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Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting

September 15–17, 2019
Maritim Hotel Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 26, 10785 
Berlin, Germany


Join us in Berlin, Germany, for three days of education and networking designed to get you involved and keep you engaged!


With fast-paced and dynamic sessions on a wide range of topics, the meeting offers something for everyone. Talented paralegals, attorneys, and other professionals will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and skills to lead your organization through essential trademark and brand-related issues. You will learn about key developments in trademark law, best practices in brand protection, and so much more. Leave the meeting empowered to positively affect your career and your organization.

Meeting topic highlights include the following:


Updates on news and resources from local intellectual property (IP) office representatives.
Discussions on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in the trademark space. 
Copyright and trademark best practices and the controversies in the games industry.
Protection of nontraditional trademarks around the world.
Genuine use of trademarks in the European Union (EU).

The meeting will also feature professional development sessions, including discussions from experienced Trademark Administrators (TMAs) from around the world on how they define their roles, as well as how to broaden your skill set to advance your career in the IP field. 

New This Year!

Exclusive to meeting attendees, an optional, two-hour guided sightseeing tour will take place in the early afternoon on September 15. This will be a great opportunity to see the city of Berlin, catch up with colleagues, and connect with other meeting attendees! Some sights included in this tour are Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Television Tower at Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, and much more. Be sure to add this tour to your cart for an additional US $30.

An Idea Exchange on September 16. Network with fellow meeting attendees during this hour to discuss topics of interest, which will range from choosing the right foreign counsel for the job, registering local language versions of trademarks, online enforcement, bad-faith filings in China, and protecting industrial designs internationally. Come prepared to join in the conversation and share your thoughts!


Returning This Year!

TMAP Meeting App—Find your way around the meeting quickly and easily, plan your schedule, and keep in touch with all that’s happening right from your mobile phone. 

The Dine-Around event will take place on September 16, at restaurants in Berlin. Casual group dinners of no more than 10 people provide a perfect opportunity to meet new colleagues and connect with familiar faces over a delicious meal. INTA will arrange the reservations but participants will be responsible for the cost of their own dinner.

 


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