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  • Becoming the CEO of Your Own Career

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 05/04/2018 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    “If only I were running things.” How many times have you heard that all too familiar refrain in the workplace? What happens when you make the move to start your own firm and really run things?

    “If only I were running things.” How many times have you heard that all too familiar refrain in the workplace? What happens when you make the move to start your own firm and really run things? 

    In this webcast, meet three attorneys who have started their own IP-focused firms of different sizes and in different locations. If you are considering starting your own firm, or have always been curious, the panelists will shine a light on the challenges, stumbling blocks and rewards of setting out on your own.

    No matter where you are in your career, or the type of firm you envision, you will gain useful insights from this panel—from becoming the tech expert to managing social media to bringing in clients.

    • Best practices for social media
    • Servicing international clients
    • Understanding business basics
    • Geographical and regulatory hurdles to starting a law firm
    • Ongoing issues and hurdles that are part of the business process
    • Day-to-day challenges as your firm grows (business, employees, collections)
    • Technology as a facilitator of or obstacle to development
    • Advice to lawyers considering making the leap

     

    Angelo Mazza (Moderator)

    Mazza, Gibney, Anthony and Flaherty LLP (United States)

    Angelo Mazza counsels clients in developing brand protection and enforcement strategies, and works extensively with law enforcement on IP related crimes. He has trained over 60,000 law enforcement officials including CBP, ICE and the FBI.

    An issue impacting every brand, Angelo is at the forefront of anticounterfeiting issues and has an awareness of global industry trends. He actively participates in US Chamber of Commerce efforts to implement anticounterfeiting policy changes and best practices.

    Over the years, Angelo has also developed a strong focus on internet matters. He manages Gibney’s Internet Enforcement Program, a group of over 20 professionals monitoring counterfeit activity including online marketplaces and sites, social media platforms and other emerging technologies. Angelo is a frequent speaker on issues such as developing effective brand protection training programs and strategies, government enforcement programs, and social media and technology trends. He also handles UDRP proceedings and traditional domain name disputes.  

    Angelo serves on INTA’s Law Firm Committee-Programming Sub-Committee.

    Mariana Noli

    NOLI IP SOLUTIONS, PC (United States)

    As the founder and manager of NOLI IP SOLUTIONS, PC, Ms. Noli oversees the overall operations of the law firm. 

    Ms. Noli maintains a diverse practice preparing, prosecuting and managing domestic and foreign trademark and patent portfolios for a large assortment of clientele across a variety of industry sectors. She assists clients in identifying the best types of intellectual property to obtain based upon business objective, product type, product life, distribution channels and territories, and budget considerations.

    Education 
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, J.D Emphasis: International Corporate Law, Special Recognition: Honors Diploma (2001)

    Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property Law, Copyright, Trademarks, Digital Media, Foreign Practice, IP Licensing & Enforcement

    Admissions
    Southern District of California (2014)
    Northern District of Illinois (2012) Central District of California (2011) State Bar of California (2006) Buenos Aires, Argentina (2003)

    Languages                 
    English, Spanish, basic Italian, German

    Chinyere Okorocha

    Jackson, Etti & Edu (Africa)

    Chinyere is a Partner in the Law Firm of JACKSON, ETTI & EDU, Lagos - Nigeria. She is presently the Head of sectors of the firm as well as the sector head of the Pharmaceutical and Health sector.

    She was admitted into the Council of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law in August 2016. Prior to that, she served as the immediate past Chairperson of the Intellectual Property (IP) Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law; a Patron of The Law Society, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria, Stakeholders Committee and a member of the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC).

    Chinyere was nominated as one of Nigeria’s 50 most influential women in the Legal Profession (Business Day Newspaper, April 2011), and has featured in a number of legal guides, including the Trademark Law Practitioners Expert Guides (2012 – 2016) published by Euromoney, UK, Managing IP UK definitive guide to Leading IP Lawyers, as an IP Star, 2014 - 2018. She has also been recognized as one of the worlds’ leading Trademark Professionals for 2017 (second consecutive year), in the World Trademark Report WTR 1000, a UK Publication.

    She has over 25 year’s practical experience, covering all aspects of IP, and is internationally recognized as an authority and specialist in this area of the law. At present, she offers advice and is responsible for the portfolio management of a number of blue chip companies, both locally and internationally. In recent years, her practice interests have extended to Foreign Direct Investment, particularly in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry.

    She participates in the activities & holds membership of various IP bodies, including the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Japan; International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), Switzerland. She has served on a number of committees at INTA, over the years, as well as, acted as a guest lecturer, AM 2010, Boston on “Trademark Law & Practice in West Africa and moderated Table Topics at AM Berlin - 2008, San Francisco - 2011 ,Hong Kong – 2014 and the Africa Session in San Diego 2015.

