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Table Topics are a great networking opportunity to discuss topics of interest over lunch or breakfast with a small group of like-minded professionals. Come prepared to join in on the conversation and share your thoughts!

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

TSU01 Registration and Enforcement of Non-Traditional Trademarks in China
Mingming Yang, Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency (China)
TSU02 Protection and Declaration of "Well-Known Trademarks"
Swati Sharma, Anand And Anand Advocates (India)
TSU03 Office Actions in Latin America- Challenges with Formalities and Substantive Examinations
Ricardo Rodriguez, Central Law - Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
TSU04 How to Buy a Trademark in China
Alexander Gangnus, CHINABRAND CONSULTING (Germany)
TSU05 The Name Game: Navigating through the Overlap of Protection for Celebrity and Family Names vs. Trademark Rights
Jens Matthes, Allen & Overy LLP (Germany)
TSU06 Enforcing Design Rights in EU
Christian Thomas, Kuhnen & Wacker IP Law Firm (Germany)
TSU07 IP Protection Strategies of Luxury Brands
Petra Lea Mikitova, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
TSU08 Successful Management and Protection of Domain Names
Dilek Ustun Ekdial, June Intellectual Property Services Inc. (Turkey)
TSU09 What Does Technology Enable Your Trademark Department to do?  What Should you be Deploying it for?
Jon Kirtland, CPA Global (United Kingdom)
TSU10 Fanworks and Trademark Issues
Heidi Tandy, Law Office of Heidi Howard Tandy (United States)
TSU11 Strategy, Tactics and Remedies for Enforcing Your Brand with Copyright
Ashli Weiss, Benefit Cosmetics (United States)
TSU12 Fair Use vs. Fair Dealing
Salome le Roux, Von Seidels (South Africa)
TSU14 Here, Now and After: Effective Networking at the Annual Meeting
Elizabeth Sterling, Marks & Clerk (Canada)

TSU15 Your Name, But Not Your Trademark: Risks of Using A Personal Name as a Trademark
Matthew Hintz, Lowenstein Sandler LLP (United States)
TSU16 Search Engine Optimization and Trademarks
Bart Lieben, GEVERS (Belgium)
TSU17 The Compensation for Trademark Infringement in China
Ray Zhao, Unitalen Attorneys At Law (China)
TSU18 Practitioner Tips and Best Practices for Successful Internet Copyright and Trademark Takedowns
Charles Guarino, Moser Taboada (United States)
TSU19 Using Copyright to Protect Smells, Flavors and Other Sensory Creations
Ignacio Temino Ceniceros, Abril Abogados, S.L.P. (Spain)
TSU20 How Brand Licensing Can Drive Innovation
Alan Kravetz, Leveraged Marketing Corporation of America (LMCA) (United States)
TSU21 An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Key Elements for Brand Protecting Social Media Policies
Lorraine Fleck, Fleck Innovation Law (Canada)
TSU22 Fighting Counterfeit Goods: The Smart Way!
Malia Ladd, CSC Digital Brand Services (United States)
TSU23 What's Stopping You? From Social Media to Unjustified Threats Provisions, we Explore the Issues Brand Owners Face When Choosing Whether to Enforce Their Rights
Joanna Lucas Munce, Keltie LLP (United Kingdom)
TSU24 Brand Issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Tim Clarke, Addisons (Australia)
TSU25 The IP Implications of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
Alexandre Rudoni, Allen & Overy LLP (France)
TSU26 Tips and Pitfalls of Trademark Litigation in China
Alan Chiu, Ella Cheong & Alan Chiu, Solicitors & Notaries (Hong Kong)
TSU27 Blockchain and IP
Carolina Montero, Abril Abogados, S.L.P. (Spain)
TSU28 New Challenges for Non-Traditional Marks in the EU: Procedural and Practical Changes in Implementing the New Regulations
Johannes Fuhrmann, Bomhard IP (Spain)
TSU29 Coordinating Trademark Actions and Strategies in Multiple Jurisdictions
Jenna Torres, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC (United States)
TSU30 INTA for Non-Attorneys: A Fireside Chat
Marion Woods, Eversheds Sutherland (United States)
TSU31 INTA From a Past Presidents Perspective
Brian Daniel, Charles River Associates, Inc. (United States)
Carla Vsansky, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (United States)

TSU32 Data Protection in Latin America: Time to Pick the Standard of Protection.
Diego Fernandez, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)
TSU33 Brexit and Its Impact on a Variety of IP Rights: Copyright and the Digital Single Market
Joel Vertes, CMS UK (United Kingdom)
TSU34 Here, Now and After: Effective Networking at the Annual Meeting
Courtney Laginess, Mars, Inc. (United States)
Cheryl Withycombe, Abbvie Inc. (United States)

