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January 24Top Reasons to Register for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore
We’ve surpassed 5,000 registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore! Check out the top ten reasons to register, which include  the opportunity to meet with counsel, clients, and local authorities in Asia “under one roof,” to generate new business, and to experience one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer and IP markets.
January 24Influential Sports and Esports Brands Will Be Featured at INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference
INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference—Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18, in Madrid, Spain, will feature speakers from some of the top names in the sports and esports industries. Participating brands include: Chelsea Football Club, COPA90, FC Barcelona, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), GoPro, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., NBA Properties, Inc., Red Bull GmbH, Ubisoft Entertainment, and many more. Register today for an inside look at the hottest topics affecting sports and esports.
January 24Register Today for Caselaw Review Roundtables in the United States
​Register for INTA’s 2019 U.S. Trademark Caselaw Review Roundtables, which will review important 2019 decisions affecting substantive law and day-to-day trademark practice. The Roundtables will be held January 28–February 7 in various cities across the United States, from Rochester, NY, on the East Coast to Santa Monica, California, on the West Coast. Register today for an event near you, or attend a remote roundtable. 
January 24Trademark Basics Webcast Series is Ideal Tool for New Practitioners
Ideal for new practitioners and paralegals, 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 European Union. In addition, the series covers legal ethics in the trademark field. The introductory course works on any screen—phone, laptop, desktop, or conference room projector.
January 22Register Early for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Save Up to $400
Over just the past two weeks, nearly 5,000 people have registered for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore! Join them by signing up early and saving up to $400 on registration fees! Registering early allows you to access the best options in INTA’s hotel block, and it means more time to plan your Annual Meeting schedule in advance.
January 22INTA Hosts Anticounterfeiting Policy Dialogue in Turkey
INTA, in collaboration with the Turkish Patent Office, hosted an Anticounterfeiting Policy Dialogue at the Istanbul Court House Conference Hall in Istanbul, Turkey, on January 15. The event drew more than 100 attendees, including judges and public prosecutors. Pictured above, from left, are Adnan Cavus, Istanbul Anatolian Public Prosecutor; Okan Can, INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee Eastern Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee Chair; and Ismail Onaran, Istanbul Küçükçekmece Public Prosecutor. Learn more about INTA’s anticounterfeiting advocacy.
January 22Capsule Keynotes at INTA’s 2020 New York Conference Will Address Hot Topics on Brands and Society
INTA’s 2020 New York Conference—Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility, March 16–17 in New York, NY, will feature four dynamic capsule keynote speakers who will examine how brands interact with the world around them. Jennifer Cohan, President, Edelman New York, USA, will discuss how brands can build consumer trust to ensure continued relevance. Justin Mervis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, KIND Snacks, USA, will look at building a business in a socially conscious world. Venkatesh Kini, Co-Founder and COO, Ubuntoo, USA, will explore the importance of corporate social responsibility. Lastly, Gina Lucarelli, Team Leader of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Accelerator Labs Network Team, USA, will provide insight into how UNDP invests in the future.
January 22Check Out Artificial Intelligence Report from Emerging Issues Committee
INTA’s Emerging Issues Committee recently released a report on how artificial intelligence is transforming brands. The report, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Brands: How Will AI Impact Product Selection and the Role of Trademarks for Consumers?,” concisely explores how AI may change the relationship between consumers and trademarks, and the challenges and opportunities AI represents for brand owners. 
January 17Sign Up for the Newcomers Match Program at INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting
Will INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore, be your first one? Register now for the Newcomers Match Program! INTA will match you with another first-time Annual Meeting registrant, so that you can connect in advance and at the Meeting to attend one or more events together and share experiences. According to a 2019 Annual Meeting survey, 97.5 percent of Newcomers Match participants would recommend the program to others. You can access the sign-up form through the Annual Meeting Registration Portal.
January 17There’s Still Time to Renew Your INTA Membership and Reap the Benefits
Renew your INTA membership today to ensure that you continue to receive our robust member benefits, including discounted registration rates for the 2020 Annual Meeting and other INTA events. Other exclusive member benefits include access to comprehensive, time-saving legal resources, a plethora of volunteer and professional and personal development opportunities, and the ability to benchmark best practices with other industry professionals. 
