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December 6Renew INTA Membership for Access to a Vast Network of Professionals
Have you renewed your INTA membership? Andrea Oliva (Cervieri Monsuàrez & Associates, Uruguay) renewed her membership on-site at the Association’s recent 2019 Leadership Meeting because to her, Belonging to INTA Means … “the opportunity to interact with a vast network of professionals from all around the world, and to share views about topical issues related to intellectual property matters with colleagues.” Renew your membership today to ensure uninterrupted access to all of your member benefits, and to receive the member registration rate for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore when registration opens on January 8.
December 6INTA Speaks about Gen Z Study and Annual Meeting in Bangkok
INTA Anticounterfeiting Advisor, Asia-Pacific, Valentina Salmoiraghi presented key findings from INTA’s Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products attitudinal study on December 3 at the 7th Global Brand Protection Innovation Programme and Intellectual Property Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. Salmoiraghi also encouraged the 200 attendees to register for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, April 25–29, in Singapore. 
December 6Save the Dates for INTA’s 2020 Educational Opportunities around the World
INTA offers cutting-edge educational opportunities each year for brand owners and intellectual property professionals that can help improve your skills, grow your network, and build your business regionally and globally. In 2020, INTA will host events in Madrid, Spain; Mexico City, Mexico; Singapore; and several cities in the United States. Check out where INTA will be—and where you could be—in 2020!
December 4Early-Bird Registration Opens for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference
Early-bird registration is now open for INTA’s 2020 New York Conference, Brands in Society: Their Influence and Responsibility. Today, consumers are empowered and emboldened to share their views and help shape brands: they demand that the products and services they purchase reflect their world views, that they are delivered faster and better, and that the brands they support have a social conscience. Is this the new norm? Join the discussion March 16–17 at this timely Conference. Early-bird registration ends January 17.
December 3It’s Travel Tuesday: Check Flights to Singapore for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting
Take advantage of possible airline discounts on Travel Tuesday—December 3—and book your flights for INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore now! Look at exclusive discount offers INTA has arranged for Annual Meeting registrants through partnerships with oneworld and Singapore Airlines. Click here for discount codes and more information. Additionally, check to see if your organization has money in this year’s budget to spend before year-end, and buy your tickets now with this surplus! Registration for the Annual Meeting, April 25–29, opens in early January. 
December 3Renew Your INTA Membership to Qualify for the Annual Meeting Membership Rate
Renew your INTA membership by December 31 to qualify for the discount rate to INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting—as well as to reap other exclusive member benefits. Registration for the Annual Meeting, April 25–29 in Singapore, opens in early January and membership must be renewed to receive the discounted rate. Renew today
December 3Podcast Episode Explores Privacy Issues and Their Relationship to Intellectual Property
Privacy-related issues have become critical for all companies and have reshaped how data is handled in every economic sector around the world. The latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New, features Pascale Gelly, Group Data Protection Officer at Schneider Electric, who shares essential information about the General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on companies, society, and intellectual property in the European Union and beyond. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher
December 3Enter the Ladas Memorial Award Competition
The application process is open for the Ladas Memorial Award competition. Both students and professionals can submit papers on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. INTA established the award in memory of the outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas. The international competition is sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP. Each winner will receive a complimentary registration to INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting, among other prizes. Enter the competition today.  
November 27Relive the INTA Influencers Session from the 2019 Leadership Meeting
Relive the INTA Influencers session from last week’s 2019 Leadership Meeting to gain insights from some of INTA’s most revered volunteers. Peter Dernbach (right, Winkler Partners, Taipei, Taiwan), J. Scott Evans (left, Adobe Inc., San Jose, California, USA), and Shwetasree Majumder (Fidus Law Chambers, Noida, India) share personal stories about their careers, experiences, and interests beyond trademarks. Watch the video from the session’s live stream. 
