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  • Lisbon System—the New International Registration for GIs

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/16/2020 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    The panel of speakers will examine how stakeholders are facing the implementation of the Lisbon Agreement, analyzing opportunities and issues from the perspective of both GI holders and trademark right holders.

    On February 26, 2020, the WIPO Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications entered into force. Among others, the Geneva Act establishes an international and transparent registry for all GIs, which will allow protection to be obtained in several jurisdictions through one single application to be filed with WIPO.

    The panel of speakers will examine how stakeholders are facing the implementation of the Agreement, analyzing opportunities and issues from the prospective of both GI holders and trademark right holders.

    Moreover, INTA’s GI Committee is currently drafting a position paper on this issue to support the Association’s advocacy efforts on the implementation of the Lisbon Agreement.

    Elio De Tullio (Moderator)

    De Tullio & Partners (Italy)

    • Managing Partner of De Tullio & Partners
    • Attorney-at-Law
    • Admitted to the Bar in Italy since 1994
    • Registered European and Italian Trade Mark & Design Attorney
    • Director of the Italy-Argentina Chamber of Commerce (CaCIA) and member of the Board of Directors of the Italy-Dominica Chamber of Commerce
    • Legal Advisor for Istituto di Economia dei Media (Fondazione Rosselli) and Fondazione Valore Italia of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development

    John A. Clarke

    European Commission (Belgium)

    Director for International Affairs, DG Agriculture, European Commission

    Alexandra Grazioli

    World Intellectual Property Organization (Switzerland)

    Director, Lisbon Registry, WIPO

    Frank Hellwig

    Castlewood Strategies LLC (USA)

    Frank has practiced in the Intellectual Property field for over 30 years, first in private practice, then with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and, before co-founding Castlewood Strategies, as the Global Legal Director of Intellectual Property for a top 10 consumer products company, Anheuser-Busch InBev.  

    In addition, he has served as an advisor to the U.S. Government as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property and as an adjunct professor in Intellectual Property at the Washington University School of Law (St. Louis, MO). 

    During his tenure as in-house counsel at Anheuser-Busch InBev, he has managed multi-million dollar budgets and supervised multi-jurisdictional litigation.  Prior to becoming Global Legal Director of Intellectual Property, he was Anheuser-Busch InBev's Global Legal Director for Innovation, handling all aspects of the global innovation legal process.

    Frank graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree and from George Washington University in 1990 with an LL.M. degree focusing on Intellectual Property.  Frank is an award-winning author and frequent speaker on IP issues.

    Massimo Vittori

    oriGIn (Switzerland)

    Massimo Vittori is the Managing Director of oriGIn, in charge of the Organization’s strategic planning and overall management.

    Massimo previously worked as legal advisor at the International Trade Center (ITC) – a technical assistance agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations – where he was in charge of several projects in the field of intellectual property, trade law harmonization, model contacts for SMEs and alternative business dispute resolution mechanisms. Massimo also worked at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on the improvement of developing countries’ investment climate through regulatory reforms.

    Following his Bachelor Degree in International Relations, Massimo obtained a Master’s Degree in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property at the University of Turin. 

    Massimo regularly delivers seminars on GIs, trademarks and trade related issues in several European Universities.

    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. 



  • WHOIS Access: Are We Any Closer?

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Over two years ago, public access to WHOIS domain name registration data was effectively shut down in response to ICANN’s interpretation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Brand owners, law enforcement, and cyber security researchers lost an important tool for investigation of infringement and cybercrime.

    Over two years ago, public access to WHOIS domain name registration data was effectively shut down in response to ICANN’s interpretation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Brand owners, law enforcement, and cyber security researchers lost an important tool for investigation of infringement and cybercrime.

    ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process was initiated to resolve the questions surrounding WHOIS data collection and access. A final report and recommendations will issue within the next few months. Are we any closer to WHOIS access? And, if so, will it be accurate? Hear the negotiators for the Business and Intellectual Property Constituencies of ICANN discuss the progress and remaining challenges for WHOIS access.

