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SATURDAY, MAY 20 
LUNCHEON TABLE TOPICS 
1:15 PM–3:15 PM

TSA50 How to Tackle Bad Faith Trademark Squatters in China
Alan Chiu, EllaLan (Hong Kong SAR, China)
TSA51 Becoming an Opposition System in Russia for the Trademark Applications‎—Yes or No?
Pavel Guerman, INTELS (Russian Federation)
TSA52 The New Asian Brand: Strategy to Become a New Global Brand
Jordi Kohn, CAIXABANK (Spain)
TSA53 Indigenous Rights and Navigating Their Relationship with IP
Abida Chaudri, Arcacious IP Limited (United Kingdom)
TSA54 The Dimensions of Brexit Implications: Designs, 3D Trademarks and Enforcement Databases
Azhar Sadique, Keltie LLP (United Kingdom)
TSA55 More Than Merely Descriptive: Anticipating, Answering, Amending, and Accepting Trademark Act Section 2(e) Refusals
Alina Morris, Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (United States)
TSA56 The Role of IP Practitioners in the Development of IP Structures
Kenneth Porter, Keithley Lake & Associates (Anguilla)
TSA57 Trademark Protection and Entertainment Law: Representing Artists in Music, Film and Television—Client Registration of Their Trademarks
Stephanie Adwar, Furgang & Adwar, LLP (United States)
TSA58 Getting Published in the TMR: The Anatomy of a Trademark Reporter Article
Karen L. Elburg, Herzog Fox & Neeman (Israel)
Raffi Zerounian, Hanson Bridgett LLP (United States)
TSA59 Are Brands Influenced by Innovation and Vice Versa?
Geetha Kandiah, KASS International Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
TSA60 The Importance of Developing Leadership in Law Firms: Should Lawyers Be the Leaders?
Orietta Blanco Minino, Minino (Dominican Republic)
TSA61 Trademark Use in Virtual and Augmented Reality
Constantin Kletzer, GEISTWERT Rechtsanwälte (Austria)
TSA62 Gesture Trademarks: Non-Traditional Trademarks and Their Protection
Guillermo Navarro Romero, MUNOZ Abogados / IURISMARK (Colombia)
TSA63 Burden of Proof in Evidencing Well-Known Status in Trademark Cases: Best Practices
Andra Oana Musatescu, Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices (Romania)
TSA64 The IP Practitioner as University Lecturer: Complementing Professional Practice with Academia
Ingrida Karina-Berzina, COBALT (Latvia)
TSA65 Licensing IP in the Arabic Countries: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Best Practices to Ensure Protection
Bahia Al Yafi, Alyafi IP Group (Qatar)
TSA66 Effective Leadership Skills for All Team Members
Jonathan Clegg, Cleveland (United Kingdom)
TSA67 Hashtags and Trademarks: The New Normal
Nathalie Dreyfus, Dreyfus (France)
TSA68 No Sh** Sherlock!  Literary Character as a Copy Mark?
Vaibhav Vutts, Vutts & Associates LLP, Advocates (India)
TSA69 Trade Secrets Directive Now a Reality for Europe
Peter Bolger, Mason Hayes & Curran (Ireland)
TSA70 Importance of Customs Protection in the HEART of South America: The Tri-Border Area (TBA) Between Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
Valeria Carron, Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors (Paraguay)
TSA71 Sneak Preview of Sunday's Session on Inclusive Leadership-Recognition and Defeating Our Unconscious Biases
Brian Daniel, Charles River Associates, Inc. (United States)
Jack Manhire, Texas A&M School of Law (United States)
TSA72 Trademarks, Data Protection, and the FTC—Oh, MY!
Susan Natland, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (United States)
Jessica Sganga, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (United States)
TSA73 In-House Versus Outside Counsel
Brian J. Downey, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (United States)
Margaret Jaklitsch, Scripps Networks Interactive (United States)
TSA74 Intellectual Property in the Cayman Islands: Approaching the New Laws
Sophie Davies, HSM IP ltd. (Cayman Islands)
Candace Westby, Cayman Islands General Registry (Cayman Islands)
TSA75 Registered Community Designs
Eamonn Kelly, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Spain)

SUNDAY, MAY 21
BREAKFAST TABLE TOPICS
8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TS01 Handling the Product or Packaging Parody: What Is the Difference Between Entertainment and Infringement?
