Taft Dayton attorney Kristin Hardy has been appointed to the International Trademark Association (INTA) 2022-2023 Professional Development Committee. The purpose of the committee as part of the organization is to identify resources and programs developed by INTA or from external sources to cultivate the substantive and dynamic skills of all levels and types of intellectual property practitioners.
To be appointed to an INTA committee is a significant achievement. Out of 3,900 applicants, only a select few are chosen to serve on the committees. Hardy's appointment is effective beginning Jan. 1, 2022. Newly appointed members will meet in November 2021 at the Annual Meeting Virtual+ Meeting.
Hardy is an attorney in Taft's Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance, trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark litigation, copyrights and various IP infringement matters, as well as WIPO UDRP matters. She advises clients on protecting their brands and proprietary information, while providing guidance regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for trademark portfolios, in addition to handling TTAB and litigation matters.
The International Trademark Association is a global not-for-profit advocacy association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation. INTA's members are more than 7,200 organizations from 187 countries.