2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting
Virtual | November 16-20, 2020
Experience the Spirit of Our Global Community
With the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting just around the corner, now’s the time to act.
1. Read all about the ins and outs of our first-ever virtual Meeting in the pre-Meeting edition of the INTA Daily News. Find out everything from the plethora of education, business networking, and social networking sessions—to what your colleagues are saying about this go-to IP event of the year.
3. Check out the limited-attendance workshops and networking sessions, and preregister by October 30, at 11:59 pm (EDT). Plenty of seats—including yours—are still available. Sign up today!
4. If you’ve already registered (by October 15), start using INTAconnect to make connections and schedule meetings. The robust 24/7 system launches to all registrants on November 9.
5. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. Registration is open until October 30, 11:59 pm (EDT).
More than 2,900 brand owners and IP professionals from more than 110 countries are already signed up. Now more than ever, be a part of the global conversation.
Will you be there?
Registration & Policies
|INTA Member Rate||Special Registration Rate|
|Standard Member Rate||US $850||Government Member||US $540|
|Government Non-Member||US $540|
|Non-Member Rate||Nonprofit||US $540|
|Standard Non-Member||US $1450||Nonprofit Non-Member||US $540|
- Fees are 32 percent lower than the typical Annual Meeting fee, and 62 percent less than the typical Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting combined.
- Special one-time pricing for multiple registrations: for Corporates, free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization; for Associates, free registration with every five registrations purchased by the same organization.
- No additional cost for “add-ons,” such as Workshops, Table Topics, Speed Networking, Social Networking, or Corporate Meet-Ups.
- We only accept payment with a credit card and through our online system. All registrants will receive a detailed receipt upon checkout.
- To be eligible for the appropriate member rate, your organization must be in good standing with a 2020 or 2021 membership at the time of your Annual Meeting registration. Be sure to renew your membership or join INTA to receive the member rate.
- Proof of student status is required for the Student rate.
- The registration fee includes access to all events, online meeting materials, and online Registrant Directory.
- Select offerings have limited capacity—so register early!
- As you complete the registration process, please note that the majority of sessions are open to everyone and, unlike in past years, you do not have to preregister to attend. Sessions that require preregistration are marked as such; these limited capacity sessions—including town halls and workshops—are available on a first come, first served basis.
|Monday, July 13||Online registration launches.|
|Friday, August 21||Early Registration Deadline. When you register by this date, you will be eligible to receive discounts on the price of registration.|
|Saturday, August 28 – Friday, October 23||Cancellation requests received will qualify for a refund of the base registration fee. An administrative fee of US $150 will be deducted.|
|Saturday, October 24||No refunds will be issued after this date.|
|Friday, October 30||Online registration closes|
|Monday, November 9||Virtual Event Platform opens|
Programming & Networking
Access educational, networking, and social opportunities in various global time zones.
November 9–12, 2020
Our most important asset is the talented and dedicated group of individuals who serve on our committees. Please check back for additional details and updates.
November 13, 2020
Please note that Leadership Meeting sessions are exclusive to current committee members, chairs and vice chairs, Board of Directors and Counsel, Past Presidents and Counsel, current project teams, and staff from government intellectual property offices.
November 16-20, 2020
We're offering a dynamic, high-quality mix of sessions, including keynotes, panels, town halls, fireside chats, small group discussions, and workshops. Please check back for additional details and updates.
Don't miss a single session! All on-demand programming—including recorded live presentations—can be viewed at your convenience during and after the Meeting, until January 10, 2021.
We developed 12 educational tracks to help guide you toward sessions that meet your specific needs—such as brands and business strategies in crisis, innovation and the future of IP, in-house practice and strategy, commercialization of brands, related rights, and business skills, among others.
View a recorded version of a session―and live chat―with other registrants in the same time zone. We hope you’ll join us for great discussions about the issues facing our IP global community.