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

TSU50 Best Practices for Building a Compelling Social Media Presence that Gets Attention and Business!
Francine Ward, Law Ofc. Of Francine D. Ward (United States)
TSU51 How to Effectively Prevent and Combat Ambush Marketing Practices: Discussion Against the Background of the Upcoming 2018 World Cup
Daniel Hasik, Hasik & Partners (Poland)
TSU52 Non-Use of Registered Trademark Implications in Infringement Suits
Vijay Kumar Makyam, IP MARKETS (India)
TSU53 Special Trademark Clearance Considerations for Brands with Broad Multi-Class Use and Registration
Marianne Adams, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (United States)
TSU54 How Will Trademark Rights be Protected in ICANN's Next Round of new gTLDs?
Philip Corwin, Virtualaw LLC (United States)
TSU55 Enforcement Against Counterfeiters and Forums for Potential Action in the United States
Katherine Fink, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. (United States)
TSU56 The Do's And Don'ts of Using Trademarks in Social Networking
Petter Rindforth, Fenix Legal KB (Sweden)
TSU57 Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks: How Can Different Rights be Used to Create Effective Protection in Countries with Weaker IP Regimes?
Sara Holder, Rouse & Co. International LLP (United Arab Emirates)
TSU58 What is Augmented Reality and How Does it Impact Your Trademarks, Copyrights, and Right of Publicity?
Lynne Boisineau, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TSU59 Geographic Indications: How They Fit (and Don't Fit) with Trademark Law and Practice
Neil Henderson, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP (Canada)
TSU60 Products' Shapes: Protection Practices Under Chinese Law
Wei HE, Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency (China)
TSU61 EU Trademark Reform: Where Do We Stand?
Diana Pawlowska, DeAnna-Patent (Germany)
TSU62 Trademark Infringement Through Social Media in Latin America
Valeria Carron, Berkemeyer, Attorneys & Counselors (Paraguay)
TSU63 TTAB hearings: Tips for Oral Argument
Erik Pelton, Erik M Pelton & Associates (United States)
TSU64 IP and Packaging: A Wrap-Up of Approaches for Protection
Noelene Treloar, Adrian M. Trioli Patent and Trademark Attorneys (Australia)
TSU65 Preparing for the Major Changes Coming to Canadian Trademark Law and Practice
Arnold Ceballos, The Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada)
TSU66 Licensing, Franchising and Distribution in China
Paul Jones, Jones Law Professional Corporation (Canada)
TSU67 Protection of Industrial Designs Through Intellectual Property Rights: Comparing Protection in the U.S. with France and the EU
Evelyne Roux, Regimbeau (France)
TSU68 EU Certification Marks: An Initial Assessment Since Their Introduction on October 1, 2017 and Possible Impacts in the Field of Fashion
Manuela Bruscolini, Interpatent (Italy)
TSU69 To File or Not To File Through the WIPO: Strategic Approaches to Global Trademark Protection
Miki Tomii, Fukami Patent Office, P.C. (Japan)
TSU70 Image Rights: Physical Characteristics Beyond a Face
Elias Rios, AvaLerroux, S.C. (Mexico)
TSU71 Intellectual Property Issues in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Alexander Garcia, CLD Legal (Panama)
TSU72 Best Practices in Protecting Luxury & Fashion Brands
Darya Ermolina, Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited (Russia)
TSU73 Tackling Look-Alikes in the Food and Beverage Industry in Europe: Strategies for Filing and Enforcing Brand Get-Up
Imogen Fowler, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cia. (Spain)
TSU74 Comparing Procedural Issues in Opposition Procedures in Different Jurisdictions
Michael Kikinis, Kikinis Law Firm (Switzerland)
TSU75 Proving Infringement in Online Trademark Disputes
Doug Bania, Nevium Intellectual Property Solutions (United States)
TSU76 Current Developments and Topics in Right of Publicity (R.O.P.) Cases
Bruce Chasan, Law Offices of Bruce J. Chasan, LLC (United States)
TSU77 Shadow Companies: Chinese Infringers Registering “Fake” Companies in the United States
Katrina Hull, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (United States)
TSU78 Managing Outside Counsel from a Corporate Perspective
Claudia Previde, Riot Games (United States)
TSU79 PARODY: Authorized Use of Trademark or Counterfeit Product?
Virginia Cervieri, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates (Uruguay)
TSU80 Fashion and IP: Strategies to Protect Intellectual Creativity in the Fashion Industry
Mora Forte, Vitale Manoff & Feilbogen (Argentina)
TSU81 Here, Now and After: Effective Networking at the Annual Meeting
Vijay Toke, Pillsbury Winthrop Shae Pittman LLP (United States)
Rebecca Kaye, Sipara (United Kingdom) 