    Jaime Rich Vining

    Friedland Vining, P.A. (United States)

    Jaime Rich Vining practices law at the intersection of IP, Internet, and entertainment. Her focus is on trademark and copyright law as it pertains to the corporate world, entertainment, and the digital marketplace. A Florida Bar-certified Intellectual Property attorney, Jaime counsels clients on the acquisition of new trademarks; conducts clearance investigations; files and prosecutes trademark applications in state, federal, and international jurisdictions; renders availability and infringement opinions; provides defense of related proceedings, such as oppositions and cancellations of registrations; files domain name enforcement actions under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP); and provides legal advice regarding trademarks and related unfair competition issues.

    For the past eight years, Jaime has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching trademark law and advanced trademark law.  Jaime serves on the Pro Bono Committee INTA and works on the trademark pro bono clearinghouse pilot program. She also chairs the Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, a position she has held since 2010. 

  • The New WHOIS: Prepare for Sweeping Changes to the Domain Database

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 04/25/2018 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This lively and timely webcast addresses what INTA members need to know about the coming changes to the WHOIS domain name registrant database. ICANN is under pressure to change its current policy due to the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICANN proposed interim model for compliance could potentially have the WHOIS system “go dark” on May 25th, 2018. What is the interim proposal? How will it change trademark enforcement practice? What is INTA doing about it? What can you do about it?

    CLE Pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. 

    This lively and timely webcast addresses what INTA members need to know about the coming changes to the WHOIS domain name registrant database. ICANN is under pressure to change its current policy due to the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ICANN proposed interim model for compliance could potentially have the WHOIS system “go dark” on May 25th, 2018. What is the interim proposal? How will it change trademark enforcement practice? What is INTA doing about it? What can you do about it?

    Attend this webcast and learn how the GDPR applies to WHOIS, how ICANN plans to comply by employing its proposed interim policy, and what effects the interim policy will have on trademark owners. Panelists will provide suggestions for adapting your practice to the proposed interim policy, with an emphasis on domain name disputes including the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy. 


    Tim Chen

    DomainTools

    Tim joined as CEO of DomainTools in 2009 and has led the transformation of the company from an advertising based consumer service to a profitable and growing Enterprise SaaS security firm with over 500 global customers.

     Prior to DomainTools, Tim spent over 10 years in business development executive roles with Internet and software companies in San Francisco, and four years in the Corporate Finance group at J.P. Morgan in New York. Originally from Rochester, New York, Tim is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College, has an MBA from Stanford University, and sits on the board of NewRetirement.com, an automated retirement planning service.

     

    Paul McGrady (Moderator)

    Winstron & Strawn LLP (United States)

    Paul McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world.

    Paul represents large brand owners, including new gTLD registries, in their domain name and ICANN matters as well as brand-friendly registrars. Paul served a critical role in the strategy and negotiations which led to ICANN’s adoption of “Specification 13” in which ICANN finally recognized the unique role and responsibilities of brand registries. His experience includes domain name disputes, domain name transactions, the creation of new top-level domain names, CAN-SPAM disputes, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act disputes, online copyright and brand identity disputes, and transactions and counseling related to intellectual property aspects of social/mobile media.

    Paul has successfully handled more than 500 proceedings under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP). He has also handled multiple litigations brought under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and successful actions under foreign domain name dispute policies.

    Prior to working in a private practice, Paul was in-house counsel for a True Value Hardware practicing in trademarks, franchising, advertising, and shareholder/member relations.

    Patricia McGovern

    DFMG Solicitors (Ireland)

    Patricia practices in all areas of intellectual property and information technology law and related fields such as data protection, franchising, employment and competition. Her experience includes protection and enforcement of patents, trade marks, copyright and designs.

    Her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of intellectual property and information technology law and related fields such as data protection, franchising, employment and competition ensures all aspects of your intellectual property is considered and secured, from protection strategies for your patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, know-how and trade secrets to enforcing your rights and ensuring that you have appropriate and adequate documentation in place to be legally compliant and protect your interests.

    Qualified as a solicitor in 1987, as a Registered Irish Trade Mark Agent in 1994 and as a Community Trade Mark and Design Attorney in 1996, Patricia has built up an enviable client list of national and international clients and works both in Ireland and across Europe.

    Patricia has also gained considerable experience in business law. During her career, she has acted in a significant number of high profile acquisitions, public listings and takeovers.

    Chris Oldknow

    Elipe Limited (United Kingdom)

    Before co-founding Elipe in 2014, Chris spent 15 years at Microsoft leading anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy and licence compliance activities in the UK and central & eastern Europe. He drove international policy and advocacy at the company, integrating IP enforcement with corporate affairs.

    After leaving Microsoft, Chris was interim vice president of anti-piracy at US media and entertainment company NBCUniversal, and a consultant to various trade associations and companies.

    Chris was, until recently, chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and has been actively involved in many other associations. His track record shows repeated delivery of business-focused results through engagement.

    Chris has a degree in physics and a master's in IP law. He was called to the bar in 1995.

    Susan Payne

    Valideus (United Kingdom)

    Susan is Head of Legal Policy and joined Valideus from BBC Worldwide, where she was Head of Brand Protection. She brought her knowledge from the other side of the new gTLD application process, having worked on the application for the dot-BBC TLD, and been responsible for BBC Worldwide’s brand protection strategy at the second level. Working with limited budgets and personnel resources, she has faced the same problems that many clients are currently facing in seeking to protect their brands in the expanded gTLD space.

