The International Trademark Association (“INTA”) is pleased to host the Sixth Annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium during the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The Symposium will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015 as part of INTA’s Academic Day and is an opportunity for trademark scholars from around the world (including part-time and full-time professors, graduate and post-graduate students) to participate in small group discussions of scholarly works-in-progress. Each selected scholar will present their project in a workshop setting, receive comments, and engage in a dialogue with other academic scholars and accomplished trademark practitioners.

Please send an abstract (approximately 300 words) describing a current trademark or unfair competition scholarship project to project co-chairs Julie Cromer Young at and Jim Faier at by November 1, 2014. The project team will then select a maximum of 8 projects to be presented at the Symposium, grouped into related topics or themes. Selections will be announced by February 1, 2015. For each selected project, a working draft of the paper (10-20 pages) must be submitted by March 15, 2015. There is no publication obligation.

Participants will receive complimentary registration to the Academic Day program, including an all-professor panel exploring boundaries of trademark law, a trademark professor luncheon, a reception and other networking opportunities. Additional expenses are the speaker’s responsibility. For INTA membership and Annual Meeting registration information, please contact Nilsa Laboy at