Programs and Events
Trademark Scholarship Symposium

INTA’s tenth annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 during the


 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. 

As part of Academic Series, the Symposium offers academics from around the world the chance to participate in small group discussions of scholarly works-in-progress in the field of trademarks and related rights.

In a workshop setting, each selected scholar will present his or her project, receive comments and have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with other scholars and accomplished practitioners.
Selected candidates will receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

Important Date:

October 31, 2018: On or before this date, interested academic scholars should send an abstract of no more than 300 words describing a current scholarship project in the field of trademark or unfair competition law. Abstracts should be sent to Ed Timberlake at  and Jeff Van Hoosear at

The Symposium is organized by the INTA Professor Project Team:

    Ed Timberlake, co-Chair of the Trademark Scholarship Symposium, Timberlake Law
    Jeff Van Hoosear, co-Chair of the Trademark Scholarship Symposium, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
    Juan Felipe Acosta, OlarteMoure
    Barbarita Guzman, Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez
    Dickerson Downing, Law Offices of Dickerson M Downing
    Katrina Hull, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
    Merve Tuncer, ISTANBUL PATENT A.S.
    Giulio Martellini, Chair of the Academic Committee, IP|Skill
    Eric Moran, Vice Chair of the Academic Committee, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP