Leadership & Governance
INTA is led by a Board of Directors composed of up to 36 representatives of member organizations.
NBA Properties, Inc.
Ayala Deutsch is Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at NBA Properties, Inc. in New York, New York (USA), where she is responsible for managing commercial legal affairs and intellectual property matters for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and its affiliated leagues, including the global acquisition, protection, and enforcement of IP rights belonging to the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the NBA G League, the NBA 2K League, and USA Basketball. Her specialties include trademark law, copyright law, and Internet law.
Ms. Deutsch joined NBA Properties in January 1998, was named to oversee the IP department in September 2000, and was appointed as Deputy General Counsel in February 2014. Prior to joining the NBA, Ms. Deutsch was an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York, where she specialized in IP litigation and arbitration. Ms. Deutsch previously has served as an Adjunct Professor of sports law at Cardozo School of Law, and as a member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Ms. Deutsch received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989.
In her role as INTA President, Ms. Deutsch is Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Tiki Dare is Assistant General Counsel at Oracle, where she specializes in trademark and copyright law. Her areas of practice also include anticounterfeiting, advertising, intellectual property, and competition.
Ms. Dare previously led the trademark group at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Before joining Sun, Ms. Dare specialized in trademark law at Fenwick & West in Palo Alto, California. She started her legal career in the Federal Practice group at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C., where she litigated issues including trademark and patent infringement and false advertising.
Ms. Dare is a graduate of Dartmouth College (cum laude) and the Duke University School of Law.
Ms. Dare currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is Chair of the Planning Committee. She is also a member of the In-House Practice of the Future Think Tank.
MF Brands Group
Zeeger Vink is Intellectual Property Director at MF Brands Group, the Swiss group that owns the fashion & lifestyle brands LACOSTE, GANT, AIGLE, TECNIFIBRE, and THE KOOPLES. In this role he oversees the brands’ global IP function and leads a team of IP professionals responsible for all prosecution, clearance, and enforcement work.
Prior to joining LACOSTE in 2010, Mr. Vink was in-house IP counsel at L’OREAL in Paris (France), where he was in charge of global IP protection for several group brands. Mr. Vink started his career as an attorney, practicing in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and London (United Kingdom).
Mr. Vink holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Amsterdam, with specializations in IP law and marketing. He teaches IP at the international master’s program of SCIENCES PO in Paris, and speaks and writes regularly on topics of corporate IP management. He actively advocates the creation and protection of IP, inter alia as author of a historical suspense novel.
Mr. Vink currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is the Group Officer of the Advocacy Group.
Jomarie B. Fredericks is Deputy General Counsel & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Rotary International, the worldwide not-for-profit association of 35,000 member Rotary clubs and The Rotary Foundation. In this role, she leads a team of experienced professionals who are responsible for all trademark, copyright, licensing, and domain name work for Rotary International, globally.
Ms. Fredericks joined Rotary International after being in private practice with law firms in Chicago, Illinois (USA), where she practiced in trademark, copyright, libel, privacy, commercial, and First Amendment litigation, with an emphasis on libel defense and media law, and after a prior career in radio.
Ms. Fredericks holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from UIC John Marshall Law School, where she now serves on the Advisory Board, a J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and an M.S. and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dana Brown Northcott is Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Amazon’s Intellectual Property team, where she leads attorneys and legal professionals who support Amazon’s growing portfolio and valuable brands on trademark, domain name, gTLD, copyright, and content protection efforts. Mrs. Northcott devises Amazon’s IP strategies and policies across the business globally, partnering closely with Amazon’s Marketing, Security and Public Policy teams on a range of topics from brand protection to Internet governance, and represents Amazon on the Governing Board of Directors for the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment.
Prior to Amazon, Mrs. Northcott was Legal Counsel for Agilent Technologies, and an Attorney for Howrey LLP in Menlo Park, California (USA), and London, England. She has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol in England, a Juris Doctor from University of San Francisco Law School, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. Mrs. Northcott serves on the Board of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ChIPs, the Board of Directors of Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry, is an Ambassador for the Bellevue Schools Foundation, coaches youth soccer, and takes every opportunity to be on a ski hill with her husband and two kids.
Mrs. Northcott currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Elisabeth Stewart Bradley is the Vice President, Innovation Law: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Brand Protection at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global biopharma company, and is based in their Princeton, N.J. offices. She joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2011, following eight years as in-house trademark counsel in the consumer products industry.
Prior to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ms. Bradley was in private practice in New York City for several years, handling both litigation and IP matters for a diverse range of clients. She graduated from The University of Virginia School of Law, and holds a B.A. from The College of William & Mary.
Ms. Bradley currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board and is the Group Officer of the Communications Group. She is also the Co-Chair of the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Haynes and Boone, LLP
United Arab Emirates
Baker & Hostetler LLP
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group
RNA, IP Attorneys
Aluko & Oyebode
Realogy Holdings Corp.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Inter IKEA Holding Services S.A.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
The WE Company
Noerr Alicante IP, S.L.
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete
Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property
TGI Friday’s Inc.
Pieter van den Bulck
Polservice Patent and Trademark
Vanrell Propiedad Intelectual
R. Scott MacKendrick
Bereskin & Parr
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)