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May 25Thank You for a Successful 139th Annual Meeting
Thank you 2017 Annual Meeting Registrants, Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Business Partners for making this the largest (10,668 Registrants) INTA Annual Meeting ever! It was an extremely successful five days of educational programming and networking excursions.

Safe travels to everyone and we hope to see you at our upcoming meeting, conferences and roundtables!
May 24INTA President Reflects on 2017 Annual Meeting
INTA President, Joe Ferretti reflects on the success of the 139th Annual Meeting. Read Joe’s latest blog post and join us for the Grand Finale to celebrate the week of accomplishments.
May 23INTA Hosts IP Office and Attaché Open House at Annual Meeting
On Monday, May 22, INTA hosted an IP Office and Attaché open house for Annual Meeting registrants. Eight IP offices and attaches participated in this event. This event allowed attendees to get acquainted with IP Offices and learn about the various initiatives and advocacy projects these Offices are pursuing across the globe. Read the INTA DAILY for more information.
May 23Read Wednesday’s Edition of the INTA Daily
The Wednesday edition of the INTA Daily is now available. Click here to read all of the Annual Meeting highlights.

Looking for previous editions of the INTA Daily? Here is the Tuesday edition, the Monday edition, the Sunday edition, the Saturday edition, and the Preview edition.
May 23New this year! INTA Hosted Lunch & Learn Session at the Annual Meeting
New in 2017! INTA hosted Lunch & Learn sessions. On Monday, registrants heard from Gerd Leonhard (right)—a highly regarded as a global influencer and has advised many business leaders and government officials around the globe. Then on Tuesday, Paul Birch (left) covered everything from baggage handling to market tactics and strategies, from mergers and acquisitions to Head of Business Planning.
May 23Trademark Administrators Brunch at Annual Meeting
​On Sunday, May 21, INTA’s Trademark Administrators and Practitioners from all around the world joined together at a TMA Brunch. A panel of experiences professionals shared how best to work and communicate with trademark professionals around the world, respecting their unique languages, cultures, and customs.
May 22INTA’s Annual Meeting Kicks-Off in Barcelona
The Annual Meeting opening ceremony took place on Sunday, May 21. Registrants had the opportunity to hear from INTA President Joe Ferretti, INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo, and meeting Co-Chairs, Jomarie B. Fredericks (Rotary International. United States) and Slobodan Petosevic (PETOSEVIC, Luxembourg). Read more in the INTA Daily.

Looking for previous editions of the INTA Daily? Here is the Sunday edition, the Saturday edition, and the Preview edition.
May 22Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo Spoke at Opening Ceremonies
On Sunday, May 21, Annual Meeting registrants heard from Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport and government spokesperson. Mr. Méndez de Vigo shared with registrants his views on the future of Europe and IP in this fast-paced and ever-changing world.
May 22Read Tuesday’s Edition of the INTA Daily
The Tuesday edition of the INTA Daily is now available. Click here to read all of the Annual Meeting highlights.

Looking for previous editions of the INTA Daily? Here is the Monday edition, Sunday edition, the Saturday edition, and the Preview edition.
May 22INTA Announces its 2018–2021 Strategic Plan at the Annual Meeting Opening Ceremonies
Led by the Planning Committee, the process of developing the new Strategic Plan began in January 2016. In order to be inclusive and forward-thinking, INTA consulted with both IP and non-IP constituents. As a result of these conversations, INTA updated its mission statement to enhance our interactions with consumers and play a more extensive role in the global economy. Click here to learn more.
May 22At INTA’s Annual Meeting, INTA and QBPC Sign Cooperation Agreement
INTA’s 2017 President Joe Ferretti and QBPC (Quality Brands Protection Committee of China) Chairman Jack Chang renewed a Cooperation Agreement on May 22. The original agreement was signed in 2014 and provided the foundation for the two organizations to work together on a range of issues to protect brand owners in China.
May 21Read Monday’s Edition of the INTA Daily
The Monday edition of the INTA Daily is now available. Click here to read all of the Annual Meeting highlights.

