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  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/01/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will focus on how copyright can provide and/or complement protection to sound marks and vice versa in which cases trademark can complement copyright concerning sounds.

    This webinar will focus on how copyright can provide and/or complement protection to sound marks and vice versa in which cases trademark can complement copyright concerning sounds.

    A worldwide renowned sonic branding expert and experienced practitioners will cover from the creative process to the protection and enforcement of sound works/marks through use of real-world examples to address questions such as:

    • How do you create a sonic identity that speaks on behalf of your brand?
    • What about WIPO´s Recommendations for the Electronic Management of Sound Marks?
    • What are the general requirements to obtain protection of musical and nonmusical sounds via trademarks and copyrights?
    • The Berne Convention: A cheaper alternative to obtain worldwide protection of your sound mark?
    • Copyrights vs Trademark law: Advantages, disadvantages and overlaps.
    • Enforcement of sound marks via copyrights

    Walter Werzowa, M.A.

    Composer, Founder of MusikVergnuegen and HealthTunes,

    Audio branding expert.

    Walter is driven by a passion for music and how sound can have a profound impact on health, wellness, and behavior.

    He has created audio brands for the world's largest companies, most famous for the Intel Bong, Red Bull, AT&T, Samsung …, and multiple Film studio logos.

    As a composer, Walter recently completed the highly acclaimed creation of Beethoven's 10th symphony with the assistance of AI. This work premiered in October 2021 in Bonn and charted #2 in the album charts.

    His MYTHOS MOZART project will be immersive music and sound experience, opening in July 2022. Other recent projects include a creative AI collaboration with Robbie Williams' hit song, Angels.

    He is the founder of HealthTunes Inc, an evidence-based streaming Pharmacy offering MusicMedicine.

    Currently, Walter is collaborating with major research teams on a multinational medical research study funded by the European Union.

    Jason Paul Blair

    Fleckman & McGlynn, PLLC

    Jason Paul Blair handles a wide variety of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on trademark, trade dress, and copyright issues. Prior to private practice, Jason was an examining attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for over a dozen years. His direct involvement in the prosecution and examination of over 15,000 trademark applications in the USPTO affords him an extraordinary depth of experience in the trademark registration process.

    In 2008, Jason was named the USPTO’s Special Marks Examiner for Sound and Motion Marks, and was instrumental in implementing agency policy standards and procedures for trademarks incorporating sound or motion. In addition to examining all of the sound and motion mark applications, Jason drafted several provisions of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) dealing with those marks, was directly involved in the formulation of sound and motion mark policies, and worked with foreign government officials in efforts to harmonize sound and motion mark practices globally.

    A professional singer and pianist from the age of six, Jason began his childhood career performing in Branson, Missouri, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he not only performed as a musical artist, but also worked in music production and promotion with several major label recording artists. Jason’s knowledge of music theory and audiology are useful in sound mark and copyright matters, and his experience in artist promotion is invaluable in brand development and marketing strategy.

    In addition to music, Jason loves spending time with his wife and young triplets, and also enjoys restoring classic cars.

    Alan Behr, Esq.

    Phillips Nizer LLP

    Alan Behr is a partner in the Corporate & Business Law Department and Intellectual Property Practice, and chairman of the Fashion and Luxury Practice Group at Phillips Nizer LLP in New York City. He is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Behr is the chair of the Enforcement Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee of the International Trademark Association and a member of the Fashion Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Behr concentrates his practice on international intellectual property, fashion, and entertainment law and represents established and up-and-coming businesses and individuals in the fields of electronic entertainment, emerging technologies, publishing, fashion, and consumer products. He is a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Trademark Mediators, the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (UK) Exchange Network, has been selected as an International Mediator, and a member of the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR). He has been selected by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 as one of the leading professionals in trademark law for enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy since 2011. His latest legal book is Luxury Law (2002, co-editor). He is a frequent author of articles and posts on legal topics and a contributor to books on law and photography.

    Juan Carlos Durand (Moderator)

    Durand Abogados

    Head of the IP Division at Durand Abogados. Juan Carlos has an extensive career in the music industry as a former DJ/producer and as a lawyer, advising from the “Big Three” music industry giants to independent artists, sonic branding agencies, networks or collection entities in complex litigation matters.

    In almost 25 years of practice as a lawyer, Juan Carlos has handled diverse cases, from stopping parallel imports to current claims related to the collection of royalties from new platforms, but also the traditional platforms, such as established TV Networks or advertising agencies.

    The latest topics he has been involved in are the enforcement of the deletion of ephemeral copies, the enforcement of royalties for the payment of public performance rights by movie theaters, the enforcement of synchronization rights for music libraries for one of the prominent market leaders, the negotiation of 360º contracts for a well-known international reality competition television series, among others.

    Juan Carlos has co-authored a recent article on the protection of sound marks via copyrights which was published in INTA’s Bulletin on August 5, 2020, based on a long and in depth study in different jurisdictions inside the Copyright Committee.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2021

    The recent and sustaining shift toward more remote working and virtual meetings has amplified the need to find new ways to maintain business connections and develop new ones. Networking remains an essential component of legal practice, whether at a law firm, service firm, or in-house. Moreover, developing your leadership skills helps to grow your sphere of influence and improve your relationships.

