Implications on Tobacco and Trademarks
Kowit Somwaiya, LawPlus Ltd. (Thailand)
TT17 Post Annual Meeting Marketing Dos & Don’ts
Janice Bereskin, Bereskin & Parr LLP (Canada)
TT18 Preparation: The Key to Successful Mediation
Steven Z. Raber, Fillmore Riley LLP (Canada)
TT19 Protection of Luxury Goods: Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Unfair Competition— Which Approach Should You Take?
Antonella Carminatti, BM&A - Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao (Brazil)
TT20 Quality Control in Trademark License Agreements
Stuart Ash, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
TT21 Registration and Enforcement of Three-Dimensional Trademarks
Tarun Khurana, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (India)
TT22 The Importance of Trademarks and Intellectual Property: Looking Beyond the Right to Protect
Chinyere Anayo Okorocha, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TT23 Trademarks and the Gray Market
Jaime R. Angeles, Angeles & Lugo Lovaton (Dominican Republic)
TT24 What Role Should Survey Evidence Play in Trademark Litigation?
Robert Cumming, Appleyard Lees (United Kingdom)
TT25 What’s New in Canada? Proposed Trademark Act Amendments Just Might Bring Canadians into the 21st Century
Christopher Aide, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Canada)
TT26 WIPO Update on UDRP Precedent and Rights Protection in an Expanding Domain Name System
Erik Wilbers, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

Tuesday, May 13
Luncheon Table Topics
1:15 pm–3:15 pm

TT50 Ambush Marketing Outside the Sporting Arena
Nandan Pendsey, AZB & Partners (India)
TT51 Ambush Marketing and the Upcoming World Cup and Olympics in Brazil
Andrew Bellingall, Daniel Advogados (Brazil)
TT52 Best Practices for Proving Genuine Use of Community Trade Marks
Jana Bogatz, Bird & Bird LLP (Germany)
TT53 Best Practices from In-House and Outside Counsel on Managing Your Trademark Portfolio
Elizabeth Simpson-Krarzia, Hirsch Law Office (France)
TT54 Contract Considerations for Licensing Agreements from an Accounting Perspective
Andy Koski, Miller Kaplan Arase LLP (United States)
TT55 Fashion Licensing: What You Need to Know to Succeed in this $350 Billion Dollar Industry
Staci Riordan, Fox Rothschild LLP (United States)
TT56 Defenses to Trademark Infringement
Shefali Sewak, Sewak & Associates (India)
TT57 IP Protection of Fashion Industry Rights
Flavia Placco, Ricci & Associados Propriedade Intelectual S/S Ltda. (Brazil)
TT58 Is Mediation a Valuable Alternative to Resolving IP Conflicts? (In Spanish)
Maria-Rosa Fabara-Vera, FABARA & CIA. ABOGADOS (Ecuador)
TT59 Know, Go and Grow!  Global Branding Strategies and Challenges For Nonprofits
Carla J. Vrsansky, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (United States)
TT60 Launching a Product in a New Market: IP Issues beyond Trademarks
Jennifer Zador, SolarWinds, Inc. (United States)
TT61 Limitations to Trademark Rights Due to Consumer and Public Interest: Who Owns the Trademark—the Owner or the Public? (In Spanish)
Luis E. Guinard R., Vallarino, Vallarino & Garcia-Maritano (Panama)
TT62 Looking at Look-alikes: International Enforcement Against Look-alike Products
James Whymark, Baker & McKenzie (United Kingdom)
TT63 Nonprofits: Operating in Asia and Exchanging Ideas
Lori Schulman, ASCD (United States)         
TT64 Promotion of Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: Best Practices with a Focus on Negotiation
Daniela Rojas, Hilborne Hawkin (United States)
TT65 Pros and Cons of the U.S. Supplemental Register
Timothy J. Lockhart, Willcox & Savage P.C. (United States)
TT66 Searching Locally and Internationally: How Much is Too Much?  How Little is Too Little?
Laura J. Winston, Kim Winston LLP (United States)
TT67 Tackling Online Trademark Counterfeiting and Infringement (In Mandarin)
Ronald Chu, Deacons (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TT68 Take Down Procedures: How eCommerce Sites and Internet Giants Protect Brand Owners' Intellectual Property Rights (In Mandarin)
Min-Amy Xu, Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C. (China)
TT69 Protecting the Investment Qualities of Trademarks
Doris Estelle Long, The John Marshall Law School (United States)
TT70 Registered Community Designs
Julio Laporta, OHIM (Spain)
TT71 The Future of Intellectual Property and Trademark Law
Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates (Croatia)
TT72 There's an App for That: Trademark Issues in Application Software
Bart Lieben, GEVERS (Belgium)
TT73 Trademark Parody and Freedom of Expression
Deniz Sayin, Bilen Patent Inc. (Turkey)
TT74 Trademark Searching Strategies
Michael A. Peroff, Cardinal Intellectual Property, Inc. (United States)
TT75 Early Termination of a License/Franchise Agreement by the Licensor/Franchisor: How to Manage the Risks?
Irene Calboli, Marquette University Law School (United States) and National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Jacques de Werra, University of Geneva (Switzerland) 

