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Negotiators have adopted the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement of Appellations of Origin and Geographic Indications
On May 21, 2015, 54 delegations (of 114 whose credentials allowed them to sign the Final Act of the Diplomatic Conference) took part in the signing ceremony of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement. The Geneva Act broadens the legal scope of the Lisbon System, allows the international registration of GIs and appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations. The new Act will remain open for signature until May 20, 2016. WIPO issued this press release on May 20, 2015, following the approval of the Geneva Act.

INTA Past President Mei-lan Stark Testifies Before U.S. Congress on ICANN Operations
On May 13th INTA Immediate Past President Mei-lan Stark testified before U.S. Congress at a hearing on “Stakeholder Perspectives On ICANN: The .Sucks Domain And Essential Steps To Guarantee Trust And Accountability In The Internet’s Operation.”

Thank you! See You Again for the 2016 Annual Meeting!
More than 9,900 trademark professionals registered for the recent INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, making this meeting the largest one ever. Thank you to all registrants, supporters, the city and people of San Diego for making this meeting a success. To recap some of the Annual Meeting highlights, you can download all of the previous issues of the INTA Daily News: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

We look forward to welcoming you in Orlando, Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting!


INTA’s Committee Structure and Application Process has Changed
INTA’s committee structure and application process has changed, effective for the 2016–2017 committee term. But what does this mean for the average member? The INTA Bulletin spoke with the Co-Chairs of the Committee Structure, Participation and Function Presidential Task Force to find out more.

The committee application process opens on Wednesday June 3, 2015 so mark your calendar!

  • On May 21, 2015, 54 delegations (of 114 whose credentials allowed them to sign the Final Act of the Diplomatic Conference) took part in the signing ceremony of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement. The Geneva Act broadens the legal scope of the Lisbon System, allows the international registration of GIs and appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations. The new Act will remain open for signature until May 20, 2016. WIPO issued this press release on May 20, 2015, following the approval of the Geneva Act.
  • On May 13th INTA Immediate Past President Mei-lan Stark testified before U.S. Congress at a hearing on “Stakeholder Perspectives On ICANN: The .Sucks Domain And Essential Steps To Guarantee Trust And Accountability In The Internet’s Operation.”
  • More than 9,900 trademark professionals registered for the recent INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, making this meeting the largest one ever. Thank you to all registrants, supporters, the city and people of San Diego for making this meeting a success. To recap some of the Annual Meeting highlights, you can download all of the previous issues of the INTA Daily News: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

    We look forward to welcoming you in Orlando, Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting!
  • INTA’s committee structure and application process has changed, effective for the 2016–2017 committee term. But what does this mean for the average member? The INTA Bulletin spoke with the Co-Chairs of the Committee Structure, Participation and Function Presidential Task Force to find out more.

    The committee application process opens on Wednesday June 3, 2015 so mark your calendar!