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Testimony

Significant INTA testimony and submissions to governments and other organizations, grouped by year.

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 2018

 

 INTA’s response to the public consultation on the EU Commission’s public consultation on the ‘Evaluation of the activities of the EU Intellectual Property Office related to enforcement and the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Regulation No 386/2012)’
From: INTA
To: European Commission’s DG GROW
Date: October 1, 2018

 INTA’s additional comments  to the public consultation on the EU Commission’s public consultation on the ‘Evaluation of the activities of the EU Intellectual Property Office related to enforcement and the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Regulation No 386/2012)’
From: INTA
To: European Commission’s DG GROW
Date: October 1, 2018


 INTA comments on both the Observatory’s 2019 Work Programme and Extension of Multiannual Plan 2019-2020
From: INTA
To: European Observatory on IPR infringements
Date: September 12, 2018

 INTA Replies to EUIPO CP11 Questionnaire on Examination of Relative Grounds of Refusal of New Types of Marks
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office
Date: September 7, 2018

 INTA Replies to EUIPO CP11 Questionnaire on Examination of Absolute Grounds of Refusal of New Types of Marks
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office
Date: September 7, 2018

 INTA Comments on Canadian Tobacco Regulations Regarding Plain Packaging
From: INTA
To: Health Canada
Date: September 5, 2018

INTA Comments to OECD Guidance to Counter Illicit Trade Final.pdf

 INTA Replies to EUIPO CP11 Questionnaire on Formal Examination of New Types of Marks
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office
Date: August 31, 2018

 INTA Comments on Graphical User Interface (GUI), Icon and Typeface/Type Font Designs
From: INTA
To:  Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications of the World Intellectual Property Organization
Date: August 17 2018

 INTA Comments and Recommendations on the South African Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill
From: INTA
To: National Department of Health, Government of South Africa
Date: July 31, 2018

 China Trademark Law Revision Comments
Date: July 31, 2018
To: State Intellectual Property Office 

 INTA Comments on China Draft E-commerce Law
Date: July 28, 2018
To: National People’s Congress

 INTA replies to NTIA Notice of Inquiry on International Internet Policy Priorities
From: INTA
To:  U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration
Date: July 17 2018

 INTA Comments on Kenya GI Bill
From: INTA
To:  Kenya Industrial Property Institute
Date: July 11 2018

 INTA Comments on Kenya Trademarks Bill
From: INTA
To:  Kenya Industrial Property Institute
Date: July 11 2018

 ECTA INTA MARQUES Joint Paper on Legal Review of EU Designs System
From: INTA
To: European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and European Union Intellectual Property Office
Date: July 9, 2018


 INTA Comments to on Maldives Trademark Law
Date: June 27
To: Maldives Ministry of Economic Development

 INTA Comments to Nepal Trademark Law Amendments
Date: June 27
To: Nepal Department of Industries

 INTA Comments to Timor-Leste Trademark Law
Date: June 27
To: Timor-Leste Ministry of Justice

 INTA Comments to Singapore Ministry of Health Plain Packaging Proposal Study
From: INTA
Date: June 25
To: Singapore Ministry of Health

 INTA Comments on IP Australia's report on the Hague Agreement on designs
From: INTA
To: IP Australia
Date: June 5 2018

 INTA comments on the Ukrainian draft bill 4614
From: INTA
To: European Commission
Date: May 27 2018

 INTA comments on the EU-Ukraine IPR Dialogue
From: INTA
To: European Commission
Date: May 27 2018

 INTA comments for EU-Korea IPR Dialogue
From: INTA
To: European Commission
Date: May 24 2018

 INTA Comments on EU draft IP Chapter
From: INTA
To:  European Union Commission
Date: April 18 2018

 INTA Comments on Ethiopia IP Policy
From: INTA
To:  Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office
Date: April 04 2018

 INTA Comments on ARIPOs draft legal framework for the protection of GIs
From: INTA
To:  ARIPO
Date: April 25 2018

 INTA Comments to Myanmar Trademark Law
From: INTA
Date: March 19
To: President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

INTA Comments to Singapore Ministry of Health Plain Packaging Proposal 
From: INTA
Date: March 8
To: Singapore Ministry of Health

 INTA Comments to Malaysia Industry 4.0 Strategy
From: INTA
Date: March 3
To: Malaysia Ministry of International Trade and Industry