    The recent and sustaining shift toward more remote working and virtual meetings has amplified the need to find new ways to maintain business connections and develop new ones. Networking remains an essential component of legal practice, whether at a law firm, service firm, or in-house. Moreover, developing your leadership skills helps to grow your sphere of influence and improve your relationships.

    Join us for this session to learn how leadership adds value to your relationships and how clients and colleagues come to know, like, and trust you. Hear from recognized business development experts on how they have found success with nurturing and expanding their business and relationships in the remote and virtual world by honing their leadership and relationship-building skills.

    Kim Boyle (Moderator)

    Senior Counsel

    Richard Law Group (USA)

    Kim has 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field, with both in-house and private practice background.  In addition to trademark rights and availability clearances, trademark and copyright prosecution and proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Kim has extensive international experience in IP and related commercial transactions, IP portfolio audit and analysis and brand protection and enforcement.  

    A particular concentration of Kim’s practice is on global trademark licensing negotiations and transactions, and brand protection strategies.  Having handled all aspects of IP licensing and brand extension management of large brand portfolios, Kim’s depth of knowledge in global licensing programs adds a unique dimension to her practice serving a diverse array of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups across a myriad of industries, product categories and retail channels.  

    In addition to writing and negotiating complex IP licenses, Kim provides strategic brand architecture guidance for portfolio and program management; redesign of IP operational processes and best practices for compliance protocols; crafting of social media/influencer/creative collaborations; and the establishment of innovative deal structures that result in revenue growth tied to the IP assets.

    Liad Whatstein (Moderator)

    Founding Partner

    Liad Whatstein & Co. (Israel)

    Liad is the founding partner of Liad Whatstein & Co. which is internationally recognized as Israel’s foremost IP firm. The firm handles all aspects of the IP practice, including litigation, brand protection and prosecution of trademarks, patents and designs. The firm acts in Israel’s most complex IP disputes for major international clients and is also well known for its life-science expertise. It is recommended as a Band 1 firm in all major international directories including Legal 500, Chambers, IAM 1000, WTR and Who's Who.

    Liad is recognized as the first choice for complex life science litigation and PTO opposition proceedings and represents many of the global international pharmaceutical companies. In addition to acting for the innovative pharmaceutical industry, Liad acts for many international brand owners and handles one of the largest anti-counterfeiting practices in Israel. The State of Israel entrusted Liad’s firm with the State’s high-profile IP cases attesting to its prominent position in the market and recognition by peers.

    Liad is a graduate of the Computer Science Academy of the Israel Defense Forces, the Tel Aviv University and the London School of Economics and published extensively on a broad range of IP relates topics.

    Gil Peretz

    Co-founder

    Positive Chutzpah International (USA)

    Gil helps executives deliver creative, engaging, memorable "WOW" messages. A TEDx speaker Gil is an American-Israeli entrepreneur and an internationally renowned speaker on Positive Chutzpah, StorySelling for Impact, and Delivering Unforgettable Virtual Presentations.

    In fact, he holds a remarkable world record for the longest professional zoom meeting, which he simultaneously streamed to Facebook and YouTube. The streaming started at 5:55 on 5/5/2021 (Israel time, GMT+2) and lasted 24 hours, 30 minutes, and 9 seconds).

    Gil has worked with C-level executives of companies like Intel, Microsoft, PayPal, Allergan, Merck, Toyota, and many more. Named as one of "Israel's Best Business Trainers" for the past 30 years, Gil has led the training, coaching, and leading to peak performance for most of Israel's largest companies. In addition, Gil has developed unique workshops to help executives develop the "Chutzpah mindset" to serve the world.

    Gil is the author of "Intimate Marketing" and coauthor of "Obama's Secrets: How to Speak and Communicate with Power and a Little Magic."

    Gil lives with his spouse Nili and their three daughters in San Diego, Ca.

     

    Kathryn Szymczyk

    Global Business Development

    Gowling WLG (Canada)

    Kathryn is Senior Business Development Manager for the Global IP group at Gowling WLG. She is a member of the firm’s Global IP Leadership team and works with members to devise business development strategies and drive international initiatives.

    Kathryn brings her understanding of the global IP legal market place together with her coaching, training, facilitating, and business development skills to supporting the team. She is passionate about bringing a client-centric and big picture perspective to developing client relationships and cultivating new business.

    Before joining Gowling WLG, Kathryn ran SC&C a business development and leadership consulting firm. She provided group training, coaching, facilitation, and strategic advice to lawyers and law firms from around the world.

    Before making the transition to business development and strategy, Kathryn practiced IP law herself for 12 years in our Ottawa and Toronto offices and was the Head of our Moscow office from 2000-2003.  She has a keen understanding of legal and business trends across jurisdictions and extensive experience in providing multijurisdictional legal solutions to clients.

    When Kathryn was still practicing, she was ranked as a leading trademark professional in Canada by WTR 1000 and was recognized by European Legal Experts and Global Counsel 3000 for IP law in Russia.

