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Table Topics are a great networking opportunity to discuss topics of interest over lunch or breakfast with a small group of like-minded professionals. Come prepared to join in on the conversation and share your thoughts!

Table Topics are $60 each, and will be held from Saturday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon. You must pre-register for these events. Onsite registration will be available only if there are dropouts and seats become available.

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

TSA50 How to Deal with a Difficult Boss
Robert M. O’Connell, Orrick (United States)

TSA51 Working with Millennials: Are They Really That Different?
Angelo Mazza, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty, LLP (United States)

TSA52 Times Change: Every Generation has it's own Challenges
Bill Ferrell, Trust Tree Legal, P.C. (United States)

TSA53 #MeToo in Law Firms
Agustina Fernandez Giambruno, Fernandez Secco & Asociados (Uruguay)

TSA54 GDPR: Are you in Breach of the European Data Protection Regulations? Can you Provide Your European Colleagues and Client's with the Reassurance and Confidence They Need to Work with You?
Sara Ludlam, 3volution Limited (United Kingdom)

TSA55 The Diverse and Ever-Changing Role of a Trademark Lawyer: The Story of Three Hats and One Rabbit
Marina Stipanac, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP (Canada)

TSA56 Fighting Fakes in Frontier Economies: How to Protect Your Brand in Emerging Market Countries
Lara Kayode, O. KAYODE & CO (Nigeria)

TSA57 The Future of Mediaton in the Field of Intellectual Property Disputes
Birgit Weil, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Ltd. (Switzerland)

TSA58 Bringing IP Assets Together to Generate Added Value and Commercial Success
Michael Flannery, CPA Global (Global)

TSA59 How Blockchain will Facilitate Trademark Management in the Future of IP
Jon James Kirtland, CPA Global (Global)

TSA60 National Interpretations of Article 8(4) EUTMR 
Yoann Fouquet, Venner Shipley LLP (United Kingdom)

TSA61 Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence–What Should I Be Doing?
Robert Reading, CompuMark (United States)

TSA62 Data Breach Costs and Brand Damage
Susan Natland, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP (United States)
James Bikoff, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (United States)

TSA63 Trademarks in a Decentralized World: Prosecuting and Enforcing Trademarks for Blockchain Technologies
Sarah Bro, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP (United States)

TSA64 Forum-Selection for Trademark Appeals and Disputes
Ashlyn Lembree, University of New Hampshire School of Law (United States)

TSA65 What Trademark Protection will be Available to the Owners of EU Trademarks after Brexit?
David Birchall, Venner Shipley LLP (United Kingdom)

TSA66 Is There a Brand in this Pattern? Protection of (Fashion) Pattern Marks in the United States
Michael MacDermott, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (United States)

TSA67 EU Certification-Marks: Underestimated or Overrated?
Goesta Dr. Schindler, Buse Heberer Fromm (Germany)

TSA68 New Reforms to the Mexican Trademark Law 
Carolina Ponce, Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. (Mexico)

TSA69 Trademark Squatting and Zombie Trademarks: Transborder Challenges in the EU
Linnea Harnesk, Westerberg & Partners (Sweden) 

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

TSU01 Certification Marks in Europe: A New Legal Tool
Christian Thomas, Kuhnen & Wacker IP Law Firm PartG mbB (Germany)

TSU02 Community or Exclusivity? Intellectual Property challenges in Community Environments
Silverio Sandate, Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico)

TSU03 Indigenous Rights in New Zealand: Navigating the Differences (Conflict) Between IP rights and Maori Traditional Knowledge Rights
John Hackett, AJ Park (New Zealand)

TSU04 The New General Data Protection Law in Brazil: What Foreign Companies Should Know for a Smooth Transition
Filipe Cabral, Dannemann Siemsen (Brazil)

TSU05 Are the Entertainment Industries Using Trademarks and Branding to Proper Advantage?
Alan Haus, Royse Law Firm, P.C. (United States)

TSU06 How Corporations and Law Firms Can Further Leverage Technology in the Brand Protection Battle
Morris Wilder, Yellow Brand Protection (United States)

TSU07 An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Key Elements for Brand Protecting Social Media Policies
Lorraine Fleck, Fleck Innovation Law (Canada)

