Newsletter Edition 41 - November 2022


INTA 2022 awards two Brazilians

The last INTA meeting, held in November in Miami, Florida, awarded two of the institution’s most important awards to two Brazilians. Lawyer Mario Soerensen Garcia, a member of the ABPI Council, received the President’s Award, and ABPI member Isabella Estabile was the Tomorrow’s Leader Award winner.

The President’s Award is bestowed annually on one or more individuals who have, over the course of their careers, made a lasting impact on the global trademark community. A member of the Board of Directors from 2010 through 2013 and Co-Chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting, Mario Soerensen Garcia has also served in various capacities on committees, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Leadership Development Committee, and the Building Bridges Committee. As an energetic Association ambassador, he facilitated many INTA interactions, always based on enthusiasm, and focused on moving individuals and the IP community forward, gathering all to feel included.

The Tomorrow’s Leader Award is an award granted annually by INTA to outstanding performances by young professionals with less than five years of experience in the field of IP. Isabella Estabile, recently honored as a rising star by Leaders League, focuses her career on biodiversity issues and supports the interaction of companies with indigenous/traditional peoples living in different regions of Brazil, such as the Amazon and territories demarcated by FUNAI (Brazil’s National Indian Foundation). As assistant coordinator of ABPI’s Advocacy Committee, she played a key role in the development of important legislative changes related to Intellectual Property in Brazil.

Both awards intend to inspire the next generation and current Intellectual Property professionals and help fast-track their development within the global trademark community.