2022 Annual Meeting Live+
In-Person Table Topics
A perennial favorite, Table Topics provide a unique opportunity to meet global colleagues in small group settings and discuss topics of interest.
Table Topics will be held from Saturday, April 30–May 4 in the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and virtually from May 2–May 4.
Developed to complement our educational tracks, we’re offering two types of Table Topic sessions:
- General Table Topics: Table Topics featuring a variety of subjects that relate to our different track offerings
- Corporate Table Topics: Corporate Member-moderated Table Topics
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Table Topics are not included with Annual Meeting Live+ registration and must be purchased separately.
Please check back for additional program details and updates. Additional policy and pricing information is available below.
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TT1: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)—Same ”Good Ol’” IP Issues But in an Entirely New Shape and Form!
TT2: The Certification Mark Dilemma: How Companies Certifying Others’ Products and Services Globally Can Effectively Navigate Disparate Certification Mark Requirements in Several Jurisdictions
TT3: Brand Value and Corporate Social Responsibility 2.0
TT4: Inequality to Trademark Owners Who Ignore Gender Equality
TT5: Global Developments and Trends in the Protection and Enforcement of Indigenous Trademark Rights
TT6: Up in Smoke? Protecting and Enforcing Your Brand in Emerging Regulated Industries for Vaping Products and Other “Illegal Use” Gray Areas
TT7: Anticounterfeiting Toolkit: Comparing Practices
TT8: Trademarks in the Metaverse
TT9: I’m Sorry! Does My Trademark Bother You? A Glance at the Approach of Some Countries to Morality While Registering a Trademark
TT10: The Risks and Rewards of Green Claims: Top Tips and Potential Pitfalls
TT11: Successful Arguments in Bad Faith Infringement Cases in China and Other Jurisdictions
TT12: Trademark Decisions Based on Local Cultures in the Alcohol Industry
TT118: Best Practices When Instructing a Foreign Agent
TT13: Recovering Damages and Attorney Fees in a Trademark Infringement Case
TT14: Customs Protection of Trademarks in Post-Soviet Countries
TT15: Cost Effective Enforcement of Intellectual Property
TT16: Balancing Local Knowledge With Global Online Enforcement Programs Against Counterfeit Products
TT17: Fashion Law—An Update on Recent Cases and Development
TT18: The Impact of NFTs on IP Rights
TT19: Getting “Versed” on the Metaverse—What Brand Practitioners Need to Know
TT20: Developing and Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs in Law Firms and Understanding and Impacting the Needs and Expectations of Internal and External Stakeholders
T21: Strategies to Fight Gender Bias
TT22: Traditional Guaranteed Specialty Products and Certification Marks in Latin America (Especialidades Tradicionales Garantizadas Y Marca De Certificación)
TT23: Free Enforcement? Getting the Most Out of Local Customs Offices
TT24: From Golden Bunnies and Pelicans to Board Games, Kicks from the Sky, and Beyond: How Best to Define, Assess, and Combat Bad Faith Trademark Filings in the EU and Abroad
TT25: Between Trapezes Strategies of TM Protection in Multiple Jurisdictions
CTT16: Recent Developments in U.S. Trademark Law
TT26: Which Countries Have Standing for Embargoes or Sanctions in IP Matters?
TT27: Trademark Infringement and the Own Name Defense
TT28: Stop Piracy! How to Tackle the Problem of Imports of Counterfeits in Small Quantities
TT29 Emerging TM Issues The Metaverse, NFTs, and Beyond!
TT30: Preparing to Sail through Difficult and Challenging Jurisdictions
TT31: Re-Filings and Bad Faith in the EU
TT32: The Trademark Modernization Act
TT33: Conversation About the “China Brand” After COVID-19
TT34: Think Like a Pirate Trademark Filing Strategies for China
TT107: Protecting Your Brand in the New NFT World
TT113: The New U.S. Expungement and Reexamination Procedure—When You Can Use It, How Does It Work and How to Defend
CTT5: Networking 101
CTT6: Brand Protection in the Metaverse & Beyond
CTT15: What In-House Lawyers Need to Know to Best Service Their Business Partners
TT110: Recent Trends in Monetary Relief in Lanham Act Litigation Matters in the United States
TT35: Do You Have a Rembrandt in the Attic?
