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Testimony and Submissions


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

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 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


 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
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 Depament in Hungry on the Draft Legislation on Plain Packagain - 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