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May 20Read the Monday Edition of the INTA Daily News Published From the Annual Meeting
Read the Monday edition of the INTA Daily News, published from INTA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Check out interviews, coverage from the Meeting's educational sessions, the daily schedule, Exhibition Hall information, and much more from Boston.
May 20Check out the Exhibition Hall at INTA's 141st Annual Meeting
Check out the Exhibition Hall at INTA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The Hall features 162 exhibitors from 39 countries and six continents around the world. Information about the exhibitors is available here
May 19Read the Sunday Edition of the INTA Daily News Published From the Annual Meeting
Read the Sunday edition of the INTA Daily News, published from INTA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Check out interviews, coverage from the Meeting's educational sessions, and much more from Boston.
May 19Join us tonight for the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address at INTA's 141st Annual Meeting
Speakers at the tonight's Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Annual Meeting will address crucial issues facing the trademark industry and society at large. INTA President David Lossignol and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo will share their visions for brand owners and the Association in 2019 and beyond. Keynote speaker Michael Haddad (above), a UN climate change champion and professional athlete, will deliver an inspirational address related to his accomplishments and advocacy efforts. The Opening Ceremony begins at 4:30 pm followed by a Welcome Reception. 
May 19INTA President Issues Unreal Challenge During Opening Ceremony Speech
In a major call to action, INTA President David Lossignol announced the Unreal Challenge during his speech at the Opening Ceremony for INTA's 141st Annual Meeting, in Boston, Massachusetts. A new initiative to support the efforts of INTA’s Unreal Campaign, the Challenges calls on members to help educates teens on the importance of trademarks and brands and the dangers of counterfeit goods. “We have an opportunity here to make counterfeiting socially unacceptable on a global scale,” said Mr. Lossignol. The Unreal Campaign is INTA's consumer facing initiative in which INTA members make educational presentations to students around the world. Learn more here.
May 19Listen to New Episodes of INTA's Brand & New Podcast Each Day of The Annual Meeting
New episodes of INTA's podcast Brand & New will be released each day of the Annual Meeting. Today's episode features last night's keynote speaker Michael Haddad, a professional athlete, social entrepreneur, and environmental advocate. He is joined by INTA President David Lossignol to discuss how to make the world a better place, and how brands can help. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify, to get the new episodes each day of the Meeting. 
May 19Annual Meeting Registrants Build Bikes for Boston-area Kids
Registrants of INTA's 141st Annual Meeting built bikes for kids on the first day of the Meeting, Saturday, May 18. The bikes were donated to area children with the help of the Boston Center for Youth and Families. Check out a video of the kids getting their new bikes on INTA's Twitter feed
May 19Annual Meeting Registrants Build Bikes for Boston-area Kids
Registrants of INTA's 141st Annual Meeting built bikes for kids on the first day of the Meeting, Saturday, May 18. The bikes were donated to area children with the help of the Boston Center for Youth and Families. Check out a video of the kids getting their new bikes on INTA's Twitter feed.
May 18Read the Saturday Edition of the INTA Daily News
INTA's 141st Annual Meeting kicks off today! Read the Saturday edition of the INTA Daily News to check out highlights, interviews, and articles from the Meeting.
May 18INTA's 141st Annual Meeting Kicks off in Boston!
More than 11,100 brand owners, trademark practitioners, and other intellectual property (IP) professionals from 150+ countries are gathering today through May 22 in Boston, Massachusetts for INTA's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Join us for the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address, Sunday at 4:30 pm where INTA President David Lossignol, Head of Trademarks, Domain Names and Copyrights at Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland, will issue a call “to make counterfeiting socially unacceptable,” as part of his presidential initiative, Brands for a Better Society. We look forward to seeing you there! 
May 16INTA's New Multi-Country Study Explores Gen Z Purchase Behaviors, Moral Compass
INTA just released a comprehensive, multi-country research study, “Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products”—taking a deep dive into Gen Z’s relationship with brands and attitudes toward counterfeit products. According to the study 85% of Gen Zers aged 18 to 23 have at least a working knowledge of IP Rights. However, 79% of them purchased counterfeit products within a year of the survey. A deeper dive into Gen Zers’ attitudes towards counterfeit products, the factors influencing their decision to purchase counterfeit products, and their relationships with brands can be found in the study. Read the comprehensive global report and 10 individual country reports here.
