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

Looking Forward to Growth and Change


INTA is looking ahead to 2018 as a year of growth and opportunity in the Middle East.

Through its dedicated members, the Association will continue to provide expertise to help demystify the region—a fundamental step for improving the business climate. Moreover, INTA will monitor the latest IP developments and encourage the sharing of best practices. In order to further harmonization and address administrative hurdles such as the recent rise in trademark fees across the region, INTA will promote policy dialogue with key officials, encourage innovation, and urge respect for IP rights. Consumer protection will also be a priority.

Recently, INTA finalized the list of new Global Advisory Council (GAC) members and selected the co-chairs of the project team in charge of the November Middle East/Africa Conference (more details on this event to be made available soon). In line with INTA’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan, the GAC leadership will map out its key activities (advocacy, communications, and membership initiatives) in the region.

Overall, the Association is keen to continue expanding its reach in the region and remains fully committed to engaging with partners and governments.

Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of items in the INTA Bulletin, readers are urged to check independently on matters of specific concern or interest.

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