2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+
Virtual Table Topics
Back by popular demand!
Table Topics provide an excellent opportunity to meet your global colleagues in a small group setting and discuss a pre-determined topic related to brands and IP law and practice. Table Topics are moderated one-hour sessions with up to 30 participants and will mostly correlate with our offered tracks.
After the session, keep the conversation going by exchanging your contact details via INTAconnect or meeting at the INTA Café.
Due to limited availability, please note that pre-registration is required.
Corporate Table Topic: CTT1—The Power of Brands in the Fight for Social Justice
Corporate Table Topic: CTT14—Making the Transition from Law Firms to In-House
Corporate Table Topic: CTT2—The Important Role Brands Play in Building a Better Society
Table Topic: TT1—Combatting Counterfeits in Online Marketplaces: Tips and Watchouts for Leveraging Registry Protection Systems
Table Topic: TT2—Comparative Law Carousel: Indigenous Knowledge and Trademarks (In Spanish)
Table Topic: TT3—Intermediary Liability for E-Commerce and Social Media Marketplaces
Table Topic: TT4—Upcycling: Permissible Recycling or Commercial Hitchhiking?
Table Topic: TT5—Global Perspectives on Green (Environmental) Advertising
Table Topic: TT6—Can Trademark Infringement Be a Victimless Crime? Why Some Defendants Should Pay $0 Damages Even if They are Liable for Trademark Infringement
Table Topic: TT83—Best Practices for IP Enforcement in Digital Marketplaces
Table Topic: TT84—Landlord Liability and Trademark Infringement: Different Regions, Different Views? (In Spanish)
Corporate Table Topic: CTT22—How to Persuade the Authority in Indonesia—Let’s Get Together to Move the Authority!
Table Topic: TT10 | AROUND THE REGION–CHINA
Parallel Imports and Trademark Infringement in China
Table Topic: TT11 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Protecting Three Dimensional Marks in China
Table Topic: TT12 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
What’s in a Name: Protecting Personal Names in China
Table Topic: TT13—Best Strategies to Support a Claim of Acquired Distinctiveness Around the Globe
Table Topic: TT14—How to Leverage IP to Finance Your Business Expansion in China
Table Topic: TT15—Leveraging Copyright Works in License and Franchise Agreements: A Unsung Asset
Table Topic: TT16—Young Practitioners: Trademark Protection Strategies Best Practices
Table Topic: TT7—A Comparative Law Carousel: Best Practices in Protection Packaging Designs
Table Topic: TT8 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Attacking Bad Faith Filings in China Under the China Trademark Law of 2020
Table Topic: TT87 | AROUND THE REGION—ASIA
Budget Friendly Strategies for Effective Trademark Protection and Enforcement in China
Table Topic: TT88—Becoming an All-Star Advocate in Court: Tips and Watchouts in China and Beyond
Table Topic: TT9 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Best Practices for Combatting Trademark Squatting in China
Corporate Table Topic: CTT15—Leveraging Your Brand to Benefit Society: The Opportunities, the Challenges, and the In-Between
Table Topic: TT17—A Comparative Law Carousel: Obstacles to Registering Cannabis-Related Trademarks
Table Topic: TT18—Budding Brands: Trademarks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Goods
Table Topic: TT19—Genericism and the Internet: Strategies for Protection and Enforcement After Booking.com
Table Topic: TT20—Impact of ISO Standards on Brand Valuation and Evaluation
Table Topic: TT21—The Tension Between Geographical Indications and Trademarks (In Spanish)
Table Topic: TT22—We Are More Than Trademarks: Marketing Your Firm to Support “All” Legal Matters for Your Clients
Table Topic: TT23—The Orange Economy: The Relevance of IP for Creative Industries
Table Topic: TT24—Litigation Surveys for Trade Dress: Measuring Likelihood of Confusion, Secondary Meaning, and Genericness for Trade Dress Litigation
Table Topic: TT25—Advertising Clearance: Addressing Potential Trademark and Other IP Concerns
Table Topic: TT26—Networking 101 (Primarily for Young Law Firm and Stakeholder Practitioners)
Table Topic: TT27—Monetizing and Protecting Celebrity Rights
Table Topic: TT28—Flying Solo: Opening Your Own IP Firm
Table Topic: TT29—When Creativity and Commercialism Meet: Trademarks and the First Amendment
Table Topic: TT85 | AROUND THE REGION—LATIN AMERICA
Navigating E-commerce Regulations: A View from Latin America
Table Topic: TT89—Cannabis Marks: Still the Wild West of Trademark Law?
Table Topic: TT98—Brands and Environmental Claims
Table Topic: TT107—Cannabis Brands: Navigating the Regulatory and Trademark Landscape for Cannabis Products
Corporate Table Topic: CTT16—Online Platforms and Intermediary Liability: Are Changes Afoot?
