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October 15, 2017 Vol. 72 No. 18 Back to Bulletin Main Page

Association Announces 2017 Volunteer Service Awards


INTA’s Volunteer Service Awards recognize those who provide exemplary volunteer service to the Association and to the broader public during a specific year. Subcommittee chairs, committee members, and non-committee volunteers, such as speakers at INTA education programs and authors of INTA publications, are eligible for Volunteer Service Awards. Nominees must have shown exemplary volunteer service above and beyond their regular activities in the Association since the 2016 Leadership Meeting.

This year’s winners are as follows:

Advancement of Trademark Law—Awarded to one or more individuals whose participation and efforts during 2017 have led to the advancement of substantive trademark law and practice.
  • Jennifer Morton (Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP) 
Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives—Awarded to one or more committee members whose display of initiative and demonstration of creative thinking during 2017 helped to significantly advance a committee or subcommittee’s objectives.
  • Jason Champion (Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, USA)
Advancement of the Association—Awarded to one or more individuals whose participation, efforts, and progressive thinking advanced the strategic objectives of INTA in 2017.
  • Megan Bannigan (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, USA)
Pro Bono Services Provided by Individuals—Awarded to one or more individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to providing trademark and related intellectual property pro bono legal services in 2017 in support of (a) persons of limited means or other disadvantaged persons; (b) charitable, religious, civic, community, and educational organizations that address the needs of persons of limited means; or (c) government or judicial organizations.
  • Jaime Vining (Friedland Vining, P.A., USA)
Pro Bono Services Provided by Organizations—Awarded to one or more organizations that have demonstrated a significant commitment to developing or expanding programs for providing trademark and related intellectual property pro bono legal services in 2017 in support of (a) persons of limited means or other disadvantaged persons; (b) charitable, religious, civic, community, and educational organizations that address the needs of persons of limited means; or (c) government or judicial organizations.
  • Archer & Grenier, P.C. (USA)
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