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TMAE Webinar Deboracle: Sage Advice from Deborah Hampton

Alt Legal Team | January 08, 2024
3 min read

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

Deborah Hampton is a seasoned and knowledgeable trademark administrator (TMA), a passionate advocate for TMA rights, is Vice President and Group Officer for the Advocacy Group of INTA, and also serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors. Her strong and powerful voice has made her the first in several fields as well as a role model and mentor for TMAs and others over the years. To help her share her expertise with everyone, she’s generously offered to be interviewed as part of a quarterly series where she answers community questions.

Join the TMAE for an ask-me-anything style webinar with Deborah. Some topics we discuss this time include:

  • The development of the TMA role and where it’s headed
  • Ways and reasons to get involved in the trademark community
  • Strategies for building confidence while maintaining authenticity

View webinar recording here (free registration required.)


Deborah Hampton, Trademark Team Lead at The Chemours Company

Deborah A. Hampton is Senior Trademark & Copyright Program Manager at The Chemours Company FC, LLC., whose brands include Teflon and Freon. She is the global Trademark Team Leader, responsible for managing Chemours’ trademark and copyright portfolio focusing on prosecution, registration, strategy, enforcement, and brand protection. Prior to joining Chemours in 2015, Deborah worked on teams during her career that managed global portfolios for brands such as Victoria’s Secret, AT&T, and Elizabeth Arden. She is featured (chapter. 8) in the book “Lessons from The Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals in America and What You Can Learn from Them” by Carole A. Bruno. Ms. Hampton served two terms on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Since inauguration in 2017 and subsequent years, Deborah has been nominated and selected for World Trademark Review’s WTR300: The World’s Leading Corporate Trademark Professionals. She has also been chosen as one of World Trademark Review’s Global Trademark Thought Leaders for the last four years. Deborah earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. She also received an ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from Adelphi University’s now disbanded Paralegal Program. Deborah is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board. She is also a Vice President and Group Officer of the Resources Group. She also serves as the Association’s Diversity Officer and oversees the DEI Council.

Bri Van Til, Director of Education at Alt Legal

Bri Van Til is Alt Legal’s Director of Education and resident English nerd. She authors the popular I ♡ Trademarks Newsletter, where she attempts to educate trademark practitioners about IP and legal practice news while cramming in as many puns as possible. Bri also hosts Alt Legal’s monthly webinar series, leads the Trademark Administrators’ Exchange (TMAE), plans and directs sections of the Alt Legal Trademark Paralegal Course, and plans and hosts Alt Legal’s other educational events. As a former English instructor, Bri puts the commas where they go in Alt Legal’s writing. She loves semicolons and em-dashes and is an ardent supporter of the Oxford comma.

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