INTA Bulletin

December 15, 2017 Vol. 72 No. 21 Back to Bulletin Main Page

Raymond Rundelli, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, on the Benefits of INTA Membership

Raymond Rundelli is a partner at Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been an active INTA member for 31 years. He told the INTA Bulletin how INTA membership most benefits him and his colleagues.

Why is your organization an INTA member, and how does it benefit from membership?

My firm is a member because we represent clients all around the world with trademark rights or usage in many, many countries. Being a member ensures that we have ready access to news and information about trademark developments worldwide and have regular opportunities to interact with other INTA members on behalf of our clients. Also, The Trademark Reporter is a valuable source of information about trademark and related issues that impact our clients and my firm’s intellectual property practice.

How long have you personally been an active INTA member, and where do you find the most value in membership on a personal level?

I personally have been an active INTA member for 31 years, having attended my first Annual Meeting in Boston in 1986. The most value to me personally is the networking and interfacing opportunities provided by the Annual Meeting and the INTA Roundtables in my local community.

Outside of the Annual Meeting, what other ways do you make use of your membership throughout the year?

When practicable, I and other members of my firm attend the INTA Roundtables hosted in our local community. We share and discuss pertinent articles appearing in The Trademark Reporter. At times, we avail ourselves of the informational resources that can be accessed through the INTA website.

In a nutshell, why should trademark professionals join INTA?
It is in my view the most essential trade association for those who own trademarks or counsel those who do.

Renew your INTA membership by December 31, 2017, to ensure that you continue to receive all INTA member benefits, including the member rate to the 2018 Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting registration begins in January 2018.

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