Don’t miss INTA’s June Roundtable and learn the latest on classification, global protection, regional agreements and more.
June 16–27, 2014
Paris, Lisbon, Berne, and Vienna – Is this a vacation itinerary or the names of treaties that affect your everyday practice in trademarks? This roundtable will explore the inter-relationship of national and international trademark prosecution under the various global treaties and agreements. This is a subject that all Trademark Administrators encounter but rarely have an opportunity to discuss.
We will discuss the implication of various international agreements and treaties on all aspects of trademark prosecution including:
1. Classification – How do agreements such as the Nice Agreement and Vienna Agreement apply to decisions to file, re-file and maintain trademark registrations?
2. Global Protection – What effect does the priority under the Paris Convention or the opportunity to file through the Madrid Protocol have on international trademark filing strategies? Does the Berne Convention on copyright affect filing decisions for design marks?
3. Regional Agreements – Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the mutli-jurisdictional registrations such as the Community Trademark and Benelux. Do you take advantage of older regional agreements, such as the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization or Andean Pact?
Note: Unless otherwise stated, roundtables are held from 12:00 pm–2:00 pm. Please bring photo ID to all roundtables in order to enter. Please note that roundtable registration is now online only.