    At Valideus Susan helps our clients navigate ICANN policy, to ensure that they remain compliant with their obligations as a registry operator, and engages on new ICANN policy development, being an active participant in a number of ICANN working groups including those on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures and Rights Protections.  

    Susan is one of the honorary legal advisors to the Brand Registry Group (BRG) and will be the INTA Internet Committee’s subcommittee chair for New gTLD Subsequent Rounds and Geographic Terms during the 2018-2019 term.

    Lori Schulman

    International Trademark Association (United States)

    As Senior Director of Internet Policy, Ms. Schulman serves as the Association’s primary representative and spokesperson engaging the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and other Internet-related organizations, and will participate in the development of Association policies and positions on ICANN issues and on trademark issues relating to the Internet.

    Ms. Schulman has a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and a B.A. from Tufts University.

    Bradley Silver

    Time Warner Inc. (United States)

    Bradley Silver is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Time Warner Inc., where he focuses on a broad range of IP matters relevant to the Time Warner’s business strategy, and the diverse products and services offered by Time Warner’s operating divisions: Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner. Bradley concentrates on advising colleagues on copyright and trademark issues relevant to Time Warner’s exploitation, protection and enforcement its intellectual property assets, including: digital copyright strategy, IP transactional matters, brand and content protection, anti-piracy initiatives as well as legislative and policy matters in the US and globally.  Bradley obtained a Bachelor of Arts, (BA, 1993) and law degree (LLB, 1996) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  Following his graduation, he joined the entertainment law practice of Webber Wentzel, a leading South African law firm in Johannesburg before moving to New York in 2000 to join the IP transactional group of Kirkland & Ellis.  Bradley joined the legal practice of Time Warner Inc. in 2004, and became Chief IP Counsel in 2015.

    Todd Williams

    Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (United States)

    Todd Williams is Senior Counsel at Turner, which owns and operates more than 100 news and entertainment networks and businesses around the world, including CNN, TNT, TBS, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, adult swim, and Bleacher Report.  As part of his role, Todd leads Turner’s digital enforcement and domain-name efforts, including all of Turner’s domain-name advocacy at ICANN.

    Todd is the Co-Vice-chair of the INTA Internet Committee, and formerly served on the ICANN Working Group responsible for developing accreditation standards for WHOIS privacy and proxy service providers.  He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Harvard Law School.

  • 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference (Full Meeting)

    Contains 15 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/20/2018

    Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) streaming live from New York on March 19 for the 2018 Brands and Innovation conference, where leading business and legal experts will discuss the impact of innovation on brands and provide practical tips that will help attendees successfully navigate and harness new innovations to benefit products, services, brands, consumers and their own day-to-day jobs. In addition to 4 live streaming sessions on Monday, March 19, this product includes on-demand recordings of the entire 2-day conference.

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    CLE Pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. 

    The last 10 years have seen tremendous change across the world—from the internet creating a forum for global conversations and proliferation of information, to smart TVs, smart-er cars, talking appliances, virtual assistants and more. These changes influence every aspect of our lives—the way we work, play, and interact with each other—and have had a profound effect on consumer expectations and norms.

    Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) in New York on March 19 and 20 for the 2018 Brands and Innovation conference, where leading business and legal experts will discuss the impact of innovation on brands and provide practical tips that will help attendees successfully navigate and harness new innovations to benefit products, services, brands, consumers and their own day-to-day jobs.

    In addition to 4 live streaming sessions, you will receive the on-demand recordings of the entire 2-day conference.

    Caterina Fake

    Co-Founder, Yes VC (United States)


    Tish Berard

    Hearts on Fire Company, LLC

    Etienne Sanz de Acedo

    International Trademark Association

    Deborah Davis

    Electronic Arts Inc. (United States)

    Diane Lau

    Facebook, Inc. (United States)

    Salvador Ferrandis

    Salvador Ferrandis IP Legal SLP (Spain)

    Elena Grimme

    Microsoft Corporation (United States)

    Jeremy Kaufman

    Netflix, Inc. (United States)

    Pamela Mallari

    Mars, Inc. (United States)

    Angela Byun

    Condé Nast (United States)

    Stephen Jadie Coates

    Amazon.com, Inc. (United States)

    Jeffrey Kobulnick

    Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP (United States)

    Sydney B. Schaub

    Rent the Runway (United States)

    Elisabeth Bradley

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (United States)

    Brian Daniel

    Vice President, Charles River Associates (United States)

    Andrea Gerosa

    ThinkYoung (Switzerland)

    Prof. Kyle Welch

    George Washington University (United States)

    Paul Jordan

    Bristows (United Kingdom)

    Hannah Forbes

    R/GA (United States)

    Sara Perry

    Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (United States)

    Sophie Radcliffe

    Adventure Athlete & Blogger at Challenge Sophie (United Kingdom)

