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James Luo and Jerry Zhang attended the INTA Conference 2013 in Dallas

2013.05.08

The INTA Conference 2013 was held in Dallas from May 4 to May 8. International Trademark Association (INTA) is a very large organization with many multinational member companies, including many of the 500 best companies in the world. It holds annual conference every year at different venues. At the Dallas conference, it was announced that INTA will have its first conference in Asia next year, to be held in Hong Kong in 2014.

James Luo and Jerry Zhang attended the INTA Conference 2013 in Dallas this year. INTA Conference is the most-widely attended conference in trademark law in the world. It had a unique pattern of meetings, including committee meetings, breakout sessions, lunch table meetings, booth meetings, private function room settings, various forms of business receptions and private meetings. It covered wide coverage of cutting-edge topics this year, including anti-corruption due diligence, cause of action in dilution claims, policing infringement and bad faith registrations, multi-linguistic trademarks, Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) liability, distinctiveness in Community Trademarks (CTM) and competition, keyword advertising, new generic top level domain names (gTLDs), anti-counterfeiting, US trademark case review and update etc.

Because trademarks have their life in the respective countries, INTA has global reach to the key trading countries around the world and has regional representative offices in Europe and Asia. INTA has its Chinese representative office established in the year 2003.

Companies doing business overseas will need to file their trademarks in the respective overseas countries where they do business. Lawjay is poised to assist in the filing of applications for trademarks overseas through the processing of international applications under the Madrid Agreement Concerning International Registration of Marks or separately through the trademark offices of the respective countries that do not accede to the Madrid Agreement.