December 15, 2017
Fitch Even partner Joseph T. Nabor was appointed National Committee Chair of the 27th annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, to be presented by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in March 2018. This is the eleventh consecutive year Joe has served on this committee. Joe was also appointed to the INTA Enforcement Committee for a two-year term beginning in January 2018. The Enforcement Committee is charged with developing and advocating INTA’s policy on the timely and effective enforcement of trademarks and business identifiers.
Fitch Even partner Alisa C. Simmons currently serves as Chair of the Midwest Regional Committee for the Lefkowitz competition, which takes place in February 2018 in Chicago. Alisa has worked on this committee since 2009. In addition, Alisa was appointed to INTA’s Public Information Committee for the 2018–19 term. That committee creates and maintains content on INTA's website that educates the general public about trademarks and brands.
Founded in 1878 and now serving professionals from 190 countries worldwide, INTA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.
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