    Natalie Hampton

    CEO, Sit With Us, Inc. (United States)

    Luca Guidobaldi

    Nctm (Italy)

    Tiffany C. Li

    Yale Law School (United States)

    Monique Joe

    NBCUniversal Media, LLC (United States)

    Lesley Fair

    Federal Trade Commission (United States)

    Prof. Alexander Krasnikov

    Loyola University (United States)

    Claudia Schulz

    Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao (Brazil)

    Barrett B. Golden

    Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (United States)

    John LaCour

    PhishLabs (United States)

    Prof. Aaron J. Wright

    Cardozo School of Law (United States)

    Paul Brown

    UL LLC (United States)

    Julien Dudouit

    eBay Inc. (United States)

    Heather J. McDonald

    Baker & Hostetler LLP (United States)

    Jules Miller

    IBM Corporation (United States)

    Conny Schmitt

    Grunecker (Germany)

    Cristina Carvalho

    Arent Fox LLP (United States)

    Tiffany Valeriano

    Corsearch (Germany)

    Dan Vavonese

    United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)(United States)

    Day 1

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Tish Berard, Hearts on Fire Company, LLC (United States)
    • Etienne Sanz de Acedo, International Trademark Association (United States)

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    • Monique Joe, NBC Universal Media, LLC (United States)
    • Diane Lau, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

    A Fireside Chat (streaming live)

    • Caterina Fake, co-founder of Yes VC

    Session I—The Alphabet of Innovation (streaming live)

    • Deborah Davis, Electronic Arts Inc. (United States) 
    • Diane Lau, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

    Session II—What Every Brand Lawyer Needs to Know (streaming live)

    • Salvador Ferrandis, Salvador Ferrandis IP Legal SLP (Spain)
    • Angela Byun, Condé Nast (United States)
    • Elena Grimme, Microsoft Corporation (United States)
    • Jeremy Kaufman, Netflix, Inc. (United States)
    • Pamela Mallari, Mars, Inc. (United States)

    Session III—The Evolution of Brands: How Innovation Is Changing the Retail Landscape (streaming live)

    • Stephen Jadie Coates, Amazon.com, Inc. (United States)
    • Jeffrey Kobulnick, Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP (United States)
    • Sydney B. Schaub, Rent the Runway (United States)

    Session IV—The Link Between Brand Value and Innovation – Concepts and Implications

    • Elisabeth Bradley, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (United States)
    • Brian Daniel, Charles River Associates, Inc. (United States)
    • Andrea Gerosa, ThinkYoung (Switzerland)
    • Prof. Kyle Welch, George Washington University (United States) 

    Session V—Online Influencers: Successfully Managing Your Online Voice

    • Paul Jordan, Bristows (United Kingdom)
    • Hannah Forbes. R/GA (United States)
    • Sara Perry, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (United States)
    • Sophie Radcliffe, Adventure Athlete & Blogger at Challenge Sophie (United Kingdom)

    Day 2

    Keynote—Innovation for a Better Life, Better World

    • Natalie Hampton

    Session VI—Brave New World: Providing Advice When Innovation Outpaces the Law

    • Kathleen McCarthy, King & Spalding LLP (United States)
    • Luca Guidobaldi, Nctm (Italy)
    • Tiffany C. Li, Yale Law School (United States)

    Session VII—Innovation and Ethics

    • Monique Joe, NBCUniversal Media, LLC (United States)
    • Lesley Fair, Federal Trade Commission (United States)
    • Prof. Alexander Krasnikov, Loyola University (United States)

    Session VIII—Crisis Communications: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

    • Claudia Schulz, BM&A – Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao (Brazil)
    • Barrett B. Golden, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher  (United States)
    • John LaCour, PhishLabs (United States)

    Session IX—Cryptocurrency: Is it the New Money or the Hot New Tech Stock?

    • Prof. Aaron J. Wright, Cardozo School of Law (United States)

    Session X—What’s New in the Fight Against Counterfeits

    • Paul Brown, UL LLC (United States)
    • Julien Dudouit, eBay Inc. (United States)
    • Heather J. McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP (United States)
    • Jules Miller, IBM Corporation (United States)

    Session XI—How Innovation Is Changing the IP Industry

    • Conny Schmitt, Grunecker (Germany)
    • Cristina Carvalho, Arent Fox LLP (United States)
    • Tiffany Valeriano, TrademarkNow (Germany)
    • Dan Vavonese, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)(United States)
  • 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference Day 2

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/20/2018

    International Trademark Association 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference - Day 2

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    International Trademark Association 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference - Day 2

    CLE Pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Day 2

    Keynote—Innovation for a Better Life, Better World

    • Natalie Hampton

    Session VI—Brave New World: Providing Advice When Innovation Outpaces the Law

    • Kathleen McCarthy, King & Spalding LLP (United States)
    • Luca Guidobaldi, Nctm (Italy)
    • Tiffany C. Li, Yale Law School (United States)

    Session VII—Innovation and Ethics

    • Monique Joe, NBCUniversal Media, LLC (United States)
    • Lesley Fair, Federal Trade Commission (United States)
    • Prof. Alexander Krasnikov, Loyola University (United States)

    Session VIII—Crisis Communications: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!

