Discussion Forum

In-House Practitioners Virtual Event: The Trademark Modernization Act from the In-House Perspective

October 06, 2021


October 6, 2021 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm (EDT)

This event is free of charge and open to INTA in-house members.

The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), passed in 2020, created new ex-parte procedures to challenge potentially fraudulent registrations and refined existing procedures for challenging applications. The TMA also changes response times for office actions and resurrects the presumption of irreparable harm for preliminary injunctions. What do these changes mean for companies who don’t want their registrations to be at risk? What does it mean for companies looking to clear obstacles that are blocking new marks from being registered?

Join members of the In-House Practitioners Committee on October 6, 2021, at 12:00 pm Eastern/9:00 am Pacific for a discussion of the TMA from the in-house practitioner perspective to learn what aspects of the TMA may affect your in-house practice and what steps you should be taking to prepare.


  • Josh Burke, General Mills, Inc. (USA)
  • Anthoula Pomrening, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (USA)
  • Kristin Strojan, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (USA) (formerly in-house counsel at Taylor Made Golf Company)

This event will be capped at 100 registrants. Registration will close on October 1, 2021, or when we have reached capacity