8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TM01 A Masterclass in Renewals for Trademark Attorneys
Dawn Logan Keeffe, CPA Global Limited (United Kingdom)
TM02 How to Reduce the Dilution of Your Brand by Online Counterfeiters
Dwayne Perry, Yellow Brand Protection Inc. (United States)
TM03 Social Media Advertising: Potential and Pitfalls
Katherine Nye, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (United States)
TM04 How to Make Your Trademark Filing, Prosecution and Maintenance Strategy
Yunquan Li, Wanhuida Peksung IP Group (China)
TM05 The Effectiveness of Trademarks and Other Distinctive Signs as Means of Protecting Indigenous Rights, Traditional knowledge (TK) and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE)
Janet Fuhrer, Ridout & Maybee LLP (Canada)
TM06 The Digital Single Market in the EU
Peter Bolger, LK Shields (Ireland)
TM07 Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Market: Focus on Trademarks and Africa
Tolu Olaloye Nee Daniels, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TM08 The Business of Law: Capitalizing on the IP Boom
Nehal Madhani, Alt Legal (United States)
TM09 To Protect or not to Protect Offensive Speech: A Country by Country Comparison of the Protectability of Scandalous, Offensive, and Disparaging Trademarks
Mari-Elise Paul, Stites & Harbison, PLLC (United States)
TM10 Combating Online Trademark Infringements: Means to do it and the Study of Relevant Cases
Diego Cervieri, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates (Uruguay)
TM11 What factors Should one Consider in the Design and Implementation of Trademark Surveys?
Matthew Ezell, Ford Bubala & Associates (United States)
TM12 The Market Fallout of the Apple/Samsung Smartphone Wars in the US
Perry Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group (United States)
TM13 IP Challenges for Startups and Young Entrepreneurs
Ricardo Enrique Antequera, Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (Venezuela)
TM14 Top 10 Tips For A Successful Mediation
Elizabeth Ann Morgan, The Morgan Law Firm P.C. (Ecuador)
TM15 Protection of Titles and Characters of Motion Pictures and Other Works
Patrick Baronikians, Hofstetter, Schurack & Partner (Germany)
TM16 The Evolution and Current Trend of Pharmaceutical False Advertising Litigation in the United States
Anuj Desai, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP (United States)
TM17 Geographical indication or Trademark Protection in the EU?
Crina-Nicoleta Frisch, Frisch & Partners (Romania)
TM18 When Big is too Small: Promotional Signs, Advertisements, Keywords, and Meta-Tags in TM Infringement
Fred Meyers, IP Solved (ANZ) Pty Ltd (Australia)
TM19 Collective Brands as a Territorial Development  Tool
CARLA BEDREGAL, B&F Soluciones en Marcas y Propiedad Intelectual (Bolivia)
TM20 Discussing the Situation of the Brazilian Patent System at INTA
Saulo Calazans, Dannemann, Siemsen (Brazil)
TM21 Ten Things You Need to Know About Canada's New Trademark Legislation
Jennifer McKay, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP (Canada)
TM22 3-Pronged Approach to IP Enforcement: Investigation, Legal Action, and Execution
Nermien Al-Ali, NAL & PARTNERS (Egypt)
TM23 The TMA Design Overlap in Europe: Best Strategies for Protecting the Third Dimension
Carmen Castellano, Allen & Overy LLP (Germany)
TM24 How to Register 3D Signs in the European Union with Respect to Recent Case Law
Tilman Vossius, Barkhoff Reimann Vossius (Germany)
TM25 Trademark Violations on the Internet
Ashok Ram Kumar, IP MARKETS (India)
TM26 Practical Issues of Trademark Use Requirements in the United States
Max Vern, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP (United States)
TM27 NAFTA in the Hotspot: Will the Agreement Survive?
Juan M. Alvarez del Castillo, Law Firm Bufete Ocampo (Mexico)
TM28 Harmonization of Trademark Rights and Domain Name Damages: The .africa Domain Registration Domain Name Hijacking
Nkemakonam Isiozor, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TM29 16 Years on Traditional Cultural Expressions and the IGC
Lynell Tuffery Huria, AJ Park (New Zealand)
TM30 Certification Marks in Practice: The Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Colin Hulme, Burness Paull LLP (United Kingdom)
TM31 Scandal! Worldwide views on Scandalous, Immoral, Offensive, and Disparaging Trademarks
Lori Kozak, Fox Rothschild LLP (United States)
TM32 Product Configuration: The Intersection of Trademark, Copyright and Patent and Registered Design Laws
Christina D. Frangiosa, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC (United States)
TM33 Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Marcus Hopperger, WIPO (Switzerland)
TM34 Are Brands Influenced by Innovation and Vice Versa?
Geetha Kandiah, KASS International Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)