    (This webcast will be 75 minutes in length.)

    Brian King (Moderator)

    Clarivate (USA)

    Brian J. King is Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs at MarkMonitor®, part of Clarivate®, where he is a vocal advocate for internet policy that protects the intellectual property rights and promotes the interests of MarkMonitor and its customers. Prior to joining MarkMonitor, Brian spent nearly a decade with other corporate domain name registrars and brand protection companies, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Global Head of Vendors, TLDs, and Compliance. He is currently serving a term on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Data Protection Committee, having previously served on INTA’s Internet Committee, and is active with ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency.

    Franck Journoud

    Motion Picture Association (USA)

    Franck Journoud, Vice President, Technology Policy, Motion Picture Association

    Franck leads MPA’s global advocacy on issues at the intersection of technology and public policy. He joined MPA in 2019 at a time of profound evolution, driven by technological change, of the business models of the motion picture industry and of the copyright infringement challenge. He advises MPA members—Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros.—and develops and implements advocacy strategies to advance the industry’s interests. He represents MPA before governments and in international fora, including as representative of the Intellectual Property Constituency of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in the ICANN process that is developing new rules for access to internet domain name registration data (aka WHOIS).

    Before MPA, Franck was Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Technology Policy at Oracle. He also served as Co-Chair of the Cyber Committee of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), and was twice elected to the Executive Committee of the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC.) Before Oracle, he served as Director of Cybersecurity Policy for the Business Software Alliance, as Manager of Government & Industry Affairs for RSA Security, and as Director of Public Policy for the European-American Business Council. He started his career as an EU affairs consultant with Hill & Knowlton in Brussels, Belgium.

    Franck holds a Master in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a Master in International Relations from the Sorbonne in Paris, France. He holds a Bachelor in Public and International Law from the University of Poitiers, France, and also studied Law at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall College), UK.

    Margie Milam

    Facebook (USA)

    Margie Milam has global expertise in legal, policy and IP issues, including copyrights, anti-piracy, domain names, trademark, privacy and cybersecurity. Ms. Milam joined Facebook's IP legal department in 2017 and currently serves as Facebook's IP Enforcement and DNS Policy Lead. In 2018 to 2020, Ms. Milam represented business interests at ICANN in the high-visibility negotiations to develop a new WHOIS policy to support a safe and secure internet for businesses, consumers and end-users, while simultaneously respecting global privacy laws. In former roles, Ms. Milam served as Vice President of Strategy at ICANN, General Counsel of MarkMonitor, and Partner at the Pillsbury Winthrop law firm.

    Mark Svancarek

    Microsoft (USA)

    Mark Svancarek has worked at Microsoft since 1993 and has held various roles in hardware, software, online services and policy development throughout the company. He holds eight U.S. patents. He is presently a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Privacy and Regulatory Affairs team, where he coordinates corporate engineering efforts related to IPv6, Universal Acceptance and Internet Governance policy. He is also a representative for the Business Constituency for the ongoing ICANN EPDP effort to restore reasonable access to domain name registration contact data.

    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. 



  • Fireside Chat: David Gooder, Commissioner of Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/20/2020

    We are proud to announce the launch of The Corner Booth on our INTA TO-GO e-learning platform. The Corner Booth is the place to go for inspiration and insights. We will share interviews with leaders and innovators across the globe―from within or from outside our trademark community. Our inaugural event is a fireside chat with David Gooder, Commissioner of Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Listen in as Etienne Sanz de Acedo, CEO of the International Trademark Association, and David Gooder, Commissioner of Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, have a fireside chat to discuss what attracted Mr. Gooder to the role of Commissioner, how the world today has impacted operations at the USPTO, key priorities for the USPTO from the trademark perspective, and how the role of IP might change as the world becomes more technologically advanced.

    This fireside chat is available to INTA members only.

    David Gooder

    United States Patent and Trademark Office (USA)

    David S. Gooder is the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Commissioner serves as the primary agency official for trademarks, domestically and internationally, and is responsible for all aspects of the Trademarks organization, including policy, operations, and budget relating to trademark examination, registration, and maintenance.

