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  • How Will New Changes to Argentina IP Law and Practice Affect the Rights of Brand Owners?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/03/2019

    Join us as a panel of experienced local practitioners reviews the stages and timelines of the new opposition and cancellation proceedings, discusses the impact of the new scenario on the roles of applicants and opponents, and highlights methods of cost savings and delay reduction through efficient negotiation. Gain valuable insight on the criteria to meet the use requirement under the amended law. Learn how to calculate and manage deadlines for the recently implemented mid-term declaration of use.

    Argentine trademark law was amended in January 2018 with the aim of streamlining the registration process.

    In particular, the dynamics of opposition disputes have been redefined, new standards have been set in relation to actual use as a requirement to maintain trademark rights, and cancellation proceedings have been revised. 

    Join us as a panel of experienced local practitioners discuss the following:

    New administrative proceedings for the resolution of opposition conflicts:

    • Stages and timeline of the proceedings
    • Impact of the new scenario on the roles of applicants and opposers
    • Saving costs and reducing delays through efficient negotiation

    Mid-term declaration of use:

    • Calculation of deadlines
    • Contents of the affidavit
    • Use of the mark in relation to some of the goods or services covered by the registration
    • Consequences of non-compliance 

    Amendments in relation to cancellation on the grounds of lack of use:

    • Partial cancellation of rights
    • New administrative cancellation proceedings.


    CLE credit pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Graciela Pérez de Inzaurraga (Moderator)

    Hausheer Belgrano & Fernández (Argentina)

    Graciela Pérez de Inzaurraga is a lawyer and a registered IP Agent. She graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires (School of Law) in 1987. She has specialized in industrial and intellectual property law since 1989. 

    She is manager of the Foreign Clients Department at Hausheer Belgrano & Fernandez, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she counsels clients on trademark, copyright and patent protection and enforcement strategies and takes an active role in settlement negotiations and complex litigation over IP rights disputes.

    She has lectured on a variety of industrial property topics at universities and local and international meetings and congresses and provided training seminars for companies and government officials. She has also authored and published articles on issues related to her areas of expertise, being the most recent the Argentine chapter to the Wolters Kluwer – AIPPI Law Series book on Genuine Use of Trademarks (2018).

    She has been engaged in committee work at INTA for over 20 years. She was Chair to the Latin American Trademark Office Practices Subcommittee (2009-2013), Vice-Chair of the Legislation and Regulation Committee (2016-2017) and currently chairs the latter (2018-2019). She serves at the board of the local association of IP agents (AAAPI). She was Co-Chair of the Geographical Indications Committee (2010-2014) and is Secretary to the Trademark Committee (2014-to date) at AIPPI. She chaired AIPPI’s Working Committee on “Consumer Survey Evidence” (London, 2019) and “Taking unfair advantage of trademarks” (Rio, 2015) and co-chaired those on “Limitations of Trademark Protection” (Singapore, 2007) and “Infringement of Trademarks by Goods in Transit” (Seoul, 2012). 

    She was honored with INTA’s Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of the Association and Marcasur’s Excellence Awards in 2012, and is ranked as a leading practitioner in IP by Chambers, WTR 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Managing IP, IAM 1000 and The Legal 500, among other specialized publications.

    Mercedes Durlach

    Palacio & Asociados (Argentina)

    Graduated from Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), School of Law.  Postgraduate course on Update on Copyright and Related Law. Theory, Practice and Jurisprudence, University of Buenos Aires. She is a Patent and Trademark Agent, member of the Argentine Association of Industrial Property (AAAPI) and other renowned international associations such as:

    ·         Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI).

    ·         Associação Brasileira de Propriedade Industrial (ABPI).

    ·         American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

    ·         International Trademark Association (INTA).

    ·         Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).

    She has specialized in Intellectual Property; Trademarks; Copyright; Litigation and Unfair Competition. She was member of numerous international commitees (now at “Trademark Office Practices”) and has been recently appointed to the INTA Unreal Campaign Committee. Participates actively in the Trademark Subcommitee from the AAAPI (Argentine Association of Industrial Property).

