IPR GROUP is proud to announce that three members of our team have been elected as Committee Members for the International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2018 – 2019 term.
Victoria Soldatova – Senior Trademark Counsel
Non-Traditional Marks Committee: Develops and advocates the Association’s policy regarding the balanced protection of nontraditional trademarks (e.g., sound, color, trade dress). The committee will monitor developments in treaties, cases, legislation and regulation in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board.
Tatiana Lipovaya – Head of Licensing Dept., Trademark Counsel
Geographical Indications Committee: Develops and advocates the Association’s policy related to geographical indications, in particular their relationship with trademark rights. The committee will monitor developments in treaties, legislation and practice on the international, regional and national levels; complete analyses; and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work includes report and submission writing, interaction with government officials, geographical indications organizations and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.
Alexander Fomenko – Trademark Counsel
Trademark Administrators Committee: Develops educational and professional development programs and resources specifically designed for non-attorney trademark professionals, like paralegals, managers, and trademark administrators (TMAs). Work includes content development, program implementation, and identification of speakers and moderators. Current offerings include: TMA Brunch at Annual Meeting; International TMAs MiniSeminars, Special Programs for Super Experienced TMAs, TMA Resources & Tools; TMA Networking and Outreach, TMA Mentoring, TMA Communications & Social Media, and Liaising with the Project Teams for the TMAP Meeting and TMA Roundtables.
We thank INTA for their vote of confidence and we are happy to be of service.