|February 15||Act Now! Early Bird Registration for INTA’s Annual Meeting Ends in Three Weeks |Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting at a discounted rate. Early bird registration ends in three weeks for the Meeting, May 18-22, in Boston, Massachusetts. The world’s largest gathering of brand owners and IP professionals provides registrants with access to cutting-edge educational content, a wealth of networking opportunities, and an opportunity to earn CLE credits and CPD points. Check out the Justifications Page on the Annual Meeting website, which includes a justification toolkit, an expense sheet, and a draft email for your manager.
|February 15|| INTA Bulletin Examines What to Consider in Case of a No Deal Brexit |With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union on March 29, Brexit day, a new article in the INTA Bulletin spells out what IP professionals need to know in case of a “no-deal” Brexit. The comprehensive article looks at the substantial implications on the continued protection and enforcement in the UK of EU trademarks and Community designs and International trademarks and designs (EU designation), and the exhaustion of rights.
|February 15||INTA’s Country Guides Offers Practical Trademark Information for Locations Worldwide|INTA’s Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protect Worldwide, a members-only resource, is a searchable guide of country profiles offering basic, practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, and maintenance. Each jurisdiction profile follows a standardized format, making it easy to search within a jurisdiction profile or to compare how different jurisdictions treat a particular subject. The online tool was just updated in December 2018. To become an INTA member for access to resources such as the Country Guides, click here.
|February 15||Unreal Campaign Kicks Off 2019 with Presentations on Several Continents|Volunteers for INTA’s Unreal Campaign kicked off 2019 by hosting student engagement events that educated more than 550 students on several continents about the dangers of counterfeit goods and the importance of trademarks and brands. Unreal Campaign Committee Members Gokce Izgi (Moroglu Arseven, Turkey, pictured above) and Peter Spies (Dineff Trademark Law Limited, United States) presented to teenagers in Istanbul, Turkey, and students in Illinois, USA, respectively. Asia and Africa Subcommittee Chair Lara Kayode (O. Kayode and Co., Nigeria) held presentations for students in Lagos, Nigeria. Those interested in hosting a student engagement in your area, contact Unreal Campaign Associate Catherine Shen at email@example.com.
|February 12||Keynotes at INTA’s 2019 March Conference Will Examine Brands and Business|Renowned American footwear designer Stuart Weitzman will deliver the featured keynote address at INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands on March 28—29 in New York City—providing insight into how his vision and business strategies made him an icon in the fashion world. In addition, from the C-suite, Nancy Jeffrey, Editorial Director of Edelman New York, Derek Rapp, President and CEO of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and fashion entrepreneur Autumn Adeigbo will deliver capsule keynotes at the Conference. Don’t miss it; register today!
|February 12||Netflix IP Attorney Discusses the Company’s IP Challenges on Brand & New Podcast|Jeremy Kaufman, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at Netflix Inc., Los Angeles, California,discusses the local and global IP challenges that the i media services company faces on the new episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Mr. Kaufman takes a deep dive into his experiences overseeing IP issues for a company that prides itself on innovation, as well as his views about the role of IP counsel today. Check out Brand & New on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.
|February 12||Did You Know: Unique Features at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston |In thinking about and planning for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18-22, in Boston, Massachusetts, consider all the various features that registrants can take advantage of. Did you know, for example, about these? INTA will be expanding its Newcomers Match Program this year, enabling new attendees to enroll with fellow first-timers to navigate the meeting together. On the schedule are multiple charity events for visitors to leave an impact on the local community as well as networking excursions to see the sights of the city. Register today to be part of the Annual Meeting, and check out even more unique features here.
|February 12||INTA Bulletin Explores Key Points when Entering into a Trademark License in Mexico|What are the key points to consider when entering into a trademark license in Mexico? In the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin, a feature article by INTA member Bernardo Herrerias (Hogan Lovells, Mexico City) focuses on the obligation to record a licensee as an “authorized user” and the implications of the failure to do so under Mexican law.
|February 6||Lunch and Learn Sessions at INTA’s Annual Meeting Focus on Professional Development|Focus on your own professional development while enjoying a midday meal at the Lunch and Learn sessions at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18-22 in Boston, Massachusetts. Composing this year’s slate of dynamic speakers are Kaplan Mobray (left), a Wharton-educated business speaker whose innovative presentations have been called “life changing,” and Mark Beese, president of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC,whose presentations help lawyers become better leaders and help firms adapt to the “new normal.” More information about the sessions and registration is available here.