Frank Long, Dickinson Wright PLLC (United States)
TS02 An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure: Key Elements for Brand-Protecting Social Media Policies
Lorraine Fleck, Fleck Innovation Law (Canada)
TS03 Signos Distintivos: Conocimientos Tradicionales—Expresiones Culturales (In Spanish)
Janet Fuhrer, Ridout & Maybee LLP (Canada)
TS04 Getting to Yes: Navigating the Crowded EU Registries
Claire Lehr, Cooley (UK) LLP (United Kingdom)
TS05 Brexit Copyright Implications and the Future of the Digital Single Market (Geo-Blocking, Territorial Licensing and Portability of Content)
Joel Vertes, Olswang (United Kingdom)
TS06 The Interpretation of "Solely Dictated by Technical Function": The Differences in Design and Trademarks Within the EU
Linnea Harnesk, IPQ IP Specialists AB (Sweden)
TS07 Should a Distinctive Artistic Style Be Protectable under Trademark Law?
Simon Frankel, Covington & Burling LLP (United States)
TS08 International Online Piracy: A Look at the Problem and Solutions Around the World in 2017
Darren Meale, Simmons & Simmons LLP (United Kingdom)
TS09 Protection and Enforcement of Rights in Furniture Designs
Donna Tobin, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C. (United States)
TS10 The Challenges of Clearing Trademarks in Europe
Mara Mondolfo, Societa' Italiana Brevetti (Italy)
TS11 The Ever-Growing Scope of Protection of Luxury Brands in Europe
Julie Schmitt, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cia. (Spain)
TS12 Effective Trademark Portfolio Management: Aggressive In, Aggressive Out
Cary Levitt, Dennemeyer & Associates, LLC (United States)
TS13 How Social Media and Viral Marketing Are Changing Ambush Marketing: Reflections from the Rio Olympics and Euro 2016
Elizabeth Williams, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP (Canada)
TS14 Interplay Between Trademark Rights and Copyright
Thomas Widmer, LALIVE (Switzerland)
TS15 Counterfeit, Gray Market, and Parallel Imported Goods on Internet Auction Sites
Simon Kneebone, Banki Haddock Fiora (Australia)
TS16 Where Does this Piece Fit? Building the Puzzle of the Digital Market with Territorial Trademark Rights
Fidel Porcuna de la Rosa, Merck KGaA (Germany)
TS17 Character Merchandising and Legal Issues
Aamna Hasan, Vutts & Associates LLP, Advocates (India)
TS18 Non-Registrable Marks: Signs Against Moral and Acceptably Social Behavior
Elias Rios, Avahlegal (Mexico)
TS19 What is New for Practitioners After the European Trademarks Law Reform?
Cristina Bercial-Chaumier, CASALONGA (Spain)
TS20 List of Goods and Services: Broadest Possible vs. Actual Use
Motasem Abu-Ghazaleh, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) (United Arab Emirates)
TS21 Strategies for Using Trademarks to Stop Diversion
Geoffrey Potter, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP (United States)
TS22 Managing an In-House IP Department with No In-House IP Counsel
Shama Elliott, American International Group, Inc. (United States)
TS23 Co-Existence Agreements, Consent to Registration, and Risk of Confusion in the EU
Crina-Nicoleta Frisch, Frisch & Partners (Romania)
TS24 What You Must Not Forget When Drafting License Agreements
Alvaro Jose Correa Ordonez, Baker & McKenzie Colombia S.A. (Colombia)
TS25 Here, Now, and After: Effective Networking at the Annual Meeting
Elizabeth Sterling, Marks & Clerk (United States)
TS26 USPTO Topic
Representative from USPTO

SUNDAY, MAY 21
 LUNCHEON TABLE TOPICS 
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

TS50 Cyber Security: A Holistic Approach
Malia Ladd, CSC Digital Brand Services (United States)
TS51 The New EU Trademark Implementing Regulation with a Focus on How to File New Forms of Trademarks – A Global Benchmark?
F. Peter Mueller, Mueller Schupfner & Partner (Germany)
TS52 Trademarks or Registered Designs: Pros and Cons
Jill Bainbridge, Blake Morgan (United Kingdom)
TS53 Ambush Marketing and the 2016 Olympics: Use of Olympic-Related Terms and Designs by Non-Sponsors
Carol Anne Been, Dentons (United States)
TS54 Enforcement: Does My Brand Need an Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy? Why bother?
