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  • Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is the guest on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Heading the world’s largest intellectual property (IP) office, Mr. Iancu talks transparently about his vision for the USPTO, his actions since becoming director in February 2018, and what he sees as the future of the Office and IP in general. Brand & New will take a more specific focus in July and August with a look inside several other IP offices from different parts of the world, including the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the European Patent Office. Listen and subscribe to Brand & New on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.
  • Register by July 19 to take advantage of early-bird pricing for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this video, Asia Conference Co-Chair Karen Abraham (Shearn Delamore & Co., Kuala Lumpur) explains how the Conference will look at key issues that affect brand owners in a tech landscape filled with constant innovation and disruption. Register here!
  • INTA is now accepting applications for its annual Tomorrow’s Leader Award, which recognizes two young practitioners for their early leadership in the intellectual property world. In a new series of videos featuring past winners, Ana Letícia Allevato (Di Blasi, Parente & Associados, Brazil), and Erica Rogers (Ward and Smith, USA) discuss how the award positively affected their careers. Learn how it can advance yours! Apply here by July 31.
  • INTA President David Lossignol (second from right) recently visited China for an array of events and meetings about intellectual property-related challenges in China. Mr. Lossignol’s schedule included separate meetings with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, the Law Enforcement and Inspection Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulations, and the Food and Drug Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Additionally, he attended the China Trademark Festival in Yinchuan (above), where he gave opening remarks and discussed INTA’s Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products study at a session entitled “How brands build consumer trust across different generations and countries.”

Latest Brand & New Podcast Features U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director
Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is the guest on the latest episode of INTA’s podcast, Brand & New. Heading the world’s largest intellectual property (IP) office, Mr. Iancu talks transparently about his vision for the USPTO, his actions since becoming director in February 2018, and what he sees as the future of the Office and IP in general. Brand & New will take a more specific focus in July and August with a look inside several other IP offices from different parts of the world, including the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and the European Patent Office. Listen and subscribe to Brand & New on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Early-Bird Pricing Ends Friday for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference
Register by July 19 to take advantage of early-bird pricing for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In this video, Asia Conference Co-Chair Karen Abraham (Shearn Delamore & Co., Kuala Lumpur) explains how the Conference will look at key issues that affect brand owners in a tech landscape filled with constant innovation and disruption. Register here!

Young Practitioners: Apply for INTA’s Tomorrow’s Leader Award by July 31
INTA is now accepting applications for its annual Tomorrow’s Leader Award, which recognizes two young practitioners for their early leadership in the intellectual property world. In a new series of videos featuring past winners, Ana Letícia Allevato (Di Blasi, Parente & Associados, Brazil), and Erica Rogers (Ward and Smith, USA) discuss how the award positively affected their careers. Learn how it can advance yours! Apply here by July 31.

INTA President Meets with Government Officials in China
INTA President David Lossignol (second from right) recently visited China for an array of events and meetings about intellectual property-related challenges in China. Mr. Lossignol’s schedule included separate meetings with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, the Law Enforcement and Inspection Bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulations, and the Food and Drug Crime Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security. Additionally, he attended the China Trademark Festival in Yinchuan (above), where he gave opening remarks and discussed INTA’s Gen Z Insights: Brands and Counterfeit Products study at a session entitled “How brands build consumer trust across different generations and countries.”