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February 1, 2018 Vol. 73 No. 2 Back to Bulletin Main Page

INTA Delegation to Visit India in March


The first quarter of the year is always an exciting time for INTA in India, as the Association prepares to send an annual delegation to the country. This year, the delegation comprising INTA’s CEO, Etienne Sanz de Acedo, and 2018 President, Tish Berard (Hearts On Fire Company LLC, USA), will visit India March 14‒16. This will be the Association’s eighth annual delegation to the country.

As part of INTA’s delegation visit, Association members and leaders will meet with officials from India’s Trade Marks Office (TMO), judges, Indian customs officials, officials from the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), IP attachés, and representatives of relevant industry and IP associations.

INTA will also host a half-day workshop, “A ‘Brand’ New Day—Preparing for the Present and Future of Trademarks,” on March 14, 2018, at The LaLiT in New Delhi, India. The workshop will explore the impact of globalization and technological advancement on businesses of all sizes in India, and it will equip attendees with the tools they need to adapt to an evolving trademark climate. At the workshop, leading business insiders and legal experts will address effective strategies and best practices for protecting IP rights in a booming and transforming e-commerce and tech startup environment.

Workshop sessions will cover timely topics, including: creative solutions for preempting trademark infringement and counterfeiting in today’s tech-dominated reality; strategies for effectively leveraging social media and cultural references to promote brands and influence consumer choice; and practical approaches for new technology companies facing constantly developing IP challenges. This workshop is designed for IP and trademark professionals, in-house counsel, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and technology industry professionals. It will also provide numerous opportunities for networking.

After the workshop, registrants can network with their colleagues, session speakers, the INTA President, and the INTA CEO at a cocktail reception.

INTA would like to thank workshop Project Team members Shwetasree Majumder (Fidus Law Chambers, India), Ranjan Narula (RNA, IP Attorneys, India), and Pulin Kumar (Adidas Group, India), for their excellent work in planning this event.

The India delegation visit is a significant event in INTA’s annual calendar as the Association continues to play an enhanced role on all fronts in the advancement of trademarks and related IP rights in India.

Click here for more information and to register for the upcoming workshop, “A ‘Brand’ New Day—Preparing for the Present and Future of Trademarks.

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