Irma Murillo, IMC Legal (Panama)
TS55 Mediation: How Mediators Get Beyond No
Maxim Waldbaum, Eaton & Van Winkle LLP (United States)
TS56 Best Practices to Protect Design Rights in the Fashion Industry: Recent Developments in the United States
Megan Bannigan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (United States)
TS57 3D Trademarks: Protection and Infringement under National and European Union Law Following the CJEU's Decision in Kit Kat (C-215/14)
Jukka Palm, BERGGREN GROUP (Finland)
TS58 The Global Outsourcing of Production:  How to Work with Local Counsel and Investigators to Combat the Manufacture and Sale of Counterfeit Products in "Outsourcing" Countries
Ozlem Futman, Ofo Ventura (Turkey)
TS59 Should a Co-Existence Agreement be Chosen in a Trademark Dispute in China?
Mei Huang, Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency (China)
TS60 Effective Protection of Design Rights in the United States Using Design Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Registrations
Jonathan Moskin, Foley & Lardner LLP (United States)
TS61 Best Practices for Developing a Brand Protection Program to Combat Counterfeiting and Gray Market
Valerie Finn, OpSec Security (United States)
TS62 The Challenges and Opportunities Involved in Obtaining Concurrent Trademark Registrations
Rob Batty, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
TS63 Co-existence Agreements: Particularly International Aspects and Typical Clauses
Michael Kikinis, Kikinis Law Firm (Switzerland)
TS64 Rights of Publicity and the Media
Weston Anson, CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management (United States)
TS65 Approaches to Defensive Registration Around the World
Neil Henderson, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Canada)
TS66 Best Practice for Trade Secret Protection in China
Zhen Feng, Hogan Lovells International LLP (China)
TS67 Mediation Preparation: Dos and Don´ts
Carsten Albrecht, FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig (Germany)
TS68 Opposition proceedings: Sharing Experiences on Systems in Europe and Latin America (In Spanish)
Maria Cristina Goicoechea Margalef, Interpatent (Italy)
TS69 Lost in Translation or Seriously Similar? Clearing, Registering, and Defending Translated Trademarks in Europe.
Andreas Renck, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cia. (Spain)
TS70 Best Practices in Clearing Trademarks Globally
Patrick Van de Vorst, Corsearch (United States)
TS71 Domain Name Disputes: The UDRP and Beyond
Steve Levy, FairWinds Partners LLC (United States)
TS72 Brand/IP Enforcement and Online Marketplaces: How to Maneuver the Challenges
Roxanne Edwards, Klemchuk LLP (United States)
TS73 Strategies for Policing Brands in the Information Age
Nichole Ferree, Thomson Reuters (United States)
TS74 Why Lawyers will never be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence
Tiffany Valeriano, TrademarkNow (Finland)
TS75 Design Rights Combined with Other IP Rights as a Strategy
Saulo Calazans, Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreiera (Brazil)

MONDAY, MAY 22
BREAKFAST TABLE TOPICS 
8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TM01 Preparing Your Client for Mediation
Elizabeth Ann Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm P.C. (Ecuador)
TM02 A Parody Trademark: Is Frank Miura Registrable in Your Country?
Mitsuko Miyagawa, TMI Associates (Japan)
TM03 Searching Beyond Your Own Borders
Barbara Barron Kelly, Corsearch (United States)
TM04 Navigating the Use of IP in Advertising Versus Content
Tamara Carmichael, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP (United States)
TM05 Plain Packaging: A Call for Preserving the Balance, not for Tilting It!
