|March 15||Brand & New Podcast Looks at Artificial Intelligence|With artificial intelligence (AI) all over the news, the latest episode of INTA’s Brand & New podcast series explores the subject with Ayuko Nemoto, Partner at Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office, based in Tokyo, Japan. In the episode, Ms. Nemoto dives deep into AI and helps listeners understand the status of AI-generated works, how public and private sectors deal with AI and its legal aspects, and the protection and enforcement of AI-related intellectual property rights in Japan—one of the world leaders in technology and robotics. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
|March 15||See Who Is Registered for INTA’s March Conference in New York City|Join more than 275 brand owners, intellectual property counsel, and business professionals at INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28–29, in New York City. Take a look at who has registered for this forward-looking conference that will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. Speakers represent major brands, including Anheuser-Busch InBev Services, LLC; Black Rock; Gap Inc.; HBO; MasterCard International Incorporated; Netflix, Inc.; and Verizon Media. March 27 is the last day to register online; members and non-members save US $100 compared to on-site registration. Register today!
|March 15||Let INTA’s Membership Directory Help You with Marketing and Networking|If you aren’t the Designee for your member organization but want to be listed in INTA’s Membership Directory, consider purchasing an Additional Directory Listing (ADL). Having your contact information in the Membership Directory can help facilitate new client relationships and networking opportunities. Each ADL costs US $250, and the number of names that can be listed for your organization is unlimited. For more information, email email@example.com.
|March 12||INTA’s March Conference Will Give Entrepreneurs Perspectives on Legal Issues Surrounding Their Brands |"Entrepreneurs need to understand that their brand is their calling card," says Deborah Davis (Electronic Arts Inc., California), Co-Chair of INTA's 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands (March 28–29, NYC). Watch this video in which Ms. Davis and Co-Chair Judy McCool (HBO, New York) discuss how the Conference will benefit SMEs and help them get ahead and stay ahead of trends and changes in the trademark and business worlds. Register today!
|March 12||Register for Add-Ons to Enhance your Experience at INTA’s 141stt Annual Meeting |The core educational sessions at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, are only the beginning! Annual Meeting add-ons are a great way for registrants to get more out of their experience. Among the offerings: dive deep into specific topics of interest with a small group of like-minded peers at dozens of Table Topics, enjoy a Lunch and Learn session with dynamic speakers focusing on professional development, and explore Boston’s rich culture with fellow registrants on networking excursions. Register for the Annual Meeting today, and learn more about registering for add-ons here.
|March 8||INTA Celebrates the Association’s Women on International Women’s Day |
In honor of International Woman’s Day, March 8, INTA recognizes the talented and strong women who serve and have served the Association. Among them, INTA has had nine women presidents since 2000, including three of the six most recent past presidents. Currently, 19 Board Members and 30 committee leaders are women. "There are so many strong, smart, accomplished women in the world. When we come together to support each other, that individual strength is amplified and our ability to achieve change as a community is infinite," says INTA President Elect Ayala Deutsch (NBA Properties Inc, USA) "I’m proud of the important role women have played in INTA’s rich history and on International Women’s Day I celebrate the women volunteers, staff, and leaders of INTA and all that they have achieved.”
|March 8||Renew your INTA Membership Today to Keep Benefiting from Our Global Community|Belonging to INTA means you are a part of our global community of 7,200 organization members and 32,000 individual IP professionals, brand owners, academics, and others. Renew your INTA membership today to remain a member of this diverse community—and retain access to discounted rates for meetings and conferences worldwide, as well as a plethora of members-only resources designed to help you in your daily work. To renew your membership, click on “My Profile” at the top of the page or click here.
|March 8||INTA Launches a New Member Benefit: Industry Groups |INTA Industry Groups are a new member benefit giving Regular Members the opportunity to meet and benchmark on common issues. In addition to expanding your network of industry colleagues, Industry Groups offer you the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, and insights with your peers. INTA Industry Group meetings may take place at Annual Meetings and Leadership Meetings, on conference calls, and at ad hoc meetings at INTA’s headquarters. Learn more here.
|March 8||Join the 250+ Registrants at INTA’s 2019 March Conference |Join more than 250 brand owners, IP counsel, and business professionals who will be challenged, energized, and informed at INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28–29, in New York. Gain insights from C-Suite speakers and entrepreneurs, including iconic fashion designer Stuart Weitzman; learn from major brand owners about topics that take the discussion beyond just trademarks; walk away with substantive tips that immediately can be put into practice; and enjoy networking with peers. Register today!