November 26INTA Elects Ayala Deutsch of NBA Properties, Inc., as 2020 President
INTA is pleased to announce the election of Ayala Deutsch as the 2020 President of the Association and the Chair of its Board of Directors. Ms. Deutsch, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at NBA Properties, Inc., New York, New York, assumes her one-year term January 1. Ms. Deutsch, who is currently serving as INTA’s president-elect, has been on the Board since 2015; she previously was a member of the Board from 2002 to 2005. Read the official announcement about INTA’s 2020 officers.
November 26Expand Your Network by Renewing Your INTA Membership
​Belonging to INTA means having access to the Association’s extensive Membership Directory. Use it to connect with colleagues, build your professional network, and locate global counsel. In addition, INTA’s Job Bank allows members to post jobs at no cost. Enhance your professional development and advance your career with these valuable resources—exclusive to members. Learn more about the benefits of your INTA membership, and renew today!
November 21INTA Adopts Resolution Affirming Opposition to Branding Restrictions
INTA’s Board of Directors on November 19 adopted a resolution that reinforces the Association’s stance against increasing and more expansive government restrictions on how a brand symbol can be used or displayed on a product or in association with services brand symbols. The resolution updates an earlier resolution on the “Restrictions on Trademark Use through Plain and Standardized Product Packaging,” adopted in May 2015. It reflects INTA’s growing concern that brand restrictions are “de facto becoming a much broader phenomenon.” 
November 19INTA Announces 2019 Award Recipients
The recipients of INTA's prestigious 2019 President’s Award, 2019 INTA Service Awards, and 2019 Tomorrow’s Leader Awards were announced at INTA's 2019 Leadership Meeting, in Austin, Texas on November 19. See who won the awards here. Pictured above are, from left, President's Award winner Marion Heathcote (Davies Collison Cave, Sydney, Australia), INTA President David Lossignol, President's Award winner Lara Kayode (O. Kayode & Co., Lagos, Nigeria), and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo.

November 19Early-Bird Registration Is Underway for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference
Register today and save! Early-bird registration is under way for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference: Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18 in Madrid, Spain. Hear from brand owners, legal experts, and players as they share insights on such topics as building an event and brand, developing sponsorship deals, the impact of technology on sports and esports, and much more.
November 19Renew Your INTA Membership Today to Access Plentiful Member Benefits
Membership renewal for 2020 is open! Belonging to INTA means connections with global brand owners and intellectual property professionals, member discounts on INTA’s in-person and online educational programs, leadership and volunteer opportunities, and other exclusive benefits. Learn more about the benefits of your INTA membership and renew today!
November 19INTA Participates in Training for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
INTA President David Lossignol (left) and attorney Marion Heathcote (Davies Collison Cave, Australia) attended the launch of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Training and Monitoring Program on Intellectual Property for Women Entrepreneurs from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on November 11 at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The program for 24 women entrepreneurs from various regions of the world included a workshop on intellectual property. This program was held in cooperation with WIPO, INTA, the International Labour Organization, and the International Trade Center.
November 15Renew Your INTA Membership at the Leadership Meeting in Austin, Texas
Those attending INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting, November 19–23 in Austin, Texas can stop by the onsite renewal desk in Manchester Foyer on the 5th floor of the Fairmont Austin to renew your 2020 INTA membership. An INTA staff person will be able to help you with this process and can update your organization’s roster. In order to receive the member rate for INTA’s 142nd Annual Meeting, the 2020 Europe Conference, the 2020 New York Conference, and other INTA events, membership renewal is required. 
November 15Apply Today for the Trademark Scholarship Symposium at the Annual Meeting in Singapore
INTA’s eleventh annual Trademark Scholarship Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 during the 142nd Annual Meeting in Singapore. As part of the Academic Series, the Symposium offers academics from around the world the chance to participate in small group discussions of scholarly works-in-progress in the field of trademarks and related rights. Each selected scholar will present his or her project, receive comments, and have the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with other scholars and accomplished practitioners. Submissions are due by December 2. 
November 15Check out the Latest Issue of the Trademark Reporter
Check out the newest issue of INTA’s scholarly journal, The Trademark Reporter! This issue offers a comprehensive update on the landmark decision in Rogers v. Grimaldi upon its thirtieth anniversary, concise insights on debranding in the European Union, and INTA’s view on whether willful infringement is a prerequisite for an award of an infringer’s profits (as set forth in its amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.).
