Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin will be a panelist at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting on November 22, 2019 in Austin, TX. Details of the panel are listed below:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 14

Avoiding Design Patent Procurement and Enforcement Errors

Protection of design patents and design registrations is relatively easy. However, mistakes are routinely made impacting the design right or the ability to enforce it. Mistakes are also made in design enforcement efforts. The session will focus on highlighting the errors and providing tips on how to avoid them.


Robert Katz, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. (United States)


Toyotaka Abe, TMI Associates (Japan)

David Stone, Allen & Overy LLP (United Kingdom)

Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (United States)