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  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) last week hosted the 6th Annual Meeting of the TM5 at EUIPO headquarters in Alicante, Spain. The TM5 is a collaborative initiative of five major trademark offices: Japanese Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), EUIPO, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). INTA members were represented by Elisabeth Escobar of Marriott International, Inc., and Kerstin Gründig-Schnelle of Lichtenstein, Körner & Partners mbB. Learn more about this meeting on the INTA blog.
  • INTA’s Board of Directors recently approved a resolution adopting Model Design Law Guidelines. The guidelines will serve as a standard for the Association’s analysis of and comment on national and regional design laws and regulations. Read the full press release here.
  • It is time to renew your INTA membership to ensure that you continue to receive all your INTA benefits in 2018. This includes obtaining the member rate for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington (USA). Renew your membership today by logging into the INTA website and clicking “My Profile” in the upper right-hand corner. The renewal deadline is December 31, 2017.
  • INTA is currently accepting submissions of original papers on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks for its 2018 Ladas Memorial Award competition. Sponsored by Ladas & Parry LLP, the Competition was established in memory of outstanding practitioner and author Stephen P. Ladas. The award is presented every year for the best student and professional paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. Complete the online application and submit your paper by January 19, 2018 for consideration. Visit www.inta.org/ladas for more information or email ladasaward@inta.org with questions.

EUIPO Hosted TM5 Annual Meeting
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) last week hosted the 6th Annual Meeting of the TM5 at EUIPO headquarters in Alicante, Spain. The TM5 is a collaborative initiative of five major trademark offices: Japanese Patent Office (JPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), EUIPO, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). INTA members were represented by Elisabeth Escobar of Marriott International, Inc., and Kerstin Gründig-Schnelle of Lichtenstein, Körner & Partners mbB. Learn more about this meeting on the INTA blog.

INTA Model Design Law Guidelines Provide the Framework to Advocate for Harmonization
INTA’s Board of Directors recently approved a resolution adopting Model Design Law Guidelines. The guidelines will serve as a standard for the Association’s analysis of and comment on national and regional design laws and regulations. Read the full press release here.

Renew your INTA Membership and Enjoy Benefits Through 2018
It is time to renew your INTA membership to ensure that you continue to receive all your INTA benefits in 2018. This includes obtaining the member rate for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington (USA). Renew your membership today by logging into the INTA website and clicking “My Profile” in the upper right-hand corner. The renewal deadline is December 31, 2017.

INTA Announces 2018 Competition for Original Papers on Trademark Law
INTA is currently accepting submissions of original papers on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks for its 2018 Ladas Memorial Award competition. Sponsored by Ladas & Parry LLP, the Competition was established in memory of outstanding practitioner and author Stephen P. Ladas. The award is presented every year for the best student and professional paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks. Complete the online application and submit your paper by January 19, 2018 for consideration. Visit www.inta.org/ladas for more information or email ladasaward@inta.org with questions.