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February 23EUIPO Publishes Study on the Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the Pesticide Sector
On February 8, 2017, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Observatory) published its tenth sectorial study on the impacts of counterfeits in the pesticide and agrochemical sector. This report analyzes the negative impact of counterfeiting on businesses, governments, and consumers and highlights two case studies where counterfeit pesticides were seized. Read the INTA Blog for more information.
February 21INTA Attends Global Legal & IP ConfEx in Singapore
On February 16, INTA attended the Global Legal & IP ConfEx in Singapore. This event focused on the trends and challenges of IP in the Asia Pacific region. Speakers discussed the impact of digital technologies, trademark infringement trends, cyber-attacks and more. To learn more about this event, please stay tuned for an upcoming edition of the INTA Bulletin.
February 21Survey on New gTLDs will close on February 28 at 6pm ET: Participate Today!
INTA is conducting a study to understand the resources required by brand owners to protect and police their trademarks as over 1,000 new domain extensions are being launched in the domain name system. Many regular members have already taken the survey and more have asked for an extension. The results will help INTA advocate for vigorous enforcement of strong trademark policies. For more information, read our article in the Bulletin and if you are a regular, SME, nonprofit or university INTA member designee and you haven’t received the link, check your spam filter for a message from research@hpolsurveys.com or contact Lori Schulman at lschulman@inta.org.
February 17The Future of IP Episode 3 is Now Available
INTA sat down with the heads of eight IP offices to discuss the future of intellectual property. We asked each of them five questions. In this, the second of our five-part video series titled The Future of IP, they answer the question, " What are the future opportunities and challenges for IP?" Watch the full video today!
February 17The INTA Bulletin Interviews Brands and Fashion Panel Moderator
In the latest INTA Bulletin, we interviewed Mareesa Frederick (Finnegan, USA) to learn more about the upcoming panel she is moderating the Brands and Fashion Conference in New York City on March 22-23. Join us for this two-day advanced-level conference, where industry and brand experts will address issues relevant to the establishment of fashion brands at the global level, as well as protecting, enforcing, and maintaining long-term brand rights and consumer awareness in this industry. Secure your spot today!
February 17Register for INTA’s Annual Meeting Before March 3!
Save Money! Register for INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting before March 3 to secure early bird pricing. INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will take place on May 20-24 at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center in Barcelona. This year’s meeting features 300+ educational sessions, 100+ committee meetings, 20+ networking receptions, and more. Learn more and register today.
February 17INTA’s Lefkowitz Competition Regional Oral Arguments Completed
On Saturday, February 11, law students competed in INTA’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition regional oral arguments. Students competed in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York and San Francisco. The winning teams will proceed on to the national finals which will take place on March 18 in Washington, D.C. Thank you to all of the competitors, judges and volunteers that helped make these events possible.
February 15INTA Attends ASEAN Working Group on IP Cooperation
On February 15, INTA attended the ASEAN Working Group on IP Cooperation. The purpose of this working group is to continue discussions of the ASEAN IPR Action Plan for 2016-2025. During the meeting, INTA Board member Louis CHAN (P&G Singapore) presented on cooperation opportunities at the 52nd Meeting in Vientiane Lao PDR. A Bulletin article will be published with more information about this event.
February 14INTA Hosts Anticounterfeiting Workshop at 2017 Annual Meeting
Following the success of last year’s Annual Meeting Anticounterfeiting Workshop, INTA will be hosting an extended version titled Strategy + Collaboration: The Key to Success against the Crime of Counterfeiting on May 19-20. This event will give in-house practitioners, anticounterfeiting committee members and government officials the opportunity to benchmark and collaborate with other brand owners, investigators, law enforcement and governmental agencies, leading anticounterfeiting associations, and legal experts to identify best practices to help in the fight against the ever-growing crime of counterfeiting. Learn more about this upcoming event!
February 14The INTA Bulletin Interviews Brands and Fashion Panel Moderator
In a recent INTA Bulletin, we interviewed Anna Dalla Val (Ralph Lauren Corporation) to learn more about the upcoming panel she is moderating the Brands and Fashion Conference in New York City on March 22-23. Join us for this two-day advanced-level conference, where industry and brand experts will address issues relevant to the establishment of fashion brands at the global level, as well as protecting, enforcing, and maintaining long-term brand rights and consumer awareness in this industry. Secure your spot today!