Corporate Table Topic: CTT17—Expanding Your Knowledge to Become the IP Practitioner of the Future
Corporate Table Topic: CTT21—Effective Measures Against Brand Hijackers Using Their Registered Trademarks of Bad-Faith Filing in China—Let’s Get Together to Take Them Away!
Corporate Table Topic: CTT3—Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Come As You Are
Corporate Table Topic: CTT4—Inclusion and Allyship: What Can We Do to Make Sure That Everyone Feels Included?
Table Topic: TT100—Effectiveness of Coexistence Agreements: A Comparative Analysis of Different Jurisdictions
Table Topic: TT30—Image Rights and Licensing: Dos and Don’ts from Across the Globe
Table Topic: TT31—INTA: Practice Resources for Young Practitioners
Table Topic: TT32—Sharing Best Practices for Engaging, Instructing and Collaborating with Counsel from Around the Globe
Table Topic: TT33—Copyright as a Complement to Sound-Based Trademarks (In Spanish)
Table Topic: TT90—Geographical Indications: Strategies for Protecting and Enforcing GI’s Across Borders
Corporate Table Topic: CTT18—What the Future Holds: Expectations on the Evolution of In-House and Law Firm Collaboration
Corporate Table Topic: CTT5—Pharmaceutical Trademarks
Table Topic: TT105—The Name Game: Taking a Local Brand Global—Tips and Watchouts for Startups and SMEs
Table Topic: TT34—Best Practices in Trademark Portfolio Management
Table Topic: TT35—Combatting Brand Theft and Misappropriation of Brands in a Digital World
Table Topic: TT36—Corporate Umbrella Brand Across Business Sectors: Pros and Cons of this Branding Strategy
Table Topic: TT37—Developing and Leveraging a Global Customs Recordation Strategy for Your Brands
Table Topic: TT38—Leveraging Copyrights in Your Brand Protection Strategy
Table Topic: TT39—Managing Through Crisis: Maintaining Morale and Effectiveness in Challenging Times
Table Topic: TT40—Sound Advice: The Pros and Cons of Registering Sound Marks via the Madrid System
Table Topic: TT41—Co-existence Agreements: It Takes (at Least) Two to Tango
Table Topic: TT42—Online Marketplaces: Caught Between a Retailer and a Consumer
Table Topic: TT43—The Ongoing Battle Against Online Printers: Are They Willfully Blind to the Sale of Counterfeit Goods and Should They Be Held Liable for Contributory Infringement?
Table Topic: TT86—On Brands Being the Change: Social Justice, Cutlural Awareness, and Consumer Expectations
Table Topic: TT96 | AROUND THE REGION—EUROPE
Learnings from the Big Mac Brand: Practices and Pitfalls When Submitting Proof of Use
Corporate Table Topic: CTT6—Domain Name Disputes Post-GDPR: Navigating URS, UDRP, ACPA With Reduced Access to Information
Corporate Table Topic: CTT7—Right of Publicity: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Table Topic: TT103 | AROUND THE REGION—ASIA
Online Enforcement in China: Players, Tools, Tips, and Watchouts
Table Topic: TT44 | AROUND THE REGION—ASIA
Discussion of Examination Procedures in Key Countries in Asia
Table Topic: TT45 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Navigating Enforcement Actions in China
Table Topic: TT46 | AROUND THE REGION–CHINA
Best Practices for Trademark Enforcement in China: A Primer for International Businesses
Table Topic: TT47 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Legal Update—Manufacturing Goods in China: Do OEM Products Cause Confusion in the Marketplace?
Table Topic: TT48 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Recent Developments in E-Commerce Law in China
Table Topic: TT49 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
The Impact of New Rules of Evidence in IP Cases in China
Table Topic: TT50—Best Practices in Software Protection: Patents, Trade Secrets, and More
Table Topic: TT92 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Bad Faith Filings in China
Table Topic: TT93 | AROUND THE REGION—CHINA
Enforcing Foreign Judgments in China
Corporate Table Topic: CTT10—Candy vs. Cannabis: The New Infringement Battlefield
Corporate Table Topic: CTT11—Lessons from the Pandemic: Improved Mark Clearance and Third Party Surveillance Efficiencies
Corporate Table Topic: CTT19—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Developing Diverse Talent in Your Organization
Table Topic: TT55 | AROUND THE REGION—EUROPE
Understanding “Average Consumer” and “Informed User” in Light of Recent Decisions
Table Topic: TT56—Artificial Intelligence: A Powerful Tool But Not a Replacement for Examiners and Judges When Assessing Rights and Remedies
Table Topic: TT57—Leveraging Blockchain to Combat Counterfeits
Table Topic: TT58—Next Round of gTLDs: Lessons Learned and New Rules
Table Topic: TT59—The Power of Social Media Influencers: The Good, the Bad, and the In-Between
Table Topic: TT60—Trademark and Domain Name Strategies to Succeed in an Online World with a New Launch or Rebranding
Table Topic: TT61—Brands, Internet Platforms, and the Brave New World
Table Topic: TT62—The Relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
Table Topic: TT63—The Interplay between AI and Trademark Law
Table Topic: TT64—Social Media and Consumer Behavior: Who Chooses Whom?
