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1 2015 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting Alicante, Spain

2 What is the Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP)? TMAP… Offers an intensive educational program for trademark administrators and practitioners of different experience levels. Facilitates networking between trademark administrators and practitioners. Provides opportunities for engagement with government officials from various trademark offices and customs

3 TMAP in 2014 and 2015 Over 417 registrants from 51 countries attended the 2014 TMAP meeting in Arlington, Virginia. –Among them were representatives from 140 corporations, 190 law firms, OHIM, the USPTO and WIPO. The 2015 TMAP meeting will take place at the OHIM headquarters in Alicante, Spain from October 13–15. –It will be INTA’s first TMAP meeting in Europe.

4 Why Alicante in 2015? Alicante is home to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). OHIM is responsible for managing the Community trade mark and the registered Community design. In 2015, the EU will conclude a major, multiyear project to revise its trademark laws when the new Community Trade Mark regulation enters into force. This is the most significant change to EU trademark law in 20 years.

5 Why Alicante in 2015? Registrants will hear firsthand from OHIM officials about how the newly amended regulation will be implemented. This unique opportunity makes the TMAP 2015 a must- attend event for anyone whose work involves Europe. The Meeting will also feature sessions providing top- quality training for trademark administrators and practitioners.

6 Testimonials from INTA volunteers As with previous TMAP meetings, one can expect INTA’s 2015 TMAP Meeting to be an education-focused and intimate gathering for trademark administrators and young practitioners alike. The meeting location of the OHIM headquarters in Alicante, Spain will set the tone for the entire meeting – the content, the experience, and the culture. The TMAP Meeting is always a wonderful opportunity to make new connections and foster current relationships – being able to have substantive conversations and insightful meetings with fellow TMAs has always been a highlight for me during these meetings TMAP Meeting Co-Chair Diane Lau (Yahoo! Inc. ‒ United States)

7 Testimonials from INTA volunteers INTA’s TMAP Meeting provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the topics of greatest value to non-attorney trademark professionals – with content tailored to the tasks most frequently performed by TMAs. Attendees always return with a full slate of knowledge and skills immediately applicable to their work. The location of the 2015 Meeting in Alicante, Spain will allow US-based TMAs to broaden their international networks and develop skills needed to thrive in today’s global economy. INTA Board Member Brian Winterfeldt (Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP ‒ United States)

8 Attendance Costs Comparison Alicante (2015) vs. Washington DC (2014) Alicante, 2015 Traveling from Estimated Flight Cost to Meeting Location Estimated Hotel Cost for 3 nights (including taxes) Total Estimated Costs for Travel and Hotel New York City San Francisco Chicago London Frankfurt Mexico City Washington DC, 2014 Traveling from Estimated Flight Cost to Meeting Location Estimated Hotel Cost for 4 Nights (including taxes) Total Estimated Costs for Travel and Hotel New York City San Francisco Chicago London Frankfurt Mexico City


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