INTA Comments on Argentina DNU
From: INTA
To:Mr. Damaso Pardo
Date: March 2, 2018

 INTA Comments to Brazilian draft Guidelines on Industrial Designs
From INTA
To: Mr. Luiz Otavio Pimentel
Date: February 23, 2018

 INTA Comments on Pacific Island Forum Policy Consultation
From: INTA
Date: February 19
To: Secretary General of the Pacific Island Forum

INTA replies to EUIPO Questionnaire on Anti-Scam
From: INTA
To: EUIPO
Date: January 31, 2018

 INTA Comments to Bhutan Department of IP
From: INTA
Date: January 10
To: Bhutan Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs
 

 2017

 
 INTA Comments on IP Key Cooperation Programmes
From: INTA
To: European Commission (DG TRADE)
Date: December 15, 2017

 INTA Proposals to Strengthen IP Enforcement in the EU
From: INTA
To: European Commission (DG GROW)
Date: November 29, 2017

 Comments and recommendations on the South African IP Policy Document
To: Department of Trade and Industry
From: INTA
Date: November 13, 2017

 Letter to U.S. Intellectual Property Coordinator
From: INTA
To: Vishal Amin, U.S. Intellectual Property Coordinator
Date: August 10, 2017

 INTA Comments to the USPTO on Streamlined Cancellation
From: INTA
To: USPTO
Date: July 26, 2017

 INTA Statement on Fraudulent Solicitations for USPTO Roundtable
From: INTA
To: USPTO
Date: July 26, 2017  

 INTA comments on proposed amendments to the trademark regulations
From INTA
To: Canadian Intellectual Property Office Public Consultations
Date July 21, 2017

 INTA Comments on the EUIPO draft Guidelines for Examination of Applications for Registered Community Designs
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Date: June 26, 2017

 INTA Comments on the EUIPO draft Guidelines for Examination of Design Invalidity Applications
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Date: June 26, 2017

 INTA Comments on the Hungarian draft act banning the use of totalitarianism symbols
From: INTA
To: European Commission, EU Member States Permanent Representations in Brussels, the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and relevant Hungarian ministries
Date: June 2017

 INTA Comments on the EUIPO draft Guidelines for Trade Mark Practice
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Date: June 26, 2017

 INTA Response to EUIPO survey on design convergence projects
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Date: June 23, 2017

 INTA Response to EUIPO survey on trademark convergence projects
From: INTA
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Date: June 23, 2017

 INTA comments on draft Singapore Customs Act Amendments
From: INTA
To: Ministry of Finance and Singapore Customs
Date: June 6, 2017

 INTA Comment to the EU-Ukraine IP Dialogue
From: INTA
To: European Commission – Directorate-General for Trade (DG Trade)
Date: May 29, 2017

 INTA Comments on Canada Plain Packaging Bill S-5
From:  INTA
To: Canada Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Date:  April 11, 2017

 INTA Comments on the draft Unfair Competition Law
From: INTA
To: National People’s Congress of China
Date: March 26, 2017

 Philippines Customs rather than Manila Bureau of Customs
From: INTA
To: Manila Bureau of Customs
Date: March 7, 2017

 INTA Comments on Amendment Draft of Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act
From: INTA
To: Taiwan Ministry of Health
Date: March 1, 2017

 Priorities for U.S. Trademark Policy in 2017
To: Secretary, United States Department of Commerce
From: INTA
Date: March 1, 2017

 INTA Comments on the Study on Moral Rights of Attribution and Integrity
From: INTA
To: U.S. Copyright Office
Date: March 2017

 INTA Comments to the German Ministerial Draft of the German Act to Modernize Trademark Law (MaMoG)
From: INTA
To: German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection
Date: February 24, 2017

 INTA Comments on the Draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Regulation 2017
From: INTA
To: Australia IP Exposure
Date: February 17, 2017

 Final Report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property
From: INTA
To: Australia Productivity Commission
Date: February 13, 2017

 INTA Comments on Draft Tobacco Products Control Act
From: INTA
To: Thailand National Legislative Assembly
Date: February 7, 2017

 INTA Comments on E-Commerce Draft Law
From: INTA
To: China National People's Congress
Date: January 26, 2017

