Trademarks – Works in Progress – Washington, DC

The International Trademark Association holds its 134th annual meeting May 5-9, 2012, in Washington, DC

Academic Day (May 7, 2012) “presents programming and networking opportunities specifically for professors, adjunct professors and students of trademark law.” The call for papers for the Third Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium is after the jump. The deadline for abstracts is Jan. 15, 2012.

The Symposium will take place on Monday, May 7, 2012, as part of INTA’s Academic Day and is an opportunity for trademark scholars from around the world (including full-time and part-time professors, graduates and post-graduate students) to participate in small group discussions of scholarly works-in-progress. Each selected scholar will present their project in a workshop setting, receive comments, and then have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with other academic scholars and accomplished trademark practitioners.

Participants in the Symposium will also be able to attend other INTA Academic Day programs, including an academic forum all-professor panel, a trademark professor luncheon featuring presentations on the latest developments in the trademark field, a reception and other networking opportunities.

On or before January 15, 2012, interested academic scholars should send an abstract (approximately 300 words) describing a current scholarship project for a paper on a topic in the field of trademark or unfair competition law to Signe H. Naeve at The Task Force will then select a maximum of 12 projects to be presented at the Symposium, grouped into related topics or themes. Selections will be announced by February 15, 2012.  For each selected project, a working draft of the paper to be presented must be submitted by April 15, 2012. Contact Signe if you have any questions.

The Symposium is organized by the INTA Professor Task Force:

INTA Academic Day and Annual Meeting Registration Information: INTA offers a variety of discounted registration options for INTA professor and student members and non-member professors and students to attend the 2012 INTA Annual Meeting. For Annual Meeting registration information, please contact Carin Diep-Dixon at