Perspectives

Content and conversations that elevate the profession and illuminate the most important issues brand owners and trademark and intellectual property (IP) practitioners are talking about.

Our global contributors put into perspective business-critical trends, legal and regulatory developments, and research findings that can help you prepare for today and plan for the future.

Elisabeth Bradley (Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA) and Jo-Ann See (Amica Law LLC, Singapore)

INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting: Develop Your Business, Strengthen Connections, and Learn

A lot of thought has gone into making the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting an affordable and inclusive venue where you can grow your professional network and learn. Here, in the second of a two-part interview, the Annual Meeting co-chairs reveal details of the year’s go-to IP event.

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Soundboard

Copyright as a Complement to Sound-Based Trademarks

Juan Carlos Durand Grahammer

Juan Carlos Durand Grahammer Durand Abogados Lima, Peru Copyright Committee

Paul Supnik

Paul Supnik Law Office of Paul Supnik Beverly Hills, California, USA Right of Publicity Committee

Sound-based trademarks are protected in jurisdictions in much of the world, but their recognition has increased in recent years as technology has facilitated the more universal acceptance and registration of non-traditional trademarks. A look at the general protectability of sound marks by copyright shows its complement to trademark protection.

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Interviews

How the Evolution of INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership...

Published: July 29, 2020

The co-chairs of the upcoming INTA Annual Meeting look at the road to taking the meeting virtual and look at the 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting in the context of INTA’s central role in the lives of professionals in the field.

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Brand & New Episode

Branding Meets Innovation

Published: August 4, 2020

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Features

Serbia’s New Hybrid Opposition System

Mara Jankovic Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic Belgrade, Serbia INTA Bulletins—Europe Subcommittee

Published: July 29, 2020

Serbia’s trademark law, which entered into force earlier this year, is a hybrid, retaining its previous observation system where the IP Office continues to examine trademark applications while introducing an opposition system allowing third-party challenges to applications.

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Features

Cannabis Regulations in Brazil Bring New Challenges for Brand Owners

Fernanda Quental Daniel Law Rio de Janeiro, Brazil INTA Bulletins—Latin America Subcommittee

Published: July 22, 2020

With the expansion of the market for cannabis-related products in Brazil and possible further opening of laws on the way, brand owners may wish to prepare to capitalize on the opportunity.

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INTA Studies

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We’re looking for study suggestions pertaining to IP,  trademark, and brand-related topics.

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Features

Get expert insight into the issues influencing the present and transforming the future of trademarks and brands. We explore current and evolving trends and practice issues, and interview leaders and visionaries from across the industry.

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Law & Practice

With a constant eye on developments that our community needs to follow, practitioners from around the world report on legal proceedings and proposed and actual changes in laws and regulations to keep you up to date.

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Industry Research

Make data-driven decisions and strengthen your strategic guidance. Taking a deep dive into significant issues of our time, we highlight our own studies and other industry research.

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