    Mr. Gooder has worked for more than 25 years on intellectual property and brand-protection challenges facing iconic global brands, notably in the distilled spirits and wine industries. Prior to joining the USPTO, he served as the founding Managing Director and Chief Trademark Counsel at Jack Daniel’s Properties. Additionally, he was the Chief Trademark Counsel for Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns over 30 distilled spirits and wine brands. In that position, Mr. Gooder directed the company’s global intellectual property work, including its large trademark portfolio, rights clearance, brand protection (including anti-counterfeiting), licensing, and entertainment deals for the brands. Before that, Mr. Gooder practiced trademark, copyright, and entertainment law at Graham & James in Los Angeles and Luce Forward in San Diego.

    Mr. Gooder has been an officer and served two terms on the Board of Directors for the International Trademark Association (INTA). He has also served as Chairman of the INTA Foundation. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Gooder was a drummer and a video and music director. He is also an Eagle Scout.

    Mr. Gooder is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law.

     

    Etienne Sanz de Acedo

    International Trademark Association (USA)

    Etienne Sanz de Acedo joined INTA on July 1, 2013. As CEO, Mr. Sanz de Acedo works with the Board of Directors and Officers to recommend, formulate, and implement policies and programs for the Association; is responsible for the administrative operation of the Association’s offices and the supervision of all staff; and is responsible for the development and administration of the annual budget.

    Before joining INTA, Mr. Sanz de Acedo was Head of Communications and Member of the President’s Cabinet at the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the EU’s intellectual property agency, where he was responsible for strategic communications and the agency’s corporate image and identity.

    Before joining the EUIPO, he practiced as an attorney in Spain and taught law at the University of Alicante, Spain.

    Mr. Sanz de Acedo holds a law degree from the University of Alicante, an LLM in European Community Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, and an executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. A Spanish and French national, he speaks English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

  • Current Trademark Issues in Brazilian Federal and State Courts

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/13/2020

    Join us for this webcast to hear two prominent IP judges from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, from two different court jurisdictions, as they discuss their experiences deciding cases involving trademark invalidation and infringement issues while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Join us for this webcast to hear two prominent IP judges from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, from two different court jurisdictions, as they discuss their experiences deciding cases involving trademark invalidation and infringement issues while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The judges will discuss the following issues:

    • The difference of Court jurisdiction when requesting invalidation or arguing infringement;
    • The possibility of a suspension of an infringement lawsuit because an invalidation lawsuit has priority;
    • Recent trademark decisions;
    • Legal and procedural adaptations to continue working in full compliance with the guidelines from World Health Organization.

    This webcast is brought to you by INTA’s Enforcement Committee’s Judges Workshop Task Force. 

    (This webcast will be 75 minutes in length.)

    Judge Márcia Maria Nunes de Barros

    Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Judge of the 13th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro, specialized in pension and intellectual property, Coordinator of the Intellectual Property at EMARF (Federal Court of the 2nd Region School of Judges), Masters in Public Policy, Strategies and Development from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Fiocruz, current member of operating group of National Intelligence National Center of Federal Court.

    Judge Luis Felipe Ferrari Bedendi

    State Court of São Paulo (1st Business Chamber), Brazil

    Judge of the Court of Business Conflicts and Conflicts Related to Arbitration of Sao Paulo City from Sao Paulo Court Justice (Juiz das Varas Empresariais e de Conflitos Relacionados à Arbitragem da Cidade de São Paulo do Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo), since 2017; Judge of São Paulo Court of Justice since 2012.

     

    Gabriel Di Blasi (Moderator)

    Di Blasi, Parente Attorneys & Associados (Brazil)

    Gabriel Di Blasi is managing partner of Di Blasi, Parente & Associados, an Intellectual Property Law firm founded by him 32 years ago.

