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Why You Should Attend

Top reasons to attend the 2017 Leadership Meeting


Shape and advance the Association’s mission through the work of your committee and project teams by ensuring that the assigned 2016‒2017 committee term objectives have been met.

Take advantage of three full days of educational sessions that qualify for CLE credits and CPD points and that feature experienced speakers on hot and evolving topics, including:

  • The Impact of Plain Packaging and Brand Restrictions;
  • The Future of the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol; and
  • Strategies for Addressing Trademark Piracy in China.

Build and strengthen relationships with fellow volunteers, current and incoming, for the 2018‒2019 committee term, through various networking receptions.

Raise your visibility within the international trademark community.

Enhance your leadership skills by attending the L.E.A.D. (Leadership Enhancement and Development) session, where you’ll hear from Molly Fannon, Director of the Smithsonian’s Office of International Relations and Global Programs, who will talk about  building adaptive and dynamic teams and leading through challenges and adversity.

Support member volunteers and organizations for their outstanding contributions to trademark law and INTA by celebrating the recipients of the 2017 President’s Award, Volunteer Service Awards, and Tomorrow’s Leader Award.


Benefits of going to Washington, D.C.! 


A major business and travel hub with direct flights from cities across the world and easily accessible for the majority of registrants. 

Offers competitive travel and hotel prices.

Vast opportunities for client meetings, with numerous restaurants and plenty of things to do in and around the District after the meeting.

Home to many brand owners and law firms, providing Leadership Meeting attendees the opportunity to meet with local colleagues and/or clients, maximizing their time outside of the meeting and further justifying cost and travel time.

Home of U.S. federal government offices, where registrants have the unique opportunity to meet with government representatives and demonstrate the value of IP and the strength of the Association to the new administration.


Click here for INTA's expense worksheet to attend the Leadership Meeting.

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