|February 6||Improve Your Business and Legal IQ at INTA’s March Conference |INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands will help “legal professionals to improve their business IQ, and business professionals to improve their legal IQ,” said Conference Co-chair Deborah Davis (Electronic Arts Inc., California), left, in a new interview with the INTA Bulletin. Read the interview to hear more from Ms. Davis and Co-Chair Judy McCool (HBO, New York) about what attendees can expect to take away from the Conference, March 28-29 in New York City. Register for the March Conference today.
|February 6||Belonging to INTA Has Different Meanings for Different Members|Belonging to INTA means different things to different members. To some members it means ample volunteer opportunities; to other members it means feeling empowered; and to yet others, it means involvement in a friendly community. What does belonging to INTA mean to you? Renew your INTA membership here.
|February 6||Follow INTA on Social Media for Association Updates|Follow INTA’s social media accounts for updates from INTA and news about the IP community around the world. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube to stay in the know.
|February 1||Sponsor INTA’s Unreal Campaign and Educate Teens on Dangers of Counterfeits|Become a sponsor for INTA’s Unreal Campaign and be part of the movement that teach teens about the dangers of counterfeit goods and the importance of trademarks and brands. In 2018, more than 90 members of INTA’s Unreal Committee took the campaign to schools around the world, educating more than 5,800 students. This year, the campaign features three sponsorship tiers that offer a variety of recognition benefits. Visit the 2019 Sponsorship Brochure for more information.
|February 1||Gain a Foundation for a Successful Career with Trademark Basics Webcast Series |INTA’s six-part Trademark Basics webcast series is designed for young practitioners to gain a foundation fora successful career. The series features the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, persecution in the United States and the European Union, and legal ethics in the trademark field. Check out the webcast series here
|February 1||Review 2018’s Biggest U.S. Trademark Law Decisions at Case Law Roundtables |Usher in 2019 by recapping the important legal decisions of 2018 and their effect on substantive law and day-to-day trademark practice, at one of INTA’s U.S. Trademark Case Law Roundtables. The roundtables, taking place in cities across the United States from February 4-15,, will cover key federal court decisions and precedential Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decisions. For registration information, a list of locations, and more click here.
|January 31||Iconic American Designer Stuart Weitzman Headlines INTA’s 2019 March Conference |
Just announced! Renowned American footwear designer Stuart Weitzman will headline INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29 in New York, New York. Mr.Weitzman will share how he developed his successful footwear business and explain how his vision and insights made him a global fashion icon. His illuminating keynote address on the power of brands is something that legal, business, marketing, and communications professionals won’t want to miss. Register for the Conference today
|January 31||Iconic American Designer Stuart Weitzman Headlines INTA’s 2019 March Conference |Just announced! Renowned American footwear designer Stuart Weitzman will headline INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29 in New York, New York. Mr.Weitzman will share how he developed his successful footwear business and explain how his vision and insights made him a global fashion icon. His illuminating keynote address on the power of brands is something that legal, business, marketing, and communications professionals won’t want to miss. Register for the Conference today!
|January 29||Both Business and Legal Professionals Will Benefit from INTA’s 2019 March Conference|“The March Conference will appeal to business professionals as well as legal professionals, so bring your marketing colleagues and bring your business partners,” says Judy McCool, co-chair of INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29 in New York City. Watch this new video interview with Ms. McCool and Co-Chair Deborah Davis to hear why else you should register. Explore the March Conference program and register today!
|January 29||Entrepreneur Regina Polanco Discusses Role of IP for Tech Companies on Brand & New Podcast|Regina Polanco, a generation Y entrepreneur who followed her passion for textile and fashion and founded the tech start-up PYRATES smart fabrics, is the guest on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast Brand & New. With clients from around the world in the sportswear and fashion fields, Ms. Polanco discusses how she developed the innovative company that features sustainable, natural fabrics, and the role that IP has played in her business journey. Ms. Polanco will also be a keynote speaker at INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18–19 in Paris, France. Register today!
|January 29||Bolster your Experience at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting with Add-On’s|Make the most of your time at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18-22 in Boston, Massachusetts, by purchasing add-on’s to the meeting. You can dive deep into specific topics of interest with a small group of like-minded peers at dozens of Table Topics, enjoy lunch with dynamic speakers at Lunch and Learn sessions, and explore Boston’s rich culture with fellow registrants at networking excursions.Check out the Annual Meeting webpage to see how to enhance your Annual Meeting experience. If you haven’t already registered for the Meeting, join us by clicking here.
