January 20, 2012
Mr. Nabor was reappointed to the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Committee, this year serving as Chair of the Midwest Regional Competition. This is the only moot court competition in the U.S. with a focus on trademark and unfair competition law. Mr. Nabor has also been appointed to the Non-Traditional Marks Committee, which is charged with evaluating treaties, laws, regulations, and procedures relating to the protection of non-traditional trademarks, as well as developing and advocating policies to advance balanced protection for these types of marks.
Mr. Lyhus was appointed to the North America Subcommittee of the Parallel Imports Committee, which evaluates treaties, laws, regulations, and procedures relating to trademark protection against parallel imports. This committee also develops and promotes policies to advance balanced trademark protection against parallel imports.
Ms. Simmons was appointed to the Indigenous Subcommittee of the Related Rights Committee, which develops and advocates INTA positions on the impact of other forms of intellectual property rights such as geographical indications and design rights, as well as evolving interest areas.
Founded in 1878, 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.
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