November 15INTA Representative Speaks at the 4th Zijin International Intellectual Property Summit
Seth Hays, INTA’s Chief Representative, Asia Pacific, gave a speech entitled “Build Your Brands through INTA” at the 4th Zijin International Intellectual Property Summit, Nanjing, China, on November 11, where he discussed the benefits of INTA membership. More than 2000 people including government officials attended the conference.
November 12Brand & New Looks at Why Giving Back Can Be Good for Brands
While many brands publicly support good causes, it’s much less common for brands to build their core identity on the idea of "giving back.” TOMS Shoes Inc., however, is a brand rooted in philanthropy. On the latest episode of INTA’s podcast Brand & New, Jessica Murray, Senior CSR and IP Director at TOMS Shoes Inc., shares her perspective on brand enforcement, and on how to foster consumer loyalty through meaningful principles and genuine commitment to social causes. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
November 12Renew Your INTA Membership to Continue Your Committee Participation
Belonging to INTA means you have the opportunity to participate on an INTA committee. Serving on a committee offers you a unique and rewarding chance to contribute to the advancement of the Association’s objectives, network among your peers, and raise your visibility within the international trademark community. Renew today to avoid any interruption to your committee participation. Please go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal ends December 31.
November 12Save the Date for INTA’s 142nd Annual Meeting in Singapore
“Going to the Annual Meeting in Singapore means an incredibly exciting international destination,” says Elisabeth Bradley (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA), Co-Chair of INTA’s 142nd Annual Meeting in Singapore, April 25–-29, 2020. In a new video, Bradley explains why how the Meeting will provide registrants with cutting edge programming and deep networking connections. Save the date for the world’s largest  and most influential gathering of intellectual property professionals!
November 12INTA Speaks on Advocacy Efforts at China Fashion Industry IP Conference in Beijing
China Representative Officer Monica Su spoke at the China Fashion Industry Intellectual Property Conference in Beijing on November 1. She discussed INTA’s advocacy efforts to build bridges to secure better and stronger intellectual property protection for fashion designers in China and globally. The event, which drew 150 attendees, was co-hosted by the China Fashion Association and the China Trademark Association.
November 8Registration Is Now Open for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference: Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution
Registration is now open for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference, Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18 in Madrid, Spain! Join us for this cutting-edge discussion on the rapidly growing world of esports, the evolution of traditional sports, and what brands can do to secure their relationship with fans, consumers, and potential sponsors. 

November 8Maintain Access to INTA’s Resources by Renewing Your Membership Today
Belonging to INTA means access to premier online resources for you and your team. With INTA membership, you can rely on our comprehensive collection of practice tools—like searchable guides, treatises, fact sheets, and checklists—to help answer questions quickly and easily with a few clicks. By renewing your membership you ensure continued access to all of these resources for another year. To renew your membership, go to "My Profile" on the top of this page and click "renew." Renewal ends December 31.
November 8Explore Austin, Texas at INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting
Are you getting ready for INTA’s 2019 Leadership Meeting, November 19–22 in Austin, Texas?  Some of the top things to do in Austin include eating at famous barbecue and Tex-Mex restaurants, listening to live music at more than 250 venues citywide, and hiking and exploring around town. Register online for the Meeting through November 18—and get ready to enjoy one of America’s most exciting cities!
November 8Trademark Basics Webcast Series
Ideal for new practitioners, 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, it covers legal ethics in the trademark field. The introductory course works on any screen—phone, laptop, desktop, or conference room projector.
November 8Check Out the Newly Updated Madrid System 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. 
November 6Registration Is Now Open for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference: Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution
Registration is now open for INTA’s 2020 Europe Conference, Brands, Sports, and Esports: A Brand (R)evolution, February 17–18 in Madrid, Spain! Join us for this cutting-edge discussion on the rapidly growing world of esports, the evolution of traditional sports, and what brands can do to secure their relationship with fans, consumers, and potential sponsors. 
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