May 15INTA Publishes 2018 Annual Report
INTA has published its 2018 Annual Report, providing a look into the past year’s strategic direction, activities, and achievements. The 2018 report highlights many of these accomplishments—and demonstrates how INTA serves its membership and expands its impact by fostering a true sense of community. The 2018 Annual Report is available as a flip book and as a PDF.
May 14INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting Kicks Off on Saturday in Boston
The countdown to the world’s largest gathering of brand owners and professionals begins! Join a record 11,000+ registrants in Boston, Massachusetts, May 18–22, for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting. You can still register online through Friday, May 17 and receive a lower rate than at onsite registration. The Annual Meeting features dozens of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and initiatives to give back to Boston. Before you go, be sure to download the Annual Meeting mobile app from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
May 14INTA Representative Highlights Student Education Initiative in Chile
Agustina Davis Komlos (pictured), INTA’s Associate, Latin America and the Caribbean, raised awareness of a new joint initiative to educate high school students, during her presentation at the Public-Private Meeting of the Illicit Trade Observatory from the National Chamber of Commerce in Santiago, Chile on May 9. She noted that the alliance between INTA and the National Trade Foundation for Education (COMEDUC) calls for bringing the Association’s Unreal Campaign—which educates students about the dangers of purchasing counterfeit goods and the importance of intellectual property—to 19 schools in Chile this year. INTA members have already begun doing Unreal Campaign presentations at schools in the country. To learn more about the Unreal Campaign, click here.
May 14Register Today for INTA’s 2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting in Germany
Registration is now open for INTA’s 2019 Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP), September 15–17, in Berlin, Germany! Speakers will equip registrants with knowledge, tools, and skills to manage trademark portfolios, brand protection issues, and much more. Join us for three days of dynamic education and networking, and leave TMAP feeling empowered to advance your career and your organization. Register today!
May 10Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony Will Address Industry and Global Issues
Speakers at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Annual Meeting will address crucial issues facing the trademark industry and society at large. INTA President David Lossignol and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo will share their visions for brand owners and the Association in 2019 and beyond. Keynote speaker Michael Haddad, a UN climate change champion and professional athlete, will deliver an inspirational address related to his accomplishments and advocacy efforts. The Opening Ceremony begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, May 19, followed by a Welcome Reception. Register for INTA’s Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, today, and attend the Opening Ceremony.
May 10Unreal Campaign Presents Educational Program to Nearly 800 Students in India
Members of INTA’s Unreal Campaign Committee delivered presentations to nearly 800 students in India, at two schools in Jaipurand one in Gurgaon, on May 3. Committee members spoke to the students about the dangers of purchasing counterfeit products, and the importance of trademarks and brands. If you are interested in becoming involved in the Unreal Campaign, please contact Catherine Shen, Associate, Strategic Partnerships & Unreal Campaign, at cshen@inta.org
May 10Follow INTA on Social Media for Annual Meeting Updates
With INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, in Boston, Massachusetts, fast approaching, be sure to follow INTA on social media for real-time updates and coverage directly from the Meeting. We’ll be posting messages and/or photos on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, WeChat, and YouTube. And we encourage you to join the conversations, using the official hashtag, #INTA2019.
May 8Join a Record 11,000 INTA Annual Meeting Registrants in Boston
We’ve hit a new record for INTA’s Annual Meeting: For the first time, more than 11,000 IP professionals and brand owners have registered for an Annual Meeting before the event officially begins! Join them at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18-22, Boston, Massachusetts to ensure you don’t miss out on the world’s premier trademark event! Register today!
May 7Annual Meeting Opening Ceremony Will Address Industry and Global Issues
Speakers at the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 Annual Meeting will address crucial issues facing the trademark industry and society at large. INTA President David Lossignol and INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo will share their visions for brand owners and the Association in 2019 and beyond. Keynote speaker Michael Haddad, a UN climate change champion and professional athlete, will deliver an inspirational address related to his accomplishments and advocacy efforts. The Opening Ceremony begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, May 19, followed by a Welcome Reception. Register for INTA’s Annual Meeting, May 18-22, Boston, Massachusetts, today, and attend the Opening Ceremony.
