|January 15||Brand & New Looks at Cybersecurity through an Intellectual Property Lens|The latest episode of INTA’s Brand & New podcast looks at cybersecurity through an intellectual property lens with guest Eran Kahana, an IP and cybersecurity attorney at Maslon LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Kahana shares his experience and views on cybersecurity, the threats related to data, and potential solutions in a complex ecosystem where IP is everywhere and cybercrime is increasing. Listen to the new episode today on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.
|January 15||Reasons to Register for INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference|INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18-19 in Paris, France is fast approaching, and there are many reasons to register today. In a new video, Conference Co-Chair Nick Wood (Com Laude, United Kingdom) says the robust sessions will equip registrants with skills they need to face the challenges that cross their desks every day. Register here.
|January 11||Meet 2019 INTA President David Lossignol |Meet 2019 INTA President David Lossignol (Novartis Pharama AG, Basel, Switzerland) as he discusses his goals for his presidency in a new video. Mr. Lossignol explains his INTA journey and dives into his priorities for 2019.
|January 11||Early Bird Discount for 2019 March Conference Ends January 18 |Register for the 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29 in New York City, by January 18 in order to reap the early bird discount This forward-looking conference will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. The robust program will provide strategies to help you get and stay ahead of trends and will consider hot topics from both business and legal perspectives to enable legal and business teams to transform their communications, their integration, and ultimately their brand value. Click here for more information and to register!
|January 11||Submissions for the 2019 Ladas Memorial Award Competition Close January 18|INTA will accept submissions until January 18 for the Ladas Memorial Award, an annual award presented in student and professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademark law/. The award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, a distinguished practitioner and author, and is funded by Ladas & Parry LLP. Click here for the official rules and submission process.
|January 9||Renew Your INTA Membership to Qualify For Annual Meeting Member Rate|Belonging to INTA means you are eligible for the member rate to our meetings and conferences, and this can be a significant savings to you and your organization. In order to qualify for the 141st Annual Meeting member rate when registration opens on January 23, your organization will need to renew their membership. We understand the desire to register early and ensure the hotel of your choice, but INTA will be unable to provide price adjustments to organizations that have not renewed. Renew today by signing into www.inta.org and click on My Profile.
|January 8||2019 March Conference to Focus on Brands from a Business Perspective|INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, whichtakes place March 28-29 in New York City, will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. Geared for trademark practitioners, business colleagues, and entrepreneurs, the Conference will look at harnessing data effectively, measuring brand value, corporate social responsibility, artificial intelligence, and much more. Register by January 18 for an early bird discount.
|January 8||2019 March Conference to Focus on Brands from a Business Perspective|INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, which takes place March 28-29 in New York City, will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. Geared for trademark practitioners, business colleagues, and entrepreneurs, the Conference will look at harnessing data effectively, measuring brand value, corporate social responsibility, artificial intelligence, and much more. Register by January 18 for an early bird discount.
|January 8||Early Bird Discount for 2019 Europe Conference Ends January 11|INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18-19 in Paris, France will feature compelling and highly-relevant keynote addresses offering a unique perspective on how brands can adapt to change. The speakers are entrepreneur Regina Polanco, Founder and CEO of Pyrates Smart Fabric, Spain; Mathieu Morgensztern of GroupM and WPP France; and Jason Oke of Red Fuse (France). Learn more here, and register by January 11 for the early bird discount.
|January 8||INTA Bulletin: Trademark Owners Are Increasingly Seeking to Protect Prefixes and Suffixes |Is there a new push for brand owners to protect prefixes and suffixes? An article in the latest INTA Bulletin examines a trend that has developed in the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, with trademark owners increasingly asserting the “family of marks” doctrine to argue that a third party’s use of a particular prefix or suffix is likely to result in consumer confusion. Read the article here.
