Programs and Events
Academic Series and Career Development Day

INTA presents unique programming and networking opportunities designed specifically for the academic community.

Academic Series for Professors include:

  • Practitioner/Professor Debate: One or more “debates” between practitioners and professors that highlight different perspectives on current trademark issues.
  • All-Professor Panel Presentation: During the 2016 Annual Meeting, a distinguished panel of educators will discuss non-traditional trademarks; the potential of non-traditional marks for product branding; and cristicisms toward non-traditional marks based on competition concerns.
  • Professor Luncheon: An opportunity for professors to hear from those in the field about cutting-edge developments on trademark law and policy.
  • Trademark Scholarship Symposium: Trademark scholars present papers and obtain feedback from accomplished academics and trademark practitioners.

Career Development Day for Students include:

  • What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School about Trademark Practice or Trademark Law – A Global Perspective: Learn tips and tricks for some common tasks such as conducting trademark searches, USPTO filings, responding to Office Actions and evaluating a potential infringing use. 
  • Networking 101: Successful Networking & Communication Tips – Hear how you can make networking effective and enjoyable!
  • Networking Luncheon – Start putting the tips and tricks to work as you meet fellow students, faculty and trademark practitioners.
  • Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students – In this interactive panel discussion, legal professionals will share their thoughts and offer advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law.
  • Structured Networking with the Career Panelists and Other TM Practitioners – Small group discussions where you are able to make connections and put what you have learned into practice.

At the end of the day, students are encouraged to attend the First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Orientation and Networking Reception and learn from experienced Annual Meeting attendees about the many resources and opportunities for education and networking.