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June 21Take the Unreal Challenge and Help Educate Young Consumers about Counterfeits
Be a part of INTA’s Unreal Challenge to help educate young consumers about the importance of trademarks and brands, and the dangers of purchasing counterfeit products. More than 200 individuals have already signed on since INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting when INTA President David Lossignol issued a call to action, asking INTA members to make presentations to students supporting the Association’s Unreal Campaign. Learn more about the Challenge here, and email Catherine Shen at cshen@inta.org to sign up.
June 21Educate Summer Associates with INTA’s Trademark Basics Web Series
Ideal for summer associates, Trademark Basics is a six-part webcast series that starts with definitions and then delves into the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, and prosecution in the United States and the European Union, as well as legal ethics in the trademark field. The introductory course works on any screen—phone, laptop, desktop, or conference room projector. Purchase the full series or individual modules here.
June 21Apply to Become an INTA Committee Member Today
Apply to join one of the INTA’s 35 committees for the 2020–2021 term. One of the Association’s most valuable assets is the talented and dedicated group of member volunteers who serve on committees. Find out more about the unique and rewarding experience of being on an INTA committee here. The deadline for application is July 12. 
June 21INTA Hosting Trademark Oppositions Seminar in Austria
INTA is hosting a seminar on June 26 that will provide an overview of the revised legal framework for oppositions in Austria and best practices for handling trademark oppositions. The seminar, which will take place at the Austrian Patent Office in Vienna, is organized by INTA’s Trademark Administrators Committee and is specifically intended for trademark administrators, paralegals, associates, and junior attorneys. Learn more here.
June 18Register by Friday for INTA’s 2019 TMAP Meeting to Get Early-Bird Discount
The early-bird discount for INTA’s 2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP) ends on Friday, June 21. In a new video, hear from TMAP co-chairs Tracy Cooke (Electronic Arts Inc., USA) and Susanne Ferstl (Maiwald Patentanwalts-und Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany) on why this is the go-to conference for trademark administrators, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Register here.
June 18Submit an Application for INTA’s Tomorrow’s Leader Award Today
INTA’s annual Tomorrow’s Leader Award recognizes two young practitioners for their early leadership in the intellectual property industry—a boon for professional and personal growth. The award includes securing a spot on an INTA committee and receiving complimentary admission to both the 2019 Leadership Meeting in Austin, Texas, and the 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore. Applications are due by July 31. Learn about the requirements here and apply today!
June 18Brand & New Podcast Looks at Cybersecurity and Privacy in the World of the Internet of Things
As the Internet of Things (IofT)—wearables, smart houses, connected cars, and other technologies—becomes ubiquitous worldwide, cybersecurity and privacy threats increase. In the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New, Luke Dembosky and Jim Pastore, partners at Debevoise & Plimpton (USA), explain how the IofT increases security threats, and provide legal and practical solutions. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
June 18Check Out New Blog Post Looking at EUIPO’s Study on IPR Infringement
To complement the European Intellectual Property Office’s 2019 Status Report on IPR Infringement, a new blog post by INTA’s Europe Office summarizes the study’s main findings and explains INTA’s advocacy efforts related to strengthening anticounterfeiting laws and enforcement. Read the blog here, and check out INTA’s anticounterfeiting topic portal here.
June 14Revisit the INTA Daily News Coverage from INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting
Revisit INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts by checking out each edition of the INTA Daily News. The INTA Daily News, which was published May 18–22, covered sessions and highlights related to the Meeting, and featured interviews and articles on broader intellectual property issues. Read the INTA Daily News: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as well as the Pre-Annual Meeting edition.
June 14Register for INTA’s Webcast on Mediation Best Practices in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
As mediation becomes more prevalent globally, INTA is hosting a webcast on June 18, which will explore mediation best practices in the European Union, United Arab Emirates (including Dubai), and South Africa. The webcast will look at applicable laws and useful tools for each location. Register here. Find out about all of INTA’s e-learning opportunities here.
June 14Submit Table Topic Proposals for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting
INTA is soliciting moderators to develop and facilitate Table Topics at the 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore on April 25–29. One of INTA’s most popular educational offerings, Table Topics are interactive conversations about relevant topics and are facilitated by a moderator. They include up to 10 participants and take place over breakfast or lunch. Applications are due by July 10. Each applicant should submit no more than two proposals, and, if selected, each qualified applicant will be assigned only one Table Topic. Learn more here.
