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The Only Constant Is Change

November 15–18, 2016
The Diplomat Resort and Spa
Hollywood, FL

“The only constant is change” is a familiar saying, and it has never been more relevant than in 2016! We live in a time where technology, data, and social media are changing our lives at a furious pace. Gone are the days where the future was shaped in terms of years or months—the future is now, and we operate in a world where brands can be created—or damaged—in a matter of hours. Owners need to protect their intellectual property adequately in this era of immediacy.

Like brands, laws and regulations can change just as quickly, creating unknown consequences in the blink of an eye. Besides catching up with old friends and making new ones, registrants for the 2016 Leadership Meeting will have the opportunity to attend three full days of sessions that feature experienced speakers on hot and evolving topics, including those currently affecting Europe and Cuba. The pace of change will be discussed in the context of forward-thinking IP issues that arise in the fast-growing craft beer industry and in the context of working with start-up companies and what happens as they emerge. You will also hear from a panel of millennials, who will speak to (or translate for the non-millennials) the change in legal practice and tools and teach the experienced professionals how we can adapt to their world. Other sessions will focus on more fundamental topics such as policing and enforcement, as well as an engaging mock negotiation.

Registrants will have many opportunities to network with fellow volunteers at the various receptions—one of which will include a craft beer tasting—and to work with committees to further the Association’s objectives and goals. We look forward to seeing you in Hollywood (Florida) in November!

Justification toolkit (.pdf)

The Leadership Meeting is by invitation only to:

Current and incoming Board of Directors and Counsel, Past Presidents, and Past Counsel, as well as current (2016–2017 term) Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, Subcommittee Chairs, Committee Members, Project Team Members, Program Speakers, and IP Office Representatives.

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