Vaishali Mitta, Anand And Anand Advocates (India)
TM06 Use of Third Party Marks in Products Without a License
Jeffrey Michel, Scientific Games Corporation (United States)
TM07 Sweepstakes and Promotions for Trademark Attorneys
Michael Hobbs, Troutman Sanders LLP (United States)
TM08 Intervening Rights Introduced by the EU Trademark Reform: Practical Implications for Trademark Owners
Christian Schumacher, Schoenherr Rechtsanwaelte GmbH (Austria)
TM09 Optimize Your European Union Trademarks: Practical Tips and Strategy on Priority, Seniority and Conversion
Julien Lacker, GOMIS & LACKER AVOCATS AARPI (France)
TM10 Valuable Insights Into the Legal and Business Aspects of Trademark License Agreements
Ana Castaneda Franco, C & L ATTORNEYS, SC. (Mexico)
TM11 Geographical Indications: Trademark Protection—EU and German Perspective With Comparison of the Situation in Other Core EU Member States
Ariane Hettenkofer, Kroher Strobel (Germany)
TM12 Use Requirements for Re-Filed Marks in the EU? How to Avoid Pitfalls
Christoph Vischer, Weickmann & Weickmann Patentanwalte-Rechtsanwalt PartmbB (Germany)
TM13 Protecting Designs in the US:  Major Factors in Evaluating Trade Dress and Design Patent Protection
Perry Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group (United States)
TM14 Hot IP Topics in Africa
Maura Canavan, Rouse Africa (South Africa)
TM15 Finding the Right Fit: Trademark & Design Protections in the Field of Fashion
Ed Timberlake, Timberlake Law (United States)
TM16 Trademark Searches in the Digital Age For Outside Counsel
Andrew Bellingall, Daniel Advogados (Brazil)
TM17 Trademarks and 3D Printing
Neil Wilkof, Dr. Eyal Bressler Ltd. (Israel)
TM18 Harmonization of Indigenous Rights and Trademark Rights in Africa: Focus on Protection in West Africa, ARIPO and OAPI
Tolu Olaloye Nee Daniels, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TM19 Disputes Over Infringement of Trademark Rights in RuNet
Alexey Gorodissky, Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (Russian Federation)
TM20 The New Rainmaker: Growing Your Business Through Social Media
Maristella Collazo-Soto, Ferraiuoli LLC (United States)
TM21 #Tagmarks: Hashtags as Trademarks and How to Avoid Liability
Jami Gekas, Foley & Lardner LLP (United States)
TM22 Look Alikes: Counterfeit or Trademark Infringement
Virginia Cervieri, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates (Uruguay)
TM23 Harmonizing Trademark Dilution Standards in Latin America
Alejandro Alterwain, FERRERE (Uruguay)
TM24 Famous and Well-Known Marks: Geographical Scope of Protection in Latin America and Caribbean
Maria Luisa Santa-Maria, G. Breuer (Argentina)
TM25 U.S. Design Patent Remedies: Samsung v. Apple & Beyond
Sarah Burstein, The University of Oklahoma (United States)
TM26 European Union Trade Marks: The New Implemented and Delegated Acts
Oscar Mondejar, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Spain)

MONDAY, MAY 22
LUNCHEON TABLE TOPICS 
          1:15 PM–3:15 PM            

TM50 Protecting the Intangible: IP Issues from an Employment Law Perspective
Christine Chen, Winkler Partners (Taiwan)
TM51 Strategies for Cost Effective ADR Proceedings in Intellectual Property Disputes
Felicia Boyd, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (United States)
TM52 Thinking out of the Brexit Box: How Should EU Trademark Owners Strategize in Light of the UK's Decision to Leave the EU?
Neville Cordell, Allen & Overy LLP (United Kingdom)
TM53 What You See: Trademark Protection for Publicly Viewable Buildings and Structures
David Byer, K&L Gates LLP (United States)
TM54 Global Criminal Networks and Their Involvement in Counterfeit Trade
Tara Steketee, Merck & Co., Inc. (United States)
TM55 Preparing for Trial Before the TTAB: The Ins and Outs of the TBMP Evidentiary Rules
Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman LLP (United States)
TM56 Copyright Aspects of Design Marks
Timothy Lockhart, Willcox & Savage P.C. (United States)
TM57 Color Trademarks: Enforcement under the EU Custom Regulation
Dragos M Vilau, VILAU | ASSOCIATES (Romania)
TM58 Cost Effectiveness in the Global Trademark World
Relani Belous, Penthouse Global Media, Inc. (United States)
TM59 Best Practices for a US Practitioner Using the Madrid Protocol Abroad
James Faier, Faier & Faier P.C. (United States)
TM60 Design Harmonization: A Global Discussion of Inroads and Hindrance to Procedures for Securing Design Rights
Gabriel Di Blasi, Di Blasi, Parente & Associados (Brazil)
TM61 Trademarks and Cuba: Issues Raised by the New U. S.—Cuba Diplomacy and Trade Initiative
A. Justin Ourso III, Jones Walker LLP (United States)
TM62 Ambush Marketing: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Olympic Games
Staci Riordan, Nixon Peabody LLP (United States)
TM63 Indigenous Rights: Helpful Tips before Choosing Your Trademark
