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Programs and Events
2011 Annual Meeting
Monday, May 16


 

Monday, May 16

7:30 am–5:00 pm  
Registration and Hospitality
Moscone Center West Foyer / West Hall
8:00 am–10:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Hospitality Hall
8:30 am–5:00 pm
Tours
9:00 am–10:15 am

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Address

Moscone Center West, Rooms 30003012

Welcome Remarks

  • Alan C. Drewsen, Executive Director, International Trademark Association (United States)

INTA President's Address

  • Gerhard R. Bauer, 2011 President, International Trademark Association, Daimler AG (Germany)

Welcome Remarks

2011 Annual Meeting Project Team Co-Chairs

  • Dana M. Gilland, Diageo North America, Inc. (United States)
  • Maximilian Kinkeldey, Grunecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhausser (Germany) 


Keynote Address

John Anderson, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. (United States) 

John Anderson will give this year’s keynote address, which will take place Monday, May 16 at 9:00 am. John Anderson is an accomplished executive who has established a 30-year record of outstanding achievement at Levi Strauss & Co. Anderson has extensive general management experience with the Levi’s®, Dockers® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co™ brands around the world and is a dynamic leader with wide-ranging expertise in merchandising, marketing and operations. Levi's is a globally-recognized trademark and long-standing iconic brand of blue jeans.

10:00 am–4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall
10:15 am–12:15 pm
Committee Meetings 
10:30 am–7:00 pm
Academic Day 

Academic Day is a unique day of programming and networking opportunities designed specifically for the academic community, which includes professors, adjunct professors and students of trademark law.
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Speed Networking
Moscone Center West, West Hall

Speed Networking is a fun and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings. It will help you make contacts and multiply your networking experience. Bring your business card–and smile!  

 

 Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 am–11:45 am

 
 

 Concurrent Sessions: 12:00 pm–1:15 pm

 
1:30 pm–3:30 pm 
Luncheon Committee Meetings
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Luncheon Table Topics
Moscone Center West, Level 2, Rooms 20222024
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
Past Presidents Luncheon
(By invitation only)
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Club Room
2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Speed Networking
Moscone Center West, West Hall

Speed Networking is a fun and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings. It will help you make contacts and multiply your networking experience. Each participant will make at least 10 professional connections during the one-hour session. Bring your business card–and smile!   

3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Press Reception
(By invitation to press representatives only)
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Atrium

This reception is for all journalists and bloggers who are covering the Annual Meeting. The reception will give members of the media an opportunity to interview key INTA representatives, including Executive Director Alan C. Drewsen and current INTA President Gerhard Bauer of Daimler AG (Germany).

3:30 pm–5:30 pm 
Committee Meetings
 

 Concurrent Sessions: 3:45 pm–5:00 pm

 
4:30 pm–5:30 pm 
INTA Political Action Committee (PAC) Reception
(By invitation only) 
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Yerba Buena Ballroom – Salon 3

Show your support for the International Trademark Association Political Action Committee (INTA PAC) by attending this reception. The purpose of INTA PAC is to further the interests of INTA and the trademark community through financial participation in the U.S. federal electoral process. There is a minimum donation of US $100 to attend this event. Due to U.S. federal law, it is only open to INTA non-corporate U.S. residents.
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Academic and Young Practitioner Happy Hour
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Yerba Buena Ballroom – Grand Assembly Foyer

An excellent opportunity for law and paralegal students, practitioners new to trademark law, professors and adjunct professors to network and discuss interesting new developments in trademark law.  
5:30 pm–6:30 pm 
India Reception
(By invitation only)
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Nob Hills CD

This reception provides attendees from India with an invaluable opportunity to chat informally and to network among colleagues who face similar opportunities and challenges in their profession. The reception allows you to meet face-to-face with INTA’s India Representative and New York-based staff.
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
China Reception
(By invitation only)
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Nob Hills AB

This reception provides Chinese-speaking attendees an invaluable opportunity to chat informally and to network among colleagues who face similar opportunities and challenges in doing business in China. Additionally, the reception allows you to meet face-to-face with INTA’s China Representatives and New York-based staff.
9:00 pm–11:30 pm
President’s Dessert Reception
(By invitation only)
The Westin St. Francis, Alexandra Room