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Thank you for attending the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting!
See all issues of the INTA Daily News to read more about some of the highlights from this year’s Meeting, plus features exploring key trademark issues, IP innovation—and much, much more.
Programming & Networking
Access educational, networking, and social opportunities in various global time zones.
November 9-13, 2020
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.
Leadership Meeting Schedule
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.
Watch at your convenience! Pre-recorded educational sessions on various tracks are available for viewing right now on our virtual platform. In addition, throughout the Meeting, we’ll be recording most live sessions and making them available to you on demand shortly after their presentation. All of our on-demand programming will be available 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
2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
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.
INTAconnect Networking Platform
What can registrants do once they have access to the INTAconnect system?
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.
Why are my competitors coming up as suggested connections on INTAconnect?
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.
What does the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting registration fee include?
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.
Are there any discounts available?
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.
Is there tuition assistance available?
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.
Should I register as an Early Bird?
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.
Who typically attends an Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting?
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.
Will government officials be attending?
Yes, we do expect that government officials from various jurisdictions will be attending the Meeting.
Will I be able to see who is registered for the Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting?
Yes, as in the past, there will be an opt-in registrant directory listed on our website.
Do you have to register for the Meeting to attend a committee meeting?
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.
Can I share my meeting login with other members of my team?
No, the login information is valid only for one registrant.
May I send someone in my place?
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.
Will CLE be available for all sessions?
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.
How will the sessions be presented?
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.
Will sessions be available after the event? For how long?
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.
Will the sessions be interactive?
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.
Will there be networking available? How will that be facilitated?
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.
I prefer to network face-to-face; will we only be networking via chat?
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.
Do I need to report additional virtual events that my company is planning on hosting?
Yes. Please contact us to report your additional events.
Are Sponsor and Exhibitor opportunities available?
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.
Please contact us for a full list of available opportunities.
Will there be an Exhibit Hall?
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.
Will there be technological assistance available throughout the event?
Yes, we will offer technological assistance throughout the Meeting, including accommodating all time zones.
What will the platform look like?
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.
My company restricts access to calls on the Zoom platform. Will the event be hosted on Zoom?
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.
What makes INTA’s virtual Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting different than other virtual events?
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
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