They won’t announce attendance figures for a while but it seemed as if many many corporations and firms did not allow their people to attend the International Trademark Association annual meeting in Amsterdam.  The fact that Hong Kong is now identified as Hong Kong, SAR (special adminstrative region) on people’s badges was one more annoyance for attendees from that region.  This was the first INTA ever held outside North America and it’s too bad it occurred under these conditions.