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2018 Leadership Meeting
November 6-9, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana 



The INTA Leadership Meeting brings together INTA volunteers and leaders once a year to advance the Association’s objectives and goals. This meeting offers registrants an advanced-level educational program and the opportunity to conduct business and network with colleagues from around the world over four days.

Registration to the Leadership Meeting is exclusive to: 2018‒2019 Committee Members, Chairs and Vice Chairs, Subcommittee Members, Current and Incoming Board of Directors and Counsel, Past Presidents and Counsel, Current Project Teams, and staff from government IP offices.

Registration will open on July 25, 2018. Be sure to check back on this date in order to register. 

The Leadership Meeting will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130). INTA has secured a block of sleeping rooms at a special rate for registrants at the hotel and you will be able to reserve your room online once you have registered for the meeting.  



What INTA Members Want––A City and Brands That Fascinate!


Come to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel a divine venue known for its authenticity: the Birthplace of Jazz, the home of Creole cuisine, the City That Care Forgot, the Big Easy, the Crescent City, the Millennial Magnet––New Orleans!  

Learn from and enjoy programs featuring characteristics of this world-class music and food destination, including programs on restaurant branding and branding for music concerts, each with lessons applicable to many other industries.  

This year––new for the leadership program––a double track of concurrent programs in the afternoons––giving you more opportunities to find subject matter with takeaways for your own practice. This expansion has enabled a larger category of programs, encompassing substantive content, skills for in-house and private practice lawyers, strategy, related rights, and ethics.  

Programs on iconic marks and brands in crisis will ground you in the nuances of classic branding and trademark law. Others will address the cutting edge of trademark law, including: the latest technologies available to avoid risks when protecting existing marks and launching new marks, branding and mobile apps, how artificial intelligence and virtual reality may impact branding, and a review of the new EU certification marks.  

Network on the Mighty Mississippi and in the Vieux Carré––the old French Quarter! Oh yes, and remember your committee meeting! All of this and more, including an exciting keynote speaker to be announced and an opening ceremony––not to be missed––that will introduce you to
a New Orleans musical tradition, in a destination whose apt nicknames have become iconic brands themselves.


Registration Pricing

The registration fee includes admission to educational sessions, three continental breakfasts, three luncheons, refreshment breaks, and three receptions, as well as access to the online Meeting Portal, which contains course materials, the Registrant Directory, and the Final Program.

Payment can be made with a credit card only. Checks and wires will not be accepted as payment for this meeting.
 

Early Registration—on or before Friday, September 7, 5:00 pm EST
Category Fees
Member US $865
Emeritus US $525
Government/Nonprofit/University US $525
Student US $200
Professor US $300
Guest* US $350
Standard Registration—after Friday, September 7-Monday, November 5, 5:00 pm EST
Category Fees
Member US $975
Emeritus US $525
Government/Nonprofit/University US $525
Student US $200
Professor US $300
*Guest US $350
Onsite Registration—Tuesday, November 6-Friday, November 9
Category Fees
Member US $1,075
Emeritus US $525
Government/Nonprofit/University US $525
Student US $200
Professor US $300
*Guest US $350


*Guest Registration

A guest is a spouse, significant other, child, family member, or friend whose occupation is unrelated to the trademark industry. A coworker or associate within the trademark industry is not eligible for guest registration. Guests are entitled to three continental breakfasts (Wednesday through Friday), three luncheons (Wednesday through Friday) and three receptions (Welcome and Awards Reception, Networking Reception, and Closing Cocktails). Guest passes do not provide access to educational sessions, course materials, or CLE credits/CPD points. Guests are not listed in the online Attendee Directory.

For information on INTA sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paula Lee at plee@inta.org or +1-212-642-1721.