Membership and Committees
2003 Volunteer Service Award
Advancement of Trademark Law
Carlos Polo (Carlos Polo & Asociados—Madrid, Spain) was chair of the Community Trade Mark Office Subcommittee, where he led the effort in drafting INTA’s comments on reforming the Community Trade Mark System, as well as the Community Design Regulation Guidelines.
Advancement of Committee or Subcommittee Objectives
Andrew Goldstein (Freeborn & Peters—Chicago, Illinois, USA) served as chair of the subcommittee that reformed the INTA bylaws.
Michael Leathes (BATMark—London, UK) helped develop INTA’s educational video depicting mediation of an international trademark dispute.
Sandrine Peters (Gevers & Partners—Diegem, Belgium) was chair of the Trademark Office Practice Classification Subcommittee and developed INTA’s submission on the revisions to the Nice Classification System.
Advancement of the Association
Burkhart Goebel (Lovells—Hamburg, Germany) worked on the Geographical Indications Subcommittee, where he helped create a balanced policy for dealing with the resolution of conflicts between trademarks and geographical indications.