     

    Daniel Zohny

    Head of Intellectual Property

    Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (Switzerland)

    After law school and bar exam in Germany, Daniel obtained his LL.M. in IP at Cardozo Law School in New York in 2006, later passed the NY bar and worked there for almost five years in private practice. He eventually returned to Europe and in 2013 joined FIFA in Zurich, where he is now Head of IP. Daniel currently leads a department of nine specialized IP professionals and oversees all aspects of conceptualization, registration, maintenance and enforcement of FIFA’s IP, including the implementation of FIFA’s enforcement programs for the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments both online and onsite in the relevant host country during the event. In addition to all matters involving IP, he is responsible for FIFA’s ticketing enforcement efforts. Daniel has been active in INTA for years and in 2020 joined its Board of Directors.  

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/20/2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed our collective experience as citizens, consumers, and industry leaders. Part Two of the Looking Through the Leadership Lens webcast series features panelists from three diverse industries that have accelerated change to adapt to a new reality and rewrite the future.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed our collective experience as citizens, consumers, and industry leaders. Part Two of the Looking Through the Leadership Lens webcast series features panelists from three diverse industries that have accelerated change to adapt to a new reality and rewrite the future. Organizations still feel the impact of unprecedented upheaval. Hear from industry veterans on how to manage its lasting effects to move forward, innovate quickly, and emerge stronger.

    Tune in to Part One of the Looking Through the Leadership Lens Series here.

    The Looking Through the Leadership Lens webcast series is available to INTA members only.

    Daniel Duty (Moderator)

    Founder and CEO

    Conlego (USA)

    Daniel Duty is the Founder and CEO of Conlego, a firm specializing in creating extraordinary impact and value through strategic negotiation and partnership-building.

    Daniel began his career as a trademark trial attorney with the US International Trade Commission.  He then joined General Mills as its Trademark Counsel.  Later, Daniel became an officer of Target Corp. where he was known for his unique leadership principles and ideas.  At Target, he formed and led its famed Business Partnerships & Negotiation team, creating over $5 billion in value for the company.  He also, led the company’s Enterprise Strategy and Global Affairs teams.

    Daniel has led hundreds of negotiations with companies like Coca Cola, Hasbro, and Levis.  He’s developed strategic partnerships creating innovative new products and solutions with organizations like P&G, Starbucks and UNICEF. Daniel built the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a coalition of retailers and manufacturers improving worker safety.

    Daniel has taught thousands of businesspeople in the art and science of collaborative negotiations and partnerships at companies, business forums and leading universities such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern

    Lauren Fernandez

    CEO and Founder

    Full Course (USA)

    Lauren Fernandez is the CEO and Founder of Full Course, a restaurant development and investment firm which incubates and accelerates emerging fast casual restaurant brands. Full Course guides restaurant owners through a process of optimization, strategic growth planning and development, and supports investment for rapid expansion. Learn more at FullCourse.com.


    Ms. Fernandez also leads The Fernandez Company, a consulting firm working with government, investors and companies providing expert guidance in franchise programs, licensing opportunities and developing consumer product lines. She is a trusted brand consultant and legal advisor in the restaurant and hospitality industry, from start-ups to multinational companies. More at TheFernandezCompany.com.

    As the co-founder and President of Origin Development Group, Ms. Fernandez has been both a multi-unit franchisee and investor, serving as a strategic growth partner for brands such as Chicken Salad Chick. Lauren previously served as the General Counsel for FOCUS Brands where she was instrumental in the rapid growth of the licensing and franchise programs.

    Lauren holds an undergraduate degree from Stetson University, as well as a Juris Doctorate and MBA from Emory University. A Florida native, she has called Atlanta home for almost two decades.

    Ainslee Schreiber

    VP, Global Head of Intellectual Property

    WeWork (USA)

    Ainslee Schreiber leads the legal teams responsible for IP, Marketing, Data Privacy, and E-commerce at WeWork.  Prior to joining WeWork, Ainslee led the IP team at Starwood Hotels and was former Counsel, Trademarks at Altria.  Ainslee currently serves on the Board of Directors for INTA and is the former Chair of the Trademarks Committee, New York City Bar Association. She graduated from UNH - Franklin Pierce Law with a combined JD/MIP. 

    Daniel Zohny

    Head of Intellectual Property

    Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (Switzerland)

    After law school and bar exam in Germany, Daniel obtained his LL.M. in IP at Cardozo Law School in New York in 2006, later passed the NY bar and worked there for almost five years in private practice. He eventually returned to Europe and in 2013 joined FIFA in Zurich, where he is now Head of IP. Daniel currently leads a department of nine specialized IP professionals and oversees all aspects of conceptualization, registration, maintenance and enforcement of FIFA’s IP, including the implementation of FIFA’s enforcement programs for the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments both online and onsite in the relevant host country during the event. In addition to all matters involving IP, he is responsible for FIFA’s ticketing enforcement efforts. Daniel has been active in INTA for years and in 2020 joined its Board of Directors.  

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  • Contains 1 Product(s)

    There is no doubt that the past year and a half has affected all of us both professionally and personally, as the response to COVID-19 has forced us to adjust and pivot in ways many of us had never experienced before. The trademark world and its legal professionals have not been immune to these changes and have been forced to adapt as well.

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    A three-part webcast series hosted by the TMAP Meeting Project Team.