    Work:

    ·        Partner at Palacio & Asociados since 2008.

    ·      Currently handles the trademark portfolio of important national and international firms.

    Languages:
    Spanish and English

    María Luisa Santa-María

    Berton Moreno + Ojam (Argentina)

    María Luisa Santa María is a partner at Berton Moreno + Ojam in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated as a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) in 2000, and obtained a Master of Laws degree from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law - Chicago, Illinois, USA (2003). Prior to joining Berton Moreno + Ojam, she worked at other leading law firms in Argentina and the US.

    María Luisa provides advice to foreign and domestic clients for the protection of their intellectual property rights, including trademark counseling and prosecution, as well as their representation at opposition and cancellation proceedings, jointly with strategic brand enforcement.

    She has broad experience advising clients on negotiating, contract drafting and recording of licenses, security interests, and assignments of intellectual property assets. Additionally, she has advised clients on trademark and intellectual property aspects of mergers & acquisitions within a wide variety of industries.

    Before devoting entirely to industrial property, she practiced in other areas of commercial law, as well as administrative law, both in the private and public sectors. This experience allowed her to acquire a comprehensive and dynamic vision of the different aspects and contingencies that can be connected to each case.

    Alejandro M. Breuer Moreno

    G. Breuer (Argentina)

    Lawyer, (Universidad Católica Argentina) graduated in 1991. Patent and Trademark Agent.

    Member: Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial (AAAPI) (Secretary 2002-2006, Vice President 2006-2008, President 20010-2014); Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires; Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI), Asociación Internacional para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (AIPPI). INTA TOPC Subcommitee (2018-2019).

  • Understanding Canada’s New “Not Inherently Distinctive” Examination Guidelines

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/02/2019

    Join us for this webcast as Robert MacDonald, of Gowling WLG, moderates a discussion with Iyana Goyette, Deputy Director, Trade-marks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, about Canada’s new “not inherently distinctive” Examination Guidelines.

    Join us for this webcast as Robert MacDonald, of Gowling WLG, moderates a discussion with Iyana Goyette, Deputy Director, Trade-marks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, about Canada’s new “not inherently distinctive” Examination Guidelines.

    The discussion will help practitioners and brand owners to understand the policy issues behind this change, the types of trademarks that will encounter the distinctiveness objection, the approach of Canadian examiners in considering this objection, and options for responding to it.


    CLE credit pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Iyana Goyette

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office (Canada)

    Iyana Goyette has been with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office since 2004 and is currently the Deputy Director of Policy and Legislation at the Trademarks and Industrial Designs Branch. She leads a team whose focus has been to implement four international trademarks treaties, namely the Singapore Treaty, the Madrid Protocol, the Hague Agreement and the Nice Agreement.

    Iyana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Licence in Law (LL.L) and was called to the Québec bar in 2005.

    Robert MacDonald

    GowlingWLG (Ottawa, Canada, Ontario)

    Mr. MacDonald is a graduate of Carleton University (B.A., 1978) and the University of Ottawa (LL.B., 1981).  He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983 and is a Registered Trademark Agent.  He is an advocate in the Federal Court of Canada and before the Opposition Board.

    Since his call to the Bar, Mr. MacDonald has worked within the Gowling WLG IP group, with particular focus on trademark law including prosecution, licensing, oppositions and litigation in the Federal Court.  He is recognized as a leading trademark practitioner by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Managing Intellectual Property, Who's Who Legal, WTR1000 and by Chambers Global. He is also recognized in the 2019 LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He served for several years on the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Committee for the Certification of Specialists in IP and is certified as a specialist in Trademarks.

    Mr. MacDonald is an active participant in IPIC, CBA, INTA and Marques and has served on various committees within those organizations. He is past Chair of the Intellectual Asset Management Team within Marques. He is the Chair of the of INTA’s Regional Indigenous Rights Analysis (Americas) Sub-Committee. Mr. MacDonald has presented talks to various organizations on issues relating to Canadian and Russian trademark laws. Mr. MacDonald was a lecturer at the Advanced Practical Trademarks Course offered by IPIC and the McGill University Centre for Continuing Education.