Request for Meeting Regarding Logo Registration Practices and Guidance
To: United States Copyright Office
From: INTA
Date: January 19, 2017

 INTA Submission on Questionnaire on Design Topics
From: INTA
To: the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 
Date: January 2017

 INTA Submission on Graphical User Interface, Icon and Typeface/Type Font Designs
From: INTA
To: The Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT) of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Date: January 2017

 INTA Submission to Panel on Health Services
From: INTA
To: Hong Kong SAR Panel on health services
Date: January 2017
 

 2016

 
 INTA Submission to Proposed Singapore Registered Designs Regime
From: INTA 
To: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Date: December, 2016 

 INTA Submission to Proposed Amendments to Philippines IP Code
From: INTA 
To: IP Offices of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
Date: November 30, 2016

 INTA Comments on the Draft Legislation on Geographical Indications of Pakistan
From: INTA 
To: Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan
Date: October 14, 2016

 Lanham Act Re-Codification Letter to Congress
From: INTA 
To: Congress
Date: October 5, 2016

 Preliminary Comments on USPTO Proposed Expungement Proceedings
From: INTA 
Date: October, 2016

 INTA Comments to the Implementation of the EU Customs Regulation
From: INTA 
To: Pierre-Jacques LARRIEU at the European Commission Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union
Date: September 16, 2016

 INTA Comments on EU Observatory Work Programme 2017
From: INTA 
To: European Union Intellectual Property Office
Date: August 25, 2016

 
INTA comments on Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement
From: INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo
Date: August 10, 2016


INTA comments to EUIPO’s survey on the European Cooperation Project ECP4 - Convergence Analysis
From: INTA
Date: August 5, 2016


 INTA comments to EU Observatory's IP Perception Study Questionnaire
From: INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo
Date: July 26, 2016


INTA comments on Philippines Proposed Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations on Inter Partes Proceedings
From: INTA
Date: July 14, 2016


 INTA comments on Sweden’s proposal of introducing plain packaging for tobacco products included in the Review of the Swedish Tobacco Act
From: INTA
Date: June 29, 2016


 Charter of the French Language – Draft Regulations
From: INTA
Date: June 17, 2016



 Cost-Benefit Analysis on Proposed Plain Packaging Requirements for Tobacco Products
From: INTA
Date: April 18, 2016


 INTA Comments in Response to Miscellaneous Changes to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice
From: INTA
Date: May 31, 2016​


INTA Recommendations on Famous and Well-Known Marks-related Amendments to the Colombian Trademark Examination Guidelines 
 In English and in Spanish
Date: May 9, 2016


 INTA Statement to The Senate Judiciary Committee for the Hearing on Counterfeits and Their Impact on Consumer Health and Safety
From: INTA
Date: April 27, 2016


Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks on mass abandonment of trademark applications
From: INTA
 First letter - March 31, 2016
 Follow-up letter - April 8, 2016


 INTA's letter to Indian Law Minister on the issues surrounding Section 115 (4) of the Indian Trade Marks Act, 1999
From: INTA


Public Consultation on the Evaluation and Modernization of the Legal Framework for the Enforcement of of Intellectual Property Right: Rightholders
From: INTA
Date: April 13, 2016


INTA Comments on Slovenian Proposed Tobacco Law
INTA Comments on Slovenian Proposed Tobacco Law (in the Slovenian language)
From: INTA
Date: April 6, 2016


 Comments on the OHIM Strategic Plan 2020
From: INTA
Date: March 15, 2016


 INTA Comments to the State Council Legislative Affairs Office
 国际商标协会对中华人民共和国国务院法制办公室
From: Unfair Competition Committee, the Enforcement Committee and INTA
Date: March 2016


 INTA Comments to the Implementation of the EU Customs Regulations
From: INTA
Date: March 2016

 INTA Comments to Ministry of Human Resources, Health Policy Law Department in Hungary on the Draft Legislation on Plain Packaging
 INTA Comments to Ministry of Human Resources Health Policy Law Department in Hungary on the Draft Legislation on Plain Packaging- in Hungarian
From: INTA
Date: January 18, 2016


 INTA comments on OHIM Work Package Legal Reform
From: INTA
Date: January 2016


 INTA Feedback on OHIM Guidelines - Renewals
From: OHIM Subcommittee of Trademark Office Practices Committee
Date: January 2016 
 

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