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FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2018
WIPO at the INTA Annual Meeting

Readers who are attending the INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle next week may be interested in the following activities in which WIPO representatives are participating:

Madrid System Users’ Meeting (Sunday, May 20, 10:15 – 12:00): Room 616-617 (6th floor).

Meeting highlights include: Updates on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs by Registry directors Marcus Höpperger and Grégoire Bisson; and a panel discussion on the impacts of recent and upcoming Madrid System accessions, with representatives from:

  • Canada (Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trademarks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office)
  • Brazil (Schmuell Lopes Cantanhede, Trademarks General Coordinator, National Institute of Industrial Property)
  • Thailand (Khachaphorn Thiengtrakul, Head of Madrid Application Receiving Office, Department of Intellectual Property of Thailand)
  • Indonesia (Freddy Harris, Director General, Directorate General of Intellectual Property)

You can also watch a live webcast of Madrid System Updates presented by Madrid Registry Director Marcus Höpperger on Sunday, May 20 (10:00-10:30 Seattle time).

WIPO booth

The WIPO booth (No. 102) is in the main exhibition hall. You can meet WIPO experts and representatives of members’ IP offices, and get answers to your questions about the Madrid and Hague Systems. Learn more about the upcoming International Conference “Respect for IP – Growing from the Tip of Africa” from the Building Respect for IP Division, and get the latest on IP dispute resolution from the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

E-services demo sessions: Take advantage of our live demo sessions on Madrid System e-services, presented daily (Monday May 21 to Wednesday May 23) at the WIPO booth. Register to attend one or more sessions and find out how you can benefit from the full suite of e-services throughout the international trade mark registration and management process. Demos at this year’s booth include:

  • Overview of Madrid e-services: search, file, monitor and manage your international registration online: Monday, May 21, 10:30 – 11:00, Tuesday, May 22, 15:30 – 16:00 and Wednesday, May 23, 11:00 – 11:30 
  • Search before filing with WIPO’s Global Brand Database: Monday, May 21, 11:30 – 12:00, Tuesday, May 22, 14:30 – 15:00 and Wednesday, May 23, 10:30 – 11:00 
  • Compile and translate your list of goods and services with Madrid Goods & Services Manager: Monday, May 21, 14:30 – 15:00, Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 – 12:00 and Wednesday, May 23, 10:00 – 11:00 
  • Monitor and track your international registrations with Madrid Monitor: Monday, May 21, 15:30 – 16:00, Tuesday, May 22, 10: 30 – 11:00 and Wednesday, May 23, 11:30 – 12:00

Register here.

Table Topic sessions

Table Topic sessions and Workshops chaired by WIPO:

  • Saturday May 19, 9:00 – 17:00: Anti-counterfeiting Workshop, Louise Van Greunen, Director, Building Respect for IP Division, Global Issues Sector
  • Monday May 21, 8:00 – 10:00: The Madrid System: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them (TM33), Marcus Höpperger, Director, Madrid Registry
  • Tuesday May 22, 8:00 – 10:00: Protecting Industrial Designs Internationally (TT33), Grégoire Bisson, Director, Hague Registry
  • Tuesday May 22, 13:15 – 15:15:Domain Name Disputes: Update on WIPO UDRP Jurisprudence (TT81), Brian Beckham, Head, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Patents and Technology Sector
  • Wednesday May 23, 8:00 – 10:00: Using ADR to Resolve IP Disputes (TW30), Erik Wilbers, Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Patents and Technology Sector

Thanks to WIPO for sharing this information. Find out more about the INTA Annual Meeting on INTA's website.

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