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  • Save the Date and join us in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) from September 17–19 (Sunday–Tuesday) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel for the Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP). NEW for this year will be our first-ever pre-meeting, team-building and charitable event. Join us for Bikes for Kids on Sunday afternoon when attendees will have an opportunity to build bicycles that will be donated to not-for-profit organizations in New Orleans. Keep an eye out for registration to launch!
  • On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Circuit’s decision in the matter of Matal v. Tam that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature unless, inter alia, it "[c]onsists of * * * matter which may disparage * * * persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.” Click here for the Supreme Court’s decision or here for INTA’s amicus brief in the matter.
  • On October 2-4, 2017, INTA travels to Cartagena, Colombia for two exciting events. The Changing Landscape of Latin America conference will explore the unique social, economic and political changes in the region and their impact on intellectual property. This Conference will be immediately followed by the Free Trade Zone Workshop: Commerce vs Counterfeits. This one-day workshop provides a forum for brand owners, free trade zone authorities, government officials, and other key stakeholders to work together toward solutions to combat the ongoing threat of counterfeiting in free trade zones. To learn more, visit www.inta.org/2017Latam.
  • INTA’s Global Report provides a snapshot of recent trademark and IP-related policy developments, Association activities, and judicial and legislative issues to watch for in eight key geographic regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

The 2017 TMAP Meeting will focus on Inspiration, Empowerment, and Infinite Possibility!
Save the Date and join us in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA) from September 17–19 (Sunday–Tuesday) at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel for the Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP). NEW for this year will be our first-ever pre-meeting, team-building and charitable event. Join us for Bikes for Kids on Sunday afternoon when attendees will have an opportunity to build bicycles that will be donated to not-for-profit organizations in New Orleans. Keep an eye out for registration to launch!

The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Finding that the Disparagement Provision of the Lanham Act Restricts Free Speech and is Unconstitutional
On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Circuit’s decision in the matter of Matal v. Tam that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature unless, inter alia, it "[c]onsists of * * * matter which may disparage * * * persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.” Click here for the Supreme Court’s decision or here for INTA’s amicus brief in the matter.

Save the Date for INTA’s Upcoming Conference and Workshop in Latin America this October
On October 2-4, 2017, INTA travels to Cartagena, Colombia for two exciting events. The Changing Landscape of Latin America conference will explore the unique social, economic and political changes in the region and their impact on intellectual property. This Conference will be immediately followed by the Free Trade Zone Workshop: Commerce vs Counterfeits. This one-day workshop provides a forum for brand owners, free trade zone authorities, government officials, and other key stakeholders to work together toward solutions to combat the ongoing threat of counterfeiting in free trade zones. To learn more, visit www.inta.org/2017Latam.

INTA’s June 2017 Global Report in now available online!
INTA’s Global Report provides a snapshot of recent trademark and IP-related policy developments, Association activities, and judicial and legislative issues to watch for in eight key geographic regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.