    In addition to his practice, Mr. MacDonald is actively involved in the management of Gowling WLG and has held various positions over the years.  In particular, he was the Managing Director of the Gowling WLG Moscow office for ten years and he is currently the co-head of the IP practice group within Gowling WLG. 

    Mr. MacDonald is the Chairman of the Board of the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra.  

  • Blockchain 101

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/17/2019

    This webcast will provide a three-part introduction to blockchain. The first part will offer an overview of what blockchain is, the second will explain how blockchain works, and the third will look at how the technology can be applied to legal and non-legal fields.

    This webcast will provide a three-part introduction to blockchain. The first part will offer an overview of what blockchain is, the second will explain how blockchain works, and the third will look at how the technology can be applied to legal and non-legal fields.

    CLE credit now available. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. 

    Bennett Collen

    GoDaddy.com

    Bennett Collen leads GoDaddy's blockchain + trademark initiative, and will be an Adjunct Professor teaching Business Applications of Blockchain at Boston College Fall 2019. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Cognate: a platform that uses blockchain to help businesses protect and profit from their most valuable assets - their trademarks. Cognate was acquired by GoDaddy in September 2018.

    He is the Coordinator of the Blockchain Task Force for the Emerging Issues Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), sits on the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council within the Digital Chamber of Commerce, and is a Founding Member of the Chamber's Token Alliance Group.

    Bennett recently taught a CLE course on trademarks and blockchain. He also taught a Masterclass at the EU Intellectual Property Office’s “Blockathon” (blockchain hackathon), has spoken on trademarks and blockchain at events at the United States Capitol, Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, University of New Hampshire, and Wake Forest University Law Schools, George Mason University, various law firms, and industry events such as the Boston Blockchain Summit, EvolveLaw, NamesCon, and MERGE!.

    Priyanka Desai

    Consensys (United States)

    Addam Kaufman

    Oracle

    Addam Kaufman is legal counsel for Oracle and serves on INTA’s Young Practitioners Committee. His work includes prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights as well as advising clients and resolving disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, name & likeness rights, sponsorship agreements, advertising and marketing law, and regulatory compliance for promotions. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of California at Davis and his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in Silicon Valley. Before attending law school, Addam built an international career in internet marketing and computer programming and was responsible for over 1000 websites and marketing campaigns involving mobile & web languages.

    Michael Krause (Moderator)

    AppDetex

    Michael provides growth and strategy leadership to AppDetex with over 25 years of hands on experience in strategic revenue growth, working with major corporations and brands like NFL, Tesla, NBC, BBC, Grammy’s, Warner Brothers and Michael Page. He architected and led teams for the federal government for USAF, HHS and VA. As a design engineer at Microsoft, he helped create and roll out the first versions of the .Net Framework. Michael is the co-founder of Dark Yeti consulting group. He loves learning and teaming with clients to solve big challenges. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program D.B.A. Business Finance and Strategy (StartUps) at the City University Seattle. Michael spends his spare time exploring the outdoors with his family.

    CLE for the following states have been approved and a certificate of attendance is available for download:

    • California 
    • Illinois 
    • Ohio 
    • Texas

    Additional states will be added as they are approved. Please email cle@inta.org with any questions. 

  • The Mediation Toolbox: Best Practices in Mediation for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/18/2019

    With mediation becoming more prevalent globally and being encouraged by the court systems, the need to raise awareness, share best practices and train practitioners is important. This webinar will cover best practices in these jurisdictions, specifically the European Union, UAE (including Dubai), and South Africa, and the applicable laws and useful tools of each location.

    With mediation becoming more prevalent globally and being encouraged by the court systems, the need to raise awareness, share best practices and train practitioners is important. This webinar will cover best practices in these jurisdictions, specifically the European Union, UAE (including Dubai), and South Africa, and the applicable laws and useful tools of each location.

    CLE credit pending.

