New York
14 December 2015
Reporter: Tammy Facey
INTA and Italy agree to protect brands
The International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office have signed a memorandum of understanding to address anti-counterfeiting issues.

INTA and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office’s directorate general for the fight against counterfeiting will work together on development programmes and collaborative projects relating to trademark rights enforcement, the enforcement of IP rights and anti-counterfeiting strategies.

Scott Evans, president of INTA said: “Italy is home to a number of the world’s most-celebrated brands, including in product categories plagued by high levels of counterfeiting, such as clothing, footwear and wine.”

“INTA is pleased to be formalising its relationship with the Italian IP office.”

Simona Vicari, Italy’s undersecretary of state of the ministry of economic development, said: “This shows our commitment and interest in promoting industrial property and in fighting against counterfeiting on a global scale.”

“Today, in Europe, only 9 percent of SMEs are investing in industrial property. Therefore, we must join forces to make companies aware that industrial property is an integral part of a business strategy focused on innovation and competitiveness.”

More news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
Congressmen Issa and Goodlatte hit out at Judge Gilstrap
20 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Two members of the House judiciary committee have criticised Judge Rodney Gilstrap for his interpretation of TC Heartland v Kraft Foods, going as far as to suggest that he is putting the needs of the Eastern District of Texas above serving justice
PIPCU puts the brakes on car counterfeits
20 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has seized more than 200 Audi and Volkswagen car parts worth tens of thousands of pounds
.Amazon could be up for grabs
19 July 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Amazon could finally claim the .Amazon domain after it succeeded in an independent review on ICANN’s decision to deny its applications
CIPU partners with Tusher for IP education
18 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding has partnered with the Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital to further promote public IP awareness
Entrupy secures $2.6 million in funding
18 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Software company Entrupy has secured $2.6 million in funding for its artificial intelligence-driven counterfeit protection technology
Munck Wilson Mandala adds seven
17 July 2017 | Dallas | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munck Wilson Mandala has hired seven new intellectual property attorneys, including the two named partners of IP boutique Howison & Arnott
Advertising group tags pirate apps
14 July 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The Trustworthy Accountability Group, a band of advertising industry organisations, has released a new app aimed at reducing the presence of adverts on mobile apps that distribute pirated content