    As an industrial engineer, industrial property agent and a lawyer, his practice covers national and international issues, including patents, industrial design, business secrets, cultivars, licensing and franchise agreements, management of technology and technological innovation. Gabriel’s prosecution’ and litigation’ practice embrace a wide array of industries, including agribusiness, pharmaceutical, medical device, animal health, agrochemicals, green tech, biotech, telecommunication, mechanics, oil and gas, among others. Gabriel also, focused on regulatory matters and is particularly involved with ANVISA, ANEEL, ANP and among others measures in Brazil.

    Eriça Tomimaru (Moderator)

    Di Blasi, Parente Attorneys & Associados (Brazil)

    Eriça Tomimaru is an attorney-at-law and holds the title of Specialist in Intellectual Property Law issued by the Superior de Advocacia (ESA/SP). Ms. Tomimaru has also completed an exchange course in International Law and Trade Relations at Fukushima University (Japan). Ms. Tomimaru is currently completing her graduate specialization studies in Corporative Law and Compliance, as well MBA in Public Management, both in Superior de Advocacia (EPD/SP). Her main focus has been providing legal advice and assistance involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition, trade dress issues, public affairs and antipiracy measures. In addition, she is head of Legal Department at Instituto de Relações Governamentais

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

    CLE is not available for this webcast. Please email memberoperations@inta.org with any questions.  



  • Annual Review of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Developments

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/17/2020

    An INTA favorite, the Annual Review of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Developments will be virtual this year.

    An INTA favorite, the Annual Review of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Developments will be virtual this year.

    Hear Trademark Reporter (TMR) and TTABlog author John L. Welch (@TTABlog) deliver a concise analysis of major decisions rendered in 2019 and in recent months by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

    And be sure to check out the United States Annual Review: The Seventy-Second Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946 (January–February 2020, Vol. 110 No. 1), published by the TMR. 


    John L. Welch

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

    John Welch has represented clients in scores of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and domain name lawsuits across the country, and has handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

    He is responsible for the international trademark portfolios of a number of major companies in such diverse fields as restaurant services, food processing machinery, and computer hardware and software. John has obtained numerous utility and design patents for clients in a variety of industries, such as lighting fixtures, electrical instrumentation, ceramic candle holders, food processing machinery and kitchen utensils.

    Read more about John L. Welch

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

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

    • California
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa 
    • Kentucky
    • New Jersey
    • Texas
    • Tennessee
    • Washington

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



  • Hot Topics in EU and UK Trademark Law

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/10/2020

    Join us for this Zoom webcast to hear Nick Aries of Bird & Bird and member of INTA’s Enforcement Committee’s Bad-Faith Task Force discuss hot topics in EU and UK Trademark Law.

    Join us for this Zoom webcast to hear Nick Aries of Bird & Bird and member of INTA’s Enforcement Committee’s Bad-Faith Task Force discuss hot topics in EU and UK Trademark Law. 

    Nick will cover the following issues:

    • The possible rise in prominence of bad faith (Skykick, Monopoly, Koton—CJEU)
    • Trademark liability for online platforms (Louboutin v. Amazon, Coty v. Amazon—CJEU)
    • Brand enforcement online: where to sue a website (AMS Neve—CJEU) and website-blocking injunctions (CJEU and national decisions)
    • European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) Directive reforms: implementation status update
    • Brexit impact on brands: takeaway points

    Nick Aries

    Bird & Bird (United States)

    Nick co-heads the firm's representative office in San Francisco, advising on and coordinating European and UK IP law matters from a US time zone. Nick is a trusted advisor in connecting Bird & Bird's US clients with their experts in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, covering all areas in which the firm specializes.


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

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

    • Illinois

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

  • Escalator Going Down? A Global Perspective on Genericism

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/29/2020

    A primary goal for brand owners is to have their brand on the mind and in the heart of consumers across the globe. But without adequate protection, a brand owner’s popularity may blur the line between the trademark and the product category.

    A primary goal for brand owners is to have their brand on the mind and in the heart of consumers across the globe. But without adequate protection, a brand owner’s popularity may blur the line between the trademark and the product category.