    There is no doubt that the past year and a half has affected all of us both professionally and personally, as the response to COVID-19 has forced us to adjust and pivot in ways many of us had never experienced before. The trademark world and its legal professionals have not been immune to these changes and have been forced to adapt as well.

    These types of challenges are not limited to the COVID-19 global pandemic, as trademark professionals face change all the time—changes in trademark laws, swift business pivots, public relations nightmares, and social or political events. What does a shift created by one of these situations mean for the future? Will you be dancing to a different tune because what seemed like temporary changes are now here to stay?

    Join us for the three-part webcast series, Dancing to a Different Tune, where each webcast explores how organizations and their counsel adapt trademark activities and enforcement strategies when presented with unique situations that challenge their businesses and brands. Each webcast will focus on a distinct area of our lives and work that has been affected by recent changes: Technology, Brands, and People.

    Additionally, one week after each webcast, please join us for an Idea Exchange where we will continue the discussion and then connect with colleagues for some informal networking that will be held in Zoom breakout rooms. Each Idea Exchange will kick off with a Kahoot! trivia session that will revisit some of the issues discussed during the previous webcast and give the participants a chance to win some great prizes. 

    Dancing to a Different Tune: I Will Survive (Brands)

    Date and time to be announced

    When businesses successfully pivot during stressful times, how do brand managers change their strategies accordingly? 

    Join us and hear from brand managers who have supported their business teams through turbulent times. We’ll learn tips and tricks for adapting trademark and domain portfolios and how to adjust marketing practices during major business shifts.

    Idea Exchange Session – more information to come


    Dancing to a Different Tune: It’s a New Day, It’s a New Life and I’m Feeling Good (People)

    Date and time to be announced

    Since last year, ways of working, business development, and leading a team have drastically changed.

    Join us for this session, as speakers from the intellectual property field share their professional advice and experiences regarding how they have been personally affected by the pandemic and other volatile situations and how they adapted. The speakers will explore the following areas: effective leadership during change, day-to-day work process adjustments, best practice changes in legal work, and career path shifts. 

    Idea Exchange Session – more information to come

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/01/2021

    As recurring lockdowns have forced companies to move a large part of their business operations online, challenges of enforcement in the online environment have become even more relevant. This session will take a detailed look at these challenges from both a proactive and reactive perspective.

    As recurring lockdowns have forced companies to move a large part of their business operations online, challenges of enforcement in the online environment have become even more relevant. This session will take a detailed look at these challenges from both a proactive and reactive perspective.

    Speakers will address the spike in e-commerce sales in recent years and how the resulting surge in counterfeits and trademark infringement has forced businesses to adapt online trademark enforcement strategies. Additionally, we will discuss how companies have addressed these issues using in-house measures, as well as with the aid of third-party providers. Special attention will be given to the role of online marketplaces and how they should, could, and already do assist brand owners in the defense of their brands. 

    Idea Exchange–Dancing to a Different Tune: Everything Has Changed (Technology)

    September 8, 2021 │ 3:00 pm–4:15 pm (EDT)

    Join us for this idea exchange where we will continue the discussion from the webcast, Dancing to a Different Tune: Everything Has Changed (Technology).

    The idea exchange will start with a Kahoot! Trivia session, which will revisit some of the topics discussed during the webcast and give participants a chance to win some great prizes. There will also be time to connect with colleagues for some informal networking that will be held in Zoom breakout rooms.

    The idea exchange will be limited to 200 participants. Registration will close on September 7 or when we have reached capacity.

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

    Please sign up here.

    Amanda Lutz (Moderator)

    Senior Trademark Coordinator; TMAP Meeting Co-Chair

    Armstrong Teasdale LLP (USA)

    Mandy Lutz is a demonstrated legal professional with 9+ years of experience supporting intellectual property and marketing/advertising legal functions. Currently, Mandy is a Senior Trademark Paralegal at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, where she supports attorneys and clients in global trademark searching, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, and licensing matters. 

    Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Mandy was a Senior Paralegal at a CPG company where she coordinated and executed large-scale legal projects for the trademark and marketing legal functions, including the day-to-day management of a global portfolio of over 4,700+ trademarks, drafting and revising intellectual property and commercial legal agreements, and legal review of packaging and marketing materials.

     Mandy has a Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Webster University and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri.

    Alex Calvert

    Senior Risk Manager

    Amazon, Counterfeit Crimes Unit (USA)

    Analytical and resourceful professional with 7+ years of experience in senior roles conducting confidential investigations into fraud, counterfeiting and collusion on the Amazon marketplace. Leverages sophisticated data analysis techniques to identify abuse. Adept at partnering system/tool owners to create long term preventative solutions for identified abuse MO’s. Develops comprehensive reports for each escalation and provides long-term ongoing support for cases slated for Law Enforcement. Worked through counsel with FBI and Department of Justice about managed investigations, responding to subpoenas and offering evidence to expand the scope of cases. 

     


    Colette Durst

    Vice President and Chief Trademark Counsel

    3M Innovative Properties Company (USA)

    Colette Durst is vice president and chief trademark counsel at 3M where she manages a global team of trademark paralegals and attorneys. She also leads the 3M Covid-19 Global Brand Protection Team. 

