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INTA’s 2018 TMAP Meeting Will Offer Timely Education, Networking, and Fun

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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.

Why Attend?

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.

Learn 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.

Network 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.

Check 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.​ 

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