Explore our wide range of live networking experiences and connect to registrants around the world. Space is limited.
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Become an INTA sponsor and maximize your brand awareness and marketing efforts.
We can work with you to tailor a sponsorship package that best suits your organization’s needs.
|Sponsorship Level||Price Range|
|Bronze||$3,000 – 8,000|
*All pricing listed in U.S. dollars
In addition to this already-reduced pricing, we are offering additional packages for all corporate and associate registrants. Corporate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization.
To learn more about these opportunities, please contact us today.
Discover our very first virtual Exhibit Hall—an innovative opportunity for you to reach influential brand owners and IP professionals.
Advertise in the INTA Daily News, a digital newsletter packed with information that enhances the Annual Meeting experience.
To learn more, contact Amy Samra, Commercial Partnerships Manager.
Justification Toolkit For Manager Approval
We’ve developed the following justification toolkit to help you demonstrate to your organization’s senior management the value of attending the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting.
You’re welcome to download and share the resources below as a tool to navigate the conversation and secure your seat at the IP event of the year.
INTAconnect Networking Platform
Once you have access to the system (currently those who registered for the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting prior to September 15), you can get familiar with the system and begin to make your appointments with other registrants. This way, when the system opens on November 9, you are prepared to start holding video meetings within our virtual platform.
This may happen because the system is looking at commonalities. As you begin to skip your competitors and request/accept meetings, the system will show new connections based on these selections. Thanks to AI, the system becomes more powerful the more information you input and the more you use it. In addition to the suggested matches, focus on who you want to meet and search INTAconnect by location and industry to make the connections you want.
I set my time zone preferences on INTAconnect, so why am I receiving meeting confirmation emails with a different time zone?
The email confirmation you receive will display the time zone of the meeting requester, but you will see the meeting in the platform schedule in your respective time zone. We recommend that you use the schedule in INTAconnect to manage your calls and meetings because this is set to your preferred time zone. Do not rely on the emails since that approach will cause confusion.
Our 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting registration is a flat fee and includes all educational sessions, workshops, Table Topics, and all other add-on events.
Please note that the 2020 registration fee reflects a 30 percent lower rate than our typical fee for a stand-alone Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting and a 60 percent reduction from the combined fees for the Annual Meeting and Leadership Meeting.
In addition to this already-reduced pricing, we are offering additional packages for all corporate and associate registrants. Corporate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every three registrations purchased by the same organization. Associate registrants are eligible for a special pricing package that will award a free registration with every five registrations purchased by the same firm.
We hope this special offer will enable you to invite more colleagues to experience our first-ever virtual Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting, while still going easy on your budgets.
We do provide tuition assistance to eligible applicants. To find out more and request an application, contact us. Proper documentation is required.
How do I register for the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting? Do I have to register in advance, or can I register the day of?
Registration is now open. It closes on October 30, before the start of the Meeting.
On-site registration will not be available.
First, early-bird registration offers a cost savings of at least US $100.
And by signing up early, you gain premier access to this year’s Meeting, including early access to sign up for networking sessions such as Speed Networking and Table Topics, as well as workshops and exclusive access to some educational sessions.
Additionally, the first 1,500 registrants will receive early access to registration and hotels for the 2021 Annual Meeting, May 1-5, in San Diego, California, USA.
Our Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting is the premier global event for brand owners, trademark professionals, and other stakeholders.
Registrants include IP professionals from around the world, including attorneys, trademark administrators, government officials, service providers, and more. They hail from corporations, law firms, and IPOs from every continent.
Yes, we do expect that government officials from various jurisdictions will be attending the Meeting.
Yes, as in the past, there will be an opt-in registrant directory listed on our website.
Yes, as with all of our meetings, committee members must be registered to attend the committee meetings. Besides the committee meetings, you’ll benefit from all the activities during the entire Meeting.
No, the login information is valid only for one registrant.
