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October 22Latest Episode of Brand & New Podcast Looks at Brexit
As Brexit continues to  cast a shadow of uncertainty regarding intellectual property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom, Tim Moss, CEO and Comptroller General of the UK Intellectual Property Office, shares his views on what Brexit may mean for the IP world on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Named by Managing IP magazine as one of the top 50 most influential people in IP in the world, he also offers an eye-opening analysis of the main challenges faced by the IP world in general and how to overcome them. Listen and subscribe to Brand & New on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
October 22INTA Membership Can Aid Professional Development and Career Advancement
Belonging to INTA means having access to the Association’s vast, connective Membership Directory that can help you build your professional network and locate global counsel. In addition, INTA’s Job Bank offers members the opportunity post jobs at no cost. Enhance your professional development and career advancement with these valuable resources, available only to members. To renew go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal ends December 31. 
October 22Leadership Meeting’s Featured Speaker Emphasizes the Value of Brands
“I believe that a brand is the single most valuable asset than any organization has. There is nothing that comes close to it,” says Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus of Ogilvy, who is the featured speaker at INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting, November 19–22 in Austin, Texas. Read an interview with Ms. Lazarus in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin here, and register for INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting here
October 22INTA Updates its Madrid Protocol Guide
INTA recently updated its Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol, a searchable database of practical information on the local application of the Madrid System in member countries. The guide, which is an exclusive member benefit, covers practice and procedure in obtaining, maintaining, licensing, and enforcing registrations obtained through the Madrid System, detailed information about how each jurisdiction treats marks extending to it, and a history of the Madrid treaties. Explore the updated guide here
October 18Renew Your INTA Membership Today
INTA membership renewal for 2020 is open! Through your voice and hard work, INTA is able to successfully support trademarks and advocate for effective trademark laws and policies worldwide. Check out a post on the INTA Blog that answers some frequently asked renewal questions and looks at some highlights of INTA's past year. To renew go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal ends December 31. 
October 18Subscribe to INTA’s Brand & New Podcast for Insights on IP and Change
Subscribe to INTA’s Brand & New podcast to explore change in the new age of intellectual property. In the coming weeks of Season 2 of the podcast, guests from around the world will engage with host Audrey Dauvet in captivating conversations on topics such as cannabis legalization, data protection, and nontraditional trademarks. Listen and subscribe to Brand & New on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
October 18Unreal Campaign Gives First-Ever Presentations in Malaysia
INTA’s Unreal Campaign made its first-ever presentations in Malaysia on October 16 at schools in Kuala Lumpur, Mantin (above, with INTA President David Lossignol), and Cheras. Over the course of three events, more than a dozen INTA members educated 400 students about the dangers of counterfeit products and the importance of trademarks and brands. The presentations served as a corporate social responsibility initiative linked to INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference, which took place in Kuala Lumpur on October 17 and 18. Thank you to all of INTA’s volunteers who helped set up the events and participated in the presentations!
October 18INTA to Host ‘Innovations in Domain Safety’ Program at ICANN66 in Montreal
INTA, along with event sponsors EURid and InfoNetworks, will host a breakfast program, “Innovations in Domain Name Safety,”  on November 3, in connection with ICANN66 in Montreal, Canada. Domain industry leaders, members of law enforcement agencies, and business representatives will discuss how to build security and trust within the domain name systems. Over the past several years, the ICANN community has attempted, with mixed results, to define and quantify the scope of domain name system abuse, security threats, and domain name registration abuse. For more information or an invitation to attend the program, contact Lori Schulman, Senior Director, Internet Policy, at lschulman@inta.org
October 16Belonging to INTA Means ... Educating Young Consumers
Belonging to INTA means belonging to an association that is dedicated to educating young consumers about the importance of trademarks and brands and the dangers of purchasing counterfeit products. Through the Association’s Unreal Campaign and thanks to our member volunteer network, INTA has demonstrated a commitment to this goal by giving 100+ Unreal Campaign presentations to more than 8,600 students worldwide so far this year. This includes first-ever presentations in Malaysia this week at several schools in the Kuala Lumpur area. Your continued membership enables the INTA community to further spread the word. To renew your membership, go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal  ends December 31.