    • Claudia Schulz, BM&A – Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao (Brazil)
    • Barrett B. Golden, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher  (United States)
    • John LaCour, PhishLabs (United States)

    Session IX—Cryptocurrency: Is it the New Money or the Hot New Tech Stock?

    • Prof. Aaron J. Wright, Cardozo School of Law (United States)

    Session X—What’s New in the Fight Against Counterfeits

    • Paul Brown, UL LLC (United States)
    • Julien Dudouit, eBay Inc. (United States)
    • Heather J. McDonald, Baker & Hostetler LLP (United States)
    • Jules Miller, IBM Corporation (United States)

    Session XI—How Innovation Is Changing the IP Industry

    • Conny Schmitt, Grunecker (Germany)
    • Cristina Carvalho, Arent Fox LLP (United States)
    • Tiffany Valeriano, TrademarkNow (Germany)
    • Dan Vavonese, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)(United States)
  • 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference Day 1

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/19/2018

    International Trademark Association 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference - Day 1

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    International Trademark Association 2018 Brands and Innovation Conference - Day 1

     CLE Pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information.

    Day 1

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    • Tish Berard, Hearts on Fire Company, LLC (United States)
    • Etienne Sanz de Acedo, International Trademark Association (United States)

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    • Monique Joe, NBC Universal Media, LLC (United States)
    • Diane Lau, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

    A Fireside Chat with Caterina Fake, co-founder of Yes VC 

    Session I—The Alphabet of Innovation

    • Deborah Davis, Electronic Arts Inc. (United States) 
    • Diane Lau, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

    Session II—What Every Brand Lawyer Needs to Know

    • Salvador Ferrandis, Salvador Ferrandis IP Legal SLP (Spain) 
    • Angela Byun, Condé Nast (United States)
    • Elena Grimme, Microsoft Corporation (United States)
    • Jeremy Kaufman, Netflix, Inc. (United States)
    • Pamela Mallari, Mars, Inc. (United States)

    Session III—The Evolution of Brands: How Innovation Is Changing the Retail Landscape

    • Stephen Jadie Coates, Amazon.com, Inc. (United States)
    • Jeffrey Kobulnick, Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP (United States)
    • Sydney B. Schaub, Rent the Runway (United States)

    Session IV—The Link Between Brand Value and Innovation – Concepts and Implications

    • Elisabeth Bradley, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (United States)
    • Brian Daniel, Charles River Associates, Inc. (United States)
    • Andrea Gerosa, ThinkYoung (Switzerland)
    • Prof. Kyle Welch, George Washington University (United States) 

    Session V—Online Influencers: Successfully Managing Your Online Voice

    • Paul Jordan, Bristows (United Kingdom)
    • Hannah Forbes. R/GA (United States)
    • Sara Perry, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (United States)
    • Sophie Radcliffe, Adventure Athlete & Blogger at Challenge Sophie (United Kingdom)
  • Business Transactions Webcast Series

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    This webcast series includes six segments covering a wide variety of mid- to advanced-level topics that trademark practitioners encounter in business transactions.


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


    Gain unique perspectives from experienced INTA members as they share their expertise on how intellectual property professionals protect their trademarks in corporate transactions and commercial agreements.

    The series contains the following segments:

    1. Trademarks in Business Transactions: Behind Closed Doors, Getting the Deal Done
    2. Overview of Corporate Transactions and Due Diligence
    3. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures: Managing Domain Names and Social Media Accounts in Transactions
    4. Economic Aspects of Trademark Transactions—Valuation, Taxes, and Financial Planning
    5. Dealing with Disputes—Enforcement, Infringement, Settlement, and Co-existence Provisions in Trademark License Agreements
    6. Social Media Bloggers & Influencers

     

  • Social Media Bloggers & Influencers

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    CLE is not available for this segment. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. Social Media Bloggers & Influencers is the sixth segment in the Business Transactions Webcast Series. In this segment, an expert panel of speakers will provide background on advertising on social media platforms and answering the “What is an Influencer” question.

    CLE is not available for this segment. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. 

    Social Media Bloggers & Influencers is the sixth segment in the Business Transactions Webcast Series. In this segment, an expert panel of speakers will provide background on advertising on social media platforms and answering the “What is an Influencer” question. With the increase in users on social media, brands are increasingly turning to social media platforms as the medium of choice for advertising and engaging bloggers and celebrities in “Influencer Marketing”. 

    As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been active in bringing regulatory actions in this space, there will be discussion on FTC Enforcement Guides and an overview of recent regulatory actions.  The webcast will conclude with best practices to consider when engaging in Influencer Marketing in light of the FTC guidance.

     

    Lauren A. Dienes-Middlen

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (United States)

    As the Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is the Head of the Intellectual Property Group of the Business & Legal Affairs Department of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”), a multibillion dollar, international, integrated media and entertainment company, where she has worked for the past 17 years.