|March 5||INTA President David Lossignol Discusses Changing the Way We Think About Brands |2019 INTA President David Lossignol (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland) is taking on the formidable challenge of helping to transform the way brand owners, trademark professionals, and consumers think about trademarks and brands. In an interview in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin, he expands upon this challenge and discusses other pressing issues that he will tackle during his term. Read the interview here.
|March 5||New Issue of The Trademark Reporter Is Now Available!|The Trademark Reporter has published its United States Annual Review: The Seventy-First Year of Administration of the Lanham Act of 1946, a review of trademark cases in the United States for the most recent year of the Lanham Act administration. Join authors Ted Davis and John Welch live at INTA’s Annual Meeting as they deliver concise analyses of major decisions rendered by the U.S. courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board over the past 12 months. Read the new issue here.
|March 5||Early-Bird Registration for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting Ends Friday |Early-bird pricing for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, ends this Friday, March 8. This is the last chance for INTA members to save on the registration fee and join the 10,000+ brand owners, trademark and other legal professionals, government officials, academics, and business stakeholders from around the world who make the INTA Annual Meeting a must-attend event for anyone interested in brands and intellectual property. Register here!
|March 5||Follow INTA on Social Media for Association Updates and Annual Meeting News |Follow INTA’s social media channels for Association updates, including information about the 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as for the latest news about the IP community around the world. Join us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, WeChat, and YouTube to stay in the know.
|March 1||Early Bird Pricing Ends March 8 for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting |Early bird pricing for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, ends Friday, March 8. This is the last chance for INTA members to save on the registration fee for the world’s largest gathering of IP professionals and brand owners. In a new video, Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Cindy Walden (Fish & Richardson, Boston, Massachusetts) and Ronald van Tuijl (JT International, Geneva, Switzerland) discuss how the Meeting will educate registrants about relevant brand and intellectual property topics for today and the future. Register today!
|March 1||INTA Representative Participates in Brunei Workshop on Tackling Counterfeits |
Valentina Salmoiraghi (pictured left), INTA Anticounterfeiting Advisor, Asia-Pacific, participated in a workshop on February 25 hosted by the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, "Forging an Effective Partnership to Tackle Illicit Trade & Counterfeits with the ASEAN Customs Enforcement and Compliance Working Group." Ms. Salmoiraghi moderated a panel on brand protection and intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement, which focused on the tools and procedures to protect brands and to enforce IPR globally and in the ASEAN region. Customs officials and law enforcement agencies from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam attended the workshop.
|March 1||INTA Representative Meets with IP Office in Tanzania|
Tat-Tienne Louembe, INTA Representative, Africa, Middle East and Inter Governmental Organizations, visited Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania to hold discussions with officials of Tanzania’s IP Office, the Business Registrations and Licensing Agency. Mr. Louembe also met with private sector delegates and the Fair Competition Commission, which promotes efficient markets and consumer welfare in the country. The meetings were arranged with the help of INTA Member Dr. Saudin Mwakaje (Nexlaw Advocates, Tanzania). While there, Mr. Louembe (pictured center) was interviewed by local media about his visit.
|February 26||Brand & New: Leadership Coaches Discuss ‘Human’ Qualities Tied to Success in Legal Profession |Karen Clemens and Diane Ridon, leadership coaches who contribute to the Executives Education Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, are the latest guests on INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. The conversation focuses on the “human” qualities and skills—from emotional intelligence to critical thinking—that help lawyers succeed in a fast-evolving tech environment. Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify today!
|February 26||March Conference Keynotes Explore Business and Brands Through C-Suite Lens |C-suite executives will headline INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28–29 in New York City—offering an inside look at how to build a successful brand. Fashion designer Stuart Weitzman (pictured above) will deliver the keynote address. In addition, INTA just announced that Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, is on the lineup of capsule keynote speakers, joining Nancy Jeffrey, Editorial Director of Edelman New York; Derek Rapp, President and CEO of JDRF; and fashion entrepreneur Autumn Adeigbo. Don’t miss these exciting keynotes that will complement robust educational sessions, taking the discussion beyond trademarks to examine brands from a business perspective. Register today!
|February 26||INTA Hosts Second Annual Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition in Singapore |INTA is holding its second annual Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition, March 1–2 in Singapore —where 22 schools from seven countries will compete. The event introduces law students to important issues arising in trademark law and unfair competition law in the region, while fostering a healthy spirit of competition and camaraderie. “We’re honored to help groom the next generation of legal counsel by giving them the opportunity to refine their skills in a moot court setting,” said INTA’s CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo. Learn more about the competition here
|February 26||INTA Bulletin Dives into Singapore Customs and Border Enforcement Issues |Edward Yue, Assistant Head of the Operations Management Branch of Singapore Customs, speaks about Singapore Customs and border enforcement measures in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin. In the interview Mr. Yue discusses his role, advancements made during his tenure, and some of the challenges faced by Singapore Customs. Read the article here.