October 16INTA Presents Gen Z Insights Study at World Trade Organization Forum
At the World Trade Organization’s Public Forum 2019 last week, INTA members had the opportunity to bring attention to INTA’s recently-released study, Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products. Karen Fong (Keystone Law), Vice Chair of INTA’s Building Bridges Committee, moderated a panel on Gen Z insights to discuss young consumers' perceptions around brands and counterfeits products and to highlight INTA’s Unreal Campaign. Joining her on the panel were INTA members Amandine Bavent (Kantar), Andrea Gerosa (ThinkYoung), and Lara Kayode, (O. Kayode & Co). Government officials, business leaders, and academics attended the panel discussion. 
October 15INTA's Headquarters Has Moved
We’ve moved! Effective October 15, INTA’s headquarters is located at 675 Third Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY, across the street from our former office. Note: our telephone, fax, email address and Web URL all remain the same.  
October 15Join INTA at Anticounterfeiting Enforcement Policy Dialogue in India
INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Committee- South Asia Subcommittee, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), and the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) are collaborating on a policy dialogue entitled “Anticounterfeiting Enforcement and Collaboration: Online and Offline” on October 17 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. This policy dialogue will have panels focused on online counterfeiting, customs collaboration, anticounterfeiting best practices, and will feature speakers from DPIIT, CBIC, Delhi High Court, Bangladesh Customs, Sri Lanka Customs, and private sector representatives. To RSVP or for more information, please contact INTA Anticounterfeiting Advisor Tiffany Pho at tpho@inta.org
October 11INTA Bulletin Explores Challenges and Best Practices Related to Registration of Sound Marks
The registration of sound marks has become an increasingly valuable tool for brand owners, but their registration process presents a series of unique challenges. An article in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin presents an overview of recent trends in the prosecution of sound mark applications in the United States, including the nature and frequency of objections. Read it here
October 11Read about IP Issues in Malaysia in INTA Blog and Join Us at Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur
Learn more about emerging trademark issues in Malaysia and the country’s efforts to strengthen its intellectual property (IP) laws, in an interview on the INTA Blog with YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Roslan bin Mahayudin, Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). For more insight from government officials and other experts about the IP landscape in Malaysia and other timely topics in Asia and globally, attend INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18 in Kuala Lumpur. Register here by October 15 for online registration pricing. 
October 11Members Offer Insights into Timely Intellectual Property Issues in Video Series
Check out the INTA Insights video series, which looks at key topics in the intellectual property (IP) world through the eyes of our members. The series features nearly 50 videos on a dozen subjects, including counterfeits, brand value, consumer trust, and the role of IP professionals. INTA members from around the world gear their messaging to brand owners, legal practitioners, government officials, academics, and/or consumers. Watch the videos here.
October 11New to an INTA Committee? Attend the Upcoming Leadership Meeting in Austin, Texas
In addition to 2018-2019 committee members, those assigned to a committee for the 2020-2021 term can attend INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting, November 19–22, in Austin, Texas. In a new video, INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo offers some compelling reasons why you should join your fellow volunteers. Register for the Leadership Meeting today!
October 8New Season of INTA’s Brand & New Podcast Looks at ‘IP and Change’
Brand & New, INTA’s podcast, kicks off its second season with a focus on intellectual property and change. Another round of inspiring experts and visionaries from around the world will engage in an open dialogue, exploring the dynamic changes in the new age of IP and the political, social, and economic trends that impact the IP world—and vice versa. The first episode features Dana Northcott (Amazon.com, Inc., USA) with an inside look at the company’s strategies to fight counterfeiting and foster consumer trust. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
October 8Final Chance to Register for the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition
It’s the last chance for U.S. law schools to register for INTA’s 2019–2020 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. The competition introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law and gives students the opportunity to develop their brief-writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom setting. Registration closes October 11; encourage your school or alma mater to apply today. 
October 8INTA CEO Highlights Top Reasons to Register for the Upcoming Asia Conference
What can you expect at INTA’s upcoming 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?  In a new video, INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo highlights some of the top reasons to register, including the robust educational sessions that align with the Conference’s four pillars: innovate, protect, enforce, and grow. Register by October 15 to secure the online registration price. 
October 8Explore INTA’s 2020 Educational Calendar and Save the Date for Upcoming Events
INTA offers cutting-edge educational opportunities each year for brand owners and intellectual property (IP) professionals, which can help improve your skills, grow your network, and build your business. Take a look at INTA’s 2020 calendar of events to help you plan and budget for meetings and conferences in various regions—so you can stay on top of global trends and key issues in the IP field!
