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Career Development Day (for Students)
Monday, May 4



10:15 am–11:30 am 

What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School about Trademark Law

Join us for a practical presentation on practicing trademark law.  Learn how to conduct a search, file an application, and respond to an office action. Also, learn how to interact with clients, including differences in communicating with foreign and U.S. clients. This presentation will give you all the information you need to hit the ground running as a trademark attorney.

Speakers:    
Michelle Ciotola, Cantor Colburn (United States)
Nerissa Coyle McGinn, Loeb & Loeb (United States)

11:45 am–1:00 pm
Getting Involved with INTA: A Working Lunch for Law Students

Law students attending the Annual Meeting are invited to this working lunch. Led by the members of INTA’s Leadership and the Student Member Project Team, the group will discuss INTA, the Association’s plans for future programming and student outreach and how students can get involved. Come prepared to offer your suggestions for how INTA can help bring the world of trademarks to interested law students and law schools.
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Learning How to Network and Speed Networking 101
           
Learn real-world tips to make connections and get noticed in the first half of the session and then put what you’ve learned to the test. A great way to meet practicing trademark attorneys and for them to meet you–in 3 minutes or less.
           
Speakers:
Susan Brady Blasco, Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C (United States)
Karina Dimidjian-Lecomte, Casalona Avocats (France)
Kelly McCarthy, Sideman & Bancroft (United States)
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students

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

Moderator: 
Dusan Clark, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP (United States)

Speakers:
Jennifer Berner, SABMiller Group (Holland)
Melanie Howard, Loeb & Loeb (United States) 
John Kim, Managing Principal, IP Legal Advisors, P.C. (United States)
Lisa Martens, Principal, Fish & Richardson (United States)
Candace L. Moon, The Craft Beer Attorney, APC (United States) 

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

Don’t miss this excellent networking opportunity for law and paralegal students and practitioners new to trademark law, as well as professors and adjunct professors. Enjoy a cocktail with colleagues while discussing interesting new trademark law developments.
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