Oleksandr Mamunya, Aequo’s partner, and Ganna Prokhorova, Aequo’s senior associate, have been appointed to the Parallel Imports and Copyright Committees of International Trademark Association (INTA) accordingly for the 2020–2021 term.
The Parallel Imports Committee develops and advocates the Association's policy regarding the balanced protection against parallel imports. The Copyright Committee develops and advocates the Association’s policy regarding the impact of copyright law and enforcement on trademark rights. Both Committees will monitor developments in treaties, cases, legislation and regulation in various jurisdictions, complete analyses and propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work includes report and submission writing, and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.
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 7,200 organizations from 187countries. INTA members collectively contribute almost US $12 trillion to global GDP annually. The Association's member organizations represent some 31,000 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.
This year, more than 3,700 member volunteers applied to serve on INTA committees.