October 4Brand & New Looks at IP Advancements in Africa
As an intellectual property (IP) lawyer deeply involved in the advancement of IP laws in Africa, Davidson Oturu (Partner, Aelex, Abuja, Nigeria) shares eye-opening insights about opportunities and challenges of doing business in an innovation-generating economy, in the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Subscribe to Brand & New today on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
October 4Brand & New Looks at IP Advancements in Africa
As an intellectual property (IP) lawyer deeply involved in the advancement of IP laws in Africa, Davidson Oturu (Partner, Aelex, Abuja, Nigeria) shares eye-opening insights about opportunities and challenges of doing business in an innovation-generating economy, in the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Subscribe to Brand & New today on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
October 4INTA Delegation Attends WIPO Assemblies of Member States
INTA President David Lossignol (center); Bruno Machado (left), INTA Representative, Geneva; and Tat-Tienne Louembe (right), INTA’s Representative, Africa, Middle East, and Intergovernmental Organizations, are representing the Association at the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO: Fifty-Ninth Series of Meetings. More than 1,000 delegates from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 192 member states are meeting from September 30 through October 9 at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss a range of intellectual property related issues. Learn more about the Assemblies here
October 4INTA Hosts Policy Dialogues on Landlord Liability in Latin America
INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Committee (ACC) has been hosting a series of policy dialogues in Latin America on the topic of landlord liability. At the next event on October 8, the ACC will discuss best practices in Brazil with Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ABPI) at ABPI’s office in São Paolo, Brazil, and via videoconference. Register here. Previously, the ACC held policy dialogues in Asunción, Paraguay, on September 26; in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 25, with Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa and Asociación Civil Antipiratería Argentina; and in Montevideo, Uruguay, on June 15.
October 2Renew Your Membership with INTA Now
INTA membership renewal for 2020 is now open! Through your voice and hard work, INTA is able to successfully support trademarks and advocate for effective trademark laws and policies worldwide. Check out a new post on the INTA Blog that answers some frequently asked renewal questions and looks at some highlights of INTA's past year. To renew go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal ends December 31
October 1Read INTA Blog on EU Reports about IP-Intensive Industries and Counterfeiting
A new post on the INTA Blog looks at three studies released in September that highlight the intellectual property (IP) landscape in the European Union (EU), including a look at the current state of counterfeiting in the region. The first study, put out jointly by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO), looks at the contribution of IP-intensive industries to the economic health in the EU. The second study, also released by EUIPO and EPO, looks at fake goods detained by customs at EU borders. The third study, published by the EU Commission, also looks at counterfeiting in the EU. 
October 1INTA Representatives Meet with Nepal Department of Industry
A delegation of INTA Board members, corporate members, staff, and volunteers participated in a discussion with the Nepal Department of Industry Director General Jiwan Prakash Sitaula in Kathmandu, Nepal, on September 30. The delegation discussed forthcoming revisions to the trademark law in Nepal, including well-known mark recognition, compliance with the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, and anticounterfeiting issues.
September 27Attend the INTA Influencers Sessions at the Leadership Meeting
INTA’s Leadership Meeting, November 19‒22, in Austin, Texas will bring back INTA Influencers—a session introduced at last year’s Meeting that features short, inspirational talks by long-time members of the Association. At the INTA Influencers session, on November 22, Peter Dernbach (Winkler Partners, Taiwan) will discuss developing a brand at a law firm, J. Scott Evans (Adobe Inc., USA) will speak on the importance of brands and their meaning to him, and Shwetasree Majumder (Fidus Law Chambers, India) will share how INTA has helped in her personal and professional transformations. Learn more here
September 27INTA Hosts Unreal Campaign Event During Delegation to India
INTA President David Lossignol (above) gave an Unreal Campaign presentation to 170 students at Symbiosis Law School, Noida, in India on September 26 as part of INTA’s ninth annual delegation to the country. In the presentation, he emphasized the importance of brands and trademarks, and warned the students about the dangers of counterfeit products. In related news, IP Pro just published an interview with INTA representatives about future plans for the Unreal Campaign worldwide. Get involved with Unreal by emailing Catherine Shen, Associate, Strategic Partnerships & Unreal Campaign, at cshen@inta.org .
September 27Registration for the 2019–2020 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is Open
Law students: participate in INTA’s 2019‒2020 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition for a chance to develop your brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom setting! The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual event that introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. It is open to teams of students from U.S.-accredited law schools. Registration is open through October 11.
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