    Before joining 3M in October of 2018, Ms. Durst was legal director - intellectual property at Johnson Controls and led the JCI trademark function with responsibility for managing all trademark-related activities globally for the company and its worldwide affiliates. 

    Before the Tyco merger with JCI in 2016, she led the trademark function at Tyco on a global basis and prior to that she was assistant general counsel at Walmart Stores. 

    Ms. Durst started her legal career as a paralegal and then lawyer with the firm of Pattishall McAuliff. She received her JD from the Washington College of Law at the American University. 

    James Larson

    Deputy General Counsel of IP

    Purple

    JamesLarson is Deputy General Counsel of IP at Purple. James’s work focusesprimarily on the preparation and prosecution of patents and trademarks as wellas the policing and enforcement of all of Purple’s intellectual property. Hehas been with Purple for just over three years and prior to joining Purple wasan IP attorney and shareholder with Dentons – Durham Jones and Pinegar in SaltLake City, Utah. James has also worked in-house previously at smaller companiesin the nanotechnology and medical fields.

    Jamesreceived his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon,with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology/Chemistry from Brigham YoungUniversity. He is a licensed patent attorney and has been practicing as suchfor more than a decade. James is at home in the outdoors and in the winter ifyou can’t reach him he’s likely skiing in the mountains of Utah. 

    A General Certificate of Attendance is available for participants who are located outside of the United States. 

    CLE is pending and states will be added as they are approved. Please email memberoperations@inta.org with any questions. 

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  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/12/2021

    NFTs—or non-fungible tokens—have seemingly come from out of nowhere and exploded on the Internet. Described as a "slam dunk in the world of sports," "shaking up the art world," and the "Music Biz's Wild West," NFTs are taking the world by storm.

    NFTs—or non-fungible tokens—have seemingly come from out of nowhere and exploded on the Internet. Described as a "slam dunk in the world of sports," "shaking up the art world," and the "Music Biz's Wild West," NFTs are taking the world by storm.

    Get up to speed and learn the basics behind the crypto economy and the legal issues that are quickly arising. Topics include cryptocurrency as the building block for NFTs; contracting with third-party platforms; intellectual property clearance, licensing, and enforcement; securities law; and environmental concerns.

    Nerissa Coyle McGinn (Moderator)

    Chief Diversity Partner; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee

    Loeb & Loeb LLP

    Nerissa Coyle McGinn’s practice focuses on matters involving the convergence of advertising and promotions, emerging media, technology, privacy and intellectual property law. She has particular experience advising on matters involving the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU).

    Nerissa works with many of the best-known brands in the country, including H&R Block and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. and its confection brands. Embracing a business-minded approach, she helps clients develop new brand assets and assists them in promoting and advertising their brands and products.  

    Clients — including Turner Broadcasting and its programming properties, for which she handles trademark clearances for new shows, web properties, interstitials and sweepstakes — regularly turn to Nerissa for trademark counseling services.   

    In the advertising and promotions facetof her practice, she works with clients on sweepstakes review, copy review, andpromotion design and fulfillment, with an emphasis on internet and interactiveadvertising and promotions. 

    Her diverse roster of clients includesadvertising agencies, large corporations, and professional sports teamsincluding the New York Giants, the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit RedWings. 

    Nerissa serves as the firm’s firstchief diversity partner and co-chair of the Diversity Committee.  

    Mercedes Tunstall

    Partner

    Loeb & Loeb LLP

    Mercedes Kelley Tunstall is widely recognized as a legal leader in fintech and consumer financial services regulation and compliance. She regularly counsels clients regarding federal banking regulators and defends clients against enforcement actions taken by these regulators, particularly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

    As a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawyer and bank in-house counsel, Mercedes draws on her experience to work with companies in a wide variety of industries on advertising law, privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as represent clients in FTC and National Advertising Division defense.

    Mercedes takes pride in helping her clients, including banks, lenders, payments companies and fintechs, innovate by incorporating artificial intelligence, mobile payments, social media, cryptocurrency, and blockchain and distributed ledger technology into financial products and services.

    A General Certificate of Attendance is available for participants who are located outside of the United States. 

    CLE is pending and states will be added as they are approved. Please email memberoperations@inta.org with any questions. 

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/08/2021

    In 2020, INTA’s Law Firm Committee hosted a webcast with attorneys in management positions to discuss the impact of the pandemic on our businesses and offered predictions for what 2021 would be like. How much did we get right?

    In 2020, INTA’s Law Firm Committee hosted a webcast with attorneys in management positions to discuss the impact of the pandemic on our businesses and offered predictions for what 2021 would be like.

    How much did we get right? What did we get wrong? What has changed for good? What abides? We will report on updated surveys and hear from managing attorneys from around the world on their predictions on managing through and out of this pandemic in 2021 and 2022.

    This webcast is available to INTA members only.

    Meera Chature Sankhari (Moderator)

    Co-founder and Partner

    Jupiter Law Partners (India)

    Meera's focus has been on transactional IP for the past 10 years and IP for 18+, which includes prosecution, litigation & advisory. She enjoys IP oriented M&A transactions, software contracts, entertainment sector and IT & ITES related services including opinions and advisory.