TSU08 Well-Known Trademark Declaration as a Defense in a Non-Use Cancellation Procedures under the Andean Community Legislation (In Spanish)
Diego Rocabado, Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados (Bolivia)

TSU09 Best Practices for Coping with Trademark Squatting in China for Foreign Companies
Hongxia WU, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office (China)

TSU10 Video Games in the 21st Century: How Strong IP Protections Fuel the Growth of the Industry on a Worldwide Basis
Ben Golant, Entertainment Software Association (United States)

TSU11 Partnering with Customers: Who is in Control of Your Brand?
Anita Marlin, Align Technology, Inc. (United States)

TSU12 Naming Biosimilar Medicines
Sharon Gobat, Bel-Air Intellectual Property SÃ rl (Switzerland)

TSU13 Oppositions in Argentina: The New System and an International Perspective
Patricio Mara­a Albornoz, Bomchil (Argentina)

TSU14 How Much is Your Trademark Worth? Financial Instruments on How to Evaluate the Value of a Trademark
Alexandra Dellmeier, LexDellmeier IP Law Firm (Germany)

TSU15 Grey Markets and Daigou Channels: Risks and Opportunities for the Brand Reputation
Ana Gomez Sanchez, PONS IP (Spain)

TSU16 Trade Secrets
Claudia Pappas, thyssenkrupp Intellectual Property GmbH (Germany)

TSU17 What's in Your Enforcement Toolkit?: Strategies to Efficiently and Effectively Shut Down Trademark Infringement Abroad
Susan Russell, Baker Donelson PC (United States)

TSU18 Managing International Trademark Portfolios and Navigating Foreign Adversarial Proceedings
Ashli Weiss, Benefit Cosmetics (United States)

TSU19 Should the Madrid System Not be Used for Trademark Applications in Certain Countries? Local Differences in the Practical Application of the Madrid System and in the Enforcement of Madrid Protocol Trademarks
Michael Best, BEST Rechtsanwaelte PartmbB (Germany)

TSU20 Retrofitting the Madrid Protocol
Dermot Horgan, IpHorgan Ltd (United States)

TSU21 Likelihood of Confusion Survey Format for Less-Known Marks: To Eveready or to Squirt?
Jacqueline Chorn, Applied Marketing Science, INC (United States)

TSU22 How to Register, Defend or Attack Color Trademarks: Is the Scenario the Same in US, Europe or Other Jurisdictions?
Utz Kador, Kador & Partner (Germany)

TSU23 3D Protections
Sirin Akgun, Destek Patent (Turkey)

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

TSU50 Online Brand Protection Strategies and Types of Enforcement
Valerie Finn, OpSec Security (United States)

TSU51 A Nice Chat Over a Glass of Wine: Designations of Origin, Geographical Indications and Trademarks - More Clarity in the EU for IP protection in the Wine Sector?
Manuela Bruscolini, INTERPATENT SRL (Italy)

TSU52 Risk Assessment and Valuation in the Context of Trademark Litigation
Ashok Ram Kumar, IP Markets (India)

TSU53 Naming  in the Pharma Industry: From Creation to Screening/Clearance
Jukka Immonen, Corsearch Inc. (United States)

TSU54 Integrating Multiple Forms of IP Into Product Development and Launch
Ira Levy, Goodwin Procter (United States)

TSU55 How to Navigate INTA as an Associate
Charles P. Guarino, Moser Taboada (United States)

TSU56 Geographically Deceptive Trademarks in Modern Consumers Eyes
Jenny Mazor- Gordon, Jenny mazor Gordon, Advocate, JMG IP 
Ariel Dubinsky, Ariel Dubinsky law office (Israel) 

TSU57 Navigating Border Enforcement Measures in ASEAN Waters
Ren Jun Lim, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow (Singapore)

TSU58 Prosecuting Applications to Register Trade Dress Claims for Design Patent Attorneys
Ed Timberlake, Timberlake Law (United States)

TSU59 Trademarks vs. Geographical Indications: Tips and Recent Developments
Andra Musatescu, Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices (Romania)

TSU60 Effective IP Protection for Brand Owners in the Beauty Sector
Diana Lipecka, DEANNA-PATENT (Germany)

TSU61 Trademark Usage Guidelines: Who Should Adopt Them?  Who Should Use Them?  What Should Be in Them?
Britt Anderson, Perkins Coie LLP (United States)