June 14INTA President Calls for Collaboration, Education to Fight Counterfeiting in Speech at International Forum
INTA President David Lossignol told attendees at the International Forum on IP Enforcement 2019 in Paris, France on June 12 that collaboration and changing perceptions are key to combatting the proliferation of counterfeiting worldwide. Further, he said, “We need to educate often and educate early, especially the younger generation, about the value of IP and the dangers of counterfeiting.” Mr. Lossignol informed attendees about INTA’s anticounterfeiting efforts, including the Unreal Challenge to educate younger consumers. Find out about the Unreal Challenge here.
June 11Brand & New Podcast Explores How Brands Can Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Marc Cloosterman, CEO of the VIM Group, looks at how brands can thrive in the fourth industrial revolution—marked by technology breakthroughs and advances in communication—on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. In addition, check out other podcast episodes, which were released each day of INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting last month. Topics include Gen Z’s purchasing behaviors, tackling counterfeiting in China, and brands’ commitment to social causes. Listen to Brand & New on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
June 11Register by June 21 to Get Early-Bird Pricing for INTA’s 2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting
Register now through June 21 to get the early-bird rate for INTA’s 2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners (TMAP) Meeting, September 15–17, in Berlin, Germany. TMAP offers unique educational, networking, and benchmarking opportunities for trademark administrators, young practitioners, and other trademark professionals. “Listening to professionals in the field and discussing the sessions with other trademark administrators from around the world in a friendly atmosphere is extremely helpful,” says one past attendee. See for yourself! Register today.
June 11Apply Today to Become an INTA Committee Member
INTA is now accepting applications to join one of the Association’s 35 committees for the 2020–2021 term. Participation on an INTA committee offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to raise your visibility within the international trademark community, contribute to the advancement of the Association’s objectives, and network with peers. Visit the Committee Participation page to learn more about the Association’s 2020–2021 committee structure, and click here to submit an application to join a committee next term.
June 11INTA Board Member Speaks at China International Design Expo
Michael Hawkins (Noerr Alicante IP, S.L., Spain), a member of INTA’s Board of Directors, spoke at the China International Design Expo on May 26 in Wuxi, China. Mr. Hawkins, also a member of the Association’s Designs Committee, discussed protecting designs through 3D trademarks, as well as the activities of INTA and the Designs Committee.
June 7INTA Representatives Speak at Anticounterfeiting Forum
INTA representatives spoke at the Forum on Brand Protection and Anticounterfeiting Strategies organized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the McCarthy Institute on World Anticounterfeiting Day, June 6, at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Ayala Deutsch (third from right), INTA President-Elect and Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at NBA Properties, Inc. , spoke on a panel on “Fighting Counterfeits in Global and Online Market: Will it Always Be an Uphill Battle?” On another panel, INTA Anticounterfeiting Advisor Tiffany Pho discussed the importance of public messaging. Learn more about INTA’s anticounterfeiting advocacy here.
June 7Register for INTA’s Webcast on Mediation Best Practices
As mediation becomes more prevalent globally, INTA is hosting a webcast on June 18, which will cover best practices in mediation for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The webcast will specifically cover South Africa, Dubai, Spain, and Pakistan and the applicable laws of each location. Register here. Explore all of INTA’s e-learning opportunities here.
June 6Participate in INTA's Unreal Challenge
On World Anticounterfeiting Day, June 6, INTA President David Lossignol emphasized his call to help educate young consumers on the dangers of counterfeiting. Mr. Lossignol issued a major call to action at INTA's 141st Annual Meeting last month, urging members to take the Unreal Challenge and make presentations in local schools to combat counterfeiting. Since, nearly 200 INTA members have already signed up to take the Unreal Challenge, which supports the efforts of INTA’s Unreal Campaign. “We have an opportunity here to make counterfeiting socially unacceptable on a global scale,” said Mr. Lossignol. He also announced that the campaign will now be expanded to include students up to 23 years old. Learn more here.
June 6Registration Opens for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Registration for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times is now open! Join us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 17-18 for this advanced-level conference where attendees will learn to manage innovation in the marketplace and the practice of trademark law, IP protection strategies, the changing enforcement landscape, and growth opportunities in the region. Sign up now to take advantage of early-bird pricing.
