INTA 2020 – 2021 Leadership Committee Appointments

With INTA now formalising its Leadership Committee Appointments for the 2020 – 2021 membership term, Marquette IP is proud to announce two appointments from its trade marks team.

Our Managing Director, Sarah Poole, has been successfully selected to join the Public Information Committee for its next term. INTA’s Public Information Committee is responsible for creating informative resources for key target audiences on trade mark topics, such as business owners, marketing professionals and policy makers. Sarah’s appointment to the Public Information Committee, therefore, aligns perfectly with her vision in educating the wider business community on the importance of IP and making such information more readily accessible to a wider audience.

Our Senior Trade Marks Attorney, Chris Cao, has not only been successfully selected for a second term with INTA’s Non-Traditional Trade Marks Committee but also appointed as Chair for the East Asian & Pacific Sub-Committee. Responsible for raising the spotlight on progressive trade mark issues, INTA’s Non-Traditional Trade Marks Committee deliberates on various international policies concerning the protection of non-traditional brand elements such as colours, shapes, sounds, scents, motion and other emerging brand practices, throughout various regions across the globe.

These committees make up just two of the 36 volunteer committees of INTA members that are committed to the advocacy, resources and communication of trade mark related issues. The focus of these committees varies, from famous and well-known marks, to alternative dispute resolution, to bridging the gap between business committees on various commercial trade mark issues.

INTA is the International Trade Mark Association. Members of INTA are comprised of brand owners, in-house brand counsel and trade mark professionals from all around the world, who specialise in trade mark practice and are dedicated to the advocacy of trade marks and related issues.