|January 4||Embracing Change at INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference|“The only way to keep up with change is to embrace it; otherwise, you could be left behind,” says Chehrazade Chemcham, Co-Chair of INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference, February 18-19 in Paris, France. In a new interview with the INTA Bulletin, Ms. Chemcham and Co-Chair Nick Wood discuss how the Conference will help trademark practitioners embrace change, rather than fear it. Check out the educational program and register here. Early bird discount available through January 11.
|January 4||Latest Brand & New Podcast Dives into INTA's Brands and Innovation Committee|INTA’s newest Brand & New podcast features the leaders of INTA’s Brands and Innovation Committee as they discuss the importance of the Committee’s objectives and activities, plus their take on technology and innovation. “Great questions, tell us your secret!” says one reviewer of Brand & New. Listen to the latest podcast and archived episodes on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher to hear what’s catching the audience’s attention.
|January 4||Read the Latest Edition of The Trademark Reporter|The latest issue of The Trademark Reporter, INTA’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to trademark law and related topics, is now available. This issue provides analysis of the conflicting decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re Wella, a commentary on the effective use of the WHOIS database in light of the General Data Protection Regulation, and a review of a book that takes a scholarly and practical approach to certification and collective marks.
|January 4||Save the Date: Registration for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting Opens on January 23|Registration opens on January 23 for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, the largest and most influential gathering of brand owners and intellectual property professionals from around the world.. Taking place May 18-22 in Boston, Massachusetts, the Annual Meeting will draw nearly 11,000 registrants and feature more than 300 educational opportunities, extensive networking opportunities, an exciting Grand Finale, CLE Credits and CPD Points, and much more. Stay tuned for more about the agenda and registration here. In the meantime, check out this video to revisit highlights from INTA’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
|December 21||Register for INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference at Early Bird Rates|From trademark teams to technology, change is all around us. How can you adapt? Brand owners can find out at INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, which will take place February 18-19 in Paris, France. Leading legal and business experts and government officials will help registrants navigate the opportunities and challenges for brand owners doing business today in the changing legal and political climate in Europe and around the world. Learn more and register before the early bird discount ends on January 11.
|December 21||Belonging to INTA Means Different Things to Different Members|Belonging to INTA means different things to each member of the Association’s global community. Check out a new video to see what some members highlight as the value of affiliating with INTA. Hear what other members have to say here.
|December 21||Register Today for the 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands|As legal teams and business colleagues increasingly interact and collaborate, INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands, March 28-29, in New York City, will dive into hot topics that contribute to a brand’s success.. Looked at from both legal and business perspectives, topics will include artificial intelligence and blockchain, corporate social responsibility, harnessing data to effectively manage resources, and much more. Register by January 18 for early bird pricing! Sponsorship opportunities available.
|December 21||INTA Wishes You a Happy and Healthy New Year |
INTA thanks all of our members around the world for making 2018 a productive and achievement-packed year for the Association. We look forward to continuing to advance our 2018-2021Strategic Plan, to promote the value of trademarks and brands, and to strengthen our community in 2019 and beyond. Happy New Year!
|December 18||Latest Brand & New Podcast Explores IP Offices of Tomorrow|INTA’s latest Brand & New podcast explores the future of IP offices in an insightful conversation with Maximiliano Santa Cruz, an IP and technology consultant based in Santiago, Chile who until recently was the General Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile. In this episode, he discusses the challenges and opportunities raised by innovation from the perspective of an IP office, as well as his vision of the potential evolution of the mission of IP offices in relation to trademark protection. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher .
|December 18||Submissions Are Open for the 2019 Ladas Memorial Award Competition|Act now! Submissions are now being accepted for the Ladas Memorial Award, an annual award presented in student and professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. The Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, a distinguished practitioner and author, and funded by Ladas & Parry LLP. Submissions are due by January 18, 2019. For the official rules, click here.
|December 18||Save the Date: Registration for 141st Annual Meeting Opens January 23|Save the date! Registration for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18-22, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, opens on January 23. The Annual Meeting is the largest and most influential gathering of brand owners and intellectual property professionals from around the world and across industries. In the meantime, watch this video to relive the highlights from INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting in 2018.
