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August 22INTA Hosts First Event in Brunei—Marking INTA’s Activity in all 10 ASEAN Countries
On August 22, INTA participated in a policy dialogue in Brunei following Brunei's first criminal enforcement of trademark laws earlier this year. INTA was represented by members of the Anticounterfeiting Committee, East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, Brian Law (Eversheds Harry Elias, Singapore), Bienvenido Marquez (Quisumbing Torres, Philippines), and INTA Asia-Pacific Chief Representative Seth Hays. Stay tuned for a full recap in the INTA Bulletin.
August 22Meet the Co-Chairs of the Latin America Conference
INTA's Changing Landscape of Latin America conference, happening on October 2–3 in Cartagena, Colombia, provides the educational and networking tools to thrive during a time of constant change in the region. Meet the conference co-chairs, Diana Arredondo and Maria Cecilia Romoleroux, as they share what inspired them to develop this exciting program in the latest INTA video interview.
August 18The 2017 Update of the Madrid Protocol is Now Available
Now available! The 2017 update of Practitioner’s Guide to the Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol. Find information on: practice and procedure in obtaining, maintaining, licensing and enforcing Madrid System registrations; how each jurisdiction treats marks extending to it; and the history of the Madrid treaties, use of the system and strategic considerations of whether, and how, to best use the system.
August 18INTA and BASCAP have published a report on the economic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy
A recent report indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022. Titled The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, the report provides estimates on the wider social and economic impacts on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses, and criminal enforcement. The report was produced by Frontier Economics, an internationally recognized economics research firm, and commissioned by INTA and ICC’s Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), and is available here for download.
August 15A Special Keynote Address Not to Be Missed!
We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker, Francisco Samper, co-founder and president of MullenLowe SSP3. On day one of the conference, Mr. Samper will share his expertise in Latin America and explore the following topic: How Advertising Campaigns Influenced the Colombian Peace Process. Do not miss this unique and inspiring address! Register today at www.inta.org/2017Cartagena.
August 15Apply to Become a Table Topic Moderator at the Annual Meeting
Apply to Become a Table Topic Moderator at the Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, May 19–23, 2018! Moderators are needed to develop and facilitate Table Topics, one of INTA's most popular Annual Meeting events. Table Topics are interactive conversations about relevant trademark topics of interest, taking place over breakfast or lunch and facilitated by one moderator and attended by up to 10 participants. Don't let this great opportunity pass you by! The deadline has been extended—submit your proposal by August 18, 2017. Learn more and submit a proposal today.
August 15Five Weeks Until the 2017 TMAP Meeting—See Who’s Registered!
More than 300 IP professionals from over 40 countries have already secured their spot at the 2017 TMAP Meeting taking place in New Orleans on September 17-19. Registrants include representatives from 50+ corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and nonprofit organizations. These registrants will enjoy three days of educational sessions and networking opportunities. Please visit www.inta.org/2017TMAP to learn more about the organizations that will be represented at the meeting and to view the TMAP Meeting program.
August 4Register Today for INTA’s Changing Landscape of Latin America Conference
On October 2-3, INTA hosts the Changing Landscape of Latin America conference. Register today to benefit from two days of educational programming focused on Latin America led by industry experts. Sessions include: innovation and IP protection; brand valuation, balancing IP Rights and regulatory restrictions, Internet protection and enforcement. Learn more and plan to join us!
August 1Early Bird Registration for the 2017 TMAP Meeting ends Friday, August 4, 2017!
Join us in New Orleans for three days of education, networking, inspiration, and empowerment in September! This year, the TMAP Meeting will provide you with unique opportunities to get involved and the motivation to think outside the box. Register by Friday, August 4, 2017 to save your organization money!
July 31INTA Announces Launch of Pro Bono Trademark Pilot Clearinghouse
On July 31, INTA announces the launch of its Pro Bono Trademark Clearinghouse for eligible individuals, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit organizations. In its initial stage, the program will be available in the United States and Germany, and will later expand its presence to additional countries. Learn more about the Pro Bono Clearinghouse today!
July 26Registration Now Open for 2017 Leadership Meeting
Registration for the 2017 INTA Leadership Meeting is now open! The INTA Leadership Meeting brings together INTA volunteers and leaders once a year to advance the Association’s objectives and goals. This meeting offers them an advanced-level educational program and the opportunity to conduct business and network with colleagues from around the world over four days. Join us November 7-10 in Washington, D.C. (USA). To learn more and register, visit www.inta.org/2017LM.
