AMMAN - Under the theme, “It’s a Small World - Trademarks & Globalization,” the International Trademark Association (INTA) held its 2007 Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA, November 7-10.
Highlighting the importance of participation in this event, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Business Development Manager, Mahmoud Lattouf, said, “AGIP is keen on attending INTA’s leadership meetings, as they provide a platform for exchanging ideas, conducting important business and working together in the INTA committees.”
Lattouf, who is a member in the Registration Practice & DNS Administration Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee, added that the meeting did not just focus on the latest developments in trademark law and litigation practices, but also on how the Internet makes every issue a global issue.
“The meeting’s sessions addressed the hottest issues affecting trademarks on the Internet, including the fair use and monetization of domain names, as well as privacy and domain registration issues,” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of Abu-Ghazaleh Legal, Samer Pharaon, said that the meeting shed light on how in-house counsel can elevate the importance of trademarks within a company.
“We shared with Intellectual Property experts tips on how to collaborate with brand managers and other businesses, in order to achieve this goal,” added Pharaon, who is the chair of the Middle East, Africa & South Asia Subcommittee of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting & Enforcement Committee.
Other issues discussed included hurdles and roadblocks that face trademark practitioners in the global business environment, global brands’ protection, as well as likelihood of confusion in the global market.