June 4INTA’s New Exhibition Opens at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo (left) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu cut the ribbon on June 3 to mark the opening of an expansive interactive exhibition—“The Power of Trademarks”—in the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. The exhibition informs visitors about the role of trademarks, and helps them recognize genuine vs. counterfeit goods, as well as highlights stories and artifacts from iconic brands. Read more about the free exhibition here, and learn more about the museum here.
June 4INTA and Kenya’s Anti-Counterfeit Authority Sign Agreement to Guide Future Cooperation
INTA President David Lossignol (right) and Kenya’s Anti-Counterfeit Authority Executive Director Elema Halake signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to guide the organizations’ future cooperation. Collaborative efforts will include training of customs and enforcement officials, promotion of INTA’s Unreal Campaign to educate young consumers about the value of trademarks and dangers of counterfeiting, and hosting anticounterfeiting-focused workshops and seminars. The MoU, which caps years of collaboration between the organizations, was signed on May 20 during INTA’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
June 4Explore INTA’s Comprehensive Member Resources
Did you know that as an INTA member you have access—free of charge—to a wide variety of online member resources that can help you save time and money in your daily trademark practice? Explore INTA’s Searchable Guides, covering trademark law and other related areas of law throughout the world. Discover practice tools, including Trademark Administration, the Quick-Start Trademark Chart, and Practitioners’ Checklists. Click through to the Member Resources page to access these valuable resources.
June 4Recapping the European Elections and the Potential Impact on Intellectual Property
In a new blog post, representatives from INTA’s Europe Office in Brussels, Belgium, provide an overview of Europe’s recent elections and how the outcome may impact intellectual property rights in the European Union. The post also provides insight into important election-related events in the EU through the end of 2019. Read the blog post here.
June 4Explore INTA’s Comprehensive Member Resources
Did you know that as an INTA member you have access—free of charge—to a wide variety of online member resources that can help you save time and money in your daily trademark practice? Explore INTA’s Searchable Guides, covering trademark law and other related areas of law throughout the world. Discover practice tools, including Trademark Administration, the Quick-Start Trademark Chart, and Practitioners’ Checklists. Click through to the Member Resources page to access these valuable resources.
May 31Board and Committee Members: Leadership Nominations Are Due June 3
INTA Board and committee members can submit nominations for committee leadership now until June 3. Learn more here about the criteria to consider when proposing nominees. Currently, INTA is seeking nominations for INTA Officers, INTA Counsel, INTA Board of Directors, and INTA Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, with all terms beginning January 1, 2020. In a new video, Elisabeth Bradley, Vice President and Head of Trademark, Copyright, and Brand Protection at Bristol-Myers Squibb, discusses what leadership opportunities at INTA have meant to her personally and professionally. Watch it here.
May 31INTA and China Trademark Association Sign Cooperation Agreement
INTA President David Lossignol (right) and China Trademark Association Secretary General Ma Fu signed a cooperation agreement on May 19, establishing a framework for ongoing cooperation in areas of education, training, and information sharing. The signing, which took place at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, caps a long history of collaboration between the associations.
May 31Register Today for INTA’s ICANN Webcast on June 6
An INTA-hosted webcast on June 6 will provide a deep look at the structure and function of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Titled “ICANN—What Every Practitioner Should Know (from an Insider’s View),” the webcast will give an overview of the organization’s various decision-making groups and will help registrants understand how and by whom domain name policy gets made. It starts at 10:00 am (EDT). Register here.
May 31INTA Bulletin: How to Avoid Loss of Distinctiveness in Canada
The use of a similar infringing mark can be enough to cause a trademark to lose distinctiveness in Canada. An article in the latest INTA Bulletin reviews the law relating to distinctiveness in Canada and explains why brand owners need to be vigilant and take a multi-pronged approach that could include modifying the marks at issue to add indicia as to source or design features. Read the article here.
May 23Unreal Challenge Takes Off
Nearly 200 INTA members have already signed up to take the Unreal Challenge, in just the few days since INTA President David Lossignol issued a major call to action at INTA's 141st Annual Meeting for volunteers to educate young consumers about the dangers of counterfeit goods. A new initiative to support the efforts of INTA’s Unreal Campaign, the Challenge calls on members worldwide to give educational presentations to students at schools in their communities. “We have an opportunity here to make counterfeiting socially unacceptable on a global scale,” said Mr. Lossignol. He also announced that the campaign will now be expanded to include students up to 23 years old. Learn more here.
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