Volunteer Awards
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Volunteer Awards
2002 Volunteer Service Award

Advancement of Trademark Law

Jerre Swann (Kilpatrick Stockton —Atlanta, Georgia, USA) was recognized for his work in the area of trademark dilution, especially his article "Dilution Redefined for the Year 2002." He also collaborated on INTA’s amicus brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Victoria’s Secret case.

Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives

Ellen Shankman (Ellen Shankman & Associate—Rehovot, Israel) represented trademark owners on the ICANN Names Council, and brought a unique perspective to finding solutions to Internet-related problems faced by trademark owners.

Sally Field (Bristows—London, UK) led the European Legislation Subcommittee and was recognized for the team’s report on bad faith during the European Union enlargement debate.

Peter Mueller (Mueller, Shupfner & Gauger—Munich, Germany) was chair of the ADR Global Issues Subcommittee, which set in motion the expansion of international participation on INTA’s Panel of Neutrals.

Advancement of the Association

Caroline Chicoine (Thompson Coburn LLP—St. Louis, Missouri, USA) helped INTA to develop policies on trademark-related issues in Internet law and participated in the creation of the ICANN policy consideration process.

Debbie Roenning (Norwegian Trademark Office—Geneva, Switzerland) worked on INTA’s Model Examination Guidelines, which are currently being used by trademark offices around the world.

Kee-Leng Tan (K.L. Tan and Associates—Singapore) advanced INTA’s presence in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and represented INTA at various meetings in the region.