McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP partners James McCarthy, Eric Moran and Sean Sullivan are slated to attend the 2013 International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting set for Nov. 12-16 in Miami, Florida. According to the INTA website, the INTA Leadership Meeting is designed for current and incoming Board of Directors and Counsel, Past Presidents and Past Counsel, Current Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, Subcommittee Chairs, Committee and Project Team Members. The Leadership Meeting will feature education sessions and committee meetings coupled with events designed to further participants’ committee work and plan for the upcoming year. The four-day event includes advanced-level topics highlighting the rapid evolution in technologies, the latest information on changing Internet issues, e-Discovery, enforcement of challenging brands, ethics, trademarks and the military, product design protection as well as the topic of nations and locations as brands.
According to the INTA website, “The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. The Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization ‘to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.’ Today, 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development, and education and training.” www.inta.org