    At WWE, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for counseling the business groups regarding the best branding strategy for enhancing and developing strong trademark rights worldwide, including proper selection and use of marks.  She is responsible for all trademark availability analyses as well as the prosecution of trademark applications and registrations in the United States and in more than 80 countries, including managing all trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings worldwide. 

    In addition, Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for negotiating and drafting the company’s worldwide Consumer Products license agreements, settlement and co-existence agreements, product placement contracts, location agreements, photographer agreements, model releases and non-disclosure agreements.

     Ms. Dienes-Middlen also manages WWE’s Anti-Piracy Program, overseeing the enforcement of WWE’s rights with respect to online video piracy, counterfeit physical goods, domain name arbitrations, seizures, and litigation worldwide.  In addition to assisting with litigation, she has valuable experience in achieving amicable resolutions of trademark disputes through negotiating coexistence arrangements and settlement agreements.  Ms. Dienes-Middlen is responsible for reviewing and approving all of WWE’s licensed product, venue merchandise, advertisements, books, magazines, home video, pay-per-view key art, photographs, and press releases.  Lastly, she is responsible for procuring and maintaining the company’s domain name portfolio of approximately 2,000 URLs worldwide.

    Cathy Lueders

    MasterCard International Incorporated (United States)

    Cathy has been in house counsel at Mastercard since 2006.  She is currently Assistant General Counsel for the US Region, the company’s largest region responsible for 40% of the revenue.  Her responsibilities include end to end support for all legal issues within the US Region, including providing timely, concise and business-focused legal advice on various areas of the law, negotiating various agreements and engagements with financial institutions, merchants, non-traditional and digital partners as well as regulatory and policy issues.  She is a co-lead of the Law and Franchise Integrity Department’s Community Service Volunteer efforts, personally logging over 300 hours in 2017.

     Prior to MasterCard, Cathy was Chief IP Counsel and Senior Associate General Counsel for Instinet Incorporated, an electronic broker dealer in New York which is now a part of Nomura Securities.  Cathy was responsible for all intellectual property, transaction, technology and contractual matters for Instinet as well as responsible for providing legal input on intellectual property and technology strategies across the company.  Prior to moving in house, Cathy began her career as an associate in the Advertising and Marketing group at Hall Dickler Kent Friedman and Wood in New York.

     Cathy is a graduate from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law) where she earned both her Juris Doctorate and LL.M in Intellectual Property.  She received her B.A. in Administration of Criminal Justice in 1991 from the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania.

     Outside of work, Cathy has been heavily involved with the International Trademark Association since 1995, serving on the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee, moving up to lead that committee and recently finished a 3 year term on INTA’s Board of Directors. 

    Scott J. Lebson (Moderator)

    Ladas & Parry LLP (United States)

    Scott Lebson is a Partner in the New York Office of Ladas & Parry LLP. His practice focuses on the clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement of trademark and domain name rights and also commercial transactions relating to the worldwide acquisition, sale, licensing and securitization of intellectual property rights generally. 

    Scott has acted as lead counsel for numerous intellectual property transactions, including trademark, patent, domain and software licenses and major acquisitions and divestitures of IP. Scott has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating new media agreements, including content and data licenses; maintenance/service agreements; outsourcing agreements; software as a service agreements (SaaS); master services and procurement agreements; online privacy policies and terms and conditions and various other web-based agreements.  Scott's practice has expanded to include counseling clients with respect to online advertising and compliance with FTC guidelines surrounding use of social media influencers and data privacy issues. 

    Scott also helps lead Ladas & Parry's IP Recordals Group where he counsels multinational clients with respect to the worldwide recordal of assignment and other transfers of intellectual property rights. Mr. Lebson is an accomplished speaker and has lectured extensively on intellectual property matters and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the evolving area of international intellectual property securitization. Scott is the co-author and co-editor of a two-volume book series on intellectual property entitled “Intellectual Property Strategies for the 21st Century Corporation and “Intellectual Property Operations & Implementation in the 21st Century Corporation”.

    Scott graduated from Villanova University and Hofstra University School of Law.  

  • Enforcement, Infringement, Settlement, and Co-existence Provisions in Trademark License Agreements

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    CLE pending. Please email cle@inta.org for more information. Dealing with Disputes—Enforcement, Infringement, Settlement, and Co-existence Provisions in Trademark License Agreements is the fifth segment in the Business Transactions Webcast Series.

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

    Dealing with Disputes—Enforcement, Infringement, Settlement, and Co-existence Provisions in Trademark License Agreements is the fifth segment in the Business Transactions Webcast Series. In this segment, an expert panel of speakers will discuss:

    • Drafting effective license agreements
    • Building in forward looking effective enforcement provisions
      • Insurance
      • Indemnity
    • Drafting effective settlement agreements

    Rebecca Roby

    Hard Rock International (United States)

    Rebecca Roby is Assistant General Counsel for Hard Rock International based in Orlando, Florida. With a total of 211 venues in 74 countries, Hard Rock International is owner of one of the world's most globally recognized brands.  Since 2008, Ms. Roby has been responsible for oversight of intellectual property law, employment and labor law, franchise law, advertising law, data privacy law and general civil litigation matters for Hard Rock International including support of the individual Hard Rock Café units in their daily contractual needs.