|January 29||Latest Edition of The Trademark Reporter Includes Timely Commentary on WHOIS Database |The latest issue of The Trademark Reporter, INTA’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to trademark law and related topics, is now available. This issue provides analysis of the conflicting decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re Wella, a timely commentary on the effective use of the WHOIS database in light of the General Data Protection Regulation, and a review of a book that takes a scholarly and practical approach to certification and collective marks.
|January 23||Register Now for INTA's 141st Annual Meeting|Registration is now open for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, which will take place May 18-22 in Boston, Massachusetts! Register now for early bird pricing and access to booking a hotel room in the INTA block near the meeting site, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Don’t stop there: Once you register, you can also pre-register for the 142nd Annual Meeting in Singapore!
|January 23||Keynote and Highlight Speakers to Address Timely Topics at INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference |INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18-19 in Paris, France, will feature dynamic keynote and highlight speakers who will address timely topics for brand owners in the current legal and political landscape.. Mathieu Morgensztern of GroupM and WPP France; and Jason Oke of Red Fuse (France) will deliver a keynote about how brands are adapting to change while Regina Polanco, Founder and CEO of Pyrates Smart Fabric (Spain), will present a keynote about how companies are embracing change. Also on the program, highlight speakers will provide updates from the European Commission and on Brexit. Register today!
|January 23||Read INTA’s WHOIS Challenges Toolkit|Do you need help navigating the new world of online enforcement under changes to the WHOIS global database of domain name registrants? INTA’s WHOIS Challenges: A Toolkit for Intellectual Property Professionals provides valuable information. The changes limit access to important information which can enable trademark professionals to locate and contact registrants behind websites engaged in counterfeiting, identity theft, and other criminal activities. INTA continues to advocate for an accessible, contactable, and accurate WHOIS global database. The toolkit is available here.
|January 23||Check Out INTA’s On-Demand Business Transactions Webcast Series |INTA’s on-demand Business Transactions webcast series offers tools to help you in your practice. The series features six segments hosted by INTA members who share their expertise on how IP professionals can protect their trademarks in corporate transactions and commercial agreements. Segments cover practical tips to close deals, best practices in performing domain due diligence, dealing with disputes, and utilizing social media influencers. The series can be purchased as a complete series or by individual segments here.
|January 18||Check Out the Educational Program for INTA’s 2019 March Conference in New York City |Check out the educational program for INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29, in New York City. This robust program features representatives from Anheuser-Busch discussing the viral “dilly dilly” trademark enforcement case, a session that includes speakers from Facebook and BrandShield diving into technologies and innovations that may be useful for brand teams, a panel moderated by WeWork explaining why consumers value brands who are dedicated to corporate social responsibility, and much more. Read the program here, and register today!
|January 18||INTA Submits Amicus Curiae Brief Citing Concerns with Australia’s Plain Packaging Tobacco Law|INTA submitted an amicus curiae brief to the World Trade Organization Appellate Body Secretariat on January 10, which emphasizes the Association’s continuing concerns that Australia’s plain packaging tobacco law is inconsistent with Australia’s obligation under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. For more information, check out INTA’s press release here or read the entire amicus curiae brief here.
|January 18||INTA Bulletin Explores the Clarification of Influencer Marketing in Germany|The latest INTA Bulletin breaks down recent case law that clarified influencer marketing and labeling requirements in Germany. In 2017, the number of posts showing the #ad hashtag on Instagram doubled compared to previous years, which signifies the meteoric rise of online influencers. Read the article here. Online influencers will be a hot topic at INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18-19 in Paris, France. Learn more about the Conference here.
|January 18||INTA’s Trademark Basics Webcast Series is Available for On-Demand Education|Gain a foundation to begin a successful career as a trademark practitioner by downloading INTA’s on-demand Trademark Basics Webcast Series. The six-part series features the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, and persecution in the United States and the European Union, as well as legal ethics in the trademark field. Check out the webcast series here.
|January 15||Brand & New Looks at Cybersecurity through an Intellectual Property Lens|The latest episode of INTA’s Brand & New podcast looks at cybersecurity through an intellectual property lens with guest Eran Kahana, an IP and cybersecurity attorney at Maslon LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Kahana shares his experience and views on cybersecurity, the threats related to data, and potential solutions in a complex ecosystem where IP is everywhere and cybercrime is increasing. Listen to the new episode today on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.
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