INTA Influencers

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Hear from some of INTA’s experienced leaders as they share personal stories about their careers, experiences, and interests beyond trademarks. These concise and compelling talks on topics that are meaningful to them will motivate and inspire your own personal and professional growth.

Rudy Gaines

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP (United States)

Rudy works with Womble attorneys to help them get the best and most out of their practices. An intuitive business developer who uses creative yet critical thinking to move the ball, Rudy regards empathy and emotional intel as an essential in the hyper-communicative world of business. Instinctive leader, team player and comfortable one-on-one or vastly outnumbered. A natural public speaker Rudy believes humor, irony and good conversations help build better business relationships.

Gustavo P. Giay

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Gustavo Giay is a member of Estudio Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal since 1995, and a partner since 2003. He works in the Industrial Property Litigation Department, being in charge of trademark and copyright issues. In addition, he has successfully performed legal actions against trademark piracy in defense of the holders of industrial property rights. 

He has extensive experience in advising companies and individuals in matters related to industrial property, in particular contractual aspects. It also provides advice on issues related to the Internet and new technologies, advising on contractual and legal issues.

Dr. Giay is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires and has obtained the title of Lawyer with orientation in the economic-business area in 1994. 

Marion Heathcote

Davies Collison Cave (Australia)

Marion’s major area of practice is in Trade Mark law where she has extensive experience in strategically advising on international trade mark portfolio management and protection particularly within the Asia Pacific region. She also has particular knowledge in relation to geographical indications. Marion has also completed the WIPO Academy’s Advanced Course on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions.

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Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EI): The IQ of the Future
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Open to view video. Rudy Gaines, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (United States). Rudy is a long-term INTA member and volunteer and currently serves on the Unreal Campaign Committee. Rudy will share his insight on Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EI), one of the most important abilities needed for a successful career, allowing you to build strong client relationships, manage occupational stress and minimize professional liability risks.
INTA Core Values: Taking your Career to the Next Level
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Open to view video. Gustavo Giay, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina). Gustavo is a former board member and currently serves on the Data Protection Committee. Gustavo will share his personal experience with INTA core values and how he has used INTA’s member benefits to take his career to the next level.
More than Footprints: Utilizing the Power of INTA to Effect Positive Change
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Open to view video. Marion Heathcote, Davies Collison Cave (Australia). Marion has been a member of INTA since 1994 and is also a former INTA Board member. She currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee and the Global Advisory Council- Asia-Pacific. Marion will share how her passions, her professional career and her years with INTA have intersected to create positive change.