TT36: IP Holding Companies: A Comparison of Options
TT37: Working with Creatives in a Corporate Environment
TT38: Brand Due Diligence: Tools and Techniques for Supporting Successful Brand-Driven Transactions
TT39: Sponsorship Agreements 2.0 Best Practices and Watchouts
TT40: Utilizing Trademark Doctrines to Understand Future Trademark Wars in Anticipation of Federal Legalization of Cannabis
TT41: The Effect of USPTO Backlog and the Influx of Trademark Filings on Clearance Searching How Are You Handling It?
TT42: Selection and Clearance of Trademarks from a Non-Trademark Perspective
TT43: Risks and Opportunities after Brexit
TT44: The Art of IP Investigations
TT45: Challenges and Strategies for Brand Enforcement Related to Unauthorized Sales of Authentic Products
TT46: Non-Traditional Marks in the United States
TT47: What Do SMEs Want and Need to Know?
TT48: The EUTM—A Guide for the Non-European Filer Considerations on Successfully Preparing, Prosecuting, and Defending a European Union Trademark Application
TT49: Top Tips on Rebranding in Times of Social Justice
TT50: Crypto Advertising Crackdown Keep Calm and HODL
TT51: Treaty Compliance: Discussing the Mechanisms Through Which Trademark Owners Can Report Potential Violations of IPR Treaties to The Authorities
TT52: Developing and Leveraging a Global Customs Recordation Strategy for Your Brands
TT119: Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid them (TBC)
CTT2: A Trademark is Forever—Brand Protection Strategies for Pharmaceuticals after Patent Expiration
CTT13: Trademarks in the Metaverse: The Impact of Changing Technologies to our Trademark Practice
TT111: Bottoms Up! A Spirited Discussion of Brand Management Strategy in the Evolving Zero-Proof Alcoholic Beverages Category
TT112: Usucaption or Acquisitive Prescription of Trademarks What Does This Mean and How Does It Apply in the Realm of Trademarks?
TT53: Navigating the Nuances of Social Media Brand Protection
TT54: IP Issues in the Beverage Industry
TT55: Counterfeiting and Piracy: Protecting your Brand’s Intellectual Property Rights
TT56: NFTs—What are They and What Are the Considerations in Launching an NFT Project
TT57: Bad Faith
TT58: Declarations of Use of Trademark Registrations Under the Mexican IP Law Partial Cancellations for Non-Use
TT59: Restaurant Marketing and Advertising Hot Topics and Trending Issues
TT60: Top Tips for Using the Madrid Protocol
TT61: Trademark Hijacked at the Border How China Customs Enforcement Can Work for and against You
TT62: Resolving International Licensing Disputes by Mediation and Arbitration Why and How to Agree on Effective ADR Mechanisms
TT63: New Ex Parte Reexamination and Expungement Proceedings at the USPTO
TT106: Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
TT117: Too Close For Comfort: Small/Family Trademark
CTT3: Rebranding, Renaming, and Relocating
CTT4: Promoting the Importance of Trademark Protection Across the Business
CTT7: Next Steps for Trademark Professionals Sharing Experiences and Strategies for Professional Transitions
CTT8: Bad Facts Make Bad Law: Telling Your Client No
CTT9: Taking Care of Business: Becoming a Trusted Brand Advisor to Marketing and Other Internal Clients
CTT10: Adopting Innovative Methods to Combat Online Scams
CTT11: How to Advance Your Career and Navigate Your Way to Success
CTT17: Anticounterfeiting Strategies for Global Enterprises: Tips on How to be Proactive About Protecting Your Company’s IP Rights
TT64: Brand Restrictions
TT65: Working Effectively (and Affordably) with US Customs at the Border
TT66: “Reckless Disregard”: The New Standard for Fraud at the TTAB
TT67: AFCTA: The Gamechanger for Intellectual Property Protection in Africa
TT68: A Post-Brexit Revolution or Status Quo? The UK Trademark Landscape in Review
TT69: Navigating the USPTO Post Registration Audit Program
TT70: Regional Trademarks and Regional Designs in Eurasian Economic Union of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia
TT71: The Madrid Protocol in Latin America Challenges and Opportunities
TT72: Frenemies: Fan Fiction and Intellectual Property Rights
CTT1: The Metaverse Are You Ready For It?
TT73: WHOIS and Beyond: How to Find the Right Balance Between Effective Enforcement of IP Rights and Data Protection
TT74: Developing Copyright Enforcement Strategies in the EU in Light of the Cofemel and Brompton Bicycle Judgments
TT75: Branding in the Metaverse The Future of Virtual Goods
TT76: Is Your Fair Use Fair Enough?