Missed one? Here is the Sunday edition, the Saturday edition, and the Preview edition.
May 20Anticounterfeiting Day at the 2017 Annual Meeting
INTA hosted a full day on anticounterfeiting solutions on Saturday, May 21. The workshop titled, Strategy + Collaboration: The Key to Success Against the Crime of Counterfeiting, provided in-house teams and government officials an opportunity to benchmark and collaborate with other brand owners, investigators, law enforcement and governmental agencies. Read the INTA Daily for more information.
May 20Read Sunday’s Edition of the INTA Daily
The Sunday edition of the INTA Daily is now available. Click here to read all of the Annual Meeting highlights.
May 20INTA’s Board of Directors Meeting at the 139th Annual Meeting
On Saturday, May 20, INTA’s Board of Directors met in Barcelona, Spain. The Board had a full agenda and discussed a wide range of topics. Read INTA President Joe Ferretti’s recap of the meeting.
May 19Welcome to INTA’s 139th Annual Meeting!
We’re very excited to welcome 10,500+ registrants to INTA’s Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. We are very excited to kick-off this Annual Meeting with five days of educational programs and networking opportunities. Read INTA President, Joe Ferretti’s welcoming remarks in the latest blog post. Onsite registration is available. So if you are still interested in experiencing the Annual Meeting, visit us at the Fira Gran Via, Hall 8.0!
May 19Read Saturday’s Edition of the INTA Daily
The Saturday edition of the INTA Daily is now available. Click here to read all of the Annual Meeting highlights.
May 17INTA supports BSE Institute Ltd's workshop on IP
INTA supported a BSE Institute Ltd. Boardroom Series workshop held in Mumbai on May 12, 2017. This IP workshop, titled “IP to IPO – Monetising your Intellect” was organized by BSE Institute Boardroom Series alongside INTA member, Anand and Anand. The workshop addressed the significance of IP for business growth, valuation and monetization, and shared strategies to scale up businesses through proper use of IP and trademarks.
May 15Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport provides the Keynote Address at the INTA Annual Meeting
INTA is honored to welcome Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sport to provide the Keynote Address at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting. Mr. Méndez de Vigo will share with registrants his views on the future of Europe and IP in this fast-paced and ever-changing world. This keynote address is part of the INTA 2017 Annual Meeting Opening Ceremonies taking place on Sunday, May 21 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. To learn more, visit www.inta.org/2017AM.
May 15INTA Members, We Need You to Identify Our Leaders of Tomorrow!
Please help the Nominating Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) identify the Association’s future volunteer leaders by submitting your nominations for Officers, Counsel, Members of the Board of Directors, and 2018 – 2019 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs. As current leaders and active volunteers, your input is crucial to INTA’s continued success. All nominations are due by Friday June 2. Make your nomination today!
May 12Get Ready for #INTA17!
INTA is pleased to announce we have just launched an Instagram account (@intaglobal). Stay social throughout the upcoming Annual Meeting by using the official hashtag (#INTA17) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We also encourage registrants to download the official Annual Meeting mobile app. Here you can build your schedule, view attendees, familiarize yourself with the Fira Gran Via and more. For the latest INTA news, download the app and follow us on social media!
May 12INTA raises awareness on counterfeiting at the European Parliament
On May 10 at the European Parliament in Brussels, INTA and Sky organized the premiere screening of “The Ghost Factory – The Truth About My Doll,” a documentary on counterfeiting by Italian filmmaker Mimmo Calopresti. The event was hosted by Stefano Maullu, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of its Culture and Education Committee. Zeeger Vink (Maus Frères, France), member of INTA’s Board of Directors and the Association’s Secretary, spoke about INTA’s work on anticounterfeiting, including the policy advocacy, the Unreal Campaign and the recent impact study.
May 11Preview the 2017 Annual Meeting before you go
More than 10,200 trademark, brand management, and other IP professionals from around the globe have secured their registrations for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona! INTA is pleased to be collaborating exclusively with WIPR to produce the INTA Daily News for the 2017 Annual Meeting. To get a sneak peek of what is in store for Annual Meeting attendees, for the first time this year, you can preview the Daily News before the Meeting!
May 11SAIC Visited INTA Headquarters in New York City
On May 11th, INTA was honored to meet with a delegation from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) at INTA headquarters in New York. SAIC Vice Minister Liu Junchen and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo participated in a signing ceremony dedicated to the continued participation between the SAIC and INTA.
May 9INTA Hosts AQSIQ Delegation at New York Headquarters
On May 4th, INTA was pleased to host a delegation of officials from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). INTA members and staff met with the delegation to learn more about the department’s inspection and e-commerce initiatives and to discuss future collaborative projects. Stay tuned for a full report in the INTA Bulletin!
May 5IPR Enforcement Seminar Concludes in Santiago, Chile
On May 4, the Second Annual Forum on Promoting IPR Enforcement Policy in Latin America: The Role of the IPO culminated in Santiago, Chile on May 4th. This two day seminar, featuring 13 IP Offices from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, concluded with a working document between the IPOs that discusses recommendations and best practices on increasing the enforcement of IPR on a regional and national scale. Keep an eye on the INTA Bulletin for more information.
May 310,000+ registered attendees and still counting!
INTA looks forward to welcoming more than 10,000 brand protection, trademark and IP professionals for the upcoming 2017 INTA Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. Registered attendees will enjoy five days of education, business strategy meetings and numerous networking opportunities. If you are not already registered, visit www.inta.org/2017AM to secure your registration online by May 19, 5:00pm ET.
May 3INTA Opens Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office in Santiago
On May 2, INTA opened its Latin America and Caribbean Representative Office in Santiago, Chile. In attendance at the event were local members, Chilean National Authorities, IPOs from around Latin America, and local industries. Pictured above, Maximiliano Santa Cruz (National Director of INAPI Chile), Joe Ferretti (2017 INTA President, PepsiCo, Inc.) and Etienne Sanz de Acedo (INTA CEO) holding a framed congratulatory letter from the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet—a gift from the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI). For more information, please read the full press release online (English and Spanish).
May 3IPR Enforcement Seminar Starts in Santiago, Chile
On May 3, the Second Annual Forum on Promoting IPR Enforcement Policy in Latin America: The Role of the IPO kicks-off in Santiago, Chile. This two day seminar will discuss how to increase the role of the IPO in enforcement of IPR and best practices for interagency cooperation, among others.
May 2INTA Opens Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office in Santiago
On May 2, INTA opened a Latin America and Caribbean regional office in Santiago, Chile. Aligned with INTA’s strategic priorities of protecting trademarks and international expansion for the benefit of fair trade and consumer protection, the Association aims to develop stronger relations with national trademark offices, governments, legislators and associations, support policies that advocate for trademark protection, economic growth and consumer protection, provide increased educational programming, and strengthen ties with trademark owners and members throughout the region. Read the full press release online (English and Spanish).
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