Programs and Events
The Geographical Names Conference: Protecting and Enforcing Geographic Names, GIs, Trademarks and Domain Names

Online registration for this conference is now closed. You can register onsite on Thursday, December 10, at 8:00 am in the Foyer Area – Main Lobby.




Where and when is the event?

The meeting will be held December10–11, 2015 at:

The Westin Excelsior
Via Vittorio Veneto, 125
00187 – Roma
Tel: +39 06 47081

Room Reservations

Guest Room Rates

INTA has negotiated a Conference price of €230.00 Single/€250.00 Double per night, inclusive of Buffet Breakfast and in-room internet.  Rooms are subject to VAT of 10% and City Tax of €7.00 per person.  Rates are available up to 3 days pre- and 3 days post-event.  Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is at 10:30 am. 

Hotel Cut-off date for reserving rooms in the Room Block will be 5:00 pm local time at hotel on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

No penalty will be applied for cancellations through Saturday, November 7, 2015.  Cancellations received between Sunday, November 8 and Sunday, November 22 will be subject to a penalty of 50% of booking.  Cancellations received as of Monday, November 23 will be subject to a penalty of 100% of booking.

What are the payment options?

Credit card payment is the preferred payment option. INTA also accepts ACH and checks. INTA registration fees are processed in US Dollars; the amount charged to your card will vary according to the currency exchange rate. Onsite registration is also via credit card payment.

Will I receive a confirmation?

Yes. As soon as you make the online payment, you will receive a confirmation. Please present the printed confirmation when you register onsite at the meeting.

Will I receive an invoice?

Receipts are emailed to you after payment is received. To request an invoice, please write to and provide your registration confirmation number.

What is the cancellation and substitution policy?

Full refunds are issued only if a program cancellation is received in writing by Friday, November 6, 2015. A cancellation received after that date is subject to a US $150 service charge. No refunds will be issued for this program after Friday, November 27, at 5:00 pm ET.

Please fill out the cancellation form and send your cancellation request to

How can I become an official conference sponsor?

For information on INTA sponsorship opportunities for this and other INTA programs, please contact Ken King, Exhibit & Sponsorship Coordinator at or +1-212-642-1731.

Contact Information

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 Important Dates

Today  Ensure that you have the proper travel documents for your travel to Italy. Reserve your hotel room and begin to make your travel arrangements.
Friday, October 30, 2015 Early bird registration fee expires.
Friday, November 6, 2015 Registration cancellation penalties begin.
Friday, November 27, 2015  No refunds are given for registration cancellations after this date.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015    Online registration closes. (Onsite registration rates begin on Thursday, December 10.)
Thursday, December 10, 2015  The Conference Registration and Information Desk opens at 8:00 am.
Friday, December 11, 2015  The Conference Registration and Information Desk opens at 8:00 am.