TSU62 Intellectual Property's Influence on Economic Growth and Foreign Investment
Bernadette Versfeld, Webber Wentzel (South Africa)

TSU63 Impact of Counterfeiting on Global Economic Growth
Luiza Araripe, IBMEC (Brazil)

TSU64 Image Rights Protection: Can Trademarks Help and How?
Emily Weal, Keltie LLP (United Kingdom)

TSU65 How to be a Superstar Associate
Jessica Sganga, Knobbe Martens (United States)

TSU66 Artificial Intelligence, and the Disruptive Implications on IP Infringement and Liability
Rimi Kbar, Alyafi IP Group (Lebanon)

TSU67 Brand Protection in the Cannabis Industry: State Rights vs. Federal Roadblocks to Trademark Registration
Jeannette Carmadella, Lutzker & Lutzker LLP (United States)

TSU68 eSports: Lack of IP Protection and Best Practices in a Fast Growing Industry
Ana Gomex Sanchez, PONS IP (Spain)

TSU69 Too Close For Comfort: Small/Family Trademark Practices
Marc Phillip Bodner, Bodner Flom (Israel)

TSU70 The Interface and Tension Between Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Jyeshta Mahendran, Shearn Delamore & Co (Malaysia)

TSU71 Leveraging Technology in IP
Travis Manfredi, Jupiter Law Partners (India)




8:00 AM–10:00 AM

TM01 Brand Restrictions...Coming Soon to a Jurisdiction or Product Near and Dear to You!
Alex and Mari-Elise MacKay and Paul, Stites & Harbison PLLC (United States)

TM02 The Liability of Internet: Platforms Such as Amazon or Facebook for Products Offered by Third Parties in the European Community
Tilman Vossius, Barkhoff Reimann Vossius (Germany)

TM03 Geographical indications: Practical Approaches for Companies Inside and Outside the US.
Donna Tobin, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz (United States)

TM04 Pharmaceutical Trademarks and Regulatory Concerns: Convergences and Divergences
Joaquim Goulart, Dannemann Siemsen (Brazil)

TM05 International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in EU Online Brand Enforcement: Where to Go and What to Plead?
Anthonia Ghalamkarizadeh, Hogan Lovells International LLP (Germany)

TM06 The Brand Value and Trademark Landscape for Legalized Adult Use Cannabis and Cannabis Based Products in Domestic and Foreign Markets
Stephen Selznick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (Canada)

TM07 Traditional Knowledge and Trademarks: Practical Cases (in Spanish)
Maria del Carmen Arana Courrejolles, Estudio Colmenares & Asociados (Peru)

TM08 Certification marks: What is New and Not so New Across Europe? Analyzing the New Kind of Trademark at the EU Level
Carmen Castellano, Allen & Overy (Germany)

TM09 Intellectual Property Issues in Advertisements and the Advertising Industry
David Kluft, Foley Hoag (United States)

TM10 Applying Lean Six Sigma to Global Trademark Portfolio Management
Julia K. Sutherland, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (United Kingdom)

TM11 Ex Parte Seizure Orders under 15 U.S.C. § 1116(d) of the Lanham Act: Recent Developments in Case Law
Maja Szumarska, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP (United States)

TM12 Best Practices for Right-Sizing Domain Name Portfolios
Phil Lodico, Brandsight (United States)

TM13 Design Protection For Brands
George Raynal, Saidman DesignLaw Group (United States)

TM14 The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Intellectual Property Theories: Are Novelty and Originality in Jeopardy?
Marcel Nadal Michelman, Cornell Law School (United States)

TM15 Data Analytics for U.S. Trademark Office Refusals: How to Find Evidence in the USPTO Database to Support Your Case
Allison Ricketts, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. (United States)

TM16 Thought Leadership for Law Firms
James Nurton, Lextel (United Kingdom)

TM17 Trademarks and Influencers: Balancing Sometimes Opposite Interests
Kriek Wille, Van Doorne (Netherlands)

TM18 How Can In-House Counsel Make Creative Review More Efficient and Effective?
Anuj Desai, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP (United States)
TM19 Checklist for Cease and Desist Letters
James Johnson, (United States)

TM20 Famous Marks Victims of Their Own Success: A US and Latin America Perspective
Federico Berger, BERGER Legal (Argentina)

