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April 26
INTA Celebrates World IP Day

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INTA is busy this week celebrating World IP Day​.

India │ INTA will be attending the National IPR Conference on the “Expanding IP Ecosystem in Industry,” followed by the National Intellectual Property Awards ceremony, in New Delhi tomorrow in celebration of World IP Day. This one-day event is held each year to recognize and reward the organizations and people that have contributed to harnessing the country’s intellectual capital and have helped to create an ecosystem that boosts creativity and innovation. This event takes place tomorrow, April 27. 

Indonesia │ On April 25, INTA sponsored and participated in a World IP Day trademark examiner training program in Indonesia. The training focused on well-known and nontraditional trademarks. The event was coordinated in cooperation with the Indonesian Anti-Counterfeiting Society (MIAP) and contained a diverse set of topics on the enforcement of trademarks. Speakers from INTA, the Directorate General Intellectual Property Rights (DGIP), and MIAP participated in sharing best practices in prosecution and enforcement with the attendees. 

Singapore │ In Singapore yesterday, the Unreal Campaign presented on the importance of trademarks to 240 students at Crescent Girls’ School. Our thanks to Low Pei Lin and Ms. Gloria Goh from Allen & Gledhill, and Alvin Lee, Director at Government and Public Affairs at LEGO Singapore Pte Ltd, for making this presentation. 

Vietnam │ The Unreal Campaign is celebrating World IP Day all week long by educating young consumers on the importance of intellectual property and the dangers of counterfeit goods. Today in Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017 Unreal Campaign sponsor Tilleke & Gibbins is organizing an event for 100 students at Hanoi Law University (HLU). 

United States │The Unreal Campaign is also in Anaheim, California, this week discussing the dangers of counterfeit goods with students from DECA—a not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 high school members interested in careers in marketing and entrepreneurship. The event this week in California has over 19,000 students in attendance!

And today, in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be moderating a World IP Day panel. INTA President, Joseph Ferretti (PepsiCo, Inc.​) will be sitting on that panel in collaboration with: 

  • John Sandage, Deputy Director, General World Intellectual Property Organization;
  • Frank Cullen, Executive Director, U.S. Policy, Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and
  • Lisa K. Jorgenson, Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

There will also be keynote presentations by Mario Bollini, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Global Research Innovation and Technology, Inc., and Tobie Hatfield, Senior Director of Athlete Innovations and Explorations at Nike, Inc. 

For more information on INTA’s World IP Day activities, check out an upcoming issue of the INTA Bulletin


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