    Felicia Boyd (Moderator)

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP (United States)

    Felicia Boyd, Barnes & Thornburg LLP (United States); Chair of the INTA Europe, Africa and Middle East Subcommittee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

    A past co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Felicia’s victories as a litigator have included preliminary injunction motions, summary judgment motions, favorable settlements and jury verdicts at trial. A registered patent attorney, Felicia has represented clients in contested proceedings before various branches of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

    Felicia has played a leading role in scores of IP matters, large and small, for multiple clients over decades of practice. Her experience spans a diverse array of industries, including financial and investment services, medical devices, software, music, pharmaceuticals and manufactured goods. Felicia offers clients significant skill in complex case management and the coordination of global discovery efforts. She effectively designs and implements litigation strategy consistent with client objectives. In addition, Felicia advises on Markman strategy, briefing and argument, and the selection and development of all experts.

    Barbara Berdou

    Berdou Attorneys (South Africa)

    Barbara started her IP career in 1994 with a boutique South African IP law firm (founded in the 1870s). This was followed by a decade of practice in what was then the largest commercial law firm in South Africa (founded in 1868). Barbara founded Berdou Attorneys as a boutique IP law firm in 2005.  She is passionate about all aspects of trade mark law and has considerable experience in representing trade mark owners throughout Africa.

    Barbara has held various leadership roles in INTA, and currently co-chairs the Africa Global Advisory Council, and chairs the Indigenous Rights Committee which is part of INTA’s Advocacy Group.  

    Reyes Campello Estebaranz

    CEALAW – European Intellectual Property Attorneys (Spain)

    Reyes Campello Estebaranz graduated from ICADE (Comillas Jesuits University, Madrid) with a degree in law and business science, and she has a master’s in IP as well as a degree in International IP, Civil and Commercial Mediation. In the bar exam for the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office she achieved the highest score in Spain. She is Attorney at law, Spanish official industrial property agent and European patent and trademark attorney, as well as UDRP Panelist, Mediator and Arbitrator in IP matters for WIPO, INTA (Panel of TM Mediators), and other various institutions.

    She has practised IP law for more than 20 years. In 2002, she founded CEALAW, one of Spain's leading IP boutique firms which main office is located in Alicante, home of the EUIPO and the Spanish European Trademark and Community Designs Court.

    Reyes is specialized in all aspects of IP law, including European trademarks, European patents, anti-counterfeiting, IP enforcement and ADR solutions. She advises both national and international clients on IP and related issues, and has extensive experience in ADR proceedings, as well as anti-counterfeiting actions and IP litigation.

    She is an active member of INTA, ABA and the AIPPI, as well as other IP related associations.

    Faisal Daudpota

    Daudpota International (Dubai)

    Mr. Faisal Daudpota, the Senior Partner at Daudpota International, has been recognized as leading trademark lawyer of UAE for the years 2014, 2013 and 2012 in International Who’s Who Legal.

    Mr. Daudpota is expert at counseling clients on all aspects of laws relating to intellectual property prosecutions and enforcement in multiple jurisdictions across Middle East as well as in Far East Asia. Mr. Daudpota has managed multiple litigations and instructed counsels in various countries for matters pertaining to trademark infringement, copyright infringement. Mr. Daudpota also manages trademark portfolios for a number of globally active companies.

    Professional Education / Accreditation:

    LLM (Intellectual Property)

    Kings College London (University of London)

  • ICANN—What Every Practitioner Should Know (from an Insider’s View)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/06/2019

    This webcast will provide a relatively deep look into the structure and function of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). The speakers will provide an overview of the organization’s various decision-making groups and will help you understand how and by whom domain name policy gets made. The speakers will offer information critical to any lawyer representing clients that use and protect domain names and will also explain ways in which one can get involved with ICANN.

    This webcast will provide a relatively deep look into the structure and function of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). The speakers will provide an overview of the organization’s various decision-making groups and will help you understand how and by whom domain name policy gets made. The speakers will offer information critical to any lawyer representing clients that use and protect domain names and will also explain ways in which one can get involved with ICANN.

    CLE credit is not available for this webcast. 