          1:15 PM–3:15 PM            

TM50 What is Considered Fair Use of a Third Party Trademark in Australia and How Does This Compare in Other Countries?
Natasha Burns, Burns IP & Commercial (Australia
TM51 China: Coping With Bad Faith Marks
Shirley Kwok, Ribeiro Hui (China)
TM52 Mediation Preparation: Do's and Don'ts
Carsten Albrecht, FPS Fritze Wicke Seelig (Germany)
TM53 Trade Secrets in a Changing Legal Landscape: How Should Companies Protect Themselves?
Nikolas Gregor, CMS Hasche Sigle Partnerschaft von RAe und Stb mbB (Germany)
TM54 Hong Kong Enforcement Tools vs. Mainland Chinese Infringers
Charmaine Koo, Deacons (Hong Kong)
TM55 Moving Away from Handshake Deals: A Best Practices Case Study on the Collection of Traditional Cultural Expressions and Other Related Rights
Debbie David, Advanz Fidelis SDN BHD (Malaysia)
TM56 Choice of a Trademark in Multi-Cultural, Multi-Religious and Multi-Lingual Country
P. Kandiah, KASS International Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia
TM57 Best Practices When Instructing a Foreign Agent
Scott Moran, Duncan Cotterill Lawyers (New Zealand)
TM58 Cultural Diversity and it's Impact on an IP Practice
Joy Harrison-Abiola, Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun (Nigeria)
TM59 Tricks of Functional Language in Patent Claims
Ben Beyong-Ho Yuu, Nam & Nam World Patent & Law Firm (South Korea)
TM60 Destroying Brand Value Through Licensing : A Case Study
Weston Anson, CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management (United States)
TM61 Matal v. Tam: Where Do We Go From Here?
Stella Brown, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (United States)
TM62 Best Practices to Stem the Flow of Gray Market Goods
Caldwell Camero, Fluke Corporation (United States)
TM63 Enforcement of IP Rights to Prevent Online Infringements
Robert Katz, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. (United States)
TM64 Top Three Strategies to Fight Counterfeits in China and Key Updates on Alibaba
Amy Hsiao, Swanson & Bratschun LLC (China)
TM65 All in the Bag: A Review of Emerging Topics in Trademark Law with Reference to a Specific Sector- Handbags
Andrea Rush, Blaney McMurtry LLP (Canada)
TM66 Claiming in Trademark Law
Mark McKenna, Notre Dame Law School (United States)
TM67 Copyright Can Enhance Your Brand: From Peter Rabbit to Marilyn Monroe
Iris Geik, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (United States)
TM68 Use of Web Analytics and Social Media Data in Trademark Litigation
David Haas, Stout Risius Ross (United States)
TM69 Lookalikes and Unfair Competition
Stefan Abel, KLAKA Attorneys-at-Law (Germany)
TM70 Synopsis of the Court of Justice of the European Union Case-Law on Color Trademarks
Dragos M Vilau, VILAU ASSOCIATES (Romania)
TM71 Copyright Law Used as a Tool to Better Protect the Brand Owner's IP Rights 
Inmaculada González, BomhardIP (Spain)
TM72 Tricks for Proving Trademark Use in the United States
Kevin Collette, Ryan Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC (United States)
TM73 Avoiding Genericide: Don't Let Your Mark Wind Up in the Dictionary
Shama Elliot, American International Group, Inc. (United States)
TM74 Living Together: Trademarks and Geographical Indications of Origin
Lindesay Low, Scotch Whisky Association (United Kingdom)
TM75 Trademark Registration in the U.S.: Tips, Tricks, and Fails
Roxanne Edwards, Klemchuk LLP (United States)
TM76 Protecting Product Designs in the U.S.:  Evaluating the Alternative Approaches Available in Light of Recent Case Developments
Vinita Ferrera, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (United States)
TM77 Potential Pitfalls in Acquisitions Involving Trademarks
Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TM78 Strategies to Protect Your Trademark Rights on Social Media
Diego Laurini, Estudio Gold (Argentina)
TM79 Copyright vs. Trademark: Two Protections, How to Choose and Why? Tips from a European Perspective
Guillaume Gomis, GOMIS & LACKER AVOCATS AARPI (France)
TM80 Working With Your Foreign Counsel Against Trademark Applications That are Filed with Bad-Faith
Guray Baliktay, Grup Ofis Marka Patent A.S. (Turkey)
TM81 FTC and the Hashtag : What Every Brand Needs to Know Before Hiring Social Media Influencers
Staci Riordan, Nixon Peabody LLP (United States)
TM82 Collegiate Merchandising: The Controversial Secondary Source Rule
Leslie VanderGriend Ruiter, Stokes Lawrence, P.S. (United States)
TM83 Tips on Prosecuting a Trademark Application at the USPTO  
Michael W. Baird, USPTO (United States)
Daniel S. Brody, USPTO (United States)