TM21 Domain Names and Trademarks: The Two in One Synergy
Tolu Olaloye Nee Daniels, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)
TM22 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Trademark Protection
Enrique Moller, EY Law (Ernst & Young Law) (Guatemala)

TM23 Can I Say That? (Or, Use of Third-Party Trademarks on tumblr, Instagram and Twitter)
Heidi Tandy, Price Benowitz (United States)

TM24 IP in Changing Borders and War Zones
Tima Hachem, Al Yafi IP Group (Qatar)

TM25 Between Trapezes: Strategies of TM Protection in Multiple Jurisdictions
Francesca Silverman, MasterCard International Incorporated (United States)

TM26 Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Asta Valdimarsdóttir, WIPO (Switzerland)

1:15 PM–3:15 PM

TM50 Design Registration vs. Examination:  Has the Time Come for the US to Adopt a Design Registration System like the European RCDs?
Perry J. Saidman, Saidman DesignLaw Group (United States)

TM51 Characters Can Enhance Your Brand:  From Peter Rabbit to Sherlock Holmes
Iris Geik, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (United States)

TM52 Blockchain and Trademarks
Bennett Collen,, LLC (United States)
TM53 Anti-Corruption and Anti-Money-Laundering Risk Identification, Evaluation and Prioritization for Trademark Firms and Practice Groups.
Bruce Horowitz, Paz Horowitz (Ecuador)

TM54 Trademark Licensing: Practical Tips and Best Practices
Sergey Medvedev, PhD, LLM, Gorodissky & Partners (Russia)
TM55 Do You Want to Protect Your Brand in Latin America? Main differences between US and Latin America Trademark Law
Barbarita Guzman, Antequera Parilli & Rodriguez (Venezuela)

TM56 Protecting Foreign Language Variants of Your Client's Trademark: Tips and Traps From Around the World
Ed Heerey QC, Nigel Bowen Chambers, Sydney (Australia)

TM57 The Effectiveness of Site-Blocking in Dealing with Counterfeiting
Janet Toh, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Malaysia)

TM58 Utilization of Proof of Use of Trademark
Rick Tan, Jiaquan IP Law (China)
TM59 Creative Coexistence:  Crafting Coexistence Agreements and Letters of Consent to Resolve Disputes and Permit Trademark Registration
Laura Winston, Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law (United States)

TM60 Registering Trade Dress with the USPTO
Timothy Lockhart, Willcox & Savage, P.C. (United States.)

TM61 A Case Study in Trademark Fair Use and Parody: Louis Vuitton's "Sense of Humor" Under a (Couture) Microscope
Joel Feldman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP (United States)

TM62 Branding and Influencers Unfair Competition Outside the Scope of FTC Rules
Jaime Angeles, Angeles Pons (Dominican Republic)
TM63 Internediaries and Trademark Infringement: A European Perspective
Pawel Lipski, Bird & Bird (Poland)

TM64 Trademark Protection for Product Shapes and Colors: Never-Ending Road or a Dead End? 
TM65 Brands Without Borders: Extraterritorial Application of Trademark Laws
Michael Tschupp, Bosch (United States)
James Stepan, Mayback & Hoffman, P.A (United States)
TM66 What Do You Mean That I Need More EQ to be an All-Star lawyer?
Daniela Rojas, Hilborne Hawkin (United States)

TM67 GI's v Certification Marks: Who Wins?
Campbell Newell, Marks & Clerk (United Kingdom)
TM68 Impact of the Implementation of New Business Models Based on Sharing Economy on Trademarks
Pietro Pouche, Herbert Smith Freehills (Italy)

TM69 Architecting Your Dope Brand: Branding Law in the Cannabis Industry
Ashlee Froese, Froese Law (Canada)
TM70 Lean Six Sigma: Trademark Enforcement Done Efficiently and Within Budget
James Hastings, Collen (United States)

TM71 Influencer Marketing:  Positives and Pitfalls
Tsan Abrahamson, Cobalt LLP (United States)
TM72 Clearing New Products: Best Practices
Lucy Wheatley, McGuireWoods LLP (United States)

TM73 The EUTM: A Guide for the Non-European Filer
Jan Gerd Mietzel, Rolim, Mietzel, Wohlnick & Calheiros LLP (Germany)

TM74 Designs or Product Shape Trademarks: How to Choose Which is Best in Different Countries
Michael Lasky, Stoel Rives LLP (United States)

