Published November 16, 2023

Houston, Texas—November 15, 2023—The International Trademark Association (INTA) is pleased to announce that John Welch, counsel at Wolf, Greenfield, & Sacks, PC (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) is the recipient of the 2023 President’s Award. 

The President’s Award is awarded annually to one or more individuals who have, over the course of their careers, made a lasting impact on INTA and its mission and who have had a profound impact on the global trademark community.

Through his decades-long involvement in INTA, Mr Welch has made invaluable contributions to the intellectual property (IP) community. Mr Welch has served on The Trademark Reporter® (TMR) since 2004, co-authored the United States Annual Review issue of the TMR since 2012, and co-presented the Annual Review of US Federal Case Law and TTAB Developments at the Annual Meeting also since 2012. In 2022, Mr Welch was selected as part of INTA’s Recognition of High-Performing Committee Members Program for his dedication to and advancement of the TMR Committee. As the author behind the widely read TTABlog, Mr Welch’s voice is one that is listened to and respected throughout the IP community.  

“The President’s Award is a wonderful honor, an exclamation point on my career as a trademark lawyer and as, in some small way, an educator,” said Mr Welch. “INTA has given me the opportunity to meet and work with trademark professionals from every corner of the world, to learn all I can about trademark law and practice, and to pass along whatever knowledge and insights I’ve gained. When I consider the list of prior recipients of this award, I truly appreciate its significance.” 

“Mr Welch has been an incredible resource for INTA for so many years, I could not be more thrilled to see him honored in this way. His good humor, legal acumen, academic rigor, and interest in sharing all he knows with as many as he can stand as a testament to why we are recognizing him today,” extolled INTA President Jomarie Fredericks.  

The President’s Award was presented at INTA’s 2023 Leadership Meeting in Houston, Texas, which is taking place through November 17. 



About the International Trademark Association 

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and complementary intellectual property (IP) to foster consumer trust, economic growth, and innovation, and committed to building a better society through brands. Members include nearly 6,000 organizations, representing more than 33,500 individuals (trademark owners, professionals, and academics) from 181 countries, who benefit from the Association’s global trademark resources, policy development, education and training, and international network. Founded in 1878, INTA is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Santiago, Singapore, and the Washington, D.C., Metro Area, and representatives in Amman, Nairobi, and New Delhi. For more information, visit

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