8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TT01 The Role of US State Registrations in Protecting a Brand
Michael Glenn, Perkins Coie LLP (United States)
TT02 Raising a Laches Defense to Trademark Infringement
Bridget Labutta, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP (United States)
TT03 Counterfeit, Grey Market and Parallel Imported Goods on Internet Auction Sites
Simon Kneebone, Banki Haddock Fiora (Australia)
TT04 The Assumption of Bad Faith in Recent Decisions of the EUIPO, Judgments of the European Court of Justice and National European Courts
Christian Hadeyer, Prof. Hintermayr & Partner (Austria)
TT05 How Do the Requirements for a Trademark Survey Differ by Venue and Authority?
Bruce Isaacson, MMR Strategy Group (United States)
TT06 Current Status of Parallel Imports in China and a Comparison with Other Asian Countries and Regions
Lin Zhao, Beijing East IP Ltd. (China)
TT07 AI : Challenges for the IP world
Brian Gissane, Brandstock Services AG (Germany)
TT08 Trademarks and Domain Names: Strategies and Risks
Anthony Beltran, (Ireland)
TT09 Non-Traditional Trademarks in the EU: A Reality or a Myth?
Neville Cordell, Allen & Overy LLP (United Kingdom)
TT10 Social Media Impacts on Consumer Behavior in Likelihood of Confusion Surveys
Cynthia Cohen, VERDICT SUCCESS (United States)
TT11 Non-Traditional Marks: Learn Practice Tips in Japan and Comparable Jurisdictions
Tomohiro Nakamura, Konishi & Nakamura (Japan)
TT12 IP as a Tool to Improve the Quality of Life in Developing Countries
Montserrat Puente, Zacarias & Fernandez (Paraguay)
TT13 New U.S. Streamlined Cancellation Proceedings on Grounds of Abandonment and Nonuse
Michael MacDermott, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (United States)
TT14 I'm With The Brand: Effective Protection of Souvenir Goods and Other Brand Affinity Items in Your Trademark Portfolio
Joel Feldman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)
TT15 INTA From a Board Member's Perspective
Ian Boyd, Sideman & Bancroft (United States)
Ulrich Kreutzer, CDBL Patentanwaelte (Germany)
TT16 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Trademark Examinations
Fabricio Vilela Coelho, VilelaCoelho Intellectual Property (Brazil)
TT17 Where OEM Activity Brings Different Definitions on Trademark Usage in Your Country
Min Xue, HFL (China)
TT18 Brexit and Portfolio Management
Barbara Cookson, Filemot Technology Law Ltd (United Kingdom)
TT19 How to Protect Your Fashion Brand:  Recent Developments and Hot Topics in the U.S.
Megan Bannigan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (United States)
TT20 But It's My Name! The Treatment of Personal Names under the UDRP
David Byer, K&L Gates LLP (United States)
TT21 Trademark Issues in the Craft Beer Industry
Andrew Landsman, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. (United States)
TT22 Recent Trends in Monetary Relief in Lanham Act Litigation Matters in the United States
John Plumpe, Epsilon Economics (Chicago) (United States)
TT23 Managing International Client Relationships from the U.S. Attorney's Perspective
Josetta Jones, Chevron Corporation (United States)
TT24 Emergence of New Technologies and the Challenges to the IP Protection
Neeraj Panchal, John Deere India Pvt. Ltd (India)
TT25 U.S. Copyright Law for Trademark Lawyers
Noel Cook, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson P.C. (United States)
TT26 Star Athletica and Beyond: What's Next for Copyright Protection for Apparel in the U.S.?
Preetha Chakrabarti, Crowell & Moring LLP (United States)
TT27 Let's Work Together: Understanding Various Roles of the Trademark Professional and How They can Work Together
Amy Cohen Heller, Law Office of Amy Cohen Heller (United States)
TT28 Best Practices for Online Enforcement in the Digital Age
Michelle Kouba, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP (United States)
TT29 The Risk of Vulgarization of Well-Known Trademarks in Latin America 
idia Osorio, BM Abogados (Colombia)
TT30 House Marks and Their Effect on Likelihood of Confusion for a Sub Mark
Michael Oropallo, Barclay Damon, LLP (United States)
TT31 Searching TESS Records Like a Boss: Tips From a Former Examiner
Ed Timberlake, Forrest Firm (United States)
TT32 Are Domain Names an After Thought or is it Trademark Arrogance?
Daniel Greenberg, Lexsynergy Limited (United Kingdom)
TT33 Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally: The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Gregoire Bisson.  WIPO (Switzerland)
TT34 How To Deal With Online Legal Issues as In-House Counsel.
Eric Macramalla, Gowling WLG (Canada)
TT35 USPTO Requirements for Specimens of Use 
Janis C. Long, USPTO (United States)
Tanya Amos, USPTO (United States)

