We at Mintz Levin’s Copyright and Trademark Matter law blog are thrilled to announce that Geri Haight, editor of this blog and our colleague in Mintz Levin’s Intellectual Property group, will receive a Volunteer Service Award at this year’s International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
INTA’s Volunteer Service Award for Pro Bono Services Provided by an Individual in one of five INTA Volunteer Service Awards bestowed by INTA each year. The Pro Bono Services award is given to “individuals who have shown a significant commitment to providing trademark and related intellectual property pro bono legal services.” Geri was recognized primarily for her long-term representation of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the United States. Geri has represented the HRC in all intellectual property matters since 1998. I have worked with Geri on several trademark matters for HRC and can attest to Geri’s commitment to providing high quality legal services to this client. Our client the Human Rights Campaign is deeply appreciative of Geri’s hard work and loyalty and I am equally proud to be Geri’s colleague. On behalf of the firm, I applaud Geri for this outstanding achievement and for being a role model to others in the trademark community and at our Firm.