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Young Practitioners & Trademark Administrators Reception

Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Reception in Dubai:

Opportunities in the Global World of IP

Who can attend: Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators (especially from the Middle East and Africa) with less than five years of professional experience.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

15:30 h. Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to allow for registration.

Al Tamimi & Co., 6th Floor, Building 4 East, Dubai International Financial Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE


Welcome and Introduction of the Co-hosting Firms
What Can INTA Do for YOU? What Can YOU Do for INTA?
Presentation on the value of INTA for young practitioners (YPs) and the best ways to become (more) involved with the organization.

Trademark Registration in the United States: Characteristics of the System and Practical Hints
(Kristin H. Altoff, Morgan Lewis)
Trademark Registration in the EU: Characteristics of the System and Practical Hints
(Carolina Calheiros and Jan Gerd Mietzel, Rolim, Mietzel, Wohlnick & Calheiros LLP)
Roundtable: Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Young Professionals in the Realm of IP
• Raed Al-Hout, Office of the USPTO IP Attaché for the Middle East & North Africa
• Gaurav Bhalla, ALG India Law Offices LLP—Winner of INTA’s 2018 Tomorrow’s Leader Award
• Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy, Technology Transfer Office, University of Sharjah
• Omar Obeidat, Al Tamimi & Co.
• Aditya Verma, OSN
• Dima Naber, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (Moderator)

Active audience participation is requested: Please furnish us with two questions for the participants of the roundtable when you register for the event (further information below).
Intellectual Property Game Show
(Quizmaster: Talal Khan, United Trademark and Patent Services)
The participants will be divided into groups and will then face off against one other in a game-show style quiz to test their knowledge on various intellectual property issues. An attractive prize awaits!
Closing Reception
The concluding reception will give the participants an opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere with their peers as well as with the speakers and representatives of the co-hosting offices. Beverages and finger food will be served.

Co-hosting firms:
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Al Tamimi & Co.
Rouse & Co.
Saba IP
United Trademark and Patent Services

Please RSVP via the “REGISTER TODAY!” button on the INTA Calendar entry no later than Thursday, December 6. In addition to this, please send an email to to let us know how long you have been active in the area of IP and provide us with two questions related to the challenges and/or opportunities currently faced by young IP professionals that you would like to address to the participants of the roundtable.

The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.