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Career Development Day (for Students)

Saturday, May 21
10:15 am  3:45 pm


10:15 am–11:45 am
What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School about a Trademark Practice or Trademark Law: A Global Perspective

Join us for a practical presentation on practicing trademark law. Learn tips and tricks for some common tasks such as conducting trademark searches, USPTO filings, responding to Office Actions and evaluating a potential infringing use.  The panel will provide guidance on effective communications, both written and verbal. Learn about a global trademark practice including varied responsibilities such as managing a network of outside counsel, developing and implementing cost effective filing and enforcement strategies.

Moderator: 
Mary Hasty, Student at The George Washington Law School (United States)

Speakers include:
Kristen Poggensee, Accenture (United States)
Natan Baril, Baril BBB (Brazil)

12:00 pm–1:30 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)

1:45 pm– 3:15 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: 
Alona Golubovska, Law Student, University of Connecticut School of Law

Speakers include:
Jeffrey Fridman, Accenture (United States)
Amy Cohen Heller, Law Office of Amy Cohen Heller (United States)
Allison Miller, Miller IP Law (Canada)
Eric R. Moran, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (United States)
Zach Slates, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute (United States)

3:15 pm–3:45 pm 

Getting Involved with INTA

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.

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