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  • The U.S. Supreme Court cited INTA’s scholarly journal, The Trademark Reporter (TMR), in its majority opinion in Iancu v. Brunetti, issued on June 24, which held that the Lanham Act’s ban on “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is unconstitutional. The Court cited “Trademarks Laid Bare: Marks that May Be Scandalous or Immoral” authored by Anne Gilson LaLonde and Jerome Gilson. This marks the second time in recent years that the Court has referenced the TMR; it was also cited in the majority opinion in Matal v. Tam in 2017.
  • Why should you apply to be on one of INTA’s 35 committees for the 2020–2021 term? Chinwe Ogban (Jackson, Etti & Edu, Lagos, Nigeria) is excited to tell you. In a new video, Ms. Ogban explains what being on an INTA committee means to her. Learn more about the committee selection process here. Applications are due by July 12.
  • Learn from leading experts and network with peers at INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The dynamic educational program will help attendees better navigate innovation in the marketplace and in the practice of trademark law, and explore intellectual property protection strategies, the changing enforcement landscape, and growth opportunities in the region. Register here for early bird pricing.
  • An article in the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin looks at how patent applications can affect trade dress protection in the United States. The article notes the risk in filing for utility patent protection and trade dress protection for the same product and discusses other guiding principles that applicants need to be aware of. Read more in the INTA Bulletin here.

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Immoral Marks Cites The Trademark Reporter
The U.S. Supreme Court cited INTA’s scholarly journal, The Trademark Reporter (TMR), in its majority opinion in Iancu v. Brunetti, issued on June 24, which held that the Lanham Act’s ban on “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is unconstitutional. The Court cited “Trademarks Laid Bare: Marks that May Be Scandalous or Immoral” authored by Anne Gilson LaLonde and Jerome Gilson. This marks the second time in recent years that the Court has referenced the TMR; it was also cited in the majority opinion in Matal v. Tam in 2017.

Being on an INTA Committee Means...
Why should you apply to be on one of INTA’s 35 committees for the 2020–2021 term? Chinwe Ogban (Jackson, Etti & Edu, Lagos, Nigeria) is excited to tell you. In a new video, Ms. Ogban explains what being on an INTA committee means to her. Learn more about the committee selection process here. Applications are due by July 12.

Join Industry Experts at INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference in Malaysia
Learn from leading experts and network with peers at INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times, October 17–18, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The dynamic educational program will help attendees better navigate innovation in the marketplace and in the practice of trademark law, and explore intellectual property protection strategies, the changing enforcement landscape, and growth opportunities in the region. Register here for early bird pricing.

INTA Bulletin Looks at Patent Applications and Their Effect on Trade Dress Protection
An article in the latest issue of the INTA Bulletin looks at how patent applications can affect trade dress protection in the United States. The article notes the risk in filing for utility patent protection and trade dress protection for the same product and discusses other guiding principles that applicants need to be aware of. Read more in the INTA Bulletin here.