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Sunday, October 12

5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Meeting Registration and Information Desk Open                                                                                                                                                                         
6:00 pm–8:00 pm 
Welcome Reception

Join the Meeting's attendees and exhibitors for a fun welcome reception!                                                                        




Monday, October 13

8:00 am–9:00 am    
Continental Breakfast and Exhibition Hall Open     
8:00 am–6:30 pm
Meeting Registration and Information Desk Open     
8:45 am–9:00 am  

DEMO: INTA Legal Resources: Searchable Online Databases, Fact Sheets and More!

Learn how to take advantage of INTA’s online legal resources. INTA has developed a set of online tools to make your work life easier. INTA membership gives everyone in a member office access to INTA’s online databases and other research tools (such as Country Guides and Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol) that provide comprehensive multijurisdictional information on laws governing trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and enforcement. INTA’s resources also include basic guides to trademark law and practical tools for dealing with specific tasks (such as Practitioners’ Checklists and Industry Perspectives).

Speaker:
Laura Castle, International Trademark Association (United States)

 
9:00 am–9:15 am 
Welcome Remarks

INTA’s 2014 President:
Mei-lan E.W. Stark, Fox Entertainment Group (United States)

INTA’s CEO:
Etienne Sanz de Acedo, International Trademark Association (United States)

Co-Chairs: 
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)
9:15 am–10:30 am
GENERAL SESSION
      
Social Media: The Shifting Landscape

Navigate your way to the effective use of trademarks as part of social media and digital marketing campaigns and initiatives. 

Moderator:
Tamara Carmichael, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)

Speaker:
Katie Staba, Re:Sources USA, a division of Publicis Groupe (United States)

10:30 am–10:45 am
Networking Break and Exhibition Hall Open
10:45 am–12:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION

TM 5: Global Harmonization Efforts
           

Is the TM5 new to you and not part of your everyday work? Find out more about the Trademark Trilateral Partnership and the “TM5,” an outgrowth of the Partnership, and its efforts to assist companies in doing business on the global market. The TM5 is a new cooperative framework that the JPO, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and the United States Patent and Trademark Office first undertook in 2001; that framework was expanded to include the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (SAIC) in 2011 and 2012, respectively, at which time the group became known as the “TM5.” Representatives will discuss the specifics about the group’s current harmonization projects and how they impact trademarks and your everyday work.

Moderators:
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates (Croatia)

Speakers:
Mary Denison, USPTO (United States)
Nicolas Vigneron, OHIM (Spain)

12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Networking Luncheon
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm  

DEMO: INTA Legal Resources: Searchable Online Databases, Fact Sheets and More!

Learn how to take advantage of INTA’s online legal resources. INTA has developed a set of online tools to make your work life easier. INTA membership gives everyone in a member office access to INTA’s online databases and other research tools (such as Country Guides and Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol) that provide comprehensive multijurisdictional information on laws governing trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and enforcement. INTA’s resources also include basic guides to trademark law and practical tools for dealing with specific tasks (such as Practitioners’ Checklists and Industry Perspectives).

Speaker:
Laura Castle, International Trademark Association (United States)

1:30 pm–2:45 pm 
CONCURRENT SESSION
  
Session A

Career Advancement and Building Relationships

Join us for practical tips for both trademark administrators and young practitioners. How can you advance your career? What are the keystones to good client relationships? Staying innovative and inspired by our careers is sometimes a challenge. Learn how to prioritize your limited time with focus on what is essential: proactivity, responsiveness and communication.

Moderator:
Karen Holme, Sunkist Growers, Inc. (United States)

Speakers:
Merilee Arevalo, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (United States)
Shama Elliott, American International Group, Inc. (United States)
Carrollanne Lindley, Kilburn & Strode LLP (United Kingdom)

1:30 pm–2:45 pm 
CONCURRENT SESSION
  
Session B

Use of IP—Advertising versus Content

Find out the nuances and potential pitfalls when clearing and using trademarks, copyrights and rights of publicity as part of a brand owner’s advertising campaign as well as when used in other forms of entertainment and media content. 

Moderator: 
Tamara Carmichael, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)

Speaker:
Grace Pitcock, HBO (United States)

2:45 pm–3:00 pm 
Networking Break and Exhibition Hall Open
3:15 pm–5:00 pm  
CONCURRENT SESSION
 
Session A
 
Around the World in 80 Minutes

This is essential knowledge for those engaged in international practice or interested in obtaining a global view of the trademark world. This session will highlight the “need to know” changes and developments in key jurisdictions without the “jet lag.”

