|February 22||Crisis Communications to be discussed at INTA’s Upcoming Brands and Innovation Conference|
Barrett Golden, a partner at the award-winning strategic communications firm of Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (USA), will be speaking on a panel at INTA’s Brands and Innovation conference titled, “Crisis Communications: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare!” She shared with the INTA Bulletin
some of the key points she will discuss at the conference.
|February 20||INTA Releases its 2017 Annual Report|The leadership and staff of the International Trademark Association (INTA) are pleased to present to our stakeholders the Association’s 2017 Annual Report. As you will read, in 2017, INTA catapulted forward in our depth and breadth, expanding our geographic reach, our substantive scope, and our communications. The 2017 Annual Report is available as a flip book and as a PDF.
|February 14||Early Bird Registration for 2018 Annual Meeting Ends Soon!|Early bird registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting ends March 2. More than 7,000 IP professionals have already secured a spot at the INTA Annual Meeting, May 19-23, in Seattle, Washington. Join them for this once-a -year opportunity to network, learn, and grow at the IP industry’s premier event. Visit www.inta.org/2018AM to register today. To add any guests or sessions to your Annual Meeting experience, please go to your profile in INTA’s member database. From there, select the tab “purchases” then “events” and then “details.” Once you’re in details, you’ll be able to edit your information, add sessions, and reprint your registration.
|February 14||Congratulations to all teams that participated in the Lefkowitz Competition!|
On February 10, 71 teams from across the country competed in the regional oral argument rounds of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. The top two teams from each region, including the new LA region, will be heading to National Finals in Washington, D.C. on March 17. Congratulations to all of the teams that competed!
Pictured here: Evan Kline-Wedeen and Brittany Kaplan from Chicago-Kent Law, coached by Ashly Boesch (Pattishall McAuliffe, USA) (center).
|February 14||Great Programming at INTA’s Upcoming Designs Conference|There are many hot topics that will be discussed at the 2018 Designs Conference; The Power of Design in London on February 26-27. David Stone (Allen & Overy LLP, United Kingdom) discusses what attendees can expect, including sessions on global filing programs and enforcement across borders. Learn more and register today: www.inta.org/2018London.
|February 8||Why Should You Attend INTA’s Designs Conference? |The landscape of design law is ever changing. In a video interview, INTA's Designs Conference Co-Chair Susie Arnesen (Loje Arnesen, & Meedom, Denmark) discusses the value in understanding these designs law changes from the perspective of IP and overall business strategies. Reserve your spot today at www.inta.org/2018London.
|February 8||INTA’s February 2018 Global Report in Now Available Online|INTA’s Global Report provides a snapshot of recent trademark and IP-related policy developments, Association activities, and judicial and legislative issues to watch for in eight key geographic regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. Read the latest version today.
|February 6||INTA and IAPP’s Strategic Partnership|Trademark and privacy law today may be governed by unique regulatory regimes and government agencies, but they share at least one major common concern: the company’s relationship with its customers. INTA is pleased to feature the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a guest contributor to the January 15 edition of the INTA Bulletin. This year, INTA and IAPP are pleased to be collaborating on a number of initiatives to explore the ways that trademark and privacy laws intersect in brand protection. This strategic collaboration is the result of the hard work of INTA’s Data Protection Committee and INTA staff.
|February 2||Network with Attendees at INTA’s Annual Meeting|Join IP professionals from around the world for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting on May 19–23, 2018 in scenic Seattle, Washington. The meeting offers a wealth of networking opportunities, including add-on networking excursions that will give you a flavor of the city! Enjoy the excitement of go-karting, or experience a hands-on cooking class at Hot Stove Society, Tom Douglas’s cooking school. You can register for these exclusive networking excursions after you register for the Annual Meeting. Be sure to secure your spot early, as space is limited. Learn more and register today.
|February 2||Don't Miss Barrett Golden Speak this March|Join us for the Brands and Innovation Conference, to be held March 19–20 in New York City for two days of cutting-edge education, networking, and inspiration. Barrett Golden, a partner at the award-winning strategic communications firm of Joele Frank Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher (United States), will be discussing crisis communications and data privacy and its impact on brand value on day two. Learn more about this session in the latest INTA Bulletin and register today at www.inta.org/2018NewYork.