TT77: The Metaverse What Brand Practitioners Need to Know
TT78: Non-Fungible Tokens and Their Implication for Trademarks
TT79: Use of Consumer Surveys in Trademark Litigation
TT80: Administrative Proceedings to Oppose Marks in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Tips and Watchouts
TT81: Global Trademark Portfolios in the Cannabis Sector
TT82: USPTO Tips and Tricks for Non-U.S. Practitioners and Trademark Owners
TT83: Developing Your Brand’s Enforcement Strategy on NFT Marketplaces A Discussion About the Various Legal Issues to Consider, the Takedown Process, and a Look at the Recent Case Law
TT84: Social Media Influencers: Mitigating the Risks
TT85: Appellations and…Cannabis? Is That for Real?
TT114: “Baby Birkin” to “MetaBirkins”—The Dos and Don’ts for Trademarks and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
TT116: How WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Resolve Trademark Disputes Outside Courts
TT118: Home Away From Home: Expatriate Trademark
TT120: Women Leaders’ Role in Active Participation Related to DEI Initiatives in Companies and Law Firms: Challenges and Advantages
TT121: Lean Trademark Portfolio Management in the Post-COVID Era: A 90-Day Plan
CTT14: Navigating the Challenges to Securing a Global Brand Name in the Pharmaceutical Industry
CTT18: Selling Yourself
TT86: The Importance of Knowing Aided Brand Awareness When Assessing Consumer Confusion with an Eveready How Much Aided Awareness Is Needed?
TT87: Using Survey Evidence to Assess Initial Interest Confusion in the Internet Age
TT88: IP Infringement in the Metaverse
TT89: Legal Marketing and Business Development in the New Normal
TT90: ARIPO Trademark Protection and Enforceability: Facts and Fallacies
TT91: Brazil in Madrid: Lessons Learned and What Brand Owners May Expect When Designating Brazil
TT92: Fashion brands and the digital media the issue of counterfeits and available tools to enforce its rights
TT93: NFTs, the Metaverse—What Else Is New in the Virtual World?
TT94: How Do I Get My Article Published in The Trademark Reporter?
TT116: Fluid Marks: Protecting Dynamic Brands Beyond Legal
CTT12: Pharmaceutical Trademarks: Surviving the Legal and Regulatory Requirements to Obtain a Global Brand Name
TT115: The Multi-Generational Law Firm Challenges and Opportunities
TT105: Brand Restrictions What Are They and How Do They Affect Brand Practitioners?
TT95: Domain Name Enforcement with Limited Whois Data
TT96: The Metaverse and the IP rights
TT97: NFTs: Any Gains for Brands or Overhyped Trend?
TT98: The Constitution Commandeth Thou Shalt Not Protect the Same Subject Matter Under Design Patent and Trade Dress Laws
TT99: Practice Tips for Managing Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Budgets
TT100: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Corporate Domain Name Management
TT101: Best Practices for Drafting a Patent Application for International Filing
TT102: Recent Developments in Data Protection Laws—A Comparative Overview
TT103: The Implementation of Obligatory Declarations of use in Mexico
TT104: Top 10 Tips for A Successful Trademark Mediation
TT108: Genericide Across the Globe: A Comparative Law Analysis and Best Practices
TT109: Getting “Versed” on the Metaverse—What Brand Practitioners Need to Know
TT117: Domain Name Disputes: An Update on WIPO UDRP Jurisprudence, Including GDPR-Related Issues
Cost: In-person Breakfast and Luncheon Table Topics are $65.
Refunds: There are no refunds given for Table Topics. Substitutions are allowed with other registrants from your organization.
Substitutions: If you cannot attend the Table Topic you registered for, please email [email protected] requesting a substitution. All substitutions must be made by April 22, 2022. Any substitutions after April 22 can be made onsite with INTA staff at the Table Topic room.
Limits: You can register for a maximum of four (4) Table Topics during the 2022 Annual Meeting Live+. Seats are limited, to allow other registrants to attend.
Purchasing Onsite: Table Topic seats will be sold onsite for sessions that are not sold out. Please proceed to the Table Topic room to learn what topics are available for purchase.
No Show or Late: If you do not attend or are late for your topic, you cannot swap or substitute for a topic at a different time. If other days and times are available, you will need to purchase that topic.
If you are late by 15 minutes or more, you may not be allowed to join out of respect to the group that has already started.
Payment Methods: Credit card payments will be the only accepted form of payment onsite.
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