    Georges Nahitchevansky

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

    Georges Nahitchevansky is partner in New York office of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP.  He concentrates his practice in litigation and counseling on trademark, copyright and Internet matters across a broad spectrum of industries both in the U.S. and internationally.  He has extensive experience in handling U.S. and worldwide trademark and copyright online enforcement and dispute matters, including complex cross border and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and regularly advises and counsels on online enforcement programs, domain name registration programs, and U.S. and worldwide strategies for brand enforcement. Mr. Nahitchevansky is actively involved in ICANN, INTA and MARQUES with respect to Internet enforcement, rights protection mechanisms, domain names, social media and related policy issues. He also acts as a WIPO Panelist for cases brought under the UDRP.

    Susan Payne

    Com Laude (United Kingdom)

    Susan Payne is a UK-qualified solicitor and Head of Legal Policy for Com Laude and Valideus.  Com Laude is corporate domain name registrar, providing online brand protection and portfolio management for brand owners, while Valideus helps brand owners, communities and businesses get the most out of the opportunities presented by dot brand, geographic and new gTLDs. Susan consults on TLD registry policies and agreements; deals with application conflict management on behalf of clients; and engages in ICANN policy development.  Susan is the chair of the INTA subcommittee of the Internet Committee dealing with subsequent rounds of new gTLDs and geographic names.  She is currently participating in the ICANN working groups developing policy on future new gTLDs and on rights protection mechanisms.   Susan is Secretary of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency and one of the honorary legal advisors to the Brand Registry Group.   

    Mark Stein (Moderator)

    Mark Stein Law (United States)

    Mark E. Stein is an experienced trial and transactional attorney whose practice is devoted to Intellectual Property law. Mr. Stein is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law and is A/v rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator and a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Trademark Mediators. 

    Mr. Stein dedicates his practice to trademark, copyright, computer and internet law. He assists clients with trademark and copyright acquisition and counseling, intellectual property litigation and transactions and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Stein has litigated, arbitrated and mediated cases in all areas of intellectual property law, including, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trademark counterfeiting, copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, federal trademark dilution, trade secrets violations, restrictive covenants, tortious interference, licensing and franchising, domain name disputes and a variety of intellectual property matters involving computers and the Internet. Mr. Stein has also counseled clients on trademark, copyright, trade secret and computer and Internet law issues and has provided guidance on documenting and protecting trade secrets, developing and protecting computer software and protecting trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property assets.

    Mr. Stein is an active member of the International Trademark Association and is a member of the Internet Committee.  He is a member of Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. Mr. Stein is also a member of the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Technology and has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator.  

  • 2019 Annual Review of U.S. Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/22/2019

    A concise analysis of major decisions rendered by the U.S. courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

    Pre-recorded from the 2019 INTA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

    An INTA annual favorite, hear Trademark Reporter authors Ted Davis and John Welch deliver a concise analysis of major decisions rendered by the U.S. courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) over the past twelve months. And be sure to check out the United States Annual Review: The Seventy-First Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946, published in The Trademark Reporter, Vol. 109, No. 1, January–February 2019. 

    CLE credit is not available for this webcast. 

    Theodore H. Davis Jr.

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

    John Welch

    Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. (United States)

  • The New Nontraditional Marks in Canada: What Are They and How Do You Protect Them?

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2019

    On June 17, 2019, Canadian trademark law will be overhauled. Among the significant changes will be that Canada will begin allowing trademark registrations to protect virtually anything that can function as a trademark, including smell, taste, and color per se. During this webcast, learn which nontraditional marks can be protected and which cannot. Learn how to protect these new types of marks, and discover both the best practices for protection and the pitfalls to avoid.

    On June 17, 2019, Canadian trademark law will be overhauled. Among the significant changes will be that Canada will begin allowing trademark registrations to protect virtually anything that can function as a trademark, including smell, taste, and color per se. 

    During this webcast, learn which non-traditional marks can be protected and which cannot. Learn how to protect these new types of marks, and discover both the best practices for protection and the pitfalls to avoid.

