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AGIP Participates in INTA Board of Directors Meetings

13-Oct-2011 | Source : | Visits : 12717
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WASHINGTON, DC - Mr. Charles Shaban, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) executive director and member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of Directors took part in the INTA Board Meeting held in Washington.

The meeting discussed several issues related to INTA, committees' reports and the 2014-17 strategy.
The event also witnessed the participation of keynote speakers: HE Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy US Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative who tackled the role of the Department in anti-counterfeiting with a special focus on the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA).
In addition, Dr. Steve Crocker, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Chairman who discussed the new gTLD program that ICANN will introduce early next year.
"We had an excellent meeting in which several issues were discussed and tackled recommendations for the coming five years. I also participated in the Trademark and Internet Conference which discussed several issues related to trademark protection on the Internet, and the new gTLD program," Shaban said. 

INTA Board elected Mr. Sha'ban, to a three-year term making him the only and first Arab to become a member of the INTA Board. 

Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) is the leading Intellectual Property service provider in the Middle East with 28 offices throughout the Arab countries, in addition to India, China, Turkey, Pakistan, Cyprus, and Afghanistan, and liaison offices in Europe, the UK and Canada and a network of 180 correspondent offices worldwide. 

AGIP provides aggregate Intellectual Property services covering trademark, patent, copyright, design and domain name registration, renewal, search and investigation, valuation, litigation, translation and watching. 

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. The Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Now INTA have more than 5900 members from 190 countries.

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