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  • INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo addressed the Spanish Senate Culture Committee on April 9. Mr. Sanz de Acedo spoke to the committee about INTA’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan and about counterfeiting and other challenges facing brand owners and IP professionals in Spain and around the globe. He also presented examples of international best practices and offered several recommendations, including considering the creation of a Senate or a bi-cameral group dedicated to brand-related issues and specifically the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.
  • Couldn’t attend the Brands and Innovation conference in person last month? Now you can benefit from the conference’s best-in-class educational sessions and be inspired by incredible speakers, including award-winning entrepreneurs Natalie Hampton and Caterina Fake—anytime, anywhere. On-demand recordings of this two-day event are available to purchase here.
  • A webcast on April 25 will address what INTA members need to know about the coming changes to the WHOIS domain name registrant database. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is under pressure to change its current policy due to the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which could make the WHOIS system “go dark.” Attend the webcast to learn how the GDPR applies to WHOIS, how ICANN plans to comply by employing its proposed interim policy, and what effects the interim policy will have on trademark owners. Register today.
  • INTA and members of the Intellectual Property Constituency took a break from Internet and IP issues at the ICANN61 conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico last month to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Maria. The groups raised approximately US $6,000 through generous donations from the event’s sponsors and guests. The money will go directly toward building 200 homes in Loiza, which was among the towns in Puerto Rico that were left decimated and without power from the hurricane in September 2017.

INTA CEO Presents to the Spanish Senate Culture Committee
INTA CEO Etienne Sanz de Acedo addressed the Spanish Senate Culture Committee on April 9. Mr. Sanz de Acedo spoke to the committee about INTA’s 2018–2021 Strategic Plan and about counterfeiting and other challenges facing brand owners and IP professionals in Spain and around the globe. He also presented examples of international best practices and offered several recommendations, including considering the creation of a Senate or a bi-cameral group dedicated to brand-related issues and specifically the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

Recordings from Brands and Innovation Conference Are Now Available
Couldn’t attend the Brands and Innovation conference in person last month? Now you can benefit from the conference’s best-in-class educational sessions and be inspired by incredible speakers, including award-winning entrepreneurs Natalie Hampton and Caterina Fake—anytime, anywhere. On-demand recordings of this two-day event are available to purchase here.

Webcast Will Discuss Sweeping Changes to Domain Database
A webcast on April 25 will address what INTA members need to know about the coming changes to the WHOIS domain name registrant database. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is under pressure to change its current policy due to the implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which could make the WHOIS system “go dark.” Attend the webcast to learn how the GDPR applies to WHOIS, how ICANN plans to comply by employing its proposed interim policy, and what effects the interim policy will have on trademark owners. Register today.

IP Groups Host Successful Fundraiser for Hurricane Victims
INTA and members of the Intellectual Property Constituency took a break from Internet and IP issues at the ICANN61 conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico last month to help raise funds for victims of Hurricane Maria. The groups raised approximately US $6,000 through generous donations from the event’s sponsors and guests. The money will go directly toward building 200 homes in Loiza, which was among the towns in Puerto Rico that were left decimated and without power from the hurricane in September 2017.