INTA 137th Annual Meeting
Sponsored by: International Trademark Association
May 2-6, 2015
Trademarks are truly music to our ears. And just like for musicians, practice makes perfect for IP professionals. The Annual Meeting in San Diego this year will offer all of today's biggest hits! So tune in to AM2015 for five days of programming to help you polish your chops, whether you just booked your first gig or are already an accomplished maestro. Topics covered will range from the nuts and bolts of licensing, to differences in perspectives between trademark practitioners and academics, to even a mock hearing with a retired Federal judge. And look for some real musicians to add to the festivities as you connect with colleagues from around the world.
May 4, 2015 | 11:45 AM -1:00 PM
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: James M. Amend, Esq.
Topic: Secrets for Success in Mediating Lanham Act Cases and Rules for Professional Conduct for Attorneys
Interest in mediation has grown worldwide given the cost and uncertainty of litigation, as well as the local rules mandating some form of ADR in many jurisdictions. Many lawyers, companies and even private mediators are successful in getting parties to mediate but fail to obtain a settlement. This panel of experienced mediators (including litigators, the former lead mediator for the U. S. Federal Circuit, and a distinguished federal judge from the Northern District of California) will provide insight on how best to achieve a successful mediation and an enforceable settlement while avoiding practical or ethical pitfalls. This session will be of great value to any party who has an interest in resolving litigation on business terms.
May 4, 2015 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez (Ret.)
Topic: Here Comes the Judge: See What Happens During a Mock Preliminary Injunction Hearing
This session will feature a live mock preliminary injunction hearing before a Judge, in which counsel for owner and counsel for the alleged infringer will present evidence and live testimony, including direct and cross-examination with regard to whether or not the preliminary injunction should be issued. After hearing the evidence, the Judge will issue her ruling from the bench. Afterwards, counsel and the audience will be able to ask the Judge questions about the proceedings and her ruling.
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
For further details or to register, please visit the INTA's 137th Annual Meeting page.