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Expand Your Skills and Grow Your Network at 2019 TMAP

Thinking about attending the 2019 TMAP Meeting? 

Consider this information about the value that TMAP can bring to your daily work. And use the letter and materials below to help win approval to attend from your boss!

Top 7 Reasons to Attend 2019 TMAP

  1. Hear from experienced trademark professionals about how to advance your organization’s goals during programming tailored specifically for those managing the ins and outs of a global trademark portfolio.
  2. Learn about the changes and trends that impact the work you do every day as trademark professional.
  3. Exchange practical knowledge, tips, and experience with your counterparts from around the world, including solutions to shared challenges.
  4. Make new contacts and get better acquainted with existing contacts at various receptions and the ever-popular Dine-Around!
  5. Explore an exhibition hall offering tools to help you improve your performance and efficiency.
  6. Network in a relaxed environment while learning about our fascinating host city during a sightseeing tour of Berlin. 
  7. Feel empowered to put all the practical strategies and skills shared by speakers and your peers to immediate use when you get back to the office!

Special events

New! Exclusive Networking Tour 
Enjoy a two-hour guided sightseeing trip around Berlin with your fellow meeting attendees!

New! Idea Exchange over cocktails
Join the discussion and share your thoughts on IP topics of interest.  


Meet new colleagues and friends at our ever-popular TMAP Dine-Around event. This special dining option is limited to groups of no more than 10 attendees and features a variety of venues in the city of Berlin.

Who Attends TMAP Meetings

Organizational Breakdown:
Associate legal – 68%
Corporate – 28%
Other* – 4%

*Academic, government, non-profit, vendor

What Your Peers Say About TMAP

“TMAP provides access to a wealth of brilliant material and sessions generated by fellow colleagues and associates…. Further, attendance allows for lasting connections to be made that provide a real feeling of being part of a wider team spread through different countries, firms, companies, or organizations. Building an ever increasing network of helpful connections is certainly what I look forward to achieving at TMAP Berlin.”

– Azhar Sadique, UK and European Trade Mark Attorney,
Keltie LLP

“As wonderful as technology is in keeping us connected, there is nothing better than meeting other trademark professionals in person to exchange ideas and knowledge.”

– Christinne Wiss, Support & Training Manger,

Draft Letter to Supervisor

Dear <Supervisor’s Name>,

I would like to attend the International Trademark Association’s (INTA’s) Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting September 15–17, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The TMAP Meeting is the only educational event of its kind, and is regularly attended by hundreds of my colleagues.

Attending TMAP will enable me to participate in numerous educational sessions that are directly relevant to my work and will allow me to network with global experts and speakers from the INTA community. TMAP presentations are tailored to trademark administrators and practitioners, with a focus on managing a global trademark portfolio and brand protection strategies.

I kindly request approval to attend this meeting. Expenses would include the registration fee, hotel, and travel expenses. 

After reviewing the meeting schedule, I have identified a number of key sessions that will allow me to gain knowledge and understanding of our team’s work. As you know, INTA’s educational sessions are high-level and are conducted by leaders in the field. Additionally, this meeting provides professional development to assist me with my work style and team strategy. 

Thank you for the consideration of my request.  I look forward to discussing it with you.

<your name here>

Download expense sheet – coming soon!

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