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September 1, 2019 Vol. 74 No. 15 Back to Bulletin Main Page

Nominations Are Open for the 2019 President's Award and INTA Service Awards


For nearly two decades, INTA has recognized the outstanding contributions of individuals and member organizations through its awards presented each year at the Association’s annual Leadership Meeting. This year, the tradition will continue at the 2019 Leadership Meeting, which will take place November 19‒22 in Austin, Texas, USA, with the presentation of the 2019 President’s Award and the newly revised INTA Service Awards (formerly known as Volunteer Service Awards).

The President’s Award acknowledges the profound appreciation by the global trademark and related intellectual property (IP) community for individuals belonging to an INTA member organization who have, over the course of a career in trademark and related IP law, made a lasting impact on INTA and its mission. 

The INTA Service Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that provide exemplary service to INTA, have been revised this year to more closely reflect the Association’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. Additionally, eligibility to nominate and be nominated has been expanded to include more individuals from the INTA community. The new award categories include Advancement of Association Objectives and INTA Members for a Better Society

Also new this year, INTA staff will submit nominations for the INTA Membership Champion Award.

The chart below details the criteria for each award, who is eligible to nominate, and who is eligible to be nominated to receive the awards. Please submit your nominations by September 13. 

INTA Officers will evaluate the nominations and select the award recipients. Please join us at the Awards Ceremony at the Leadership Meeting on Tuesday, November 19, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, where the INTA community will gather to honor and celebrate the award recipients. 

INTA President’s Award

The President’s Award acknowledges the profound appreciation by the global trademark and related IP community for individuals of an INTA member organization who have, over the course of a career in trademark and related IP law, made a lasting impact on INTA and the Association’s mission.
Criteria Eligible to Nominate Eligible to Be Nominated
Awarded to one or more individuals of an INTA member organization who:
  • Provide consistently outstanding service to the Association through work on committees, task forces, and/or the Board of Directors;
  • Offer innovative approaches to the fulfillment of INTA’s mission and who  have had an enduring impact on the Association; and
  • Act as a role model and leader in the practice of trademark and related IP law.
- Board of Directors
- Officers
- Counsel
- INTA Foundation Board of Governors
- Past presidents
- Past counsel
- Committee members
- Global Advisory Council and Programming Advisory Council participants
- Task force and project Team members
- INTA staff
Any individual representative of an INTA member organization
INTA Service Awards
The three categories of Service Awards recognize individuals and organizations that provide exemplary service to INTA.
Criteria Eligible to Nominate Eligible to Be Nominated
Advancement of Association Objectives

Awarded to one or more individuals of an INTA member organization whose participation, efforts, and innovative thinking during the year have advanced the following: (a) substantive trademark and related IP law and practice objectives; (b) committee or subcommittee objectives; or (c) the strategic objectives of INTA (Strategic Plan 2018–2021).
- Board of Directors
- Officers
- Counsel
- INTA Foundation Board of Governors
- Past presidents
- Past counsel
- Committee members
- Global Advisory Council and Programming Advisory Council participants
- Task force and Project Team members
- INTA staff
Any individual representative of an INTA member organization
INTA Members for a Better Society

Awarded to one or more individuals of an INTA member organization or INTA member organizations that have demonstrated during the year how brands positively impact society and build consumer trust through initiatives relating to: (a) corporate social responsibility; (b) diversity and inclusion; or (c) pro bono legal services.
- Board of Directors
- Officers
- Counsel
- INTA Foundation Board of Governors
- Past presidents
- Past counsel
- Committee members
- Global Advisory Council and Programming Advisory Council participants
- Task force and Project Team members
- INTA staff
Any individual representative of an INTA member organization or an INTA member organization
INTA Membership Champion Award

Awarded to one or more individuals who during the year have helped grow INTA membership, increase awareness of INTA, and promote member benefits, demonstrating a combined passion for trademark and related IP law and a commitment to INTA through exceptional efforts, with such things as: introductions of potential members, hosting recruitment events and roundtables, participating in delegations, and sharing their own INTA experience to facilitate knowledge and understanding of the Association.
INTA staff Any individual representative of an INTA member organization

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