Programs and Events
Trademark Registration Procedures in the U.S. and E.U. and Working with Customs in India


Trademark Registration Procedures in the U.S. and E.U. and Working with Customs in India

Saturday, October 13, 2012 
10:30 am–2:00 pm

Meeting Room: Boardroom (31st Floor)   
MVIRDC, World Trade Center,
Center 1, Cuffe Parade,
Mumbai 400005

Join INTA friends and colleagues in a worthy discussion on Trademark Registration Procedures in the U.S. and E.U. and working with customs in India. This seminar is the perfect vehicle to network and trade thoughts with your peers, compare and learn new strategies, and address common issues and challenges facing the trademark and intellectual property community.

You will walk away from this seminar with:

  • Step- by- step directions on registration procedures
  • Ways to avoid the most common registration mistakes in the U.S. and E.U.
  • Tips for brand owners on addressing counterfeit and parallel import issues in India
  • New business relationships with the speakers and other local in-house and outside counsel


  • Bharati Bakshani, Ladas & Parry (New York, NY, USA)
  • Manish Joshi, Joshi & Welch (London, UK)
  • Ranjan Narula, Ranjan Narula Associates (Gurgaon, India)

 Program Outline
10:30 am–11:00 am
Registration and tea
11:00 am–12:20 pm

Trademark Registration Procedures in the U.S. and E.U.

For each of the sub sections below, Ms. Bakshani and Mr. Joshi will provide the U.S. and E.U. perspectives respectively.

  • Introduction: Overview of systems (first-to-file v. first to use)

  • Why register and where?

  • Pre-filing search

  • Filing

  • Claiming Use

  • Examination and publication

  • Allowance (Intent to use applications only)

  • Registration

  • Customs

  • Watch Services


  • Bharati Bakshani, Ladas & Parry (New York, NY, USA)

  • Manish Joshi, Joshi & Welch (London, UK)

12:20 pm–1:00 pm

Working with Customs to address counterfeit and parallel imported goods in India


  • Ranjan Narula, Ranjan Narula Associates (Gurgaon, India)
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

About INTA

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. The Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development, and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

More about INTA Programs in India 
In 2012 alone, INTA has held a number of events in India each varying in formats from large one-day international forums to smaller half-day seminars. These programs are an ideal way for members to meet colleagues and other professionals from the trademark community and stay current on best practices and trademark issues. Save the date for INTA’s next upcoming event – a two-day international forum on Trademark Practice Trends on February 8-9, 2013 in Mumbai.

Pricing and Registration
The registration fee is US $40 per person (for both INTA members and non-members), and includes tea and a buffet luncheon. The fee is nonrefundable upon confirmation of this registration by INTA. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute. Seminar reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The standard limit of the session is 30 registrants, in order to facilitate meaningful discussion amongst the participants.

Register online by Thursday, October 11. Online credit card payment is the only acceptable method of payment. There will be no onsite registration for this seminar.

Contact Us
Questions or comments regarding the seminar may be addressed to INTA's India Representative, Simran Daryanani Zainulbhai at