1:15 PM–3:15 PM 

TT50 International Jurisdiction in EU Trademark Infringement Cases
Thies Boesling, boesling IP (Germany)
TT51 Tackling Counterfeits: Effective Enforcement in Asia- Special Focus on India and China
Aparna Sreedhar, ALG India Law Offices LLP. (India)
TT52 Online Protection and Security of a Brand Confronted with New Cases of Infringements 
John Paul Oleksiuk, Cooley LLP (United States)
TT53 The EUTM: A Guide for the Non-European Filer
Jan Gerd Mietzel, Rolim, Mietzel, Wohlnick & Calheiros LLP (Germany)
TT54 Social Media Posts as Evidence of Consumer Confusion
Conrado Steinbruck, Souto, Correa, Cesa & Lummertz (Brazil)
TT55 What Amounts to "Bad Faith" in China?
Valerie Suen, Alan & Associates (Hong Kong) Intellectual Property Agency Limited (Hong Kong)
TT56 Trademark Infringement by Fan Contents and Parodies: Challenges in Enforcement and Solutions
Ashwani Balayan, ALG India Law Offices LLP. (India)
TT57 Craft Beer: Can New and Proprietary Styles be Protected under Trademark Law?
Marcus D. Peterson, Cooley LLP (United States)
TT58 Protecting Famous Trademarks in Latin America- Mission Impossible?
Antonio Varas, PORZIO RIOS GARCIA (Chile)
TT59 Celebrities' Rights: What Can and Should be Registered as a Trademark?
Eva-Maria Strobel, Baker & McKenzie Zurich (Switzerland)
TT60 The Hague Agreement and the international Registration of Designs
Adrian Dykes, Allen & Overy LLP (United Kingdom)
TT61 Survey of USA and Global Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Motion, Sounds, Smells, Tastes, Touch, Colors, etc.
Ira Cohen, Esquire, Henkel & Cohen, P.A. (United States)
TT62 The Impact of Patents on Product Configuration Functionality:  When Does the TTAB Consider a Patent Fatal to Protection of Trade Dress?
Paul Llewellyn, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (United States)
TT63 Online Brand Protection Strategies and Which Type of Enforcement Action Should be Used
Valerie Finn, OpSec Security (United States)
TT64 Trademark Protection of #Hashtags and it's Potential Enforcement
Jan Dohnal, Masaryk University (Czech Republic)
TT65 Acquisition of Marks and Fostering of Brand Awareness
Relani Belous, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment (United States)
TT66 Worldwide Trademark Recordals: Strategies for Maximizing Efficiency and Mitigating Costs
Scott Lebson, Ladas & Parry LLP (United States)
TT67 The Law on ISP Liability and Online infringement: Are we There Yet?
Charlie Winckworth, Hogan Lovells International LLP (United Kingdom)
TT68 Fighting Fakes in Frontier Economies: How to Protect Your Brand in Emerging Market Countries
William Mansfield, ABRO Industries, Inc. (United States)
TT69 Registered Designs: How to Address the Cross Border Challenges of Filing Designs in Multiple Jurisdictions
Nadine Archer, Baker & McKenzie (United Kingdom)
TT70 Trademark Filing Strategies for Foreign Applicants into the United States: Navigating the Issues and Providing Solutions to Maintain Broad Descriptions of Goods and Services
Scott Woldow, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (United States)
TT71 The Intersection Between Fashion, Cosmetic and Luxury Brands, and Social Media
Lucille Mackey, Innis Law Group LLC (United States)
TT72 This is Hell! How to Manage IP Portfolios in Difficult Jurisdictions
Andres Rivero Baralt, Citemark International IP (Venezuela)
TT73 Trademarks vs. Titles in Copyright Works
Jaime Angeles, AngelesPons (Dominican Republic)
TT74 Trademark Enforcement vs. Freedom of Competition and Freedom of Expression
Daniel Bereskin, Bereskin & Parr LLP (Canada)
TT75 Brexit and it's Impact on U.S. Based EUTM Holders
Thomas Mudd, Zeiner & Zeiner (Czech Republic)
TT76 New gTLDs: The Rise of the dotBrand and What Brand Owners Need to Know
David Taylor, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (France)
TT77 The Domestication of Intellectual Property Treaties and the NICE Classification in Emerging Jurisdictions
Toyosi Alabi, Olaniwun Ajayi LP (Nigeria)

TT78 Legal Opinions: What do Clients Want?
David Aylen, Gowling WLG (Russia)
TT79 Dealing with Counterfeits in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Ignacio Lazaro, PETOSEVIC Ukraine (Ukraine)

