Whether or not you’ve been to INTA’s Trademark
Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP) in the past, the 2018 TMAP
Meeting promises to provide both new and returning attendees with enormous
insight into the changing role of trademark professionals and the changing
intellectual property (IP) industry worldwide.
From September 12 through 14, hundreds of trademark administrators,
paralegals, and other practitioners will gather in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen
Plaza Hotel to participate in dynamic programming, networking activities, and a
charitable team-building event.
The roles and responsibilities of paralegals and other trademark professionals are continuing to
evolve in response to rapid changes affecting IP worldwide. Clients, whether
they’re internal or outside the firm,
expect expertise on a wider range of IP-related subjects. That translates into
greater pressure for trademark professionals to stay ahead of the curve and
deliver quality work. TMAP is the place to get that quality training.
TMAP is the premier—and only global—event dedicated to the
area of trademark law for paralegals, administrators, and new practitioners. The
program will provide an intense learning experience that stresses issues
relevant to attendees globally and features presenters from around the world
who will add their distinct voices and experiences.
About IP-related Rights Worldwide
This year’s educational sessions will focus on trademark
topics as well as other IP-related issues that professionals now may be
encountering in their daily work. Sessions include trademark advertising,
clearing collateral, ethics in trademark investigations, lessons on copyrights
and designs, and data privacy.
Presenters also will explore timely topics such as challenges
resulting from changes to the WHOIS domain name registry, IP issues in Africa,
and trademark enforcement in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, an entire
session will be dedicated to professional career development.
INTA has also changed the meeting’s structure to a single
track of course work, rather than concurrent sessions. With this new format,
registrants can take advantage of every presentation as well as share
experiences and best practices, and benchmark against their peers. Attendees
will also be able to explore hot-button issues during moderated small-group
discussions, known as Table Topics.
on Many Levels
Besides quality programming, networking opportunities and
fun events will enhance the experience of attendees. At a Dine-Around event, participants
can connect and build relationships during small-group dinners at Orlando-area restaurants.
Additionally, a team-building event at the Second Harvest
Food Bank of Central Florida will give volunteers the chance to work together
to sort and bag produce for thousands of families in need.
Out the Justification Toolkit
To win management’s support to attend TMAP, INTA has created
the Attendee Justification
Toolkit, which provides additional details and the
business benefits of participating.
As one past attendee, Busola Bakinson, Intellectual
Property Associate, Jackson, Etti & Edu, Lagos, Nigeria, notes: “Apart from the most beneficial content and
learning from the best in the IP field, TMAP has over the years created an
atmosphere for building long-lasting relationships across continents, and this
is one of the reasons I will be attending this year.”
To register for TMAP as well as learn more about the
program and sponsorship opportunities, click here.