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Argentina-Based Attorney Receives Prestigious President’s Award from International Trademark Association

Published: November 19, 2021

New York, New York―November 19, 2021―The International Trademark Association (INTA) is pleased to announce Iris Quadrio, a partner at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a recipient of the Association’s 2021 President’s Award.

The global association of brand owners and trademark professionals presents the prestigious award annually to one or more of INTA’s most distinguished volunteers for a career dedicated to trademarks and intellectual property (IP) protection and advancement, and for contributions that have advanced INTA’s mission and made a lasting impact on the Association.

Ms. Quadrio has been practicing at the law firm—the largest in Argentina— as a partner since 1998. She has extensive experience in trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and other IP issues.

A long-time active member of INTA who served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008, Ms. Quadrio has a long and well-deserved history of receiving accolades for her volunteer work at the Association.

She received INTA’s Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of the Association in 2009 for “guiding the formation and leadership of the Latin America Council,” as well as for her involvement in legislative initiatives and collaborative efforts in the region. Earlier, in 2004, she was recognized with the Volunteer Service Award for Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives for her role as chair of the Trademark Office Practices Committee, Examination Subcommittee.

During her two decades as an INTA volunteer, Ms. Quadrio also served as chair of the International Amicus Committee, and the Treaty Analysis Committee, and as vice chair of the Leadership Development Committee, among other roles. Currently, she is a member of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee, the Programming Advisory Council, and the 2021 Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

“INTA is and has always been very important in my professional and personal life. It highly impacted my career as a lawyer and helped me develop business and management skills,” said Ms. Quadrio.

“Most importantly,” she continued, “INTA opened the door to long-lasting friendships and made me a more diverse and accomplished person and professional. Receiving the President’s Award is a huge honor—a recognition that I also want to share with all the dedicated and committed INTA leaders and friends who have been inspirational in so many different ways.”

In presenting the award to Ms. Quadrio, INTA President Tiki Dare said, “Ms. Quadrio is an accomplished attorney, an inspirational leader, and an exceptional person. As a stalwart supporter of the Association, she has helped bring INTA to new heights over the years. She is an outstanding mentor who works very hard to ensure that the INTA community is welcoming for trademark attorneys from around the world. Her pursuit of excellence, both for herself and for the Association, is without question.”

Ms. Dare presented Ms. Quadrio with the President’s Award in a video announcement on the closing day of INTA’s 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual+. The Association also bestowed the 2021 President’s Award to Pravin Anand of Anand and Anand Advocates, New Delhi, Delhi, India. Earlier in the week, Ms. Dare announced the 2021 winners of the INTA Service Awards and the Tomorrow’s Leader Award.

About the International Trademark Association
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. Members include nearly 6,500 organizations, representing more than 34,350 individuals (trademark owners, professionals, and academics) from 185 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark resources, policy development, education and training, and international network. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Santiago, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., and a representative in New Delhi. For more information, visit