On November 9, 2006, INTA recognized volunteer contributions to the Association and to the development of trademark law. At its Leadership Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, INTA President Paul W. Reidl presented the 2006 INTA President’s Award to Charles Gielen and F. Jeannie Smith, and INTA’s Volunteer Service Awards to William Seiter, Susan Brady Blasco, Stephen Bullock, James McCarthy, Joseph Norvell, Mark Kudlacik, Tiki Dare and Zhen (Katie) Feng.
The Volunteer Service Awards recognize individuals who provided exemplary volunteer service to INTA during the past year. There are three categories of Volunteer Service Awards. McCarthy was given the Volunteer Service Award for individuals whose initiative and creative thinking have led to the Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives.
He shares the award with Joseph Norvell, of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione. The pair received their awards for their conception and administration of the Young Practitioners Subcommittee. They benchmarked what young practitioners needed at INTA, and developed and implemented a plan to meet those needs. This included a mentor program, young practitioners’ receptions and a charity project to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting to benefit the hosting city.
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