May 7Brand & New Podcast Explores India’s Technology Upswing
In the latest episode of INTA’s podcast series Brand & New, Hemant Singh, Managing Partner at Inttl Advocare, India, guides listeners through the complex legal and policy frameworks in India and explains how the country is responding to the evolving relationship between artificial intelligence and intellectual property. India is one of the world’s fastest growing tech hubs, and Mr. Singh looks into India’s ambitious national strategy to reform the IP legal framework to make the country more innovation friendly. Listen to the episode today on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
May 7The Trademark Reporter Publishes This Year’s Annual Review of EU Trademark Law
The Trademark Reporter has published its Annual Review of EU Trademark Law: 2018 in Review, which contains highlights of EU trademark cases of 2018 at both the EU and national levels. Join authors Tom Scourfield, Jordi Güell, and Martin Viefhues on May 21, from 10:15 am to 11:30 am, at INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, as they deliver concise analyses of key decisions in 2018 from across the EU.
May 3INTA’s Annual Meeting Offers Fulfilling Opportunities to Give Back
INTA is hosting several corporate social responsibility initiatives for registrants to give back to the local community during the 141st Annual Meeting, in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 18–22. The initiatives include building bikes for kids, volunteering at an area food bank, and donating accessories for job interviewees. Find out how to get involved here. Additionally, INTA will be holding its first Pro Bono Trademark Clinic, offering nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals one-on-one consultation with a trademark attorney. To participate in the program (pre-approval required), contact Stacey Sutton at ssutton@inta.org; applications are due May 10.
May 3INTA to Release New Gen Z Study on May 16
INTA’s Impact Studies Committee is excited to announce that a research study commissioned by the Association titled Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products, has been completed, and the findings will be released on May 16. The study explores the relationship Gen Zers have with brands and counterfeit products across 10 key countries (Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and the United States). Read more about the study in the INTA Bulletin and watch a video with Study Project Leader Scott Phillips.
May 3INTA Members Can Pre-Register for 142nd Annual Meeting in Singapore
INTA members who have registered for the 2019 Annual Meeting can take advantage of pre-registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Singapore at a reduced rate through May 22. Situated in South Asia—one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets –Singapore is an optimal host for the 142nd Annual Meeting, which will take place April 25–29, 2020. The 142nd Annual Meeting will take a close look at the factors that underpin success in this complex and diverse part of the world to prepare brand owners for growth in this key region. Learn more here. Register online or on site at the Annual Meeting this month.
May 3INTA Members and China Trademark Association Discuss Nontraditional Marks
INTA’s Non-Traditional Marks—East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee held a policy dialogue with the China Trademark Association on April 23 in Beijing. At the lively and informative meeting, the groups shared their expertise and knowledge of nontraditional mark policy and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more about nontraditional marks here.
April 30INTA’s Annual Meeting Mobile App Is Now Available on iOS and Android
The mobile app for INTA’s 141st Annual Meeting, May 18–22, Boston, Massachusetts, is now available to download on iOS and Android. The app allows registrants to navigate all that the Annual Meeting has to offer more easily, as well as to connect seamlessly with other registrants who have opted in. It offers quick access to the complete schedule, sponsors and exhibitors, social media links, maps, and much more. Register today for the Annual Meeting here.
April 30INTA’s President David Lossignol Meets with Russian Officials
INTA’s President David Lossignol (above) traveled to Moscow, Russia last week to participate in several meetings and events with government and industry officials to discuss issues of mutual concern. Among the topics discussed, Mr. Lossignol reiterated INTA’s longstanding position in favor of national (or regional) exhaustion of trademark rights in relation to the parallel importation of goods. Joined by Hadrien Valembois, INTA Policy Officer, Europe, Mr. Lossignol met with representatives of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, the Russian Brands Association, and the Eurasian Economic Commission.
April 30INTA Informs Students About Trademark Basics at Career Panel in New York
Lori Schulman (pictured), INTA’s Senior Director, Internet Policy, spoke at a career panel at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, N.Y., to educate engineering students and aspiring entrepreneurs about  trademark and intellectual property basics. Learn more about INTA’s student membership benefits here, and check out the Trademark Basics webcast series here to learn more about the building blocks of trademark practice. 
April 26INTA Celebrates Role of IP in Sports on World IP Day
INTA celebrates World Intellectual Property Day, April 26, and its theme “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports” by recognizing the role IP plays in encouraging innovation and creativity in sports, and by participating in World IP Day events in various parts of the world. “Sports have a unique ability to bring people together across the globe, to support their favorite teams, and to celebrate the achievements of their favorite athletes,” said INTA President-Elect Ayala Deutsch, Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at NBA Properties, Inc., New York. Read more here.
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