    Join us as experts from Germany, Hong Kong SAR, China, and the United States discuss how courts address genericism in their countries. Learn some dos and don’ts for brand owners to help ensure that their marks remain strong and protectable. Get an inside peek into the strategy adopted by Velcro Companies and see how protecting brand rights is not just the work we do, it also can be fun!

    Tish Berard (Moderator)

    Velcro USA, Inc.

    Tish L. Berard is Senior Counsel of Trademarks for Velcro USA, Inc. and its related companies (“Velcro Companies”) based in Manchester, New Hampshire.  She joined Velcro Companies in 2018 as Legal Counsel for North America, and was then promoted to Senior Counsel, Trademarks.  In this role, she enjoys protecting the iconic VELCRO® Brand and educating the public about the proper use of Velcro Companies’ marks.  

    Prior to her role at Velcro Companies, Tish was trademark counsel, and subsequently Vice President and General Counsel, for Hearts On Fire Company in Boston, Massachusetts for ten years.  Tish was responsible for all legal matters for Hearts On Fire, including intellectual property maintenance and enforcement.  

    Tish also practiced in Phoenix, Arizona in the firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP where she worked in both the litigation and trademark practice sections, and the boutique intellectual property firm of Sullivan Law Group, where she led the trademark practice group and also focused on intellectual property litigation.  

    Tish served as the President of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in 2018 and currently serves on its Board of Directors. 

    Maximilian Kinkeldey

    Grünecker (Germany)

    Legal Education

    1987-1992         Munich University School of Law (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

    1992-1994         Clerkship (Referendariat) in Munich

    1995                  Admitted to the Munich Bar

    1996                  LL.M. at New York University School of Law, New York

    (Specialization: Trade Regulation – Intellectual Property Law)

    1997                 Doctorate in Law at the University of Regensburg

    Professional Career

    1995                 Attorney at law in the field of criminal defense law at the law offices of Bossi, Ufer & Dr. Ziegert, Munich, Germany

    since 1997        Associate at the law firm of Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser, Munich, Germany

    since 2001        Partner at the law firm of Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser, Munich, Germany

    Practice Areas

    Trademark, design and unfair competition law (litigation and prosecution)

    Member

    INTA Board of Directors 2011 - 2013, ECTA

    Languages

    German, English, (French)  


    Patsy Lau

    Deacons (Hong Kong SAR China)

    Patsy is qualified in Hong Kong and California.  She holds a JD and a BA from the University of San Francisco.

    Patsy specialises in the protection of large multinational and regional trade mark portfolios.  She has extensive experience in conducting trade mark audits and, in advising on portfolio structure, brand management and filing strategy.  Patsy’s practice also concentrates on complex trade mark disputes and negotiations, opposition, invalidation and rectification matters including trade mark appeals before the High Court.

    Patsy also advises on all forms of commercial transactions affecting trade marks from simple assignments to complex multinational licensing arrangements and conducting due diligence.

    Jason Sneed

    SNEED PLLC (United States)

    As the founding and managing member of SNEED PLLC, Jason M. Sneed has litigated intellectual property disputes before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and on behalf of clients in federal courts in over 20 states. Mr. Sneed’s intellectual property litigation background includes representing some of the most famous brands in the world in areas such as consumer goods, footwear and apparel, entertainment, insurance and financial services, additive manufacturing and personal and retail security. 

    Mr. Sneed graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Christian University in 1993. Mr. Sneed has been recognized for excellence in intellectual property law and litigation by Best Lawyers®, North Carolina Legal Elite™, IP Stars® and Super Lawyers®.  

    Mr. Sneed is active in the International Trademark Association and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and has served in leadership capacities in both organizations. He regularly writes and speaks on legal developments in the areas of trademark and copyright and has made presentations to the American Institute of Architects’ Annual Meeting, the International Trademark Association’s Business of Brands Forum, the Trademark Administrators Meeting, the International Trademark Basics Conference and in Table Topic sessions at the INTA Annual Meeting. 

