Franchise Laws and Your Trademark Practice: What Every Trademark Attorney Needs to Know
Did you know that a trademark license could also be a franchise governed by franchise laws? This webcast will guide trademark attorneys and other brand professionals through state/provincial franchising laws and trademark laws in the United States and Canada.
Session 6: Local Initiatives, Coordination of Cross-Border IP Enforcement Measures, and International Support Measures Available in Africa
The protection and enforcement of IP rights in Africa are rapidly evolving with both locally and internationally driven initiatives that are helping to increase awareness as to the importance and benefits of IP rights in Africa. (This is part of the Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series.)
Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series
Africa and its growing middle class remain a center of attention for Intellectual Property (IP) right-holders and their representatives. Enhanced dialogue is needed involving all stakeholders in Africa on the enforcement of IP rights. With this web series we will be fostering learning and dialogue on IP enforcement issues.
Session 5: IP Enforcement in North Africa
North Africa is a dynamic region neighboring Europe. Northern African countries have effective customs recordal systems and well-drafted IP laws. Still, counterfeit and pirated goods produced locally and abroad are widely available on the local market and exported to Europe. (This is part of the Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series.)
Session 4: IP Enforcement in West Africa
Being the number one economy and the country with the largest population in Africa, Nigeria is the focal point of investors in the West African region. At the same time, Nigeria has increasingly become a target destination and a significant transit route for counterfeit and pirated products. This has a significant impact on the neighboring countries, including member states of the regional IP organization, OAPI and Ghana—another regional giant. (This is part of the Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series.)
Looking Through the Leadership Lens: Trademark Office Leadership on Confronting Challenges in an Evolving Landscape
Leadership can be as diverse as the leaders at the helm. The Looking Through the Leadership Lens webcast series will explore critical topics on leadership and development through industry speakers with unique perspectives. The knowledge, advice, and experience shared through this series will provide you with the insight needed to make a mark in your organization. The first session, Trademark Office Leadership on Confronting Challenges in an Evolving Landscape, in this series will focus on leadership within a Trademark Office. (The Looking Through the Leadership Lens series is available to INTA members only.)
Session 3: IP Enforcement in East Africa
With an active and forward-looking anti-counterfeiting agency in Kenya, an effective system of customs recordal in Mauritius, and trademark registrations obtained faster in Rwanda than at the EUIPO and the USPTO, East African IP practitioners have nothing to be ashamed of. (This is part of the Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series.)
Mindful Practice: An Introduction to Mindfulness for Legal Professionals
This webcast will introduce participants to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. The speaker will lead a short, basic meditation and provide tips for how participants can incorporate mindfulness in their lives at home and at work.
Session 2: IP Enforcement in Southern Africa
The Southern African region comprises countries with widely differing economic outlooks: from South Africa, an upper middle-income country and the second largest economy in Africa, to Lesotho and Zimbabwe, both low-income countries. It is no surprise that, among the countries of the region, South Africa has the most robust customs recordal. This system of customs recordal and enforcement is, however, under strain from the ever-increasing cross-border flow of goods. (This is part of the Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series.)
The U.S. Trademark Modernization Act of 2020: What Every Trademark Practitioner Needs to Know
The recently enacted Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) makes significant changes to the U.S. law to improve the integrity of the federal trademark register and, consequently, help businesses make more informed marketing and branding decisions.
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