TT80 The Nuts and Bolts of Utilizing U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Cost-Containing Tool to Protect and Enforce Brands
Stephen Janoski, Butzel Long, P.C. (United States)
TT81 Domain Name Disputes: An Update on WIPO UDRP Jurisprudence
Brian Beckham, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

TT82 Trademark Audits on the Fly: Tips for In-House Law Departments
Vanessa Ignacio, Lowenstein Sander LLP (United States)
TT83 The Crazy-Quilt U.S. State Law Right of Publicity: Is it Time for a Federal Right?
Peter Harvey, Harvey & Company (United States)

8:00 AM–10:00 AM  

TW01 Changes and Challenges under the New Middle East (GCC) Trademark Laws
Rob Deans, Clyde & Co. (United Arab Emirates)
TW02 Celebrity Name and Likeness Rights: Publicity, Personality, Privacy, or Confusion?
Joshua Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (United States)
TW03 Choosing Outside IP Counsel: Navigating the Waters in Africa
Vanessa Halle, Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm (Cameroon)
TW04 Cybersecurity Issues from Cybersquatting and Best Practices for Cyber Incidents
David Weslow, Wiley Rein LLP (United States)
TW05 How to Work with Outside Trademark Counsel
Andrew Gray, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (United States)
TW06 International Audience, Local Consequences: When does Displaying a Trademark Online Constitute Trademark Use (and Potentially Infringement) in Jurisdictions Abroad?
Reed Taubner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Canada)
TW07 Brexit's Impact on Brand Owners
Leigh Smith, Clifford Chance (United Kingdom)
TW08 3D Printing and the Luxury Economy: A Disruptive Technology to Fear or to Embrace?
Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law (United States)
TW09 Ethical Considerations in Conducting Pretext Investigations in the U.S.
Julia Huston, Foley Hoag LLP (United States)
TW10 Global Green (Environmental) Advertising Update 
Rebecca Lederhouse, Baker & McKenzie LLP (United States)
TW11 Real-life Fashion Brands in a Virtual World: Practical Insights into Brand Protection and VR Innovation in Fashion
Moira Lion, Fenwick & West LLP (United States)
TW12 Pot, Prostitution and Unclean Hands:  Registering or Enforcing a Trademark for Illegal Goods or Services
Anne Gilson LaLonde, Gilson on Trademarks (United States)
TW13 Design Protection for User Interface 
Sarah Burstein, University of Oklahoma College of Law (United States)
TW14 Beyond Takedown Whack-a-Mole:  How to use U.S. Trade Remedies to Develop and Implement an Effective, Affordable, and Integrated Battle Plan to Combat the Online Sale of Counterfeit Goods
Jonathan Engler, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP ()
TW15 Registering Geographical Names as Trademarks: The Importance of Consumer Perception
Patrick Schutte, Wild Schnyder AG (Switzerland)
TW16 Bad Faith Filers in China: Current Strategies for Foreign Companies and Current Perspectives from Judicial and Administrative Branches
Brandy E. Baker, KANGXIN PARTNERS, P.C. (China)
TW17 OEM & Transnational Counterfeits: Status, Strategy and Solution
George Fu, Watson & Band IP Agent Ltd. (China)
TW18 Trademarks in the Revised Free Trade Agreement Between the European Union and Mexico
Horacio Rangel Ortiz, RANGEL y RANGEL, S.C. (Mexico)
TW19 The Clash Between Trademark Protection and Tobacco Control Laws: How to Find the Balance
Alicja Zalewska, Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspolnicy sp.k. (Poland)
TW20 Bad Faith and Revival of Abandoned Trademarks by Third Parties
Thomas Widmer, LALIVE SA (Switzerland)
TW21 Going Green and Organic? The How To's of Protecting Sustainable Marks and Labels
Susan Glovsky, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds (United States)
TW22 Validity and Registrability of Trademarks Consisting of a Recognized Word and a TLD
Jonathan Moskin, Foley & Lardner LLP (United States)
TW23 The Lifecycle of a Deal Involving Valuable Trademarks
Joanne Ludovici, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TW24 The Future of Trademark Portfolio Management
Cary Levitt, Dennemeyer & Associates, LLC (United States)
TW25 So You’ve Got a Client- Now What?  Strategies for Effective Counseling, Representation and Partnership with Clients (for both In-House and Law Firm Attorneys)
Mike Yaghmai, Facebook, Inc. (United States)
TW26 Infringement or Parody?  When Should U.S. Trademark Owners Sue?
TW27 The In's-and-Out's of Trademark Protection for the Medical Marijuana Business
Brendon Friesen, Mansour Gavin LPA (United States)
TW28 Mergers & Acquisitions: The Top Five Do’s and Don’ts
Jayne Durden, CPA Global (United States)
TW29 The U.S. Territoriality Principle in the Context of the Paris Convention's Well-Known Mark Provision
Ashlyn Lembree, UNH School of Law (United States)
TW30 Using ADR to Resolve IP Disputes: Arbitration and Mediation under the WIPO Rules
Erik Wilbers, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)
TW31 INTA From a Board Member's Perspective *CANCELED*
Joel Beres, Stites & Harbison, PLLC (United States)
Gretchen Olive, CSC Digital Brand Services (United States)
TW32 INTA From a Board Member's Perspective
Nicole D'Amato, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings (United States)
Sandy Sellers, Technology Mediation Services, LLC ( United States)
TW33 TTAB Update
Wendy Cohen, USPTO (United States)
Cheryl A. Butler, USPTO (United States)

