Trademark Blog), John L. Welch (TTABlog), Ron Coleman (Likelihood of Confusion) and Erik Pelton (ErikPelton.com). Admission is free; brilliant invite/RSVP is here.
A popular and well-attended feature of INTA is the annual LinkedIn Groups meeting, tirelessly organised by Alfred Strahlberg. There's a capacity crowd for this big breakfast event, which takes place on Tuesday 8 May. IPKat team member Jeremy is involved in it, as are many of his friends. For the record, the programme looks something like this:
LINKEDIN & INTA MY POWERFUL NETWORK BREAKFAST MEETING
1777 F STREET NW (1ST FLOOR), WASHINGTON DC 20006, MAY 8, 2012, 7:30-10:00 AM [you can find it if you click here]
Breakfast and registration: 07:30 - 08:10 AM
Introduction: 08:10-08:15 AM
Moderator: Marion Wanamaker, Former Director of Trademarks, Hearst Corp.
Alfred Strahlberg, Strahlberg & Partners, Chair of LinkedIn & INTA groups
Carla Calcagno, Calcagno Law, Washington, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law School; Anne Hiaring Hocking, Partner, Hiaring + Smith, San Rafael (CA)
US perspective: 08:15-08:30 AM
Moderator: Anne Hiaring Hocking, Hiaring + Smith
Overview of TTAB procedure and case law, also with respect to designations of the United States under the Madrid Protocol
Carla Calcagno, Calcagno Law
CTM System: 08:30-09:30 AM
Moderators: Anne Hiaring Hocking, Hiaring + Smith & Alfred Strahlberg, Strahlberg & Partners
Panel discussion led by Jeremy Phillips, IPKat, with panelists Karin Cederlund, (Sandart), Uli Foerstl, (Olswang LLP), Tove Graulund (Graulund IP) and Àron Làszlò (SBG & K Law Office)
Review of case law of ECJ, General Court and Boards of Appeal, also taking into account pharmaceutical trade marks
Dr. Alexander von Mühlendahl, Bardehle Pagenberg
Use of cancellation actions at OHIM
Barbara Cookson, Filemot
Madrid system: 09:30-10:00 AM
Moderators: Alfred Strahlberg & Valentina Sergeyeva, Strahlberg & Partners
Madrid & Hague systems - Latest Developments
Alan Datri, Senior Counselor, Sector Trademarks, Designs & Geographical Indications, WIPO
India & Madrid Protocol
Raja Selvam, Selvam & Selvam, Advocates
Colombia & Madrid Protocol
Maria F. Castellanos, Brigard & Castro
Update on Madrid Protocol and SE Asian Countries
Gregory Marimuthu, Gateway IP Services Sdn Bhd
Sponsors: the following sponsors are thanked for their support:
Andra Musatescu Law & Industrial Property Offices, Borden Ladner Gervais, Calcagno Law, Clarion Solicitors, Epstein Drangel LLP, Filemot (Marco database), Harrison IP, Hiaring + Smith, Phillips & Leigh, Traplovà Hakr Kubàt, Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A., ST&P Ltd (Latvia), Strahlberg & Partners and Symbus Law Group, LLC.
This is an accredited Affiliate Meeting in connection with the 2012 INTA Annual Meeting. It is not however held under the auspices of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG), the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) or the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).The IPKat is delighted to see some small firms among the big ones --a reflection on the egalitarian impact of the social media, which detaches people from their context and vests them with some significance and dignity by virtue of who they are, not who employs them.