    Meera started her career with IP prosecution, followed by IP litigation. In the course of past 18 years, she has handled large portfolios of Fortune 500 companies in various industry sectors. Meera has dealt with litigation of IP matters, defamation, unfair competition and disparagement.

    Barry Cohen

    Partner

    Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (USA)

    Mariëtte du Plessis

    Partner

    Adams & Adams (South Africa)

    Michael Wolnizer

    DCC Group Managing Principal, Trade Mark Attorney

    Davies Collison Cave Law (Australia)

    Michael practices in all areas of trade mark law including availability and infringement searches, prosecution, opposition and trade mark infringement issues and related copyright, trade practices and associated common law actions. Michael manages the trade mark portfolios of numerous Australian and multi national companies.

    Michael has particular expertise in internet related trade mark and copyright issues and he heads up Davies Collison Cave’s domain name practice group. He was a member of the inaugural auDA Domain Name Advisory Panel whose recommendations led to the reform of policy in the .au name space in 2000. He has also been a member of the INTA Internet Committee.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/05/2021

    Deadlines, projects, and responsibilities can result in stress for both supervisors and reporting employees. Join this session to learn from leadership expert Amanda Bell as she and the panel explore some demanding workplace scenarios and review how courage and competency can help manage those stressful situations.

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    Deadlines, projects, and responsibilities can result in stress for both supervisors and reporting employees. Tune in to learn from leadership expert Amanda Bell as she and the panel explore some demanding workplace scenarios and review how courage and competency can help manage those stressful situations.

    This session was developed by the Leadership Development Committee for the 2021 Leadership Meeting.

    Amanda Bell (Moderator)

    Consultant

    Vantage Consulting (USA)

    Amanda (Mandi) is an expert in assessing top candidates for high impact leadership roles, executive coaching for emerging or transitioning leaders, and training teams to be more effective amid disruption or change. She is currently focused on projects related to CEO succession planning, team effectiveness during mergers and acquisitions, and family business leadership planning. As a coach, she aims to push leaders to be creative in taking advantage of their unique circumstances and believes giving difficult feedback is a gift. She applies her knowledge and skills to helping leaders strategically define their goals in a way that is both personally motivating and in line with the business.

    Mandi’s perspective on leadership and organizational dynamics is informed by over a decade of applied psychological research. Her work emphasizes employee health and recovery from stress, and the trickle-down effects of leaders' behaviors on teams and organizations. She complements this research background with undergraduate teaching and lab management. She has translated her science to the community in various blogs and academic journal articles, including an article published in Stress and Health and a blog published in Psychology Today, cited in Fast Company.

    Mandi is an avid equestrian, having trained and competed in Dressage for over 25 years. She enjoys spending her evenings cooking vegetarian dinners with her husband and son, while competing in Jeopardy (and occasionally Wheel of Fortune over dessert).

    Julie Brown

    IP Systems and Docketing Operations Manager

    Mars, Inc., (USA)

    Julie has been part of the Mars, Inc. Law Department since July 2009 and currently leads the team of docketing paralegals supporting the Intellectual Property and Marketing Properties practice groups. Julie is also responsible for IP systems administration and works closely with the global IP team to develop and implement operational initiatives and processes. Before joining Mars, Inc., Julie held positions as a patent paralegal at several law firms in Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ, where she was responsible for managing all aspects of global patent and trademark prosecution. Julie graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. in Political Science and resides in Chicago, IL.

    John Christopher

    Attorney

    Christopher & Weisberg P.A. (USA)

    John Christopher is a Registered Patent Attorney with an AV (Preeminent) peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell. His practice encompasses all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright portfolio development, management, exploitation and enforcement, as well as business transactions related to intellectual property. He works with publicly traded and privately held companies (domestic and international), start-up and early stage companies, individuals, universities, and investors in a broad range of industries, including medical and dental devices, aerospace and automotive hardware, marine hardware, refrigeration equipment, computer hardware, industrial machinery, electro-mechanical instrumentation, consumer goods, dietary supplements, and sports equipment. Mr. Christopher provides counsel with respect to intellectual property matters from start-up through financing rounds, initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, partnering arrangements, and enforcement actions.  He has served as the President of the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA), following many years of being a member of the Board of Directors.

    A former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Mr. Christopher was awarded a B.S. degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a J.D. from Northeastern University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and Massachusetts.

    An active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) for many years, he has served as an Association Delegate to Asia, meeting with and making presentations to senior legal and government officials in Hong Kong, China and S. Korea. Mr. Christopher is also a longtime member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).  He formerly served as Chairman of the Corporate Counsel Section for the Broward County Bar Association and is a long-time supporter of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida.

    Mr. Christopher has been recognized by U.S. News magazine as “Florida’s No. 1 Intellectual Property Lawyer,” as well as one of “Florida’s Top Lawyers” by both South Florida CEO magazine and Florida Monthly magazine.  He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and has been awarded an AVVO rating of 10.0 (Superb).

