May 3, 2007
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and MBM Intellectual Property Law sponsored a dinner reception for the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries at the International Trademark Associations (INTA) 129th Annual Meeting.
Chief Trademark & Copyright Counsel John Bergin of Avon Products, Inc. hosted the reception which was attended by more than 100 in-house counsel from companies in the cosmetic, fragrance, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries.
"The event is exceptional, due to the collegiality and congeniality that exists among the attendees, who include some of the most impressive intellectual property lawyers in the world. Our guests continue to express that they find the evening
to be the most enjoyable of the week's events and the most rewarding for building and renewing great relationships. We are all indeed grateful and fortunate to be so beautifully supported by two equally impressive law firms, Kelley Drye and MBM," said Mr. Bergin.
At the reception, David Moyer of Procter & Gamble presented the Nathaniel Graves Sims Award, named in honor of the former Chief Trademark Counsel of Union Carbide Corporation, to two professionals. Nadine Flynn, Vice President and Senior Counsel of Trademarks and
Copyrights for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Mr. Bergin of Avon Products, Inc. were selected for possessing and best demonstrating Mr. Sims' exceptional professional qualities and reputation among his colleagues and competitors as a person with the strong characteristics
of congeniality, honesty, integrity, and fair dealings.
INTA is a not-for-profit membership association of more than 5,000 trademark owners and professionals, from more than 190 countries. Founded in 1878, INTA is dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and
effective national and international commerce.