Moderator: 
Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)

Speakers:
Karen Fong, Rouse (United Kingdom)
Lara Kayode, O.Kayode & Company (Nigeria)
Isabel Triana, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)

3:15 pm–5:00 pm 
CONCURRENT SESSION

Session B

Online Resources and Legislative Updates from OHIM, USPTO and China IP Attaché

Get a practical view from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, as well as an IP Attaché from China, as they share their useful online resources and most recent legislative updates. This session will include an overview of the tools available, the tools’ latest updates and most useful tips, and insight of recent legislative changes.          

Moderator:
Daniela Rojas, Hilborne Hawkin & Co. (United States)

Speakers: 
Chen Fuli, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States (China)
Craig Morris, USPTO (United States)
Nicolas Vigneron, OHIM (Spain)
5:00 pm–6:30 pm 
Networking Reception with Exhibitors



Tuesday, October 14

8:00 am–9:00 am 
Continental Breakfast and Exhibition Hall Open 
8:00 am–6:30 pm  
Meeting Registration and Information Desk Open
9:00 am–9:15 am 
Welcome and Daily Overview

Co-Chairs: 
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)

9:15 am–10:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSION

Session A

What Legal Says/What Clients Hear—The Yin & Yang of Legal/Business Interaction

Brand owners often want to use any trademark at any time and for any reason. Trademark practitioners want to protect their clients’ brands. These two mind-sets can sometime result in interesting interactions between the two groups. This session will teach you how to solve the yin and yang conversations that occur between the two groups and to recognize that the two actually share common goals. Come away with tools for partnering with business groups and eliminating and/or minimizing legal issues.

Moderator:
Deborah Hampton (United States)

Speakers:
Jennifer Bollen, Expedia, Inc. (United States)
Tamilyn Collie, InterContinental Hotels Group (United States)
Lindsay R. Kaplan, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

9:15 am–10:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSION

Session B

Global Filing Strategies for International Marks

Key global filing strategies and tips for international marks, including where, when and how to file and the importance of proper docketing and maintenance. This session will include the most recent information from World Intellectual Property Organization.

Moderator:
Karen Holme, Sunkist Growers, Inc. (United States)

Speakers:
Jody Drake, Sughrue Mion PLLC (United States)
Karen Fong, Rouse (United Kingdom)
Carrollanne Lindley, Kilburn & Strode LLP (United Kingdom)
Juan Rodriguez, WIPO (Switzerland)

10:30 am–10:45 am
Networking Break and Exhibition Hall Open
11:00 am–12:15 pm 
CONCURRENT SESSION
    
Session A
    
Cease What?

How trademark administrators and young practitioners can assist in managing communication and can develop action plans by collaboratively addressing potential infringement from all perspectives. 

Moderator:
Pamela Carter (United States)

Speakers:
Beth Craig, Novak Druce Connoly Bove+Quigg LLP (United States)
Michael Justus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (United States)
Carrie Olson, Day Pitney LLP (United States)
Joyce Skiff, Velcro Group Corporation (United States)

11:00 am–12:15 pm 

CONCURRENT SESSION

Session B

Customs & Anticounterfeiting: Brand Owners, Legislators and Customs—A Successful Partnership against Counterfeiters
 
Find out how legislation is changing the fight against the multi-billion counterfeit industry and how brand owners can use new laws, customs and other law enforcement agencies to combat counterfeiting around the globe.

Moderator:
Daniela Rojas, Hilborne Hawkin & Co. (United States)

Speakers:
Virginia Cervieri, Cervieri, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates  (Uruguay)
Jeremy Newman, Rouse (United Kingdom)
Paul Pizzeck, United States Customs and Border Protection, Intellectual Property Rights Branch (United States)

12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Networking Luncheon 
1:30 pm–2:45 pm

CONCURRENT SESSION
   
Session A

TMA & YP in Litigation/Working Together

When all else fails and the matter results in litigation, paralegals and young practitioners often partner with the client and counsel. Learn how to conduct investigations and respond to discovery requests. Our panel will share strategies about working as a team to deliver the most effective results.
    