     

    Jill Goldman

    Vice President and Senior Counsel II

    Intellectual Property & Contracts, American Bankers Association (USA)

    Jill M. Goldman is Vice President, Senior Counsel II, Intellectual Property and Contracts at the American Bankers Association in Washington, DC. For fifteen years, Ms. Goldman has been the Intellectual Property expert for the premier financial services trade association representing the $17 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees. In this role, Ms. Goldman is responsible for the ABA’s U.S. and International copyright and trademark portfolio maintenance, brand strategy, clearance, registration, prosecution, protection, and enforcement. Prior to joining ABA, Ms. Goldman was a trademark associate in New York City working for IP Boutique law firms with entertainment and consumer packaged goods clients.

    She is admitted to the bars of New York and DC and earned a LL.M in Intellectual Property and JD from UNH’s Franklin Pierce School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/04/2021

    Each business may be faced with disruptive challenges. The automotive industry is experiencing significant and fast-paced change through improvements in autonomous driving, electric cars, and hydrogen fuel. The Cryptocurrency market is shaping the future of how we make and accept payments. Leading effectively through changing times takes strategy, adaptability, and guts.

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    Each business may be faced with disruptive challenges. The automotive industry is experiencing significant and fast-paced change through improvements in autonomous driving, electric cars and hydrogen fuel. The Cryptocurrency market is shaping the future of how we make and accept payments. Leading effectively through changing times takes strategy, adaptability, and guts. 

    Our speakers are champions for their teams to try new things and not be afraid to fail. Enjoy this Q&A session with these leaders as they share what they have witnessed and implemented, and the influence change has on how they lead. 

    This session was developed by the Leadership Development Committee for the 2021 Leadership Meeting.

    Ulrich Kreutzer (Moderator)

    Managing Partner

    CBDL Patentanwaelte (Germany)

    Ulrich Kreutzer is German & European Patent & Trademark Attorney, also admitted to act before the Austrian Patent Office. He has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1993.

    While he specializes in litigation proceedings, his background is physics and artificial intelligence. He worked with the German Cancer Research Center on self-learning image processing and medical device. He read physics and philosophy at Ruhr Universität, Bochum, University of Sussex and Ruprecht Karls Universität, Heidelberg.

    He lives with his wife and four children in Moers on the Lower Rhine (close to Düsseldorf) and, although being a ski instructor, he also enjoys off-mountain sports like golf and soccer. 

    Jim Baumbick

    Vice President, Enterprise Product Line Management, Strategy, and Planning

    Ford Motor Company (USA)

    Jim Baumbick is Vice President, Enterprise Product Line Management, Ford Motor Company, effective Sept. 1, 2018. At the same time, he is elected a company officer. He reports to Hau Thai Tang, Chief Product Development & Purchasing Officer, Ford Motor Company.

    In this role, Baumbick is responsible for global product strategy and planning as well as leading the global product line teams that are using deep customer insights to deliver products customers really want and value and to drive end-to-end business results.

    Previously, Baumbick served as executive director of Global Product Planning and Strategy. In this role, he led the development of the company’s flexible modular architecture approach, a key enabler for product development fitness. Baumbick also developed new capital allocation and cycle planning processes to prioritize winning businesses to support the company’s overall fitness efforts.

    Baumbick joined Ford in 1993 as a Ford College Graduate. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles core to the product development process, including financial and profit analysis, engineering, product planning and program management, as well as operations. Specific roles included chief engineer of Unibody Products, engineering director for Asia Pacific & Africa, director of global product development quality and GPDS, the company’s product development system.  In addition, Baumbick serves as the vehicle line and platform director for development of Ford’s front-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive flexible architecture.

    Baumbick’s leadership was recognized early in his career when he was named a recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Young Leadership and Excellence Award in 2003. The award, given since the 1980s, recognizes up-and-coming automotive professionals who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities in their work.

    Baumbick holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University as well as a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Michigan State University.

    Kirupa Pushparaj

    Deputy Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property and Legal Operations

    Square Inc. (USA)

    Kirupa Pushparaj is the Director of intellectual property at Square, Inc, where he leads a team that is responsible for all aspects of Square’s intellectual property globally. He protects Square’s innovation and rights by managing its patent, copyright, and trademark portfolios and is responsible for all of Square’s IP litigation, covering patents, domains, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Additionally, Kirupa leads Square’s legal operations team that is responsible for championing innovation, efficiency, and adoption of emerging technologies across the legal team.   

    Before Square, Kirupa was IP counsel for Lab126 – the digital technology arm of Amazon.com – and was at Perkins Coie LLP before that, where he practiced patent prosecution and IP litigation. Prior to practicing law, Kirupa was a practicing engineer, first as a software engineer at Siemens Telecommunications Limited, and then as a hardware design engineer at Intel Corp., where he worked on semiconductor circuit design and process technology.

    Kirupa enjoys teaching and has been an adjunct professor for over ten years at various California universities, including Stanford University, the University of the Pacific, and the University of California, Davis. He has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, as Corporate IP Counsel of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times, as Corporate IP Star by Managing IP, as Best Under 40 Lawyers by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and has been included in the IAM 300 list of World’s Leading IP Strategists. He has also received multiple Wiley W Manuel awards for his continued pro bono services. He serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley IP Law Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is an advisory board member to a couple of tech companies in the Silicon Valley.

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  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/22/2021

    Several factors have converged to drive a dramatic increase in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings. The large-scale redaction of domain-name registrant data, increases in the number of malicious actors due to COVID-related unemployment, and the unprecedented acceleration of e-commerce adoption have all played a part in driving a record increase in UDRP case filings.

