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A Milestone Meeting; A Magical Place

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There are moments in your life when you have to ignore your responsibilities and jet away to a magical place. There are also moments in the history of trademark law that you later realize were milestones that you might have been part of had you had the foresight. Come join us for a landmark INTA Conference in a remarkable place—The Geographical Name Conference in Rome on December 10 through 11, 2015.

This INTA Conference dovetails nicely with the recent Diplomatic Conference held May 11 through 21, at which negotiators adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, and the convening of the European Parliament, which embraced a stance in favor of extending the protection of geographical indications (GIs) in the EU to non-agricultural products, putting pressure on the European Commission to draft legislation on the recognition and protection of non-agricultural GIs.

Join experts from around the world, including representatives from the European Commission, the Hungarian IP Office, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, WIPO and WTO, to gain insight into the economic benefits of GIs well as brand owners’ strategies and the potential benefits of association with a protected geographical indication (PGI) or protected designation of origin (PDO). 

Also, don’t miss your chance to talk with INTA’s CEO, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, and OriGIn’s Director, Massimo Vittori, and to ask them questions that affect your everyday work. Feel free to submit your questions in advance via email to soconnell@inta.org and register today!

Join us for this milestone meeting in a magical place. 


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