Programs and Events
Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Reception and Roundtable

Trademark Law in the US and Brazil

Who can attend:
 Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators from Brazil with less than five years of professional experience.  Please note: With the exception of the speech by Laura Hammel, the event will be conducted in Portuguese.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The program starts at 9:00 am. Please arrive around 15 minutes in advance to allow for registration. 

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
Av. Rio Branco, 1 - 19° andar
Ed. RB1 - Setor B
20090-003 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ

9:00 am
9:05 am
What can INTA do for YOU? What can YOU do for INTA?

Presentation on the value of INTA for YPs and the best ways to become (more) involved with the organization
9:30 am
An overview of US Trademark Law

Laura Hammel – Intellectual Property Attaché for Mercosur, Guianas, and Suriname
(U.S. Consulate General, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA / U.S. Patent & Trademark Office)
10:15 am

Roundtable: Challenges and opportunities for Young Practitioners in IP
  • Flávia Vasconcelos – Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
  • Marcelo de Oliveira Müller – Luiz Leonardos & Advogados
  • Paulo Parente Marques Mendes – Di Blasi Parente & Associados
  • Rodrigo A. de Ouro Preto Santos – Ouro Preto Advogados
Active audience participation is requested: Please furnish us with two questions for the participants of the roundtable when you register for the event (further information below). 
11:15 am
How well do you know your IP rights?

Quiz on IP law in Brazil
12:15 pm
Reception with refreshments and finger food 

Co-hosting firms
Please RSVP via the “RSVP Today!” button below no later than Tuesday, August 23. 

In addition, kindly send an email to (making reference to your RSPV) to let us know since when you are active in the area of IP and provide us with two questions referring to the challenges and/or opportunities currently faced by Young (IP) Practitioners to be addressed to the participants of the round table.

The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be valid once it has been confirmed by email.