 Wednesday, May 14


Wednesday, May 14
Breakfast Table Topics
8:00 am–10:00 am

TW01 Alternative Methods of Resolution of Trademark Disputes: The WIPO Experience with Mediation in Brazil and Singapore
Alvaro Loureiro Oliveira, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil)
TW02 Best Practices and Successful Cases of Cooperation Between Internet Intermediaries and Right Holders for IP Infringements on the Internet
Elio De Tullio, De Tullio & Partners (Italy)
TW03 Challenges with Adopting the Madrid Protocol System in Brazil
Cristina Guerra, Guerra (Brazil)
TW04 Comparison of the PTO Practices in Terms of Protectability of Trademarks: Different Experiences and the Need for Harmonization
Olga Gribanova, Patentica LLP (Russian Federation)
TW05 Creating Great Brand Names: How Can Branding Agencies, Search Companies and Attorney's Best Support Their Clients?
Jane Ungaro, Zoetis Inc. (United States)
TW06 Descripción General vs. Especificación de Marcas. Dinamización del Mercado o Pérdida de Derechos (In Spanish)
Cristina Casas Feu, CASAS ASIN ATTORNEYS (Spain)
TW07 Dónde están los límites entre la Marca Tridimensional y el Diseño Industrial (In Spanish)
Sergio Gonzalez, Herrero & Asociados (Spain)
TW08 Drafting Arbitration Clauses for International Licensing Agreements
Philipp Groz, Schellenberg Wittmer (Switzerland)
TW09 The Phenomena of Trademark Trolls
Rajesh Ramanathan, TMT Law Practice (India)
TW10 The Evolution of Tacking: How Brands Can Keep Logos Fresh While Preserving Trademark Priority
Jordan Mitchell Heinz, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (United States)
TW11 Exhaustion of Rights and Potential Liberalization of Parallel Importation in the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia
Anton Bankovskiy, CMS, Russia (Russian Federation)
TW12 How to Protect Trademarks in Venezuela
Barbarita Guzman, Markven S.C. (Venezuela)
TW13 International Trademark Dilution
Daniel R. Bereskin, Bereskin & Parr LLP (Canada)
TW14 Les Stratégies de Défense Contre les Actions d’invalidité Basées sur les Allégations de Généricité (In French)
Guldeniz Dogan, Mehmet Gun & Partners (Turkey)
TW15 Negotiating Coexistence Agreements
Jeremy John Phillips, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (United Kingdom)
TW16 New gTLDs: A Significant Brand Enforcement Risk or a Damp Squib?
Diane Hamer, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) (United Kingdom)
TW17 Opposition and Cancellation Actions in Latin America
Viviana Rolon, Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors (Paraguay)
TW18 Pros and Cons of the Community Trade Mark System vs. the EU National Trade Mark System in the Changing European Union Landscape
Sophie Maughan, Scott & York Intellectual Property Law (United Kingdom)
TW19 Protecting your Trademark Rights in Hostile Jurisdictions
Rafael A. Marquez L., Marquez & Marquez Abogados (Venezuela)
TW20 Protection of Well-Known Trademarks in China
Christopher William Smith, Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TW21 Sponsored Advertisements Online: European Decisions on Google Adwords and Sponsored Links
John MacKenzie, Shepherd and Wedderburn (United Kingdom)
TW22 KIPO's Trademark Examination Policy in 2014: Sweeping Changes to Trademark Law by Strengthening Principle of Use
Minhee Kim, Korea Intellectual Property Service (KIPO) (South Korea)
TW23 The Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Trademark Law
Joel Karni Schmidt, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. (United States)
TW24 Top 10 Considerations When Entering into a Consent Agreement in the United States
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (United States)
TW25 What Brand Owners Need to Know about the New PRC Trademark Law
Alan Chi Wai Chiu, Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TW26 When Do Industrial Designs Add Value to Your Brand Strategy?
Kristin Geboers, Thomson Reuters (Belgium)

