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Programs and Events
2011 Annual Meeting
Special Events



 Saturday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 18


 Sunday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 17


 Saturday, May 14


 Sunday, May 15

11:30 am–1:30 pm 

Trademark Administrators Brunch
(Advance registration required)
Moscone Center West, Rooms 2003–2005

Join us for a conversation between representatives from OHIM, WIPO and the USPTO as they discuss the following:

  • Latest news on policies and procedures.
  • Tips concerning prosecution and maintenance of applications and registrations.
  • Policy regarding interaction with applicants and their representatives.
  • Recent law(s) or cases impacting trademark applications.
  • State of the Union for each organization.

Registration is US $50 and is limited to 200 registrants. Tickets for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Brunch tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

11:30 am–5:00 pm

In-House Practitioners Luncheon and Workshop
(Advance registration required.)
Luncheon: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Yerba Buena Ballroom – Salon 9
Workshop: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Lower Level, Yerba Buena Ballroom – Salon 7

The combined luncheon and workshop, designed exclusively for in-house practitioners, offers a unique opportunity to network, benchmark and exchange best practices for strengthening your brand in a marketplace where many small, medium and large corporations are currently in jeopardy.

The program begins with an exclusive Luncheon. Gather with other in-house practitioners for an enjoyable networking lunch and hear an informative presentation from Mark A. Lemley of Stanford Law School.

Following lunch, find out how other trademark owners are protecting their brands and trademarks through proper strategic planning, use of best practices, past experiences and lessons learned along the way. With two interactive and informative sessions entitled “Latin America: What You Need To Know” and “Trademarks and the Media,” attendees will gain valuable insights regarding brand protection strategies over a wide range of industries and topics.

Registration is US $200 and includes admission to both the Luncheon and Workshop (not sold separately). Tickets for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

  • Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School (United States)

Session 1: Latin America: What You Need To Know


  • Tish Berard, Hearts On Fire Company LLC (United States)


  • Ricardo Alberto Antequera, Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (Venezuela)
  • Jairo Gonzales Gomez, Servicios Nacional de Chocolates SA (Colombia)
  • Claudia Luna Guimarães, Luna & Advogados (Brazil)
  • Jorge Otamendi, G. Breuer (Argentina)

Session 2: Trademarks and the Media


  • Judy McCool, Home Box Office, Inc. (United States)


  • Anthony Dominici, Executive Producer – “America’s Next Top Model” & “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (United States)
  • Eileen Dunlap, Wells Fargo & Co. Law Department (United States)
  • Douglas N. Masters, Loeb & Loeb LLP (United States)
  • Benjamin R. Mulcahy, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (United States)
  • Michael L. Sirota, Lion Resources USA / Leo Burnett USA (United States)
 3:45 pm–5:00 pm
New for 2011

Getting Involved with INTA: How a Leadership Role Can Define Your Career Path

Moscone Center West, Level 2, Rooms 2016–2018

During this informative and interactive workshop, gather to hear past and present INTA leaders as they discuss the diverse and valuable benefits associated with active involvement as an INTA member. Gain insight, learn new tips and understand best practices on acquiring the tools that you will need to become a leader within INTA, and the IP community, and your professional environment.


  • Rudy Gaines, Marksmen (United States)


  • Jeffrey Kobulnick, Foley & Lardner LLP (United States)
  • Jacqueline A. Leimer, Chicago Kent College of Law (United States)
  • Gordana Pavlovic, Cabinet Pavlovic (Belgium)
 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Moscone Center West, Level 3, Foyer

Join us for a cocktail reception and networking opportunity as INTA welcomes Annual Meeting attendees to San Francisco. 


 Monday, May 16


 Tuesday, May 17


 Wednesday, May 18