Pablo Wegbrait, Kors Noviks (Argentina)
TM64 How to Change an Ambivalent Attitude Towards Counterfeit Goods Among Youth: The Belarusian Solution
Albert Taipov, BelBrand (Belarus)
TM65 Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods in IP Procedures
Blaca Mejia, Bufete Mejia & Asociados (Honduras)
TM66 Indigenous Rights and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Brand Development: A Checklist for Consideration
Jern Ern Chuah, Advanz Fidelis SDN BHD (Malaysia)
TM67 Enforcing Trademark Rights in the Transpacific Partnership (TPP)
Horacio Rangel-Ortiz, RANGEL y RANGEL, S.C. (Mexico)
TM68 Characters: Building Your Brand Through Trademark and Copyright—From Peter Rabbit to R2D2
Iris Geik, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (United States)
TM69 Trademarks in the Context of Data Privacy & Security: Nexus Between Data Breaches and Irreparable Reputational Harm/Immeasurable Brand Damage
Ray Thomas, Jr., Law Office of Ray Thomas, Jr. PLLC (United States)
TM70 Potential Pitfalls in Acquisitions Involving Trademarks
Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TM71 Designs as an Alternative to Product Configuration Trademarks
Michael Lasky, Stoel Rives LLP (United States)
TM72 Valuation and Acquisition Strategy for Second Market Domain Names and the Impact of New gTLDs
Steve Miholovich, Safenames LTD (United States)
TM73 Communicating with Outside and Foreign Counsel
Joseph Chu, JCIP (United States)
TM74 USPTO Topic
Representative from USPTO 
TM75 Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Debbie Roenning, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

TUESDAY, MAY 23
BREAKFAST TABLE TOPICS
8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TT01 Copyright vs. Trademark: Two Protections⏤How to Choose and Why? Tips from a European Perspective
Guillaume Gomis, GOMIS & LACKER AVOCATS AARPI (France)
TT02 Hauck v. Stokke, Lego v. Mega Brands, Storck v. OHIM: What Lessons Can Be Learned from Recent Case Law of the European Court of Justice for the Successful Filing of Three-Dimensional Trademarks?
Andreas Wehlau, Gleiss Lutz (Germany)
TT03 Design Protection by Unfair Competition Law (Passing Off)
Stefan Abel, KLAKA Attorneys-at-Law (Germany)
TT04 Trademark Clearance Searching in the European Union for Non-European Practitioners
Peter McAleese, AKRAN Intellectual Property (Italy)
TT05 Tackling Counterfeiting in the Caribbean Islands
Peter Stanley Goldson, Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (Jamaica)
TT06 U.S. Trademark Basics for Non-US Practitioners
Martin Beran, Ostrolenk Faber LLP (United States)
TT07 Trademarks in the Wine Industry
Paulina Bardon, Claro y Cia. (Chile)
TT08 Resolutions for Domain Name Infringement in China
Sophia Ren, Beijing Zhilin Law Firm (China)
TT09 The Protection of Color Trademarks in the EU and other Parts of the World
Stefan Voelker, Gleiss Lutz (Germany)
TT10 IP and Business of Sport
Santosh Singh, Fox Mandal & Associates (India)
TT11 Creating a Safe Environment in the Digital Marketplace: Legal and Practical Issues
Meera Chature Sankhari, Jupiter Law Partners (India)
TT12 The Challenge to Understand Latin American Countries and Routes
Julie Mejia, Procter & Gamble (Panama)
TT13 The Role of Online Platforms and Online Marketplaces in the Protection of IP and the Prevention of Infringements
James Whymark, Baker & McKenzie (United Kingdom)
TT14 Using Customs as an Additional Tool in Trademark and Copyright Litigation
Rhett Barney, Lee & Hayes, PLLC (United States)
TT15 Overview of Role of Bad Faith in Trademark Proceedings in East Asia & Pacific: Current Situation and Directions Forward
Nick Holmes, Davies Collison Cave (Australia)
TT16 Advising Brand Owners on Trademark and Copyright Protection in Social Media
Lisa Gates, Baker & McKenzie LLP (United States)
TT17 Settlement Agreements: Acceptance in the Mercosur and the Andean Agreements
Maria Cecilia Romoleroux, CORRALROSALES (Ecuador)
Francisco Gallegos, CORRALROSALES (Ecuador)
TT18 An In-House Perspective:  Working with Your In-House Brand Team to Strengthen and Build your IP Portfolio
Nadia Makki, KIND (United States)
TT19 A Sworn Statement: Best Practices for Showing Use in Commerce in the United States and the USPTO’s Proposed Changes in Requirements for Declarations of Continued Use
Neda Lajevardi, Lott & Fischer,  PL (United States)
TT20 Debunking ICANN Policies: The Why Behind the What
Kiran Malancharuvil, MarkMonitor (United States)
TT21 What Trademark Attorneys Need to Know About Design Law
Christopher Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. (United States)
TT22 Balancing the Budget:  Strategies for Maximizing Your Trademark Protection and Budget
Jeanene Jobst, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (United States)
TT23 Transitioning to Paperless Files.