TM75 USPTO: Specimens, Use in Commerce, and the U.S. Counsel Rule
Represenative from the USPTO (United States)

8:00 AM–10:00 AM  

TT01 What to Expect and What not to Expect in Mediation in Africa
Chinwe Ogban, Jackson, Etti, Edu & Co. (Nigeria)

TT02 The Psychology of Mediating or Participating in Mediations
Michael Friedland, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP (United States)

TT03 Blockchain and IP
Richard Milchior, Granrut (France)

TT04 Trademark Related Challenges the International Companies are Facing in China
Yongjian Lei, Wanhuida Peksung IP Group (China)

TT05 The Acceptable Format and Requirement of Letter of Consent Within Trademark Examining Procedures
Chengyan Zhao, CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office (China)

TT06 Software Trademarks: Open or Proprietary
Joshua Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (United States)

TT07 Conflict Resolution with Particular Reference to the UK Opposition Procedure
Barbara Cookson, Filemot Technology Law Ltd (United Kingdom)

TT08 Are We Clear? Strategies and Considerations for Content Clearance in Expressive Works
Mike Bales, Nintendo of America Inc. (United States)

TT09 Navigating the TTAB: The Ins and Outs of the TBMP
Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, Pryor Cashman LLP (United States)

TT10 Infrigment of Trademark on Social Media
Baris Gunaydin, YILDIRIM LAW FIRM (Turkey)

TT11 GDPR, ICANN's Expedited Policy Development Process, and the Future of WHOIS
Matt Serlin, Brandsight (United States)

TT12 ZERO Daylight Between Generic and Highly Descriptive Marks: Showing Acquired Distinctiveness in the United States After Royal Crown Co. v. Coca-Cola Co.
Virginia Marino, Brinks Gilson & Lione (United States)

TT13 Selling in Europe? Beware of the Data Protection Rules and Learn About the Basics
Guillaume Gomis, GOMIS & LACKER AVOCATS AARPI (France)

TT14 Recent Trends in Monetary Relief in Lanham Act Litigation in the United States
John Plumpe, Epsilon Economics (United States)

TT15 What Luna, Chicago and Suri Need to Know: Issues with Famous Last Names and Other Personal Name Trademarks in the U.S. and Internationally
Rachel Santori, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (United States)

TT16 The Do's And Don'ts of Using Trademarks in Cultural Industries: Tips from a European Perspective
Julien Lacker, GOMIS & LACKER AVOCATS AARPI (France)

TT17 Surveys for Trademark Litigation:  What Every Trademark Attorney Should Know About Conducting and Rebutting a Trademark Survey
Justin Anderson, MMR Strategy Group (United States)

TT18 3D Marks: Do They Have a Future as Registered Trademarks?
Johan Loje, Loje, Arnesen & Meedom (Denmark)

TT19 Right of Publicity—State of the Law 
Peter Bromaghim, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (United States)

TT20 Trademark Oppositions: The Role of Non-Distinctive Elements Within Trademarks
Patrick Ronald Schutte, Wild Schnyder AG (Switzerland)

TT21 Protection of the Right to Communication through the Information Network under Chinese Law
Qin Li, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office (China)

TT22 Artificial Intelligence in the Fashion Industry
Jeffrey Greene, Fenwick & West (United States)

TT23 Building up an Effective IP Shield for a Multinational Efficiently
Stephan Wolke, Dr., thyssenkrupp Intellectual Porperty GmbH (Germany)

TT24 Trademark Infringement in Virtual Reality
Lauren Katzenellenbogen, Knobbe Martens (United States)

TT25 Rethinking U.S. Trademark Proof of Use Requirements for the Digital Age
Jenna Loadman, Ballard Spahr LLP (United States)

TT26 Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally:  The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Grégoire Bisson, WIPO (Switzerland)

TT27 USPTO: Expedited Cancellation Pilot Project and Accelerated Case Resolution
Represenative from the USPTO (United States)

1:15 PM–3:15 PM

TT50 A Client Perspective on Trademark Applications and the Legal Process
Simon Tam, The Slants (United States)

TT51 Recent Developments and Decisions in Contractual Obligations to Mediate or Arbitrate Disputes
Nathalie Dreyfus, Dreyfus (France)

