As INTA’s European Student IP Ambassador, I had the chance to organize the INTA Career Panel in Paris on June 9, 2017. The event was hosted by the University of London Institute in Paris. A team from the university and INTA welcomed almost 80 law students, which I consider a huge success.
First, I introduced INTA, giving a general overview with the special focus on student membership. All the benefits of student involvement were mentioned—for example, discounted participations fees for INTA events and the availability to members of rich online resources.
Four speakers joined this project, namely Dr. Gail Evans
from Queen Mary University of
London, David Taylor, a partner at Hogan Lovells in Paris, Vincent Denoyelle, a senior associate at Hogan Lovells in Paris, and Raphael Chabaneix, an associate at Allen & Overy.The INTA Career Panel was focused on job opportunities for future lawyers in the trademark field. Topics such as every-day law firm life, smooth transition from student status to working life, and the importance of networking were included. Panelists highlighted some CV recommendations and internship possibilities in intellectual property law. The participants also very actively joined the debate and I am very grateful for it.
The event was co-sponsored by the international law firm Hogan Lovells, The European Law Students` Association (ELSA France), and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The Career Panel was then followed by Champagne-tasting kindly offered by Hogan Lovells, some typical French wines, and baguettes with cheese provided by INTA.