    Prior to founding SNEED PLLC in 2011, Mr. Sneed practiced law for 14 years with national firms in Kansas and North Carolina, including Alston & Bird LLP where he served as a Partner and Charlotte Group Leader for the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group.

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

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

    • California 
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Missouri 
    • Ohio
    • Rhode Island

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



  • Learning to Cope During COVID-19

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/20/2020

    ​Join us for this webcast led by Leanne Matlow, a cognitive behavioral therapy counselor, discussing the challenges of living in quarantine, and tips and best practices to build more resilience and improve mental health.

    Join us for this webcast led by Leanne Matlow, a cognitive behavioral therapy counselor, discussing the challenges of living in quarantine, and tips and best practices to build more resilience and improve mental health.

    (This webcast is free of charge and available to INTA members only.)

    Amalia Berg (Moderator)

    Goodmans LLP (Canada)

    Amalia Berg is a partner and heads the Intellectual Property Group at Goodmans. She is also a registered trademark agent. Amalia practises exclusively in the areas of intellectual property and technology law with an emphasis on trademarks, copyright and confidential information.

    Amalia represents public companies and investors as well as smaller clients and start ups. She is regularly involved in transactional work involving intellectual property and her practice encompasses all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management, including trademark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad, opinion work, opposition and cancellation proceedings, enforcement, licensing, and domain name and e-commerce issues. Having a passion for the arts, she also advises on art-related legal matters.

    Read more about Amalia Berg.

    Leanne Matlow

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Counselor, Thinking About Thoughts (Canada)

    Leanne is a cognitive behavioral therapy counselor with a private practice specializing in anxiety for children and adolescents.  She is trained as a teacher and guidance counselor, with a Masters degree from Toronto’s Institute of Child Study, OISE and certificates in CBT from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.  

    Discovering the prevalence of anxiety issues in the classroom setting, and their regular misdiagnosis as academic concerns, Leanne has become a mental health advocate who speaks regularly about anxiety in the classroom to parent and teacher groups. Together with the Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, she founded and organizes the annual Mental Health Empowerment Day symposium to increase the understanding of parents and those who work with children and youth in our community settings (including schools, camps, youth groups and travel experiences) regarding mental health issues.  

    Leanne is the 2019 Inspiration Award Winner for the Women of Action of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, serves on the board of the Musical Stage Company and is the Treasurer of Canadian Friends of Auditory-Verbal Israel.  

  • Annual Review of U.S. Federal and State Case Law

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/12/2020

    An INTA annual favorite, hear Trademark Reporter (TMR) author Ted Davis deliver a concise analysis of major decisions rendered by the U.S. federal and state courts over the past twelve months.

    An INTA annual favorite, hear Trademark Reporter (TMR) author Ted Davis deliver a concise analysis of major decisions rendered by the U.S. federal and state courts over the past twelve months. And be sure to check out the United States Annual Review: The Seventy-Second Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946 (January–February 2020, Vol. 110 No. 1), published by the TMR. 

    Theodore H. Davis Jr.

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

    Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law and has particular experience in trade dress and gray market disputes, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. 

    He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues, and he also has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association. 

    He is a frequent lead author of amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and other federal courts, as well as an expert witness in federal district court litigation and in prosecution matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Read more about Ted Davis.

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

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

    • California
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Kentucky
    • Missouri
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey 
    • Ohio
    • Texas 
    • Virginia
    • Washington

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



  • Booking.com: A Closer Look

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join us for this webcast as our expert panel of speakers discusses the issue presented in the Booking.com case that will soon be considered by the Supreme Court: whether the addition by an online business of “.com” to a generic term creates a protectable trademark under the Lanham Act.

    Join us for this webcast as our expert panel of speakers discusses the issue presented in the Booking.com case that will soon be considered by the Supreme Court: whether the addition by an online business of “.com” to a generic term creates a protectable trademark under the Lanham Act. 