January 17INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference Will Look at Women in Sports and Esports
Sessions that look at women in both the sports and esports industries are on the agenda at INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference—Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18, in Madrid, Spain.  In a capsule keynote address, Rebecca (Bex) Smith, Global Director of the Women’s Game, COPA90, and a former professional footballer, will share her story and her mission to increase the visibility of women’s football. Another session will explore women in esports, including the exponential growth of women gamers and what it means for brands in the industry. 
January 17INTA Bulletin Explores Intellectual Property Implications of Brexit—Should It Come to Be in 2020
Is 2020 the year of Brexit? An article in the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin addresses that question and explores the intellectual property (IP) implications if Brexit happens this year. INTA’s Brexit Task Force has been continually monitoring the situation and has advocated to both European Union and United Kingdom negotiators for IP protection for brand owners and right-holders during the negotiations as well as when Brexit becomes effective. Read more about the Brexit Task Force’s work here.
January 14Annual Meeting Draws 4,000+ Registrants in Less Than One Week
In less than one week, more than 4,000 professionals have registered for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore, including more than 1,000 people from each of these three regions—Asia,  Europe, and North America. Register today to make global connections, generate new business, and gain valuable knowledge at 300+ cutting-edge educational and networking opportunities. 
January 14Early-Bird Registration for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference Ends January 17
Register today to take advantage of the discounted early-bird membership rate for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference—Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility, March 16–17, in New York, NY. In a new video, Co-Chair Pieter van den Bulck (Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A., Leuven, Belgium) discusses why this Conference is timely, given that the role of brand lawyers is expanding into corporate social responsibility and other areas. Early-bird registration ends January 17! 
January 14Brand & New Podcast Explores Nontraditional Marks and Their Impact on Intellectual Property Systems
The expansion of nontraditional marks, such as color, smell, sound, and shape marks, has led to debate about their impact on fundamental rights like freedom of competition and freedom of expression, as well as the intellectual property systems. Get a sense of the impact of nontraditional marks with Irene Calboli, Professor of Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
January 14Explore INTA’s Member Resources to Help You Save Time and Money in Your Daily Practice
INTA’s expansive member resources include a series of searchable guides designed to provide simple answers to essential issues that often come up in daily trademark practice. Renew your INTA membership, or become an INTA member to save time and money by gaining access to these valuable tools. Other membership benefits include discounted rates to INTA events, including the 2020 Annual Meeting, and the ability to apply for both leadership and volunteer opportunities. 
January 10Join Sports and Esports Brands at INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference
INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference—Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18, in Madrid, Spain, will feature speakers from some of the top names in the sports and esports industries. Participating brands include: Chelsea Football Club, COPA90, FC Barcelona, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), GoPro, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., NBA Properties, Inc., Red Bull GmbH, Ubisoft Entertainment, and many more. Register today for an inside look at the hottest topics affecting sports and esports. 
January 10Latest Issue of The Trademark Reporter Examines Likelihood of Confusion Surveys
The latest issue of INTA’s scholarly journal, The Trademark Reporter, features an article by well-known survey expert Hal Poret rebutting the oft-cited view that Eveready surveys are appropriate only to test for likelihood of confusion where the senior mark is “top-of-mind.” The issue also features a commentary by noted scholars Barton Beebe, Roy Germano, Christopher Jon Sprigman, and Joel H. Steckel, challenging the “mere association” test for establishing trademark dilution, as well as a reflection by former U.S. Patent and Trademark Officer Commissioner Mary Boney Denison on her tenure.
January 10Act Fast! Deadline for the Ladas Memorial Award Competition Closes January 17
The application process for the Ladas Memorial Award competition closes on January 17! Both students and professionals can submit papers on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. The Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, an outstanding practitioner and author, and is sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP. Winners in both the student and professional categories receive a complimentary registration to INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, among other prizes. Enter the competition today. 
January 8Registration Is Now Open for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore!
Registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore, is now open! Join us at the world’s largest and most influential gathering of brand owners and intellectual property (IP) professionals. You can look forward to a wealth of valuable educational and networking opportunities, and the chance to develop your business in this fast-growing region, known for its vibrant economy, innovation, and IP. Be sure to join INTA or renew your membership prior to registering to obtain the discounted membership rate! Have your www.inta.org login ready when registration opens. If you’ve forgotten your password, on the login page, simply click "Click Here to Reset Password."  You will receive a password reset link via email shortly thereafter.