     After graduating from Washington University Law School, Missouri Ms. Roby worked as a law clerk for a judge in a Virginia state court, an intellectual property associate at several national/international law firms in the Washington, DC area and as In-House Trademark Counsel for Red Bull GmbH in Salzburg, Austria.

    Peter Brownlow

    Bird & Bird LLP (United Kingdom)

    Peter is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice and is based in the London office.

    With over 20 years of expertise, Peter has built a market-leading practice in trade mark, copyright, and designs, and has worked on some of the highest profile disputes in this field as well as on non-contentious work, including global rebranding and worldwide IP protection strategies.  

    Read more about Peter here

    J. David Mayberry (Moderator)

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

    As lead trial counsel, David Mayberry has helped clients resolve intellectual property law claims at trial, in arbitration, through mediation and creative settlements outside the courtroom. He has complex litigation experience in trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, franchise and antitrust cases. Mr. Mayberry also counsels clients on trademark and trade dress enforcement and protection issues.

    Read more about David here

  • Nontraditional Trademark Administrators (TMAs) Career Paths

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/19/2017

    This webcast will showcase career paths of high-achieving trademark administrators of different backgrounds, and will provide tips for successful career development.

    This webcast will showcase career paths of high-achieving trademark administrators of different backgrounds, and will provide tips for successful career development.

    Anne H. Chasser

    Director and Consultant, BrandDot 360

    Anne Chasser is currently a Director and consultant with Dot Brand 360, a digital strategy agency.

    With over 40 years’ experience, Chasser was the Associate Vice President for Intellectual Property at the University of Cincinnati from 2005-2012, where she led intellectual property strategy, technology transfer, and innovation for the University.

    Chasser served as the Commissioner for Trademarks for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the United States Senate in 1999.  She served in both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, and she continued to work closely with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a 6-year member of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee, ending in 2016.

    Prior to government service, Chasser was President of the International Trademark Association where she regularly testified before Congress.

    Chasser was in The Ohio State University administration for 23 years.  In 1982, she established the Ohio State University Trademark and Licensing Program, one of the most successful collegiate licensing programs in the country.  The Program has generated over to $140 million in revenue for Ohio State since its inception. 

    Chasser was trained in mediation and negotiation at Harvard Law School.  She was named “One of the 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world,” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. She was also recognized in 2013 and 2014 as one of the top 300 intellectual asset managers worldwide.

    She has co-authored two books, Brand Rewired and Domain Names Rewired, published by John Wiley. She was inducted into the Collegiate Licensing Hall of Fame in 2012. The Ohio State John Glenn College of Public Affairs awarded Chasser the 2014 Distinguished Career Award.  In 2015, The United States Patent and Trademark Society presented Chasser with the Frederico Award for her contributions to improvement of the Patent and Trademark systems for the United States.

    Jayne Durden

    VP, IP Solutions Architecture, CPA Global

    Jayne is a seasoned trademark attorney and solicitor.  She is experienced in working in large and boutique law firms in the US and Australia where she helped in-house legal counsel and brand managers develop strong brands, supported by strategic trademark filing strategies and strong and effective team structure to support this. Jayne has managed IP departments and coordinated creative change-management solutions for corporate and law firm groups to help reduce risk, maximize resources and ensure accuracy.  At CPA Global, Jayne runs the Solutions Architecture team which conducts IP Diagnostics with corporate and law firm clients.

    Mary Man

    Head of Global Formalities, Senior IP Manager, Rouse Legal

    Mary Man is head of Global Formalities for Rouse based in their Hong Kong office. She studied in London and is a part qualified UK Trade Mark Attorney.

    Prior to joining Rouse, she worked in the IP departments of two well-known Hong Kong firms. Her roles involved Hong Kong and foreign trademarks and designs prosecution. Subsequently she was given the opportunity to extend her practice and acquired experience on patent prosecution in Hong Kong.

    Mary’s role at Rouse involves developing and improving internal operations to best serve the needs of Rouse’s clients. Having been given the opportunity to work in-house while at Rouse, she used that experience to take a more commercial approach, understanding the internal challenges and tackling issues with the business and practical solutions in mind.

    While based in Hong Kong, Mary has also spent time in Rouse’s China, Vietnam and Thailand offices where she helped to develop and implement cost efficient ways of working by standardizing processes, restructuring teams, sharing best practices and training.




    Nadya (Nadejda) Romanova (Moderator)

    Trademark Examination Clerk, Bereskin & Parr

    Nadya has more than ten years of experience in various roles with trademark, including clearance, prosecution, and opposition.  Nadya also has some experience with copyright and domain names.

    In addition to being a member of Trademark Administrators Committee of INTA, Nadya is also an active member of the Forums and Seminars Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (“IPIC”). Nadya is serving as a moderator at the 2017 Annual Meeting of IPIC. 

