International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

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+001 212 642 1700


The International Trademark Association (INTA) is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.

INTA’s members are more than 6,500 organizations from 190 countries. INTA members collectively contribute almost US $12 trillion / €8.8 trillion / Y73 trillion to global GDP annually. For comparison, the 2013 annual GDP of the top three markets was $9.2 trillion (China), $17.9 trillion (European Union) and $16.7 trillion (United States).

The Association's member organizations represent some 30,000 trademark professionals and include brand owners from major corporations as well as small- and medium-sized enterprises, law firms and nonprofits. There are also government agency members as well as individual professor and student members.

INTA undertakes advocacy work throughout the world to advance trademarks and offers educational programs and informational and legal resources of global interest.

Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Brussels, Shanghai and Washington D.C. and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

The not-for-profit 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."
International Trademark Association (INTA) Features archive
IPPro The Internet
The EU trademark reform package is one step closer to home. International Trademark Association (INTA) weighs in on the details
International Trademark Association (INTA) president Mei-lan Stark provides an update on what the association is doing to put its 2014-2017 Strategic Plan in to action
Brands, attorneys and service providers stormed the Dallas Convention Center for an emotional 135th International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting
International Trademark Association (INTA) Interview archive
IPPro The Internet
IPPro catches up with Claudio Di Gangi of INTA to find out how the internet has been taking up the association’s time and what it is doing for its members
Brian Winterfeldt, who is a special advisor on INTA’s internet committee, weighs into the cybersquatting debate. IPPro hears what he has to say
International Trademark Association (INTA) News archive
IPPro The Internet
INTA unveils 2017 leadership
11 November 2016 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has confirmed who will be taking over as its president in 2017, plus a host of executive and board changes for next year...
INTA: Users not abusers
23 May 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Adapting a series as popular as the Harry Potter books required Warner Brothers to be extra mindful of dedicated readers, heard attendees of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida...
INTA and Italy agree to protect brands
14 December 2015 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Italian Patent and Trademark Office have signed a memorandum of understanding to address anti-counterfeiting issues...
INTA elects Adobe counsel as president
05 January 2015 | New York | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has elected Scott Evans as president and chair of its board of directors...
INTA to hold leadership meeting in Panama City
14 November 2014 | Panama | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has revealed that its leadership meeting will take place in Panama City, Panama.
INTA and WCO collaborate against global counterfeiting
14 July 2014 | New York | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The International Trademark Association (INTA) and World Customs Organization (WCO) have joined forces to tackle global counterfeiting...
INTA: social suicide
14 May 2014 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Traditional methods of intellectual property protection cannot keep up with social media, said panellists at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Hong Kong...
New CEO for INTA
11 April 2013 | New York | Reporter: Carri Swann
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The International Trademark Association (INTA) has elected Etienne Sanz de Acedo as its new CEO...