TT52 What to Expect and What Not to Expect in Mediation in Europe
Andrew McWhirter, Brodies Solicitors (United Kingdom)

TT53 Hot Tubbing: The Mediation of Expert Evidence Disputes
Ruth Corbin, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada)

TT54 Likelihood of Confusion: Myth or Reality?
Todd Braverman, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP (United States)

TT55 Inspiration or Misappropriation: Traditional Cultural Expression in Brand Names, Logos, and Advertising
Gabrielle Holley, Holley & Menker, P.A. (United States)

TT56 Comparative Advertising in the Gulf Region: Does the Current Harmonized GCC Trademark Law or any Other Related Laws in the Region Address the Issue?
Asif Iqbal, Kadasa Intellectual Property (Saudi Arabia)

TT57 Holistic IP Strategy for Start-Ups
Jon Jekel, Fish & Richardson P.C. (United States)

TT58 Impact of Emerging Technologies on Brands
Geetha Kandiah, KASS International Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

TT59 The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) on Domain Name WHOIS Information
David Taylor, Hogan Lovells (France)

TT60 Advertising Law: Global World, Global Issues
Brooke Singer, Davis & Gilbert LLP (United States)

TT61 Preliminary Injunctions:  A Discussion on how Different Jurisdictions Grant Preliminary Injunctions or Similar Provisional Reliefs in the Context of Trademark Infringement
Jose Roberto de Almeida, Di Blasi, Parente & Associados (Brazil)

TT62 Searching on a Shoestring: Strategies for Searching Economically Yet Thoroughly
Laura Winston, Kim Winston LLP (United States)

TT63 In-house IP Counsel: Issues Facing Small Companies
Relani Belous (United States)

TT64 Show Me The Money: Cryptocurrency And Its Implications For Trademark Law
Lauren Timmons, Jones Day (United States)

TT65 Parallel imports: An Unresolved Dilemma
Nikolas Gregor, CMS (Germany)

TT66 Copyrights and U.S. Courts: INTA's Resolution and the U.S. Supreme Court's Review in Fourth Estate v.
Margaret Duncan, McDermott Will & Emery (United States)

TT67 US Design Copyrights Post Star Athletica: How the US Copyright Office and Courts Have Been Applying the New Separability Standard
Garfield Goodrum, Garfield Goodrum, Design Law (United States)

TT68 Artificial Intelligence and Retail 4.0: Do We Have to Re-Think Well-Established Principles in Trademark Law?
Eva-Maria Strobel, Baker McKenzie Zurich (Switzerland)

TT69 Trademarks and Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality
Coleen Morrison, Perry + Currier Inc. (Canada)

TT70 Trademarks in the eSports Industry
Leonard Glickman, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (Canada)

TT71 The Evolution of Trademark Trolls: How to Successfully Battle Them
Alicja Zalewska, CMS (Poland)

TT73 Future of Trademark Management
Cary Levitt, Dennemeyer & Co., LLC (United States)

TT74 The Intersection of Privacy, Data Protection and Trademark Law:  What a Trademark Lawyer Should Know
Diane Plaut, Corsearch, Inc. (United States)

TT75 Blockchain and IP: Navigating Emerging Uses and Relevant Issues
Christine Chen, Winkler Partners (Taiwan)

8:00 AM–10:00 AM  

TW01 What to Expect and What Not to Expect in Mediation in the Middle East
Junaid Daudpota, Daudpota International (Pakistan)

TW02 New Technologies in the Fashion Industy: Brands and Products

TW03 Influencing Social Media Influencers: Negotiating Agreements and Educating Influencers on Proper Disclosures
Lisa Rosaya, Baker & McKenzie, LLP (United States)

TW04 Trademarks and Their Flexibility: How Far Can A Mark Be Creatively Stretched Before It Breaks
Marianne Adams, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. (United States)

TW05 Indigenous Rights: What Trademark Professionals Need to Know
Marion Woods, Eversheds Sutherland (United States)

