WIPO at INTA 2022

April 30, 2022

This year, the 144th International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting Live+ will take place in Washington D.C. (USA) from April 30 to May 4. The event will bring together thousands of intellectual property (IP) professionals from around the world to highlight and discuss key industry developments.

Senior WIPO officials will once again be present at this signature occasion at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., sharing insights and ideas, and updating you on the continuous evolution of the Madrid System and other WIPO IP services.

Photography of Washington D.C., with the Capitol Building in the back reflecting in a pool, at sunrise
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Attend WIPO Director General, Daren Tang’s Keynote

Sunday, May 1 (16:30 – 18:00 Washington D.C. time)

Daren Tang, WIPO Director General, will deliver a keynote speech at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2022 Annual Meeting.

Madrid System Users' Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 1 (9:00 – 11:00) Room 204BC

A unique opportunity to engage directly with WIPO experts and private practitioners.


  • Updates on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs – with Madrid Registry Senior Director David Muls and the Hague Registry Director Grégoire Bisson;
  • Updates on the news and recent Madrid System Online Services – with Communications and Information Manager, Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Benoît Apercé;
  • A panel discussion session on the better use and enhancement of the Madrid System moderated by Christine Repond, Head IP Paralegals, Novartis Pharma AG, and with panelists:
  • After the meeting, you will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers at the WIPO Booth (no. 136), Brand Marketplace Exhibit Hall.

Download the program PDF, Program

Find us at the WIPO Booth

Meet WIPO experts and get answers to all your questions about the Madrid and Hague Systems and other WIPO services, at the WIPO booth (no. 136) in the Brand Marketplace Exhibit Hall.

  • Sunday, May 1 (10:00 – 20:30)
  • Monday, May 2 (10:00 – 19:00)
  • Tuesday, May 3 (10:00 – 18:30)
  • Wednesday, May 4 (10:00 – 14:00)

Live Demo Sessions

Having been such a hit in past editions, demo sessions return at the WIPO booth for 2022. Register to attend one or more sessions and find out how you can benefit from our full suite of online services throughout the international trademark registration and management process. Demos include:

Get an overview of the online tools and resources supporting you at each stage of the lifecycle of your international trademark registration.

  • Monday, May 2, 10:30 – 11:00
  • Tuesday, May 3, 14:30 – 15:00

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

  • Monday, May 2, 15:00 – 15:30
  • Tuesday, May 3, 15:30 – 16:00
  • Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 – 11:00

Find out how to file according to your office, import the data, compile the list of goods and services required for your trademark application and to estimate the fees.

  • Monday, May 2, 16:00 – 16:30
  • Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 – 12:00

Discover how to track and monitor trademarks registered under the Madrid System, and learn how to make the most of Madrid Monitor’s features and benefits.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 – 11:00
  • Wednesday, May 4, 11:30 – 12:00

Learn how to request the different types of extracts and attestations available for courts proceedings, customs and more.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 12:30 – 13:00
  • Wednesday, May 4, 12:30 – 13:00


Table Topic sessions

Your chance to discuss a wide range of contemporary topics within small groups of like-minded professionals – and enjoy some great networking opportunities. All will take place in Room 146 ABC.

Getting familiar with the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Grégoire Bisson, Director, Hague Registry
Monday, May 2 (8:00 – 10:00)

Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid them

David Muls, Senior Director, Madrid Registry, and Denis Croze, Director, Madrid Information and Promotion Division
Monday, May 2 (8:00 – 10:00)

How WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Resolve Trademark Disputes Outside Courts

Erik Wilbers, Senior Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Tuesday, May 3 (13:15 – 15:15)

Domain Name Disputes: an Update on WIPO UDRP Jurisprudence, Including GDPR-related Issues

Brian Beckham, Head of the Internet Dispute Resolution Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Wednesday, May 4 (13:15 – 15:15)

Register for these events through INTA’s website.


Indigenous Communities and the Design Industry: Boundaries and Balances

Join Wend Wendland, Director of the Traditional Knowledge Division, as he participates as panel member in this session.

Sunday, May 1 (9:00 – 10:00)

2022 Anticounterfeiting Workshop—Counterfeits in a Digital World: The Evolution of the Fight Against Fakes

Join Thomas Dillon, Legal Counsellor at Building Respect for IP, as he discusses emerging issues, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, and the metaverse.

Saturday, April 30 (9:00 – 15:00)

Register for these events through INTA’s website.

See you in Washington!

We’re excited about this year’s INTA Annual Meeting, and we look forward to seeing you there.