July 25Apply for Committee Selection Before July 31!
One of INTA’s most important assets is the talented and dedicated group of member volunteers who serve on its Committees and Project Teams. Participation on an INTA Committee offers you a unique and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the member organizations’ objectives, network among your peers and raise your visibility within the international trademark community.

For more details about INTA's Committee Selection process and to apply for the 2018–2019 term, please visit the INTA Committee Participation page.
July 25Early Bird Registration for the 2017 TMAP Meeting ends Friday, August 4, 2017!
Join us in New Orleans for three days of education, networking, inspiration, and empowerment in September! This year, the TMAP Meeting will provide you with unique opportunities to get involved and the motivation to think outside the box. Register by Friday, August 4, 2017 to save your organization money!
July 21Apply to Become a Table Topic Moderator at the Annual Meeting
Apply to Become a Table Topic Moderator at the Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, May 19–23, 2018! Moderators are needed to develop and facilitate Table Topics, one of INTA's most popular Annual Meeting events. Table Topics are interactive conversations about relevant trademark topics of interest, taking place over breakfast or lunch and facilitated by one moderator and attended by up to 10 participants. Don't let this great opportunity pass you by! Submit your proposal by August 11, 2017. Learn more and submit a proposal today.
July 21INTA Study Provides Data on How Brands Are Using New gTLD Program
At the beginning of this year, INTA’s Impact Studies Committee commissioned a survey of its corporate members to determine what impact the New gTLD Program has had on brands’ enforcement costs. The survey was sent to 1,096 INTA regular members and asked respondents for detailed cost information for 2015 and 2016. The questions were accompanied by a detailed worksheet to help respondents collect the necessary data. Learn more about this study in the latest edition of the INTA Bulletin.
July 20INTA Participates in Regional Seminar on Current Trends in Counterfeiting and Piracy in Ankara
On July 18, 2017, INTA participated in a Regional Seminar on Current Trends in Counterfeiting and Piracy in Ankara organized by the Turkish Ministry of Customs and Trade. INTA was represented by Myrtha Hurtado Rivas (Novartis International AG), Chair of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Subcommittee of the Anticounterfeiting Committee. Ms. Hurtado Rivas spoke about working together with the private sector to combat counterfeits. Stay tuned for a full recap in the INTA Bulletin!
July 18Save the date for the 2017 Leadership Meeting! Registration launches July 26!
This year’s leadership meeting offers you the opportunity to embrace and manage change through education, relationship building, leadership skills development, and learning from those who are more experienced. This year’s meeting will take place November 7-10 in Washington, D.C. (USA). To learn more about the Leadership Meeting, click here
July 18David Emond Provides Keynote Address at the 2017 TMAP Meeting!
INTA is delighted to welcome David Emond, Executive Director of Liberty's Kitchen, as one of the keynote speakers for the 2017 TMAP meeting! Liberty’s Kitchen is a social enterprise dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable New Orleans youth. Learn more and register today! Look out for an upcoming INTA Bulletin issue which features an interview with David as he shares his story and what you can expect to hear from him at the TMAP Meeting.
July 15INTA Attends International Symposium on Geographical Indications (GIs) in China
On June 30, INTA participated in the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications in Yangzhou, China. Dr. Hui Huang (Wan Hui Da Intellectual Property Agency) represented INTA and spoke about the Association’s perspective on the protection of geographical indications and trademarks. In attendance were 300 guests from government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, local business and industry associations.
July 14Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders: Introducing the Tomorrow’s Leader Award
INTA is pleased to announce the inception of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award—an award designed to both feature and inspire the next generation of intellectual property lawyers. The award is meant to enhance the growth and development of recipients within INTA and to provide a tailored mentoring and committee membership experience to accelerate their contribution to the trademark community. Two young professionals with less than five years of experience each will receive recognition for their demonstration of early leadership stature in the IP industry. The application portal is now open. Learn more and submit your nominations today!
July 14Registration open for Dubai Free Trade Zone Workshop
INTA will be in Dubai September 28 for a special forum on free trade zones. Economic benefit and growth are the welcome upside of free trade zones, but there are also some unintended challenges for brand owners. Join us for this important one-day workshop where we bring together brand owners, free trade zone authorities, government officials, and other key stakeholders for an exploration of the latest information, best practices and potential solutions for combating the ongoing threat of counterfeits in free trade zones. Visit www.inta.org/2017FTZDubai to learn more and register.