TW06 Artificial Intelligence and Trademark Examinations: Are TM Examiners Obsolete?
Joseph Barrientos, University of San Francisco School of Law (United States)
TW07 Internet Retailer Lock Down: Taking Back Your Client's Brand from Hijackers and Counterfeiters
Lori Hager, Myers Wolin, LLC (United States)
TW08 Customs Seizures of IP Counterfeits : Learn from Japanese Practices
Tomohiro Nakamura, Konishi & Nakamura (Japan)
TW09 USPTO: Electronic Filing and USPTO Resources
Represenative from the USPTO (United States)
TW10 Saying No to In-House Clients: Choosing the Right Approach
Shama Elliott, WarnerMedia (United States)
TW11 Cannabis Products: Trademark Registration and Enforcement in the US, Canada and the EU
Elizabeth Stafki, Pirkey Barber PLLC (United States)
TW12 Generic or Not : How to not Become a Generic Trademark
Okan Can, Deris Attorney At Law Partnership (Turkey)
TW13 Avoiding Formalities Objections in Asia-Pacific
Roseanne Mannion, Spruson & Ferguson (Australia)
TW14 Regulatory Norms Used to Combat Anticounterfeiting and Control Grey Markets
Felipe Samaniego, CorralRosales (Ecuador)
TW15 Hot Issues on Trademark Infringement on E-Commerce Platform in China
Xiaomeng Dong, CCPIT patent and trademark law office (China)

TW16 An International Perspective on Chances and Pitfalls Associated with Drafting Lists of Goods and Services: Class Headings, Specific Language, or Both?
Patrick Ronald Schutte, Wild Schnyder AG (Switzerland)
TW17 Earlier Rights to an Unregistered Trademark or a Company Name as the Grounds for EUTM Invalidation: Practical Issues
Daniel Hasik, Hasik Rheims & Partners (Poland)
TW18 Intragroup Transfer of Trademark Portfolios:How to Gain More Efficiency
Marion Dr. Woessner, Belron Group Services AG (Switzerland)
TW19 Smell and Taste Trademarks Around the Globe: Still a Long Way to Go?
Stephanie De Smedt, Loyens & Loeff (Belgium)
TW20 United States Legal Protection of Non-Traditional Marks  
Ira Cohen, Henkel & Cohen, P.A. (United States)
TW21 Trademarks and the Blockchain
Rob Holmes, LLC (United States)
TW22 Messaging Apps as an Enabler to Counterfeiting
Helen Saunders, INCOPRO (United Kingdom)
TW23 Enforcing on Design Rights and 3D Trademarks
Simon Baggs, Incopro Ltd (United Kingdom)
TW24 How to Resolve your IP Dispute Through WIPO ADR
Erik Wilbers, WIPO (Switzerland)
TW25 Networking 101
Susan Brady Blasco, Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe (United States)
TW26 Applying Lean Six Sigma to Global Trademark Portfolio Management
Jay V. Myers III, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (United States)

1:15 PM–3:15 PM  

TW50 All You Have Ever Wanted to Ask an INTA President
David Lossignol, Novartis Pharma AG (Switzerland)

TW51 Best Strategy To Say No to A Trademark Including INN Stem On Drugs.
Hui Gao, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office (China)

TW52 Plain Packaging: IP Implications
Natalia Paladiono, Cervieri Monsuarez & Associates (Uruguay)

TW53 It's Complicated: Trademark Hits and Misses in Corporate Transactions
Joanne Ludovici, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (United States)
TW54 Andean Trademark Opposition- Legal Treatment, Benefits and Disadvantages
Renzo Scavia, Scavia & Scavia Abogados (Peru)
TW55 Changing Attitudes and Behavior: Can the Government Get Consumers to Stop Buying Counterfeits?
Peter Fowler, USPTO (United States)
TW56 Will Brexit and U.S. Trade Wars Alter Trademark Filing Strategies?
Mark Watkins, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP (United States)
TW57 Anti-Counterfeiting and Customs Practices: What's Working?
May Cheng, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Canada)
TW58 Registration of Series Trademarks
David Birchall, Venner Shipley LLP (United Kingdom)
TW59 Trademarks and Franchising: Proper and Improper Use of Trademarks throughout a Franchise system
Lindsey Corbin, True North Companies (United States)
TW60 Social Media and IP in the Middle East: Beware the Sand Traps
Jon Parker, Gowling WLG (United Arab Emirates)
TW61 More Than Merely Descriptive: Anticipating, Answering, Amending, and Accepting Trademark Act Section 2(e) Refusals
Michael Brown, Michael J Brown Law Office (United States)

TW62 Protection of European Trademarks and Community Designs in the UK Post-Brexit
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