Lindsay Kassof, World Trade Centers Association, Inc. (United States)
TT24 The Challenges and Rewards of Publishing in the TMR in Today’s Digital and Multilanguage World
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete, Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property (Brazil)
Maria Baratta, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)
TT25 International Filings, Assignments, Due Diligence
Mary Mathew, Dentons US LLP (United States)
TT26 Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally: The Geneva Act (1999) of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Grégoire Bisson, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

TUESDAY, MAY 23
 LUNCHEON TABLE TOPICS
1:15 PM–3:15 PM 

TT50 Make the Most of Overstock: Turning Overstock Product from a Liability into a Profit Center
Anne Davis, PICA Corporation (United States)
TT51 Genericness is the New Fraud: U.S. Trademark Litigation Trend Threatens to Undermine Incontestable Trademark Registrations
Jason Sneed, SNEED PLLC (United States)
TT52 Parallel Imports: How Should the Laws Be Streamlined?
Raka Roy, United Trademark & Patent Services (United Arab Emirates)
TT53 Domain Name Disputes on the New gTLD: UDRP, URS, and Others⏤Are the Brands Sufficiently Protected?
Rodrigo Azevedo, Silveiro Advogados (Brazil)
TT54 The Protection of Designs: A Comparative Law Approach
Jean Andre, Bonnaffons X Andre (France)
TT55 Use of a Trademark: What Does It Take to Show a Mark Is Genuine in Europe
Margret Knitter, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwaelte (Germany)
TT56 Trademark Advertisement in Sports Competitions or Sponsored Brands
P. Kandiah, KASS International Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
TT57 IP Law  and the Fashion Business
Riccardo Ciullo, IP Wisely (Spain)
TT58 United States Trademark Application Identification of Goods and Services: Navigating the Issues and Providing Solutions to Maintain a Broad Scope of Protection
Scott Woldow, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (United States)
TT59 Strategies for Encroaching upon the Generic:  An International Comparison of the Boundary Between Unprotectable Industry Terms (generic descriptors) and Protectable Suggestive Marks or Skillful Allusions (Brand Designators)
Stephen Selznick, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP (Canada)
TT60 Manipulating the Intellectual Property Regime to Protect against Fashion Design Piracy
Ashlee Froese, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP (Canada)
TT61 How to Deal with Online Legal Issues as In-House Counsel
Eric Macramalla, Gowling WLG (Canada)
TT62 Protection Over Prior Right of Name in China
Tangchao Lu, Beijing Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency(China)
TT63 Risk Management Considerations in IP Practice
Joy Harrison-Abiola, Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun (Nigeria)
TT64 Trademark Protection vs. Freedom of Expression
Daniel Hasik, Hasik & Partners (Poland)
TT65 The Madrid Protocol: A Boon or a Bane?
Louis Chan, Procter & Gamble Asia (Singapore)
TT66 EU Trademark Reform and the Future of Non-Traditional Trademarks
Taras Kulbaba, PETOSEVIC Ukraine (Ukraine)
TT67 Essential Financial and Audit Provisions for a Trademark License and the Resulting Monetary and Non-Monetary Benefits of Getting it Right
Lewis Stark, Eisner Amper LLP (United States)
TT68 Co-Existence (Consent to Use) Agreements: Drafting and Approval Issues
Cheryl Hodgson, Hodgson Legal (United States)
TT69 Twenty-first Century Legal Strategies for Protection and Licensing of Gaudi's Works
Jessica Elliott, Camuto Group (United States)
TT70 Trademark Infringement on the Internet
Hector Ariel Manoff, Vitale Manoff & Feilbogen (Argentina)
TT71 Brexit and its Impact on U.S.-Based EUTM Holders
Thomas Mudd, Zeiner & Zeiner (Czech Republic)
TT72 Are New gTLDs an Excellent Innovation or just a Waste of Time? A Roundup of Where We are and Where We're Heading
Jane Seager, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (France)
David Taylor, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (France)
TT73 TM Opinions: What do Clients Want in 2017?