  • Practical Considerations in Improving Your Trademark Litigation Practice

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Presented by INTA’s Law Firm Committee, this webcast will focus on a variety of litigation-related topics.

    This webcast will focus on a variety of litigation-related topics including:

    • Using software and technology to be more effective in winning your next case;
    • Updates on discovery practices in the United States and abroad;
    • Ethical issues that may arise when working with investigators, particularly in foreign countries; and
    • Best practices in helping clients during contentious litigation

    Anuj Desai

    Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

    Anuj Desai is a partner in the Litigation Practice and Intellectual Property Team. Mr. Desai also serves as co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. He focuses on delivering high quality and efficient solutions to his clients’ dispute resolution and intellectual property legal needs. Mr. Desai regularly counsels clients in all aspects of creative intellectual property, including on matters of trademarks, infringement, creative review, copyrights, FTC compliance, social media, licensing, and contract negotiation. He manages large worldwide trademark portfolios for clients in the consumer products, restaurant, entertainment, utility services, and industrial technology market sectors. Additionally, Mr. Desai is well-recognized for his strategic and practical advice to clients regarding the development, use, and divesture life cycle of their brands, whether in the US or abroad. Mr. Desai is a longstanding member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and currently serves as a sub-committee chair for its Law Firm Committee. As part of his dispute resolution practice, Mr. Desai regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout the country in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation matters. He is also well versed in leading and coordinating inter partestrademark proceedings worldwide, including trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Desai advises clients on dispute avoidance and alternative dispute resolution strategies, but also has first chair experience in handling trial and injunctive relief proceedings, and appeals. Mr. Desai serves a variety of industries, but his practice is focused primarily in the retail, software, technology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare IT fields. 

    Jami Gekas

    Partner, Foley & Lardner

    Jami A. Gekas is a partner and intellectual property litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses on an array of advertising, marketing, copyright and trademark issues. A key focus of her practice is brand enforcement and she represents clients in adversary proceedings involving false advertising, unfair competition, and trademark, copyright and patent infringement. Ms. Gekas is a member of the Northern District of Illinois’ Trial Bar, and has obtained favorable results in numerous federal district and appellate courts; she recently served as lead trial counsel in a trademark infringement matter, which resulted in a jury verdict in her client’s favor. Ms. Gekas is also experienced in the clearance of brand names, trade identities and advertising copy; obtaining federal registration for copyrights and trademarks; drafting and negotiating a multitude of licensing and promotional agreements; and helping clients implement promotions and new media campaigns. She is a member of the firm’s IP Litigation and Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practices.

    Jessica Sganga (Moderator)

    Associate, Knobbe Martens

    Jessica Sganga focuses on domestic and international trademark, unfair competition, copyright, data privacy, advertising, and internet law. Her practice includes domestic and foreign trademark selection and clearance, trademark procurement and prosecution, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, intellectual property licensing, domain name disputes, counterfeit goods and customs, rights of publicity, and trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright litigation. She also advises clients on an array of electronic commerce matters, including data privacy and data security compliance and procedure, data breach response, online privacy, mobile privacy, advertising and promotions, and social media. Jessica is a certified data privacy specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Jessica has been a Guest Lecturer at Chapman School of Law (Music and Entertainment Law). She was also the 2016 Chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Entertainment, Sports, and Marketing Section. Jessica is also a member of the International Trademark Association’s Law Firm Committee and 2018 Annual Meeting Project Team, a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Steering Committee, and serves on the firm’s Education Committee and Summer Associate Activities Committee. Jessica received her law degree with honors from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was an editor for the Dispute Resolution Law Journal. She received her bachelors degree in mathematics with honors from Colgate University.

    Martin Schwimmer

    Partner, Leason Ellis

    Martin Schwimmer counsels clients, prosecutes U.S. and international trademark and copyright applications, and litigates intellectual property disputes. His clients span from major well-known companies to two guys in a garage. They operate in fields as diverse as consumer electronics, luxury goods, sex positive products (a real industry term), entertainment, and industrial products. Martin is best known as the publisher of The Trademark Blog, the world’s oldest blog devoted to trademark and copyright law, as well as a Twitter microblog (@trademarkblog). He has recently co-authored an article in The Trademark Reporter arguing for a statutory notice and takedown procedure for online infringements, analogous to the DMCAWell-known in domain name circles, Martin participated in the first reported domain name dispute, MTV v. Curry (1994). Active in domain name politics, he was involved in the shouting match in the cafeteria of the University of Santiago in 1999 that led to the final version of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceeding (UDRP). Martin is a Panelist for UDRP proceedings administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Martin has been widely quoted in the press for his views on intellectual property issues. He has been interviewed on CNN about domain names, and once, on FoxNews.com, was mistakenly asked questions about interest rates. Martin has been a speaker at the annual meetings of the ABA, the AIPLA, and the New York, Michigan and Minnesota State Bars, as well as at meetings of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and at various INTA conferences.