January 7Registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting Opens January 8
Registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore opens January 8. The Annual Meeting gives you the opportunity to stay on top of global trends and emerging issues that impact brand owners and intellectual professionals, and to network with colleagues from around the world. Join INTA or renew your membership prior to registering to obtain the discounted membership rate! Have your www.inta.org login ready when registration opens. If you’ve forgotten your password, on the login page, simply click "Click Here to Reset Password." You will receive a password reset link via email shortly thereafter.
January 7Join us for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference; Early-Bird Registration Ends on January 17
Act now to receive early-bird rates for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference—Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility, March 16–17, in New York, New York, USA. The Conference will take a closer look at the important role brands have in society and will explore the impact of technology on brands and their legal teams, the important role sustainability plays in brand strategies and the positive economic and social impact of sustainable and socially responsible businesses. Topics include the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on legal teams, brands and politics, the economic benefits of corporate social responsibility, delivering brand messages during a social revolution, and much more. Early-bird registration ends on January 17!
January 7INTA Insights Video Series Looks at IP Issues Through the Lens of Our Members
Check out the INTA Insights video series, which features members of the Association discussing a variety of hot topics related to trademarks and other intellectual property (IP). The 50+ digestible, thought-provoking videos are designed to inform brand owners, IP practitioners, entrepreneurs, government officials, academics, and /or consumers. Topics include brand restrictions, consumer trust, counterfeiting, corporate social responsibility, trademark infringement, and other timely issues.
January 3Meet INTA’s 2020 President Ayala Deutsch
Learn more about INTA’s 2020 President Ayala Deutsch, NBA Properties Inc., New York, N.Y., USA, in a new video that showcases some of her goals for this year. Ms. Deutsch also discusses how she started working in the intellectual property (IP) field, her experiences with INTA, and her thoughts about what the future holds for IP and innovation. 
January 3Meet INTA’s 2020 President Ayala Deutsch
Learn more about INTA’s 2020 President Ayala Deutsch, NBA Properties Inc., New York, N.Y., USA, in a new video that showcases some of her goals for this year. Ms. Deutsch also discusses how she started working in the intellectual property (IP) field, her experiences with INTA, and her thoughts about what the future holds for IP and innovation. 
January 3Renew Your Membership to Receive Discounted Pricing for INTA’s Annual Meeting
Registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting—to be held on April 25–29, in Singapore—opens on Wednesday, January 8. And, as always, members benefit from a discounted registration fee! Important: in order to receive membership pricing for the Annual Meeting, you must renew your INTA membership or join the Association before you register for the Meeting—whether on January 8 or thereafter. (To ease the registration process, sign up for membership today!) Other exclusive member benefits include access to comprehensive legal resources, and a plethora of volunteer and professional and personal development opportunities. Join/renew now! 
January 3Renew Your Membership to Receive Discounted Pricing for INTA’s Annual Meeting
Registration for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting—to be held on April 25–29, in Singapore—opens on Wednesday, January 8. And, as always, members benefit from a discounted registration fee! Important: in order to receive membership pricing for the Annual Meeting, you must renew your INTA membership or join the Association before you register for the Meeting—whether on January 8 or thereafter. (To ease the registration process, sign up for membership today!) Other exclusive member benefits include access to comprehensive legal resources, and a plethora of volunteer and professional and personal development opportunities. Join/renew now! 
January 3Brand & New Podcast Offers Insights into Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Africa
Gain insights into the utilization of blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa from Brenda Kahari, founder and partner at B.W. Kahari, Harare, Zimbabwe, on the latest episode of INTA’s Brand & New podcast. Ms. Kahari looks at legal and IP challenges related to cryptocurrency in a continent where interest is booming in this medium of exchange. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
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December 20Renew Your INTA Membership by December 31 to Retain Valuable Benefits
Renew your INTA membership to maintain exclusive member benefits, including discounted registration fees for the 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore, and other events. In order to receive the lower pricing, you must renew your membership before the new year (no exceptions will be made). INTA membership also includes access to comprehensive legal resources, leadership and volunteer opportunities, professional and personal development opportunities, and much more. 
December 20INTA Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!
With the holiday season upon us, INTA thanks all of our members around the world for their contributions to the Association and the trademark field in 2019.  We look forward to continuing to promote the value of trademarks and brands and to strengthen our community in 2020 and beyond. Happy Holidays! 
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