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Attorney Receives International Trademark Association Award for Contributions for a Better Society

Published: November 20, 2019

New York, New York, November 20, 2019—The International Trademark Association (INTA) is pleased to announce Peter Dernbach, Partner at Winkler Partners of Taipei, Taiwan, as a recipient of the Association’s 2019 Service Award for INTA Members for a Better Society.

The award is a newly created honor that will be presented annually to one or more individuals of an INTA member organization who have demonstrated during the year how brands positively impact society and build consumer trust through initiatives relating to corporate social responsibility (CSR), diversity and inclusion, or pro bono legal services.
Winkler Partners’ core principles include a commitment to sustainability. The firm actively measures its carbon footprint, makes efforts to reduce waste, has a rooftop garden that works as a way of shading the office and growing food, and installed solar panels that supply a good portion of its energy needs.

“Mr. Dernbach is a progressive thinker and trendsetter for how professionals can better incorporate CSR into the DNA of their law firm,” said INTA President David Lossignol. “He and his firm have a clear vision for inclusion, diversity, and sustainability, and have set the standard for law firms and lawyers aspiring to do good in the world. These efforts perfectly align with INTA’s incorporation of CSR into our strategic plan.”

In accepting the award, Mr. Dernbach said, “This is very special for Winkler Partners as a firm, and for me, personally. In recent years, INTA has afforded me several opportunities to share what we are trying to do at Winkler Partners to make a positive impact in our community. This award is a meaningful recognition of our efforts thus far, from a community I care about deeply, and gives us further encouragement to do more going forward.”

Mr. Dernbach has a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the National University of Singapore.
Prior to joining Winkler Partners, Mr. Dernbach practiced law in Washington, D.C., as an associate at Arent Fox LLP in the firm’s technology department, specializing in intellectual property. Formerly, he worked as an associate at Qi Lin International Law Offices in Taipei.

INTA presented Mr. Dernbach with the 2019 Service Award for INTA Members for a Better Society on November 19 during the Association’s 2019 Leadership Meeting in Austin, Texas. The Association also presented the award to Alice Kelly, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, Chicago, Illinois.

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 more than 7,200 trademark owners, professionals, and academics from 187 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 Brussels, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, and Washington, D.C., and representatives in Geneva and New Delhi. For more information, visit