|December 14||What Belonging to INTA Means to Our Members |Belonging to INTA means different things to our global membership. Check out this new video to see what some members say belonging to INTA means to them. Stay a part of INTA! Renew your membership by December 31; go to www.inta.org and click on “My Profile.”
|December 14||Host an INTA Roundtable in North America in 2019|INTA roundtables—popular two-hour discussions on current trademark topics—are returning in 2019. Members in North America interested in hosting a roundtable at their office can email email@example.com for more information. Roundtables are an ideal way to host a group of trademark professionals and share ideas and knowledge with peers. Get more information here.
|December 14||INTA Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing on Counterfeiting|Just in time for the holiday season, INTA, in collaboration with the Congressional Trademark Caucus (CTC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) hosted a Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., on December 6 that focused on the dangers of counterfeit products. Read more about the briefing in a new post on the INTA Blog.
|December 14||INTA’s Unreal Campaign Visits the Cayman Islands |INTA’s Unreal Campaign presented its educational program to students on the Cayman Islands on November 29, marking the fourth time that the Campaign has held a presentation there INTA member Corey Neysmith (HSM IP, Cayman Islands) and co-worker Gabriel Morla (left)spoke to more than 40 students at the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre about the dangers of counterfeit goods and the importance of trademarks and brands. HSM IP presented to students in the Cayman Islands the previous times as well. Follow the Unreal Campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
|December 11||2019 Europe Conference to Focus on Professional, Political, and Legal Changes|INTA’s 2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change, February 18 and 19 in Paris, France, will help brand owners and IP practitioners identify changes that will impact their professional lives and will provide practical tips to navigate the changing European political and legal landscape. Topics include promoting brands in the digital world, the impact of copyright reform in Europe on creative works, and the legal implications of the brand-online influencer relationship. Early bird registration fees are available until January 11. Learn more here.
|December 11||Renew Your Membership Today to Stay a Member of the INTA Community |Belonging to INTA means you are a member of a global community composed of 32,000 individual members and 7,200 organization members. Stay a part of this influential group and renew your membership by December 31, 2018; go to www.inta.org and click on “My Profile.” Check out one member’s account of what belonging to INTA means to him in the latest INTA Bulletin.
|December 11||INTA and the European Commission Hold Workshop on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises|INTA and the European Commission – Directorate-General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs held a workshop about IP support for small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) on December 7 in Brussels, Belgium. Speaking to members of industry associations and government offices, INTA President Tish Berard (center) presented findings of the 2018 Presidential Task Force report on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Entrepreneurs, and Hélène Nicora, INTA Chief Representative Officer, Europe, informed attendees about some of INTA’s SME-relevant services, such as the Pro Bono Clearinghouse and online public resources.
|December 11||Judges Workshop in Peru Explores Andean Community Legal System|
INTA was among the co-hosts of a Judges Workshop in Lima, Peru on December 6-7. The program focused on the Andean Community legal system and judicial interpretations in their applications by Peruvian courts, as well as current topics of interest in Peruvian Trademark Law such as non-traditional marks. INTA representatives at the workshop included (left to right) Miguel Angel Carpio (Carpio, Ochoa, Martinez, Brik, Mexico), the Task Force Leader on the Enforcement Committee charged with organizing the Judges Workshops; Iris Gunther, Advisor, External Relations Enforcement; and Jorge Allende (Allende Garcia, Peru) who serves on the Data Protection Committee.
|December 7||INTA’s 2019 March Conference to Focus on ‘The Business of Brands’|INTA’s 2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands will take the discussion beyond trademarks and focus on brands from a business perspective. Taking place March 28-29 in New York, New York, this forward-looking conference will provide insights and practical tips to help brand owners, IP practitioners, and business professionals stay ahead of trends and be instrumental in creating the future. Registration is now open. Read more about the March Conference here.
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