    The Counsel of Record for various amicus briefs submitted to the Court will discuss the issue and provide commentary about the arguments that will take place before the Court on May 4. This trademark case will be the first case that the Supreme Court will ever hear by phone.

    Thad Chaloemtiarana

    Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, USA; Counsel of Record for .com Brand Owners as Amici Curiae for Respondent Booking.com

    Thad Chaloemtiarana is a partner at Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson LLP.  He concentrates his practice on litigation and counseling in the areas of trademark and unfair competition law, copyright law and information technology law.  His experience includes both federal court litigation and transaction work, including negotiation and licensing of all kinds of intellectual property rights in a wide variety of areas. He manages, prosecutes and enforces the worldwide trademark portfolios for several international companies.

    Mr. Chaloemtiarana has litigated cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, counterfeiting, false advertising and unfair competition, dilution, unauthorized importation of gray market goods, copyright infringement, breach of contract, and domain name cybersquatting.  He also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating many types of transactions, including technology development, integration and licensing agreements; website development and hosting agreements; on-line content and branding agreements; and trademark license, manufacturing and distribution agreements.

    Mr. Chaloemtiarana currently serves on Council for the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law, and he has been nominated to serve as Vice Chair of the Section commencing in August 2020,  He has served in several roles in the ABA IPL Section, including as Membership Officer, Chair of the Trademark Division, Chair of the Young Lawyer Fellows Program and a member of the Nominating Committee. For many years, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Northwestern University School of Law, where he taught a class on Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law.  In 2010, Mr. Chaloemtiarana was recognized as one of the "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publisher of Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

    Mr .Chaloemtiarana obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as Technical Editor for Harvard International Law Journal, and his B.A., with highest distinction and with honors, from Pennsylvania State University.

    Larry Nodine

    Ballard Spahr LLP, USA; Counsel of Record for the International Trademark Association as Amicus Curiae for Respondent Booking.com

    Lawrence K. Nodine is the Managing Partner of the firm's Atlanta office, a member of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and its former Practice Leader. Since 1983, Larry has served as lead counsel, including first chair trial counsel, on a wide variety of cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and patents. He has appeared in more than 300 cases in 23 jurisdictions across the United States. The many complex patent cases he has handled encompass such diverse technologies as biotechnology, electronic communications, electric meters, programming guides, vehicular telematics, pharmaceuticals, antimicrobial agents, hand-held electronic devices, commercial carpet and flooring systems, and avionics.

    - Chairman of INTA Amicus U.S. Subcommittee for the 2018-19 term

    - Counsel of record in Booking.com for INTA’s amicus brief to SCOTUS

    - Ballard Spahr, LLP. Managing Partner Atlanta Office and former head of IP Litigation Practice Group.

    - Emory School of Law, Adjunct Professor for Internet Law

    - WIPO Panelist for UDRP

    Antonio Turco (Moderator)

    CPST Intellectual Property, Canada; Chair of the INTA International Amicus Committee

    Antonio is a founding partner of CPST Intellectual Property.  His practice focuses on litigation related to intellectual property rights, including disputes related to patents, copyright, trademarks, industrial designs and trade secrets.  He has represented clients in domain name disputes under both the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

    Antonio is involved in the management of intellectual property portfolios, including providing strategic advice, searching the availability of trademarks, the filing and prosecution of trademark and copyright applications in Canada, as well as trademark opposition and non-use proceedings. On the commercial side, he also assists clients in commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology, such as financing and licensing.  Antonio has been recognized as a leading IP lawyer in Canada by various ranking publications.

    Antonio currently serves as the chair of INTA’s International Amicus Committee

     

    Rebecca Tushnet

    Harvard Law School, USA; Counsel of Record for Trademark Scholars as Amici Curiae for Neither Party

    Rebecca Tushnet is the inaugural Frank Stanton Professor of First Amendment Law at Harvard Law School.  Her work focuses on copyright, trademark, and advertising law. Her blog, tushnet.blogspot.com, is one of the top intellectual property blogs, and her writings may be found at tushnet.com.  She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.

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