Wednesday, May 14
Luncheon Table Topics
1:15 pm–3:15 pm

TW50 Best Practices in Customs Protection: Practical Tips and Success Stories in Border Enforcement
Kenichi Nakayama, Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) (Japan)
TW51 Challenges in Classifying and Searching of Designs and Devices: What To Do and How To Do It Right
Michael Best, BEST Rechtsanwaelte (Germany)
TW52 Developments in New gTLD's
Eric Macramalla, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)
TW53 Enforcing Trademarks in the PRC
Matthew A. Murphy, MMLC Group (China)
TW54 Filing Trademarks in Small Countries: Is There a Need or Advantage for Global Trademark Owners?
Paul Rosenich, Patentbuero Paul Rosenich AG (Liechtenstein)
TW55 How to Deal with the Theft of Brand Identity in China
Hans Joachim Fuchs, CHINABRAND CONSULTING (Germany)
TW56 India's Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Implementation and Effects
Sonal Madan, Chadha & Chadha, An Intellectual Property Law Firm (India)
TW57 International Registrations: Benefits and Drawbacks
Hector J. Cumming, Pipers (New Zealand)
TW58 Interplay Between the Protection of Well-Known Trademarks and the Doctrine of Territoriality
Gaurav Miglani, Worldwide Intellec (India)
TW59 Likelihood of Confusion of Marks: Differences Between the Office and IP High Court (In Japanese)
Tomohiro Nakamura, Konishi & Nakamura (Japan)
TW60 Madrid Protocol and its Implementation in India
Neha Chugh, IPR International Services (India)
TW61 Pharmaceutical Trademarks
Sheldon R. Pontaoe, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (United States)
TW62 Pitfalls of the Madrid Protocol in South America and the Reasons for the Delay in Acceding
Eduardo M. Machado, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello (Brazil)
TW63 Practical Tips and Consideration for High-Stakes IP Litigation in China
Andrew Yuan-Meng Sim, Baker & McKenzie, Beijing (China)
TW64 Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally: The Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Gregoire Bisson, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TW65 Restraining Imports of Products that Infringe Trademarks in the U.S. Either Through the Use of Customs Measures or the U.S. International Trade Commission
Lyle Vander Schaaf, Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione (United States)
TW66  Well-Known Trademarks Registry: Pros and Cons
Renzo Scavia, Scavia & Scavia (Peru)
TW67 The Observatory: An Update
Paul Maier, OHIM (Spain)
TW68 The Concept of Use under European Community and U.S. Trademark Law
Axel Nordemann, Boehmert & Boehmert (Germany)
Tara Aaron, Aaron | Sanders PLLC (United States)
TW69 The Importance of Trademarks in the World of Sports
Peter Dirk Siemsen, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira (Brazil) 
TW70 The Proposed Changes to the European Trademark System: Best Practices for Trademark Owners
Andreas Ebert-Weidenfeller, Meissner Bolte & Partner GbR (Germany)
TW71 Trademark Searching at the PTO’s: New Challenges, New Risks
E. Joerg Utescher, SMD Markeur (Germany)
TW72 Trademarks and Intellectual Property in Africa
Peter J. Hime, Kaplan & Stratton (Kenya)
TW73 Using Design Registration to Enhance the Protection of a Brand in Europe
Ellen Gevers, Knijff Trademark Attorneys (Netherlands)
TW74 Valuing Rights of Publicity and Celebrity Trademarks
Kenny Wong, Mayer Brown JSM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TW75 Worldwide Agent Network Management: Success Stories and Challenges
Larissa Best, Avantiq Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
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