Moderator:
Pamela Carter (United States)

Speakers:
Beth Craig, Novak Druce Connoly Bove+Quigg LLP (United States)
Michael Justus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (United States)
Carrie Olson, Day Pitney LLP (United States)
Joyce Skiff, Velcro Group Corporation (United States)

1:30 pm–2:45 pm 

CONCURRENT SESSION
 
Session B

Online Enforcement

Trademark enforcement has become more complicated in the virtual world than it ever was in the real world. The most current solutions for protecting your proprietary rights in the virtual world will be discussed in this session. You will receive guidance on dealing with online marketplaces. Learn about the latest tools you need to enforce your rights in social media without becoming the victim of an enforcement campaign.

Moderator:
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)

Speakers:
Virginia Cervieri, Cervieri, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates (Uruguay)
Diane Lau, Yahoo! Inc. (United States)
Stephen Ward, PINKERTON (United States)

2:45 pm–3:00 pm 
Networking Break and Exhibition Hall Open
3:15 pm–5:00 pm
GENERAL SESSION

Rock n’ Rule the Podium: How NOT to Give a Lousy Presentation

Do you have a big speech coming up? Are you considering moderating a meeting? Become a poised and well-rounded presenter. Whether speaking to colleagues, giving a PowerPoint presentation to your boss or making off-the-cuff remarks to your peers, this program will help you deliver more relaxed, focused and compelling presentations.

Moderator:
Rudy Gaines, Marksmen (United States)

Speakers:
Colleen Adams, Pfizer Inc. (United States)
Jennifer Bollen, Expedia, Inc. (United States)
Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, Casalonga Avocats (France)
Ira Levy, Goodwin Procter LLP (United States)
Amber Sterling, Association of American Medical Colleges (United States)

5:00 pm–5:15 pm

Overview and Adjournment 

Co-Chairs: 
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)

5:15 pm–7:00 pm 
Networking Reception with Exhibitors


Wednesday, October 15

8:00 am–9:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Exhibition Hall Open
8:00 am–2:00 pm
Meeting Registration and Information Desk Open
9:00 am–9:15 am 
Welcome and Daily Overview

Co-Chairs:
 
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)
9:15 am–10:30 am

GENERAL SESSION
 
Global Ethics and the Politics of IP

Global sanctions, regulations and anti-boycott requirements can directly impact trademark owners as they seek to file and maintain trademarks in affected countries. This session explores  challenges in managing a worldwide trademark portfolio when the political world intersects the IP world in the global marketplace.

Moderator:
Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)

Speakers:
Katherine Basile, Novak Druce Connoly Bove+Quigg LLP (United States)
H. Michelle Renne, Mars, Incorporated (United States)
Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Kirkland and Ellis LLP (United States)

10:30 am–11:00 am
Networking Break and Exhibition Hall Open
11:00 am–12:15 pm
GENERAL SESSION
        
Not Just Trademarks: Crossover and Fluid Marks           

Join us in exploring new trends in IP protection. How do the latest technologies, changing business models, evolving legislation and digitalization impact rights protections?  Find out how traditional trademarks are changing and how other forms of IP protection may be essential to fully protect your brands.

Moderators:
Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)
Mladen Vukmir, Vukmir & Associates (Croatia)

Speakers:
Imogen Fowler, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cia. (Spain)
Michael Zinna, Ward and Zinna (United States)

12:15 pm–1:30 pm

GENERAL SESSION
               
Internet
 
The Internet is transforming our businesses and brands daily. Come away with a dynamic view of the most current Internet topics. Gain a strategic advantage when you know about the following:        

  • Trademark Clearinghouse update
  • New gTLD progress
  • Potential for another round of new gTLDs
  • Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS)

Moderator:
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)

Speakers:
Jennifer Bollen, Expedia, Inc. (United States)

Live from ICANN via Videoconference: 
J. Scott Evans, Adobe Systems Incorporated (United States)
Lorna Gradden, Com Laude (United Kingdom)
Michael Graham, Expedia, Inc. (United States)
Richard Graham, Richemont International Limited (United Kingdom)
Paul McGrady, Winston & Strawn LLP (United States)
Martin Sutton, Brand Registry Group (United Kingdom)
David Taylor, Hogan Lovells LLP (France)

1:30 pm–1:45 pm 

Final Meeting Overview

Preview of the 2015 TMAP Meeting in Alicante, Spain
      

Co-Chairs: 
Deborah Hampton (United States)
Mark Kudlacik, CheckMark Network (United States)




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