    CLE credit now available. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Jason Robertson

    Policy Analyst, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    Jason Robertson is a Policy Analyst in the Policy & Legislation section of the Trade-marks Branch at CIPO.  Jason started at CIPO in 2001 as a Trademarks Examiner and soon became interested in non-traditional trademarks and reviewing evidence of acquired distinctiveness. After several job moves within the organization, and a stint as an Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand in 2010, he worked on the development of the new Trademarks Act and Regulations as a Policy Analyst.

    Philip Lapin

    Partner, Smart & Biggar

    Philip is a partner at Smart & Biggar and chairs the firm’s Trademark Operations Group.  More than 20 years of experience and a high rate of success has earned Philip recognition as one of Canada’s leading trademark lawyers.  Philip manages and provides strategic advice on trademark portfolios for many Canadian and multinational corporations. He has handled the clearance, prosecution and registration of thousands of trademarks and has particular expertise in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Office.  Philip also has a particular interest in nontraditional marks and is a member of the INTA’s Non-Traditional Marks Committee.

    CLE for the following states have been approved and a certificate of attendance is available for download:

    • Nevada
    • Ohio
    • Virginia

    Additional states will be added as they are approved. Please email cle@inta.org with any questions.

  • Trademark Basics Webcast Series

    Contains 7 Product(s)

    Gain a foundation to begin a successful career as a trademark practitioner. This six-part series starts with definitions and then delves into the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, and prosecution in the United States and the European Union, as well as legal ethics in the trademark field.

    Gain a foundation to begin a successful career as a trademark practitioner. This six-part series starts with definitions and then delves into the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, and prosecution in the United States and the European Union, as well as legal ethics in the trademark field. 

    Purchase the full series or individual modules.

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    INTA would like to thank the collaborative effort of the editors and authors of Trademark Administration, a robust guide for trademark practitioners that has been instrumental in creating this web series and its course materials.

    Note: Although we originally contemplated having a module dedicated to China, in view of the recent changes in the Chinese trademark laws, we are waiting for the legislation to be finalized before addressing trademark prosecution in China. 

    CLE credit now available. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. 

    CLE for the following states have been approved and a certificate of attendance is available for download:

    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Kentucky
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Oregon

    Additional states will be added as they are approved.

    Please email cle@inta.org with any questions.

  • Module 1: Overview of Trademark Rights (and other Intellectual Property Rights)

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presented by Belinda Berman, United States Tennis Association

    • Get an introduction to intellectual property and a broad overview of the various types of intellectual property rights. 
    • Learn about different types of trademarks and why trademarks are so important to businesses and consumers.
    • Gain an overview of trademark selection, clearance, and prosecution, as well as practice tips on how to properly use a trademark.

    CLE credit now available. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Belinda Berman

    United States Tennis Association

    Belinda brings more than 30 years of trademark experience to this program including more than 20 years as an in-house counsel. She regularly speaks on a broad range of topics ranging from comparative advertising, trademark disputes and settlements to global clearances and international licensing.

    CLE for the following states have been approved and a certificate of attendance is available for download:

    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oregon 
    • Texas
    • Virginia

    Additional states will be added as they are approved.

    Please email cle@inta.org with any questions.

  • Module 2: Trademark Search Strategy

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presented by Anita B. Polott, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

    • Learn how to develop and implement effective trademark search strategies and what information is needed in order to do so.
    • Get tips on analyzing trademark search results, and guidance on how to communicate the results to clients. 
    • Gain insight on how to create and implement an effective search strategy and hear a seasoned practitioner’s approach to various sample scenarios. 

    CLE credit now available. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Anita B. Polott

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

    Anita’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition. She works with clients to set and implement brand protection strategies and manages US and international trademark portfolios across various industries. Anita advises clients regarding enforcement and litigation strategy, and represents clients in federal court, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission. 

    CLE for the following states have been approved and a certificate of attendance is available for download:

    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oregon 
    • Texas 
    • Virginia

    Additional states will be added as they are approved.

    Please email cle@inta.org with any questions.