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140th INTA Annual Meeting 2018 Seattle

14 February 2018

Coffee Beans

Chong-Yee Khoo and Irene Low of Cantab IP will be attending the 140th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Seattle, USA.

We expect the INTA conference to be the usual heady mix of thought-provoking sessions, rushing around to meet colleagues, clients and associates and going to one or two INTA 2018 receptions.

The INTA Annual Meeting will be held this year in Seattle, Washington between 19 and 23 May 2018. The venue of the conference is the Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101, USA.

We plan to hold the INTA Tweetup again in Seattle and look forward to seeing you then.

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Recommended in IAM Patent 1000

8 June 2017

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Individual

Dr Chong-Yee Khoo has once again been recognised by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), one of the world’s leading IP publications.

The IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals is a unique guide, published annually, that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

Chong-Yee has been listed in IAM Patent 1000 2017 as a recommended individual in Singapore. His citation reads:

“A Cambridge natural sciences scholar with an extensive research background, Chong-Yee Khoo of Cantab IP is one of the most eminent life sciences experts in Singapore. He is a fine patent attorney too, qualified in the United Kingdom and at the European Patent Office, and the first Singaporean patent attorney to qualify by examination.”

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INTA 2017 Barcelona Tweetup at Farggi Cafe Grand Via 2

21 May 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Tweetup at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona will be held at at Farggi Cafe in the Grand Via 2 shopping mall on Monday, 22 May 2017 from 1:30 pm onwards.

The Farggi Cafe is situated in the Centro Comercial Gran Via 2, which is a shopping mall just a few minutes walk from the Hall 8 of the Fira Grand Via Convention Centre.

Please feel free to wander by from 1:30 pm onwards. People tend to come and go and we’ll be there for a couple of hours at least.

Farggi Cafe serves a variety of food, including coffee, tea, sorbets, ice creams, gelati, cakes, sandwiches and crepes.

If you’re interested in attending the Tweetup, please register at the INTA Barcelona Tweetup page. We look forward to seeing you at the INTA Tweetup from 1:30 pm on the Monday.

Directions from Hall 8 of the Fira Grand Via to Farggi Cafe Grand Via 2

Leave the convention centre and head right up the slope towards Carrer de l’Alumini.

Turn right and walk down Carrer de l’Alumini towards Carrer de les Ciències. You can also get the 79 bus or the 125 bus on Carrer de l’Alumini and get off at the end of the road.

Cross the road and head left towards Centro Commercial Gran Via 2 l’Hospitalet (“Gran Via 2”). This is the building with the giant Carrefour sign.

Don’t enter the mall but walk straight down the path next to the building, parallel to the main road (Carrer de les Ciències), past the Carrefour sign.

At the end of the building, you will see an open area with cafes. Turn right you will see Farrgi Cafe ahead of you (it’s outside the mall).

Please take care when crossing the road and watch out for traffic.

Google Maps Hall 8 of the Fira Grand Via to Farggi Cafe

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Backup Venue for INTA Tweetup 2017 Barcelona

If the weather is bad, we will meet at Meeting Point 2 of the Hall 8 of the Fira Grand Via. We will announce any change in venue on Twitter via the #INTA_Tweetup.

INTA Tweetup 2017 Barcelona: Announcement

10 April 2017

One of the nicest things about the INTA Annual Meeting is being able to meet friends and colleagues at smallish get-togethers, where there is an opportunity to speak properly to another person and to find out what they think about the world.

If you like this sort of thing, please come along to the INTA Tweetup this year.

Details of the event are as follow:

  • Date: 22 May 2017 (Monday)

  • Time: from 1:30 pm to 3 pm or so

  • Venue: Farggi Cafe at Centro Commercial Gran Via 2 (Map and Directions)

What is the INTA Tweetup?

The INTA Tweetup is a small, informal gathering where you get to meet and chat to fellow social media users over a cup of coffee.

Everyone has a nice, relaxing time and a chance to put their feet up before getting back to the craziness of the Annual Meeting.

The INTA Tweetup in 2015 in San Diego was described as “the least pretentious gathering at #INTA15”.

The event is open to everyone, and there is no fee to attend.

What time is the Tweetup at INTA Barcelona?

This year, we are meeting at 1:30 pm (1300 hours) on Monday 22 May 2017. We expect the Tweetup to go on until about 3 pm or so.

During this time, please feel free to drop in and out as and when.

Where will the Tweetup be held?

We’re finalising the location for the Tweetup, and the venue will be announced here. It will likely be somewhere near the Convention Centre and within walking distance of it.

Past Tweetups have been held at a Starbucks, a fancy private town club, open air in a park and in an ice cream parlour.

Sounds wonderful. How do I sign up?

If you’re thinking of attending, please sign up at the INTA Tweetup 2017 Barcelona event page. See you there!

139th INTA Annual Meeting 2017 Barcelona

13 March 2017

Casa Milà (La Pedrera)

Chong-Yee Khoo and Irene Low of Cantab IP will be attending the 139th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Barcelona, Spain.

The INTA Annual Meeting will be held in Barcelona, Spain between 20 and 24 May 2017. The venue of the conference is the Fira Gran Via Convention Center.

For the first time, the organisers have made provision for the large number of patent professionals who have been turning up to the conference in recent years. As patent specialists, we welcome this development.

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