A transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson Team hosted an afternoon tea and reception for attendees of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Singapore. Laura Kees, the firm’s U.S.-based Trademarks, Copyrights and Transactions Practice Group Leader, and the head of the firm’s UK Intellectual Property Team James Love joined Alex Bamford, Deputy High Commissioner for the British High Commission in Singapore, in welcoming the guests.
The INTA Annual Meeting brings together thousands of trademark industry attorneys and professionals from around the world. WBD (U.S.) attorney Nick Hawkins spoke in a panel discussion on, “The Right of Publicity Around the World: The Career and Afterlife of a Musical Superstar”.
The WBD reception included attendees from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the UK and U.S.
The reception took place at Eden Hall, the official residence of the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore. Eden Hall is a 100+-year-old mansion designed by noted architect R.A.J. Bidwell and originally constructed for hotelier/rice and opium merchant Ezekiel Saleh Manasseh.