WIPO at the 140th INTA Annual Meeting

May 15, 2018

Join us at the 140th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Seattle (USA) for a chance to interact with senior WIPO officials and learn more about the latest Madrid System developments.

The 2018 edition of INTA’s signature event will take place from May 19 to 23 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, where over 10,000 IP professionals from across the globe will come together to examine key industry issues and developments.

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Madrid System Users' meeting (Sunday, May 20 – 10:15 to 12:00)

Engage directly with WIPO experts and special guests at the Madrid System Users' Meeting (room 616-617).


  • Updates on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs by Registry directors Marcus Höpperger and Grégoire Bisson;
  • Panel discussion on the impacts of recent and upcoming Madrid System accessions.

Panel discussions representatives

  • Canada – Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Brazil – Schmuell Lopes Cantanhede, Trademarks General Coordinator, National Institute of Industrial Property
  • Thailand – Khachaphorn Thiengtrakul, Head of Madrid Application Receiving Office, Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand
  • Indonesia – Freddy Harris, Director General, Directorate General of Intellectual Property

Download the program PDF, Madrid System User's Meeting Program

Can't join us in Seattle? - Watch our live webcast of Madrid System updates presented by Marcus Höpperger on Sunday, May 20 (10:15-10:40 Seattle time).

Visit the WIPO booth

Meet WIPO experts and representatives of members' IP offices, and get answers to all your questions about the Madrid and Hague Systems at the WIPO booth (no. 102) in the main exhibition hall.

Learn more about the upcoming Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa" Conference and get the latest on IP dispute resolution from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

  • Sunday, May 20 (10:00 - 16:00)
  • Monday, May 21 (10:00 - 17:00)
  • Tuesday, May 22 (10:00 - 17:00)
  • Wednesday, May 23 (10:00 - 14:00)

E-services demo sessions

Find out how you can benefit from our full suite of Madrid System e-services throughout the international trademark registration and management process at our live demo sessions, presented daily (Monday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 23) at the WIPO booth.  Demos include:

Get an overview of the online tools and resources supporting you at each stage of the lifecycle of your international trademark registration. Madrid e-services include the Global Brand Database, Member Profiles Database, Madrid Goods & Services Manager, Madrid Monitor, and more.

  • Monday, May 21 (10:30 – 11:00)
  • Tuesday, May 22 (15:30 – 16:00)
  • Wednesday, May 23 (11:00 – 11:30)

Learn how to browse brand information from multiple national and international sources using the Global Brand Database, and find out which trademarks are protected in your target markets.

  • Monday, May 21 (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Tuesday, May 22 (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Wednesday, May 23 (10: 30 – 11:00)

Find out how to compile the list of goods and services required for your trademark application using Madrid Goods & Services Manager, including how to use class heading explanatory notes, translate your list, check acceptability of terms, and export your list.

  • Monday, May 21 (14:30 – 15:00)
  • Tuesday, May 22 (11:30 – 12:00)
  • Wednesday, May 23 (10:00 – 10:30)

Discover how to track and monitor progress of your internationally registered trademark using Madrid Monitor. Find out how to make the most of Madrid Monitor’s features and benefits.

  • Monday, May 21 (15:30 – 16:00)
  • Tuesday, May 22 (10: 30 – 11:00)
  • Wednesday, May 23 (11:30 – 12:00)

Register now

Table Topic Sessions

Don't miss the Anticounterfeiting Workshop and Table Topic sessions.

Anticounterfeiting Workshop

Saturday, May 19 (09:00 – 17:00) (sold out)

Louise Van Greunen, Director, Building Respect for IP Division

The Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (TM33)

Monday, May 21 (08:00 – 10:00)

Marcus Höpperger, Director, Madrid Registry

The Hague System: Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally (TT33)

Tuesday, May 22 (08:00 – 10:00)

Grégoire Bisson, Director, Hague Registry

Domain Name Disputes: Update on WIPO UDRP Jurisprudence (TT81)

Tuesday, May 22 (13:15 – 15:15)

Brian Beckham, Head, Internet Dispute Resolution Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Resolve IP Disputes (TW30)

Wednesday, May 23 (08:00 – 10:00)

Erik Wilbers, Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle.