International Trademark Association: PowerfulNetworkPowerfulBrands
May 15, 2016 | Vol. 71 No. 9
AssociationNews
Annual Meeting Preview: José Luis Londoño Fernández, Colombia Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio
José Luis Londoño Fernández of Colombia’s Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio explains to the INTA Bulletin what he hopes to share with registrants at the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando, and why he attends each year. Read more...
Department Spotlight: Education
Meet INTA’s Education Department, which includes eight staff members who work diligently to improve the Association’s array of programs and events offered throughout the year. Read more...
Annual Meeting 2016: Find Who You’re Looking For
Your guide to the 2016 Annual Meeting Exhibition Hall. Read more...
Welcome New Members
The Association’s 6,700+ member organizations represent some 30,000 trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, law firms and nonprofits. There are also government agency members as well as individual professor and student members. Read more...
ChinaUpdate
Trade Dress Protection under the Proposed Amendment to the Chinese Anti-Unfair Competition Law
China’s proposed amendments to its anti-unfair competition law could have significant and largely positive effects on trade dress protection in the country. Read more...
CommitteeUpdates
Amicus Curiae in the New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure
A new law in Brazil will allow for the participation of amicus curiae in judicial proceedings. INTA’s International Amicus Committee—Latin America Amicus Subcommittee provides this update. Read more...
Convergence on Design Practice (CP6) in the EU
INTA’s Designs Committee—Designs Communications Subcommittee provides this update on a recent official communication by the EUIPO with guidance on the examination process for designs. Read more...
EuropeUpdate
EU Trademark System Review and “EUIPO”
Welcome to the first Europe Office update, which offers a snapshot of key recent developments and activities of the Association in Europe. Read more...
IndiaUpdate
Addressing Problems with Criminal Enforcement of IP Rights and Quarterly Corporate Member Meeting
INTA recently sent a letter to India’s Minister of Law and Justice to remedy problems with Section 115(4) of the Trade Marks Act and held its Second Quarterly Corporate Member Meeting. Read more...
LatinAmericaUpdate
INTA Examines Plain Packaging with Experts in Dominican Republic
INTA representatives attended a seminar in the Dominican Republic in April that addressed the complexities surrounding plain packaging regulations worldwide. Read more...
WashingtonUpdate
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing to Discuss Counterfeiting
A recent hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee focused on the impact of counterfeit goods on consumer health and safety. Read more...
Getting Creative on World IP Day
On April 26, World IP Day, INTA joined with the AIPLA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s GIPC, WIPO, and the USPTO to host an educational event and reception in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Read more...
Feature
What’s in a (Nick) Name: When Celebrity Nicknames Become Trademarks
Celebrity nicknames often evolve organically via fans, and are sometimes not immediately protected by trademarks. Celebrities should monitor the use of such nicknames in commerce and take steps to protect them so that their rights are not misappropriated. Read more...
Law&Practice
AUSTRALIA Canceling Business and Domain Names
SAUDI ARABIA Court Gives Well-Known Status to Unregistered Trademark
SOUTH KOREA Trademark Law Revised
UNITED STATES TTAB Devours Applications for JAWS
UNITED STATES TTAB Analyzes the Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents
INTA: Tips and Tricks for Annual Meeting Corporate Registrants
IPRED Consultation—INTA comments
Upcoming INTA Events

May 21 – 25
138th Annual Meeting

September 1 – 2
Building Africa with Brands

September 14 – 16
TMAP Meeting

November 15 – 18
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December 1 – 2
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