1:15 PM–3:15 PM

TW50 Home Away From Home: Expatriate Trademark Practitioners
Marc Bodner, Bodner Flom (Israel)
TW51 Punitive Damages: Law and Practice in the European Union
Axel Munier, Bardehle Pagenberg (France)
TW52 Recent Developments in Trademark Law in South Asia
Salman Sheikh, Sheikh Brothers, Advocates & Attorneys (Pakistan)
TW53 The New EU Trademark Regulations and Practice of the EUIPO: Experiences, Comments and Proposals
Francesco Bonini, Studio Bonini S.R.L. (Italy)
TW54 Benefits of Registering Your Trademark Throughout the Entire Territory of Customs Union Jurisdictions- Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Pavel Guerman, INTELS (Russia)
TW55 Brands & the Brain: Neuroscience Perspectives on Trademark Infringement
Britt Anderson, K&L Gates (United States)
TW56 Enforcement of Foreign Trademark Rights in the U.S.
Joel Schmidt, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. (United States)
TW57 Trademark Claims: Does Your Insurance Policy Cover Them?
Kimberly Maynard, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C. (United States)
TW58 Enforcing Trademark Rights in Central America:  A Necessity of Integration
Danilo Rodriguez-Villamil, Espino Nieto & Asociados (El Salvador)
TW59 Are We Really Coming Together and Does One Size Fit All? Status on the EUIPO Convergence Program
Ellen Breddam, Plougmann Vingtoft a/s (Denmark)
TW60 Managing Trademark Clutter in a Busy "Internet of Things" World
Jayne Durden, CPA Global (United States)
TW61 Making it Work For Working Moms
Darya Laufer, The Wonderful Company / Roll Law Group (United States)
TW62 Current Problems about OEM under the Trademark Law of China
Yongjian Lei, Wanhuida Peksung (China)
TW63 Trademark Squatting Phenomenon in China: Origin and Remedies
Peter Pang, IPO PANG P.C. (China)
TW64 Disruptive Innovation in the Legal Industry: Should Firms Ignore or Follow the Trend?
Orietta Blanco Minino, Minino (Dominican Republic)
TW65 Pharmaceutical Trademarks
David Lossignol, Sandoz International GmbH (Germany)
TW66 Well-Known Trademarks: General Considerations and Regulations
Renzo Scavia, Scavia & Scavia (Peru)
TW67 F**k Yeah! Immoral, Scandalous, or Disparaging Marks Across the Globe
Christian W. Liedtke, acuminis pc (United States)
TW68 Pro Bono Trademark Work:  How Can I Get Involved?
Chris Bennett, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP (Canada)
TW69 Protecting Your Marks Against Counterfeits in Canada : Registration of Trademark and Copyright Registrations with Canadian Border Services Agency
LuAnne Morrow, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Canada)
TW70 Protecting Your Brand Against Pirates in Difficult Jurisdictions
Lauren Timmons, Jones Day (United States)
TW71 IP in Virtual Reality: Mostly Harmless 
Vaibhav Vutts, Vutts & Associates LLP, Advocates (India)
TW72 EU Reform Part II : The Provisions Entering into Force on October 1st, 2017
Julie Schmitt, Hogan Lovells (Alicante) SL y Cia. (Spain)
TW73 Audiovisual Trademarks: Distinctiveness and Scope of Protection in Various Jurisdictions
Magnus Ahlgren, Swedish Patent & Registration Office / SPRO (Sweden)
TW74 IP Litigation and Strategies in the GCC
Bassel El Turk, Rouse & Co. International LLP (United Arab Emirates)
TW75 Implications of Trademark Non-Use in the UAE on International Brand Owners- The Silent Threat
Munir Suboh, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP (United Arab Emirates)
TW76 Trademark Infringement in the Modern Age: The Concept of "Use" on Social Media, in Meta-Tags and Other Online Contexts
Jason Raeburn, Baker & McKenzie (United Kingdom)\
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