International Trademark Association: PowerfulNetworkPowerfulBrands
February 15, 2019 | Vol. 74 No. 3
TopStories
Brexit: What to Consider in Case of a No Deal on March 29
As Brexit day—the day the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019—fast approaches, the INTA Bulletin lays out in detail what actions should be taken assuming a “no deal” Brexit. Read more...
Interviews
Enforcing Trademarks and Copyright at the Border of Singapore
Singapore’s new Intellectual Property (Border Enforcement) Bill means significant changes for brand owners. In an interview with the INTA Bulletin, a Singapore Customs official provides information about the Act, as well as an update on some of the challenges and advancements at the government agency. Read more...
What Belonging to INTA Means to Me: Megan Carpenter
Megan Carpenter, dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire (USA), appreciates that INTA has taken the conversation beyond trademarks. Read more...
AssociationNews
Committee Spotlight: Right of Publicity Committee
The Right of Publicity (ROP) Committee monitors and analyzes developments in relation to the evolving arena of ROP/persona rights on a global scale. Read more...
Asia-PacificUpdate
INTA Says Asia’s Largest Free-Trade Agreement Will Drive Stronger Intellectual Property Rights
With negotiations currently underway on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership—the largest free-trade agreement in Asia and in the world—INTA has been voicing its views on the agreement through various means. Read more...
ChinaUpdate
A Look at China’s Proposed Introduction of Punitive Damages Against Intellectual Property Infringement
While punitive damages are well established in the Chinese legal system, a proposed legislative amendment marks the first time that punitive damages for intellectual property infringement are noted specifically in the country’s Civil Code. Read more...
CommitteeUpdates
Anticounterfeiting Committee: Policy Dialogue Emphasizes Collaboration to Protect Intellectual Property Rights in El Salvador
Participants in a policy dialogue in El Salvador concurred that collaboration among various stakeholders is essential to protect intellectual property rights in the country. Read more...
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee: Experts Highlight Need to Raise Awareness of Mediation Method
A roundtable discussion held in Madrid, Spain explored why mediation is not very popular in Europe and how to bolster its use as an alternative dispute resolution method. Read more...
Right of Publicity Committee Publishes State of the Law Survey Results
Practitioners now have a useful guide to navigate right of publicity statutes and/or case law in 16 countries and Guernsey, thanks to a survey undertaken by the Right of Publicity Committee. Read more...
Internet
INTA Weighs In on Critical Areas of Internet Policy at ICANN and the United Nations
INTA recently submitted comments on policy issues that are critical to brand owners, including the proposed policy for the WHOIS domain name database, use of geographic terms in the next round of applications for new generic top-level domain names, and how digital cooperation can be enhanced globally. Read more...
Features
The Petition to Make Special: How to Move Your U.S. Application to the Front of the Line
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “Petition to Make Special” process promises expedited examination for trademark applications that meet certain requirements. Here’s how to ensure your eligible application gets to the front of the line. Read more...
Law&Practice
BRAZIL Ruling Allows Apple to Continue Using IPHONE Brand
INDIA Court Rules That Goods Without Valid Price Tags Can Be Considered Counterfeits
INDIA Data Protection Gets Personal
MEXICO Amendments to Industrial Property Law Update Trademark Provisions
NIGERIA Court Overturns Decision of the Registrar of Trademarks
PERU Country Accesses to Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
SINGAPORE Appeal Confirms That a Monster Can Indeed Be Sweet!
Upcoming INTA Events

February 18 – 19
2019 Europe Conference: Embracing Change

February 26
Lagos–Arbitration and Mediation: Effective Resolution Mechanisms for Intellectual Property Disputes

March 1 – 2
Asia-Pacific Moot Court Competition—Singapore

March 5
Switzerland–Roundtable: Risk of Confusion in Case of Device Marks

March 6
Pre-Annual Meeting Reception–Pretoria

March 6
Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Panel and Reception: Getting in the Game: IP Protection in Professional Sports

March 14
Switzerland–Roundtable: Risk of Confusion in Case of Device Marks

March 16
Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition–Finals

March 28 – 29
2019 March Conference: The Business of Brands

April 1 – 12
North America Roundtables: Canadian Trademark Reform: A Follow Up

May 18 – 22
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