Table Topic: TT65—Effective IP Protection for Brand Owners in the Automotive Industry
Table Topic: TT66—E-sports and Associated Intellectual Property Issues
Table Topic: TT67—Product (Mis)Placement
Table Topic: TT68—Intellectual Property Rights and Fantasy Sports
Corporate Table Topic: CTT8—Innovation and the Future of IP: A View from Inside
Corporate Table Topic: CTT9—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Global View
Table Topic: TT101 | AROUND THE REGION—CANADA
Navigating New Hurdles Under the Canadian Trademarks Act of 2020
Table Topic: TT102—Website Blocking: A Comparative View of Judicial Solutions in Key Jurisdictions
Table Topic: TT51—Fan, Fandom, and Fair Use
Table Topic: TT52—Overcoming Descriptiveness Rejections: What is Enough to Show Acquired Distinctiveness?
Table Topic: TT53—USPTO Practice: Understanding Identification of Goods and Specimen Requirements for the Non-U.S. Practitioner
Table Topic: TT54—The Fallacy of Consumer Confusion in the Information Age
Table Topic: TT91—The Risks and Rewards of Influencers: Top Tips and Potential Pitfalls
Table Topic: TT75—A Comparative Law Carousel: Indigenous Rights and Defensive Provisions in Trademark Legislation to Combat Misappropriation of Cultural Heritage
Table Topic: TT76 | AROUND THE REGION—EURASIA
Administrative Proceedings to Oppose Marks in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Tips and Watchouts
Table Topic: TT77 | AROUND THE REGION—EUROPE
Understanding “Enhanced Distinctive Character” in Europe Today
Table Topic: TT78—Fair or Foul in a Digital World: Understanding Fair Use/Fair Dealing to Avoid Copyright Infringement
Table Topic: TT79—Impact of the Pandemic on Protection and Enforcement Strategies Around the World
Table Topic: TT80—Non-Use Cancellation in a Pandemic: What Qualifies as Special Circumstances in Different Countries?
Table Topic: TT81—Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Protection and Enforcement of Olympic Game Marks
Table Topic: TT82—Between Trapezes: Trademark Protection Strategies in Multiple Jurisdictions
Table Topic: TT97—What to Consider Before You Hit Reply on Social Media Brand Reviews: The Pros and Cons of Reaction or Inaction
Table Topic: TT106—Leveraging IP as Collateral: Tips and Watchouts for SMEs and Start-Ups
Corporate Table Topic: CTT12—Leadership During Changing and Challenging Times: Effective and Inclusive Team Management
Corporate Table Topic: CTT13—What’s Good for the Goose May Not be Good for the Gander: Open Access vs. Traditional IP Rights
Corporate Table Topic: CTT20—Where There’s No Textbook: The Impact of Innovation on Trademark Teams
Table Topic: TT 104 | AROUND THE REGION—MEXICO
Catching Up with Mexico: The New Trademark Law and the Impact of the USMCA
Table Topic: TT69 | AROUND THE REGION—LATIN AMERICA
A Comparative Law Carousel: Trademark Protection and Enforcement in Latin America
Table Topic: TT70 | AROUND THE REGION—LATIN AMERICA
Live Action, Animation, and Other Artworks: Leveraging IP and Privacy Rights in Latin America
Table Topic: TT71 | AROUND THE REGION—LATIN AMERICA
Madrid Protocol and Brazil: Post Accession Learnings
Table Topic: TT72 | AROUND THE REGION—LATIN AMERICA
Overcoming Descriptiveness Challenges in Key Jurisdictions (In Spanish)
Table Topic: TT73—The Sound of Success: Protecting Sound Marks in Different Countries
Table Topic: TT74—Business Development in a Post COVID-19 World: What is Working for IP Firms Like Yours?
Table Topic: TT94—Madrid Protocol vs. Local Registration Systems: Navigating Discrepancies Around the Globe
Table Topic: TT95—The Advantages of Formal Recognition of High-Renown Trademarks: A Comparative Law Carousel
Table Topic: TT99—Getting Back on the Horse: IP Management 18+ Months After the Lockdown
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