Tokyo - Following Hogan Lovells' participation at the International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference in Hong Kong from 10-14 May, on 16 May we hosted the Global Trademark Conference at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo, where partners and counsel from eight offices addressed nearly 200 clients from over 100 Japanese companies.
The conference covered the full spectrum of trademark and domain names issues across Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Europe and the Americas, and announced the results from our recent global trademark management survey, for which we collated responses from over 80 multinationals prior to the event.
Hogan Lovells lawyers who spoke at the event included:
- Jim Cady, counsel, Silicon Valley
- Natalia Gulyaeva, partner, Moscow
- Peter Hansen, of counsel, Tokyo
- Nicolas Hirt, European Trademark Attorney, Tokyo
- Steven Hollman, partner, Washington, D.C.
- Jiang Hua, Chinese Trademark Representative, Tokyo
- Eiichiro Kubota, partner, Tokyo
- Lloyd Parker, Office Managing Partner, Tokyo
- Andreas Renck, Office Managing Partner, Alicante
- David Taylor, partner, Paris
- Charlie Winckworth, Partner, London
- Deanna Wong, partner, Hong Kong
The presentations stimulated conversation during a seated lunch, which was attended by all Tokyo office members across all practice groups.
Commenting on the conference, Tokyo managing partner Lloyd Parker said:
"The conference was demonstrative of our seamless teamwork and commitment as one of the largest international trademark practices in Japan and globally to provide our clients with the time-critical information affecting their trademark management in various jurisdictions. Some clients have commented to me that this was the first time they have seen an international trademark event of this scale and depth in Japan. We are extremely pleased to have taken this initiative which further consolidated our position as a clear leader in the market."