|February 22||INTA Bulletin Explores the Petition to Make Special |The United States Patent and Trademark Office typically reviews trademark applications in the order in which they are received, but applicants may be able to receive expedited review by filing a Petition to Make Special. An article in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin shows you why, when, and how to file this document. Check it out here.
|February 22||Record-Holding Professional Athlete Michael Haddad to Deliver Annual Meeting Keynote |Social entrepreneur and record-holding professional athlete Michael Haddad will deliver the keynote address at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts. After he became paralyzed from the chest down at age six, Mr. Haddad taught himself to walk again. A United Nations climate change champion, he will share how he applies the same passion and determination to advancing sustainability causes around the world and will motivate attendees to consider their own role, and that of their brands, in bettering society. Don’t miss his inspiring talk—plus more than 300 educational sessions and multiple special events at this premier IP event. Act now! Early bird registration ends March 8.
|February 22||Gain Insights from Influential Brand Representatives at INTA’s 2019 March Conference |INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28–29 in New York City will feature speakers from influential brands across a wide scope of industries who will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. Brands include Anheuser Busch InBev Services, LLC; Blackrock; Gap Inc.; HBO; MasterCard International Incorporated; Netflix, Inc.; and Verizon Media. Register today to gain valuable insights.
|February 20||INTA’s March Conference to Explore Effective Trademark Enforcement for ‘Brands in the Spotlight’ |“Extending your brand voice and personality into trademark enforcement is a very hard line to walk, and we’re telling the stories of people who have managed to make that work,” says Judy McCool, Co-Chair of INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, about the two-part “Brands in the Spotlight” session. Speakers from Anheuser-Busch InBev Services, LLC; Netflix, Inc.; and Holland & Hart LLP will discuss how to effectively enforce a brand’s rights while the world is watching. Register for the March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28–29 in New York City!
|February 20||Trademark Basics Webcast Series Provides the Foundation for Career Success|INTA’s six-part Trademark Basics webcast series is designed to help young practitioners develop the foundation for a successful career. The series features the building blocks of trademark practice, including searching, filing, and prosecution in the United States and the European Union, and legal ethics in the trademark field. Check out the webcast series here.
|February 20||Belonging to INTA Means ‘Education’ |Belonging to INTA means different things to different INTA members, For Megan Carpenter, dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law (USA), belonging to INTA means “education.” In the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin, Dean Carpenter discusses challenges that practitioners face in today’s legal environment, explains how INTA has helped tackle these challenges, and gives advice to young practitioners in the intellectual property field. Renew your INTA membership today to take advantage of discount rates for INTA’s educational programs and events, including the 2019 Annual Meeting.
|February 20||INTA Hosts Roundtable on Arbitration and Mediation in Nigeria |INTA is hosting a free roundtable in Lagos, Nigeria on February 26 that will focus on the special nature of intellectual property disputes and the potential for resolving them through arbitration and mediation. The roundtable will also discuss specific limitations and challenges of using this approach in Nigeria, along with possible improvements to the Nigerian framework that could help to better address IP disputes. RSVP by February 22; register or find more information here.
|February 15||Act Now! Early Bird Registration for INTA’s Annual Meeting Ends in Three Weeks |Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting at a discounted rate. Early bird registration ends in three weeks for the Meeting, May 18-22, in Boston, Massachusetts. The world’s largest gathering of brand owners and IP professionals provides registrants with access to cutting-edge educational content, a wealth of networking opportunities, and an opportunity to earn CLE credits and CPD points. Check out the Justifications Page on the Annual Meeting website, which includes a justification toolkit, an expense sheet, and a draft email for your manager.
|February 15|| INTA Bulletin Examines What to Consider in Case of a No Deal Brexit |With the United Kingdom due to leave the European Union on March 29, Brexit day, a new article in the INTA Bulletin spells out what IP professionals need to know in case of a “no-deal” Brexit. The comprehensive article looks at the substantial implications on the continued protection and enforcement in the UK of EU trademarks and Community designs and International trademarks and designs (EU designation), and the exhaustion of rights.
|February 15||INTA’s Country Guides Offers Practical Trademark Information for Locations Worldwide|INTA’s Country Guides: Essential Information on Trademark Protect Worldwide, a members-only resource, is a searchable guide of country profiles offering basic, practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, and maintenance. Each jurisdiction profile follows a standardized format, making it easy to search within a jurisdiction profile or to compare how different jurisdictions treat a particular subject. The online tool was just updated in December 2018. To become an INTA member for access to resources such as the Country Guides, click here.
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