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Career Development Day (for Students)

Saturday, May 20
10:45 am  3:00 pm


10:45 am–11:20 am
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.

Speaker:

Stacey Sutton, International Trademark Association (United States)

11:20 am–12:30 pm

Law Firm Practice: What’s the Best Fit, and How Do You Achieve It?

Join us for a real-world presentation on practicing trademark law in various law firm settings, from solo practitioner to small practice to a large firm. Practitioners will discuss how they started their own law practice in different economies, how they started a trademark practice group within an existing firm, and whether the large firm environment is all it’s cracked up to be.

Panelists: 
Tina Rees-Pedlar, BRYERS LLP (United Kingdom) 
Pasemin Kenaroglu, Kenaroglu Intellectual Property (Turkey) 
Johan Loje, Loje Arnesen & Meedom (Denmark) 
Philip Mifsud, GANADO Advocates (Malta) 
Melina Haralabopoulos (INTA Student Ambassador, Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient) 


12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Lunch and Speed Networking 101

Over lunch, learn practical tips to make connections and get noticed 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.

Panelists:

Thomas Harvey, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP (United States) 
Beatrice Martinet, Sideman & Bancroft LLP (United States)
Anthoula Pomrenging, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (United States) 
Petra Lea Mikitova (INTA Student Ambassador, Annual Meeting Scholarship Recipient) 

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Going Global: What You Need to Know to Be a Truly International Trademark Lawyer

In this interactive panel discussion, trademark attorneys compare and contrast trademark use, protection, registration, and enforcement in the European Union versus the United States. The panel will discuss topics that affect the international trademark lawyer’s practice, such as common law use versus first to file, how to develop a global portfolio for your clients, and other practical and legal issues that implicate the differences or similarities among the EU and U.S. trademark laws.

Panelists:
Jeffrey Fridman, Accenture (United States) 
Olaf Gillert, Taylor Wessing (Germany) 
Giluio Martellini, IP Skill (Italy) 
Allison Miller, Miller IP Law (Canada) 
Jan Dohnal (INTA Student Ambassador) 




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