|January 30||A “Brand” New Day—Preparing for the Present and Future of Trademarks|INTA is pleased to invite you to a half-day brand management workshop in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 14, at The LaLiT (Hotel) New Delhi. At INTA’s India Workshop, experts and industry leaders from India and elsewhere will discuss the preparedness of brands and businesses to adapt to the rapidly changing social, technological, and cultural landscapes, locally and globally.
|January 30||Meet the visionary behind an iconic Scandinavian brand!|Professor Timothy Jacob Jensen, CEO and Chief Designer at Jacob Jensen Design, Denmark, will provide the Keynote Address, How Design Shapes Our World, on the second day of this important conference. His famous designs include the 1986 ‘Watch of the Year,’ now part of the Design Study Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Professor Jensen was named 2017 Designer of the Year by the Chinese design publication Trendshome Magazine. Be part of this timely discussion! Register today.
|January 23||Don’t Miss Natalie Hampton, Founder of Sit With Us, Inc., this March|Natalie Hampton, a high school senior, anti-bullying activist, app developer, and CEO of a non-profit called Sit With Us, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California (USA), will speak at our Day Two Keynote Session—Innovation for a Better Life, Better World. In this session, she will share the inspirational story of how she uses innovation to act as a change agent, improve our communities, and inspire the world. To learn more and to register, visit www.inta.org/2018NewYork.
|January 23||INTA Interviews Designs Conference Co-Chair |In the latest INTA Bulletin, Co-Chair of the upcoming 2018 Designs Conference: The Power of Design Sheila Henderson (Richemont International Limited, United Kingdom) tells us why this is such an important topic for all business professionals. As she says, “Designs are the hidden gems that we have not used as fully as we should have over the years.” Learn more about this hot topic and register today.
|January 19||Brands and Innovation Conference: View the Program Online! |Join us for the Brands and Innovation Conference, to be held March 19–20 in New York City, for two days of cutting-edge education, networking, and inspiration. Be prepared for the future: learn practical tips from leading business and legal experts to successfully navigate and harness new innovations that impact brands, products, services, consumers, and our day-to-day jobs. Session topics include artificial intelligence, innovation and brand value, and how innovation is changing the retail landscape. View the program online today.
|January 19||USPTO Operating Status during the U.S. Government Shutdown|While activities across much of the federal government in the United States ceased at 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2018, due to a lack of appropriated funding, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) said operations will continue as normal for a few weeks. We are monitoring the situation closely and will provide more information as it becomes available. Learn more here.
|January 17||INTA Annual Meeting: The Must-Attend Event for IP Stakeholders|Join IP professionals, including practitioners, IP office and government officials, marketers, CEOs, and brand protection professionals, from around the world for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting on May 19–23, 2018 in scenic Seattle, Washington. Registration is now open! Please note INTA has recently switched to a new member database. If you have trouble logging in, your INTA username is now your email address, and you will need to manually reset your password through the link "Click Here to Reset Password" available on the login page. You will receive a password reset link via email shortly thereafter. Learn more and register today.
|January 12||INTA Annual Meeting: The Must-Attend Event for IP Stakeholders|Join IP professionals, including practitioners, IP office and government officials, marketers, CEOs, and brand protection professionals, from around the world for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting on May 19–23, 2018 in scenic Seattle, Washington. Registration will open on January 17, 2018 at 10 am EST! Please note INTA has recently switched to a new member database. If you have trouble logging in, your INTA username is now your email address, and you will need to manually reset your password through the link "Click Here to Reset Password" available on the login page. You will receive a password reset link via email shortly thereafter. Save the date and learn more about this exciting event.
|January 12||Check Out INTA's Upcoming Designs Conference; Early Bird Ends Soon|Design is an integral part of our everyday lives—from the clothes we wear and smartphones we use, to the cars we drive and websites we visit. Protecting these valuable design assets in a global marketplace is becoming increasingly important to companies of all sizes. Join us on February 26–27, 2018 in London for an exciting program covering hot topics such as the interplay between trademarks and copyright, and global protection strategies. Register before January 19 and save!
|January 12||Explore the Updated Geographical Indications Searchable Guide |Interested in Geographical Indications? Explore the recent update of INTA’s Geographical Indications, Certification Marks, and Collective Marks, a searchable guide of country profiles offering basic, practical information on whether and how geographical indications are protected. A new chapter on the History of GI Protection is now available.. Learn more today.