David Aylen, Gowling WLG (Russian Federation)
TT74 IP PIs: Working (or not) with Private Investigators in the IP Arena
Rudy Gaines, Marksmen (United States)
TT75 INTA from a Board Member’s Perspective
Michael Justus, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (United States)
Cathy Lueders, MasterCard International Incorporated (United States)
TT76 USPTO Topic
Represenative from USPTO
TT77 

File, File Again? The Pitfalls of Re-Filings and How to Avoid Them 
Thomas Tresper, Tresper Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
BREAKFAST TABLE TOPICS
8:00 AM–10:00 AM  

TW01 Changes Introduced by the Brazilian Trademark Office in Trademark Prosecution: Quality vs. Rapidness: Pros and Cons
Ricardo Pinho, Guerra IP (Brazil)
TW02 Trademarks and Domains: Strategies and Risks
Anthony Beltran, 101domain GRS Limited (Ireland)
TW03 Handling Cross: Border Trademark Infringement in Asia
John Eastwood, Eiger (Taiwan)
TW04 What Trademark Lawyers Need to Understand about Work-for-Hire Agreements
Lauren Emerson, Baker Botts LLP (United States)
TW05 Ex Parte Injunctions in Europe
Markus Frick, Walder Wyss Ltd. (Switzerland)
TW06 Why your Client or Company Should License Its Brand
Alan Kravetz, Leveraged Marketing Corporation of America (LMCA) (United States)
TW07 3D Printing and Trademark Rights: Issue or Opportunity?
Anna Raimer, Jones Day (United States)
TW08 Finding Your Next Job in the Digital Age
Nate Garhart, Cobalt LLP (United States)
TW09 Networking 101
Mariana Noli, Noli IP Solutions PC (United States)
TW10 Business Development 101: Developing a Network of Referrals and IP Clients for New IP Attorneys
Crystal Broughan, Marks Gray, PA (United States)
TW11 Guardians of the Forgotten Treasury: How to Implement a Robust Trademark Compliance System in a Multinational Business Environment
Marion Woessner, Belron Hungary Kft. Zug Branch (Switzerland)
TW12 Recording Marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH)
Vicky Folens, Lexsynergy Limited (United Kingdom)
Alexander Garcia, Perkins Coie, LLP (United States)
TW13 Understanding on the New Established System of Prior User Right
Ray Zhao, Unitalen Attorneys At Law (China)
TW14 Namesake Labels and Legal Implications for Fashion Designers
Zuzana Simonovska, Simonovska IP (Czech Republic)
TW15 Trial or ADR in IP disputes: What is Driving the Choice for EU Companies?
David-Irving Tayer, ATIPIC Avocat (France)
TW16 Protection of Geographical Names as Trademarks: International Perspective
Julie Serusclat, Dechert (Paris) LLP (France)
TW17 In-House vs. Outside Counsel: The Line Between Internal and External Responsibilities
Elena Galletti, Brandstock Services AG (Germany)
TW18 Best In-House IP Management Practices
Samir Singh, Aditya Birla Group (India)
TW19 Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for IP Disputes: ADR, the Path Least Travelled
Mark Mordi, Aluko & Oyebode (Nigeria)
TW20 IP Pitfalls and Opportunities as Brand Owners Venture into Crowd Sourcing, Reality TV, and Digital Marketing
Zaheera Hashim, Procter & Gamble Asia (Singapore)
TW21 When to Pursue and When to Avoid ADR for IP Disputes?