    Several factors have converged to drive a dramatic increase in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) filings. The large-scale redaction of domain-name registrant data, increases in the number of malicious actors due to COVID-related unemployment, and the unprecedented acceleration of e-commerce adoption have all played a part in driving a record increase in UDRP case filings.

    This webcast will examine the current and future state of the UDRP (and domain-name enforcement more broadly). The expert panel will discuss, among other topics: the surge in cases of domain-name infringement and the corresponding burst of UDRP filings (including ccTLD cases), the effective use of the UDRP as part of an overall enforcement program (including the economic implications and complexities of multiple-domain UDRP filings), and technologies for finding, investigating, and attributing infringing domain names. Finally, the panel will analyze and assess the potential policy changes that may come from ICANN's forthcoming review of the UDRP.


    Todd Williams (Moderator)

    IP Counsel

    Stripe, Inc. (USA)

    Todd Williams is IP Counsel at Stripe. As part of his role, he leads the company’s digital-enforcement and domain-name efforts. He is the 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.

    Griffin Barnett

    Senior Associate

    Winterfeldt IP Group (USA)

    Griffin M. Barnett is a Senior Associate with Winterfeldt IP Group, a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Washington, DC. He has practiced IP law for nearly a decade, including with both large global law firms and boutique firms, and was recently included in the 2021 World Trademark Review 1000 list as a top global trademark practitioner, earning a bronze level designation for prosecution and strategy, DC Metro area. 

    Griffin advises clients on the creation of global brand strategies, registering and enforcing clients’ IP rights, and protecting against infringement in the US and internationally, with a particular focus on the digital ecosystem. Griffin is an expert in domain name disputes such as the UDRP, URS, and similar processes for ccTLDs.  Griffin participates actively in ICANN and other Internet policy development on behalf of brand owners, including as an active member of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency. Griffin also regularly counsels clients on cutting edge digital issues such as social media, blockchain, ecommerce and online intermediary, and data protection and privacy issues impacting brand protection. 

    Griffin has served on the INTA Internet Committee since 2018, including as Chair of the Subcommittee on Rights Protection Mechanism Review (2018-2019), and currently as Chair of the ICANN Engagement Subcommittee (2020-2021).  

    Brian Beckham

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

    Brian Beckham heads up WIPO’s Internet Dispute Resolution Section which primarily manages WIPO's dispute resolution services under the WIPO-initiated UDRP and ccTLD policies – covering thousands of cases each year. Brian also oversees WIPO’s domain name-related policy activities, including representation at industry meetings (e.g., ICANN, INTA, MARQUES, ECTA) and RPM proposals. Brian also oversees WIPO’s annual UDRP training workshop and panelists' meeting, and undertook a total overhaul of WIPO’s jurisprudential “WIPO Overview 3.0”. He led a WIPO team that successfully proposed an “eUDRP” for paperless domain name case pleadings.  

    Prior to this, Brian was Head of Legal Policy at new gTLD consultancy Valideus, which provided ".brand" clients with policy and strategic advice.  At Valideus, Brian led a team that successfully negotiated with ICANN on Registry Agreement terms for “.brand” new gTLD applicants (ICANN’s “Specification 13”), and was an active member of both the INTA Internet Committee, and ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC).  Licensed in Virginia, Brian began his career at Gammon & Grange covering trademark prosecution and maintenance, and a range of non-profit matters.

    Fred Felman

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Appdetex (USA)

    Frederick Felman, the Chief Marketing Officer of Appdetex, has over 30 years of success in product and marketing roles at high-growth private and public companies.  Before joining Appdetex, Fred was MarkMonitor’s Chief Marketing Officer from 2006-2015. Following the acquisition of MarkMonitor by Thomson Reuters, Fred was the Chief Marketing Officer for the Thomson Reuters operating unit that included MarkMonitor and Thomson Compumark.  In addition to his marketing experience, Fred has been an active participant in internet policy development in the ICANN community since 2006. He also has direct brand protection experience, having managed online enforcement for one of the world’s largest and most trusted mobile communications apps.

    Karen Fong

    Partner

    Keystone Law (United Kingdom)

    Karen Fong is a specialist IP and commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience.  

    A partner at Keystone Law, a leading UK law firm, she has practised  in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.  Karen has advised well-known brand owners as well as start-ups and creative individuals on all aspects of business issues including drafting commercial agreements and the protection and exploitation of IP rights in the UK and internationally in a broad range of industries. Karen has both a non-contentious as well as contentious practice. She is highly experienced in conducting litigation dealing with disputes at all court levels in the UK, particularly those involving trade marks, domain names, copyright, designs, database rights, confidentiality and trade secrets.  With significant senior in-house experience, Karen engages effectively with business stakeholders and assesses legal issues in a commercial context. 

    Karen is also skilled in the use of alternative approaches to dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. She is a domain name panelist for the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC),  Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and is accredited as a mediator by the Centre of Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

    A General Certificate of Attendance is available for participants who are located outside of the United States. 

    CLE is pending and states will be added as they are approved. Please email memberoperations@inta.org with any questions. 



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