|January 10||INTA Welcomes 2018 President and Officers |We proudly announce the election of Tish Berard (Hearts On Fire Company, LLC) as the 2018 President of the Association and Chair of the Board of Directors. Her term coincides with the start of INTA’s 2018‒2021 Strategic Plan, which aims to promote the value of trademarks and brands, reinforce consumer trust, and embrace innovation and change. Along with Ms. Berard, INTA is pleased to welcome a new slate of officers. Learn more about INTA’s 2018 President and officers in this press release.
|January 9||Data Protection Committee Publishes Report on Data Privacy|INTA Data Protection Committee member Miriam C. Beezy (Baker & Hostetler LLP, USA) and her associate, Stephanie A. Lucas (Baker & Hostetler LLP, USA) have authored an article that provides guidance to U.S. practitioners titled “Compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and U.S. Discovery Law.” Known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDRP), the new regulation will have wide-ranging implications for European and Non-European organizations that collect and process data relating to the offering of goods or services to EU data subjects. The GDPR is set to take effect on May 25, 2018. Learn more.
|January 9||INTA Discusses the Implementation of Its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan|INTA leadership presented the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and its corresponding Implementation Plan to members at the INTA Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C., in November 2017. A video recording of the presentation is available online here. Read the press release announcing the implementation of the Strategic Plan for more information.
|January 5||The latest issue of The Trademark Reporter is now live!|The new issue of TMR is devoted exclusively to fashion and includes an article by Francesca Montalvo Witzburg comparing U.S. and European fashion design protection, an article by Sheldon Burshtein on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. and IP protection of fashion products in Canada, and a commentary by Rosie Burbidge on the use of blockchain technology in the fashion industry.
|January 5||INTA Attends its First IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference |INTA continued to increase engagement with the economic research community when Sheila Francis, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Economic Research, and Phil Cox, Chair of the Impact Studies Committee, travelled to the 2017 IP Statistics for Decision Makers Conference in Mexico City, Mexico late last year. More than 100 economists, academics, and other members of the global research community attended the event. Read the blog post to learn more about INTA’s experience at the conference.
|December 20||INTA Presents at Global Brand Protection Innovation Program in Bangkok|
The Global Brand Protection Innovation Program (GBPIP) was held in Bangkok on December 14 and 15. This IP Summit looked at the global security challenges faced by brands, and the issues of counterfeiting and product diversion. Among the 14 renowned speakers from different industries, INTA member Dr. Jakkrit Kuanpoth (Tilleke & Gibbins) spoke on behalf of the Association on 3D printing and IP rights in the pharmaceutical industry.
|December 20||Data Protection Committee Publishes Report on Data Privacy|As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is front and center of data privacy, INTA’s Data Protection Committee has produced an insightful report on the “The Intersection Between Data Protection and Trademark Rights: Balancing Fundamental Rights.” Authored by Ruth Hoy (DLA Piper, UK) and Jeremy Blum (Bristows, UK), this report surveys the state of European law at the national and regional levels regarding trademark rights and the right to the protection of personal data. With helpful case citations, it explains the complexities surrounding balancing the factors for enforcement and data privacy. Proportionality seems to be a key consideration as to whether courts will grant trademark owners access to data for enforcement purposes.
|December 20||Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition: Registration Results|Marking the first time INTA has organized a moot court competition outside of the United States, we are proud to announce that 27 law schools have registered for the 2017-2018 Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition. In February, these schools will meet in Singapore to argue their cases in front of mock judges. The event aims to introduce law students to important issues arising in trademark and unfair competition law in the region. To get involved as a judge for the competition and learn more about sponsorship, click here. Good luck to all of the participants!
|December 15||INTA Prepares for the Implementation of Its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan|At the start of the new year, INTA will implement its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. INTA leadership presented the Strategic Plan and its corresponding Implementation Plan to members at the INTA Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C., in November. A video recording of the presentation is available online here. Read the press release announcing the implementation of the Strategic Plan for more information.
|December 15||INTA Attends Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum |
The Business of Intellectual Property Asia (BIP Asia) Forum 2017, jointly organized by the Hong Kong SAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and Hong Kong Design Centre, held its two-day Forum on December 7-8 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Entitled "IP & Innovation: Propelling Change, Growth and Connectivity,” the event featured more than 80 prominent speakers and attracted more than 2,000 participants from 31 countries. Learn more about this event in an upcoming edition of the INTA Bulletin.
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