Your registration for the Annual Meeting is transferable to another individual employed by your organization. For those attending the Leadership Meeting please note that attendance is exclusively for committee members. Any substitute must be on a current committee and, therefore, already eligible to register for the Meeting. Please fill out the Substitution Request Form.
CLE credits/CPD points will be available for many sessions.
Due to the introduction of some shorter formats including town halls and capsule keynotes, not all sessions will be CLE/CPD eligible. However, although not eligible for credit, these educational sessions and dialogues will significantly contribute to your knowledge base and overall experience.
Sessions will be presented in live, simulated live (simulive), and on-demand formats. Simulive provides the best of both worlds: pre-recorded presentations plus live interactions with speakers through question and answer and chat functions during the session.
One of the benefits of a virtual meeting is that all sessions will be available for you to view after the event on-demand. You’ll be able to access sessions at a convenient time and at your own pace until January 10, 2021.
Yes, live and simulive sessions will provide you with the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with speakers and participate in polls and surveys.
We recognize the important role that networking plays for most registrants and thus, we are prioritizing this aspect of this year’s Meeting.
We plan to have a number of different networking opportunities, including, Table Topics, Speed Networking, social events, Business Hubs, and Corporate Meeting Rooms. The latter will enable Corporate Members to meet with external counsel, for example.
While there will be opportunities to network via chat, many of our networking options will include face-to-face interactions through video calls.
Will there be space to hold meetings like we usually would host at an in-person Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting?
Yes, there will be Corporate Meeting Rooms and Business Hubs that can be used to host private meetings with clients or outside counsels. This is a members-only benefit, and many of our Corporate Members have already committed to hosting their meetings within these spaces.
Yes. Please contact us to report your additional events.
We’re offering exciting and flexible opportunities for both sponsoring and exhibiting at the Meeting.
Sponsors will have their own space to meet with registrants, plus the opportunity to sponsor events, workshops, banners, and more.
The Meeting will feature a dynamic Exhibit Hall where Exhibitors and registrants can interact and even schedule time to see a demonstration of the Exhibitor’s products and services.
Yes, there will be an Exhibit Hall where you can interact with exhibitors, learn about their products and services, and even schedule time to see a demonstration of their products.
Yes, we will offer technological assistance throughout the Meeting, including accommodating all time zones.
While we are still finalizing the design for this virtual event the below images outline the type of design that you can expect.
Check out the full library of mock up images here.
We will be using Zoom for some educational sessions and meetings. We take the security of our event very seriously and encourage you to learn more about the recent security updates Zoom has made to its platform.
Our 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting will not only place an emphasis on providing premier live and on-demand educational content, but it will also provide robust networking opportunities including Table Topics, Speed Networking, and social events, to name a few. This year’s flat fee includes all of our add-on events, access to all content on-demand after the event ends, and access to an interactive Exhibition Hall.
Maximize your brand awareness and marketing efforts: sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising opportunities are available. Contact us.
What People Are Saying About the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting
Organizations that succeed in a crisis demonstrate leadership by recognizing novel circumstances. INTA has done that by going virtual with the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in November.
Uche Nwokocha Aluko & Oyebode
The attractive pricing affords people of the INTA community who normally do not have the chance to attend the opportunity to experience an Annual Meeting. It will give every member of the FIFA IP team, including counsel, paralegals, assistants, the opportunity to participate.
Daniel Zohny Federation Internationale de Football Association
With lower registration fees and removal of travel costs, I'm able to 'bring' additional team members, which is really exciting for us and opens up new opportunities. Additionally, the flexibility of the meeting format means my team in the EU and Australia can now fully participate in their time zone, and not miss out.
Dana Northcott Amazon.com, Inc.
The virtual platform will allow us to connect and network with colleagues in a focused, innovative way, in a year that otherwise would not be possible, given travel restrictions … cutting-edge technology will take these online connections to a new level.
Elisabeth Bradley Bristol-Myers Squibb Company