Shelley Watson, Beaumont Watson Consulting Limited (United Kingdom)
TW22 Brand Identity and the Identity of Your Brand
Emmy Hunt, Redd Solicitors LLP (United Kingdom)
TW23 Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls for Registering Non-Traditional Trademarks in the United States
Mary Aversano, Aversano IP Law (United States)
TW24 Compare & Contrast: Best Practices for Managing a Global Trademark Portfolio
Kelly M. Kleinwachter, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (United States)
TW25 Indications of Goods and Services and the Madrid System: Strategies and Databases
Debbie Roenning, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
LUNCHEON TABLE TOPICS
1:15 PM–3:15 PM

TW50 Stricter Harmonization of the Berne Convention for Copyright Law to Serve as a Better Aid to Protect (Well-Known) Trademarks
Alexmarie Alberto, Philips International B.V.- Intellectual Property & Standards (Netherlands)
TW51 Implementation of Madrid System of Trademark Registration in South Asia
Sultan Sheikh, Sheikh Brothers, Advocates & Attorneys (Pakistan)
TW52 Non-use Trademark Cancellation Actions: General Considerations and Proof of Use
Renzo Scavia, Scavia & Scavia (Peru)
TW53 Trademarks vs. Company Name: Use My Name and Do(n’t) Get Sued!
Christian W. Liedtke, acuminis pc (United States)
TW54 Top 10 Reasons Business Owners Should Care About Trademarks
Julie Kretzschmer Reitz, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP (United States)
TW55 The Trademark Specialist’s Role in Corporate Finance and M&A Transactions
John Paul Oleksiuk, Cooley LLP (United States)
TW56 The In-House Challenge: How to Effectively Advise Your Business Partner While Helping Manage Legal Risks
Mike Yaghmai, Facebook, Inc. (United States)
TW57 INTA from a Past President’s Perspective
Carla J. Vrsansky, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (United States)
J. Scott Evans, Adobe Systems Incorporated (United States)
TW58 Becoming Involved: Navigating the INTA Committee Selection Process
Kevin McDevitt, Neal & McDevitt, LLC (United States)
TW59 IP Challenges for Startups and Young Entrepreneurs
Ricardo Enrique Antequera, Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (Venezuela)
TW60 New OECD Guidelines on the Pricing of Marketing Intangibles Between International Related Parties: Just Because You Own it Doesn't Mean you Should Get Paid for It
Tracey Murray, Griffith Hack (Australia)
TW61 Right of Publicity (Personal Rights) in Gaming : The Dos and Don'ts
Thomas Hertl, ARNECKE SIBETH SIEBOLD Rechtsanwalte Steuerberater Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (Germany)
TW62 Best Practices for Proving Genuine Use of European Union Trademarks
Jana Bogatz, Bird & Bird (Germany)
TW63 Writing Local Culture into International Brand Strategies
Grace Lindo, Nunes Scholefield DeLeon & Co. (Jamaica)
TW64 Swiss Chocolate and the Matterhorn: The (Too Strict?) Requirements for Using Geographic Indications of Origin under the New Swissness Regime
Eva-Maria Strobel, Baker & McKenzie Zurich (Switzerland)
TW65 Going Green and Organic? How to Protect Sustainable Marks and Labels
Laetitia Lagarde, Baker & McKenzie (United Kingdom)
Susan Glovsky, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. (United States)
TW66 The New EU Certification Mark: How to Make a Successful Application⏤Learning from Experience in Other Jurisdictions
Anna Frankum, Penningtons Manches LLP (United Kingdom)
TW67 When Cease and Desist Letters Go Wrong: Handling a PR Crisis
Elizabeth Pearce, American International Group, Inc. (United States)
TW68 Strategic Considerations in Trademark Litigation:  Court v. TTAB
Anuj Desai, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP (United States)
TW69 3D Trademarks vs. Designs: Complementary or Conflicting
Morena Zavaleta, Arias & Munoz (El Salvador)
TW70 Reputation Risk: The Interplay Between Emerging Tech, Cyber-Security, and Brand Value
Alex Butler, Bloomberg Law (United States)
TW71 The Recent Changes in Actual Practices for Unfair Competition in China
Crystal Gao, China Patent & Trademark Agent (U.S.A.) Ltd. (United States)
TW72 Nominative Fair Use: How Much Is Too Much?
Brian Focarino, Cooley LLP (United States)
TW73 Brewery Battles and Legal Hangovers: Can’t We All just Peaceably Coexist?
Roxana Sullivan, Dennemeyer & Associates, LLC (United States)
TW74 Using ADR to Resolve Trademark and other IP Disputes: An Update on Arbitration and Mediation under the WIPO Rules
Erik Wilbers, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TW75 Pharmaceutical Trademarks
David Lossignol, Sandoz International GmbH (Germany)
TW76 Shaping Up – Understanding the Protection of Shapes in the International Trademark and Designs Systems
Daniel Hunter, Foundation Dean Swinburne Law School (Australia)
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