February 10Join INTA for Two Upcoming Events in New York City
On March 21, INTA will organize the second Free Trade Zones Workshop in New York City. This one day event will provide a forum for brand owners, free trade zone authorities, government officials, and other key stakeholders to share their best practices to combat the ongoing threat of counterfeiting in free trade zones. Then on March 22–23, join us for Brands and Fashion Conference in New York City. During the conference, legal, business, and creative experts specializing in the business of fashion will offer high-level discourse relevant to the branding of consumer products. Secure your spot for both events today!
February 10Go Beyond IP at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting with Lunch & Learn Sessions!
New in 2017! INTA will feature two-hour Lunch and Learn sessions at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting. Speakers from different walks of life and industries will discuss topics that go beyond IP. Hear from world renowned futurist, Gerd Leonhard, or skill up with business guru Paul Birch on thinking outside of the box and navigating organizational change. Register for the upcoming Annual Meeting and secure your Lunch and Learn spot at the same time!. For registered attendees, separate registration and payment is required. For more information and to register, visit us at www.inta.org/2017AMLunchLearn
February 10How to Get Published in The Trademark Reporter
The Trademark Reporter (TMR) is the world’s only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to trademarks and related topics. The TMR has published articles on cutting-edge topics ranging from Michael Jordan’s dispute in China over “Qiaodan” (the Chinese rendering of his name) to the Lee v. Tam case (concerning the band “The Slants”) before the U.S. Supreme Court. The TMR’s editors are practitioners with the industry knowledge and skill to help authors do their best work. Watch the latest video interview with the TMR Committee Chair to learn more about this publication.
February 8INTA Hosts First Free Trade Zones Workshop in Hong Kong
On February 8, 2017 INTA hosted a Free Trade Zones Workshop in Hong Kong SAR, China. This event provided a forum for brand owners, free trade zone authorities, government officials, and other key stakeholders to share their concerns, best practices, and to work together toward solutions to combat the ongoing threat of counterfeiting in free trade zones. Thank you to everyone that participated. Don’t miss the next workshop in New York City on March 21.
February 7INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Conference Concludes in Hong Kong
On February 6-7, 2017, INTA hosted its Anticounterfeiting Conference: Staying Ahead of the Curve in Hong Kong. Thank you so all of the registrants that made this such a successful event! We hope to see everyone at the Free Trade Zone workshop on February 8. Learn more about this program.
February 7Learn more and register today for INTA’s Brands and Fashion Conference this March in New York City!
Join us for this two-day advanced-level conference, where industry and brand experts will address issues relevant to the establishment of fashion brands at the global level, as well as protecting, enforcing, and maintaining long-term brand rights and consumer awareness in this industry. Read the latest INTA Blog post from the Conference Co-Chair, Jessica Elliott to learn more about this upcoming conference.
February 6INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Conference Kicks-off in Hong Kong
On February 6, 2017, INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Conference: Staying Ahead of the Curve took place in Hong Kong. The room was full as Conference Co-Chairs welcomed everyone and kicked-off a day of educational sessions and networking events. INTA’s CEO, Etienne Sanz de Acedo and Director of ICC BASCAP, Jeffrey P. Hardy released the latest impact study at the conference as well. Stay tuned for all the latest news from Hong Kong!
February 5INTA and BASCAP have published a new report on the economic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy.
A new report, launched Monday, February 6, in Hong Kong during INTA’s 2017 Anticounterfeiting Conference, indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022. Titled The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, the report provides estimates on the wider social and economic impacts on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses, and criminal enforcement. The report was produced by Frontier Economics, an internationally recognized economics research firm, and commissioned by INTA and ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), and is available here for download.
February 3The Future of IP Episode 2 is Available Now
INTA sat down with the heads of eight IP offices to discuss the future of intellectual property. We asked each of them five questions. In this, the second of our five-part video series titled The Future of IP, they answer the question, "How is the relationship between brands and consumers evolving?" Watch the full video today!
February 3 Over 5,000 Registrants Have Secured Their Spot at INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting
5,000+ registrants have already secured their spot for 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain! Join us on May 20-24 at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center for educational sessions, committee meetings, and networking receptions. Also don't miss the opportunity to expand your organization’s reach by advertising in the INTA Daily News throughout the meeting. Learn more and secure your spot today.
