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INTA TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ANTICOUNTERFEITING A PRIORITY

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

I am just returning to Brazil after attending the International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership Meeting in Miami Florida.  It as a great meeting attended by over 1200 IP lawyers from all over the world.  There were a number of very interesting panels, including one with Mei-lan Stark of Fox Entertainment which covered issues around the infringement of trademarks on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

The outgoing President of the INTA is Richard Heath of Unilever, long a central figure in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.  Richard is also very much involved with Business Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), the anticounterfeiting arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.

BASCAP  and INTA are sponsors of the upcoming Global  Congress in Cancun, Mexico regarding piracy and counterfeiting.  I will be there and I hope to see some of you there as well.  The dates are December 1-3.

It’s clear to me that the INTA will continue to be a leader in the global fight against the “crime of the 21st century.”