San Diego Annual Meeting breaks records
The number of trademark professionals registered to attend this year’s Annual Meeting in San Diego topped 9,915 at 5pm yesterday, making it the largest INTA Annual Meeting to date.
The previous record was set in Washington D.C. in 2012, which had 9,300 registrants. The record for the largest number of registrants at an Annual Meeting outside North America was set last year in Hong Kong, which attracted more than 8,500 people. The size of the Annual Meeting has grown significantly since it was last held in San Diego. In 2005 the city hosted around 7,000 Annual Meeting registrants.
The INTA Annual Meeting remains a very international affair. Among the registrants, more than 1,500 come from East Asia and the Pacific, 208 from the Middle East and North Africa, 295 from South Asia and 184 from Sub-Saharan Africa.