February 3Impact Study on New gTLDs Extended to Feb. 28: We still need you!
INTA is conducting a study to understand the resources required by brand owners to protect and police their trademarks as over 1000 new domain extensions are being launched in the domain name system. Many regular members have already taken the survey and more have asked for an extension. The results will help INTA advocate for vigorous enforcement of strong trademark policies. For more information, read our article in the Bulletin and if you are a regular, SME, nonprofit or university INTA member designee and you haven’t received the link, check your spam filter for a message from research@hpolsurveys.com or contact Lori Schulman at lschulman@inta.org.
January 31Over 4,500 Registrants Have Secured Their Spot at INTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting
4,500+ registrants have already secured their spot for 2017 Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain! Join us on May 20-24 at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center for educational sessions, committee meetings, and networking receptions. Learn more and secure your spot today.
January 31Last Chance to Register Online for INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Conference
Join brand owners, anticiounterfeiting experts, practitioners, and government officials for a multi-faceted look at the best practices involved in developing an effective anticounterfeiting program in an environment of changing technologies. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to interact with anticounterfeiting professionals from around the world. Secure your spot online by February 3!
January 31The Economist Hosts Global Illicit Trade Summit
On February 21, 2017 The Economist will host a Global Illicit Trade Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Join industry leaders to discuss how pharmaceuticals, luxury brands, consumer electronics and fast moving consumer goods are impacted by counterfeiting and illicit trade. Jeremy Newman, Chair of the EU Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee, will be speaking on behalf of INTA. Apply online to attend this seminar today.
January 30INTA Hosts Two Upcoming Events in Hong Kong
On February 6-7, 2017, INTA will host the Anticounterfeiting Conference: Staying Ahead of the Curve in Hong Kong. Registrants will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts about strategies to combat ongoing challenges of counterfeits. Then on February 8, INTA will host a one-day workshop to discuss the ongoing threat of counterfeiting in free trade zones. Secure your spot today for both of these exciting events.
January 27INTA Co-Hosted Trademarks 101 for Small Businesses Roundtable
Trademarks bring a tremendous amount of value to a business. This roundtable was designed to provide Delaware’s small- and medium-sized businesses an opportunity to connect with experts in trademark law and to learn more about how trademarks are essential to their enterprises. INTA co-hosted this event with the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) and special guest Senator Christopher Coons (Delaware). Watch out for an INTA Blog post with more information.
January 27Learn more and register today for INTA’s Brands and Fashion Conference this March in New York City!
Join us for this two-day advanced-level conference, where industry and brand experts will address issues relevant to the establishment of fashion brands at the global level, as well as protecting, enforcing, and maintaining long-term brand rights and consumer awareness in this industry. Visit www.inta.org/2017Fashion for the detailed program and list of confirmed speakers.
January 25Learn more and register today for INTA’s Brands and Fashion Conference this March in New York City!
Join us for this two-day advanced-level conference, where industry and brand experts will address issues relevant to the establishment of fashion brands at the global level, as well as protecting, enforcing, and maintaining long-term brand rights and consumer awareness in this industry. View the full program and register here.
January 24Over 150 Registrants are Attending the Anticounterfeiting Conference, Are You?
150+ professionals from more than 20 countries have already registered for INTA’s Anticounterfeiting Conference: Staying Ahead of the Curve, February 6-7 in Hong Kong—see who’s attending here. With two days of comprehensive anticounterfeiting discussions, you’ll gain insights from brand owners, government officials, and legal and brand protection experts about the essentials for developing an effective anticounterfeiting program in an environment of changing technologies and sophisticated counterfeit networks. Visit www.inta.org/2017HongKong to learn more and to register.
January 24INTA Interviews Brands and Fashion Conference Co-Chairs
Conference Co-Chairs Jessica Cardon (Camuto Group, United States) and Marie-Laure Bonnaffous (Fendi Adele SRL, Italy) discuss the upcoming conference in the latest video interview. Learn more about session topics, who will be attending and the changing landscape of the fashion industry. Secure your spot today—join us on March 22-23, 2017 in New York City for what promises to be an exciting event!
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