July 12INTA Hosts Two Trademarks 101 Roundtable Discussions in Florida
On July 10th, INTA hosted two Trademarks 101 Small Business Roundtables in South Florida. The keynote speaker for the roundtables was U.S. House of Representative Member and Co-Chair of the Congressional Trademark Caucus (CTC), Ted Deutch (D-FL-22nd). This was followed by a panel moderated by INTA's Senior Director of Government Relations, Deborah Cohn and representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Small Business Administration and INTA Member, Christina DeAngelis (Jarden Group-Newell Brands). Representatives from over 100 small businesses in Florida attended the roundtables to learn more about the U.S trademark system and the crucial role that trademarks play in supporting a successful business.
July 11TMAP Meeting Co-Chairs Discuss Upcoming Event in New Orleans
In the latest video interview, TMAP Meeting Co-Chairs Karen Holme (Sunkist Growers, Inc., United States) and Daniela Rojas (Hilborne Hawkin & Co., United States) discuss INTA's 2017 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting, taking place in New Orleans on September 17–19, 2017. Watch the full interview to learn more about this upcoming event and register here.
July 11New in 2018! INTA’s First Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition
Inspired by the continued success of INTA’s Moot Court Competitions in the United States, INTA is pleased to launch the Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition for the first time in Singapore. The competition is open to teams of students from law schools outside of the United States. Winning teams will receive a variety of awards including INTA student memberships, a school donation, and several monetary prizes! Applications to enter the competition will open September 2017. Visit www.inta.org/mootcourtsingapore to learn more!
July 11INTA Hosts Two Trademarks 101 Roundtable Discussions in Florida
On Monday, July 10th, INTA hosted two Trademarks 101 Small Business Roundtables in South Florida. U.S. House of Representative Member, Ted Deutch (D-FL-22nd) and Co-Chair of the Congressional Trademark Caucus (CTC) was the keynote speaker for the roundtables in his district followed by an expert panel moderated by INTA's Senior Director of Government Relations, Deborah Cohn and representatives from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and INTA Member, Christina DeAngelis who is Intellectual Property Counsel for the Jarden Group-Newell Brands. Representatives from over 100 small businesses in Florida attended the roundtables to learn more about the U.S trademark system and the crucial role that trademarks play in supporting and growing a successful business.
July 6Committee Selection is now open. Apply today!
One of INTA’s most important assets is the talented and dedicated group of member volunteers who serve on its Committees and Project Teams. Participation on an INTA Committee offers you a unique and rewarding opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the member organizations’ objectives, network among your peers and raise your visibility within the international trademark community.

For more details about INTA's Committee Selection process and to apply for the 2018–2019 term, please visit the INTA Committee Participation page.
July 5INTA and the Ministry of Science Technology held a policy dialogue in Danang, Vietnam
INTA and the Ministry of Science Technology held a policy dialogue in Danang, Vietnam, on June 30 to discuss further cooperation and continuation of an MOU previously signed in 2015. INTA’s Chief Representative Asia-Pacific, Seth Hays, co-chaired the meeting with Ministry of Science Technology Deputy Chief Inspector and National Office of IP Deputy Director General.
June 29INTA Attended ICANN59 in South Africa
INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo is joining INTA members at ICANN59 in Johannesburg, South Africa this week.  The hot topic of this meeting is whether geographic terms should be protected to the right of the dot and how much influence governments should have in this decision.  After long days of negotiation, INTA members relaxed with the rest of the ICANN community at an outreach reception sponsored by Adams & Adams.  It was a marvelous event with a broad range of attendees including INTA members, ICANN staff and volunteer leaders, members of the technical community, academia, civil society and government representatives.
June 29Register Today for INTA’s Changing Landscape of Latin America Conference
On October 2-3, INTA hosts the Changing Landscape of Latin America conference. Register today to benefit from two days of educational programming focused on Latin America led by industry experts. Sessions include: innovation and IP protection; brand valuation, balancing IP Rights and regulatory restrictions, Internet protection and enforcement. Learn more and plan to join us!
June 29INTA Launches New Membership Database
INTA is pleased to announce the official launch of our new membership database! Your former INTA log-in credentials will no longer work with this new database. Your new username is your email address, and clicking the log-in button on inta.org (in the upper right-hand corner) you will can reset your password. Committee Selection will be opening in July, and you will want to ensure you have your new log-in to apply for a committee.
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