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  • INTA President David Lossignol (pictured, center) spoke on September 16 at the Intellectual Property Symposium, organized by the Nigerian Government and the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, about the Association’s education and policy efforts to fight the prevalence  of counterfeit products in the country. Also at the symposium, in cooperation with INTA’s Unreal Campaign, students from Caro Favoured Schools in Lagos performed a sketch on the nefarious effects of counterfeiting. 
  • Belonging to INTA means that you and every member of your organization can access all of INTA’s benefits, including invaluable networking opportunities, online legal resources, and discounted fees for world-class educational programs that can benefit your daily practice. To ensure optimal access, designees can review and update your organization’s roster and contact details by signing into “My Profile” on the website. For more information on INTA membership click here
  • Register now for INTA’s first-ever Roundtable in Israel, September 24, in Ramat Gan. The Workshop, Then and Now: Evolution of IP Mediation in Israel and What the Future Holds, will feature panelists who will share their experiences related to the evolution of intellectual property (IP) mediation in Israel. They will also discuss how the institution or absence of rules and regulations has affected the popularity of IP mediation in Israel, and what trends they see in Israel today for this area of alternative dispute resolution. Register for the Roundtable here.
  • The Lanham Act prohibits registration on the Principal Register of marks that are primarily merely a surname—which can prove problematic for many small businesses. An article in the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin looks at the five-part test that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) uses to determine whether surname registration should be denied on this basis. The article also highlights recent USPTO decisions that weight some of these factors more heavily than others. Read more here

INTA President Speaks at Intellectual Property Symposium in Nigeria
INTA President David Lossignol (pictured, center) spoke on September 16 at the Intellectual Property Symposium, organized by the Nigerian Government and the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, about the Association’s education and policy efforts to fight the prevalence  of counterfeit products in the country. Also at the symposium, in cooperation with INTA’s Unreal Campaign, students from Caro Favoured Schools in Lagos performed a sketch on the nefarious effects of counterfeiting. 

Belonging to INTA Means Every Member of Your Organization Can Access Benefits
Belonging to INTA means that you and every member of your organization can access all of INTA’s benefits, including invaluable networking opportunities, online legal resources, and discounted fees for world-class educational programs that can benefit your daily practice. To ensure optimal access, designees can review and update your organization’s roster and contact details by signing into “My Profile” on the website. For more information on INTA membership click here

Register Now for INTA’s First-Ever Roundtable in Israel Next Week
Register now for INTA’s first-ever Roundtable in Israel, September 24, in Ramat Gan. The Workshop, Then and Now: Evolution of IP Mediation in Israel and What the Future Holds, will feature panelists who will share their experiences related to the evolution of intellectual property (IP) mediation in Israel. They will also discuss how the institution or absence of rules and regulations has affected the popularity of IP mediation in Israel, and what trends they see in Israel today for this area of alternative dispute resolution. Register for the Roundtable here.

INTA Bulletin Looks at Registering Surnames in the United States
The Lanham Act prohibits registration on the Principal Register of marks that are primarily merely a surname—which can prove problematic for many small businesses. An article in the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin looks at the five-part test that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) uses to determine whether surname registration should be denied on this basis. The article also highlights recent USPTO decisions that weight some of these factors more heavily than others. Read more here