Six SGR Intellectual Property Attorneys Appointed To INTA Committees For The 2020-2021 Term


Smith, Gambrell & Russell is proud to announce attorneys appointed to INTA Committees for the 2020-2021 term. The International Trademark Association appoints committee volunteers to carry out trademark-related initiatives and programs. Committee members fulfill their responsibilities by promptly and thoughtfully completing their committee's mission statement.

Smith, Gambrell & Russell's appointments follow:

Jim Bikoff was selected to be a member of the Data Protection Committee.

The INTA Data Protection Committee develops and advocates the Association's policy regarding the impact of data protection law on trademark rights. The committee monitors data protection cases, legislation and regulation in various jurisdictions, completes analyses and proposes policy recommendations to the INTA Board. Work includes report and submission writing, interaction with data protection organizations and advocacy in conjunction with relevant INTA committees and staff.

Mr. Bikoff was co-author of No Place to Hide - The Effect of a Data Breach on Brand Value.

Elizabeth Borland was selected to be a member of the Brand Restrictions Committee.

The Brand Restrictions Committee develops and advocates the Association's policy regarding the impact of brand restrictions on trademark and related rights. The Committee will monitor developments in treaties, legislation, and regulations in various jurisdictions, complete analyses, and coordinate advocacy activities with other relevant INTA committees such as the Legislation & Regulation Committee. If necessary, the Committee also will propose policy recommendations to the Board. Work includes report and submission writing and advocacy in conjunction with INTA's staff, as well as raising awareness on brand restriction issues among INTA membership via Bulletin articles and the public through op-ed articles and other public relations methods, and policy dialogues and conferences.

Ms. Borland is currently completing her second term on the Alternative Disputes Resolution ("ADR") Committee. During the 2016-17 term, she served on the North American Subcommittee of the ADR Committee. Her work on that Subcommittee focused on educating federal courts and bar associations throughout the United States about ADR and the availability and expertise of INTA's panel of neutrals in handling matters referred to mediation or arbitration. During the 2018-19 term, she has been serving on the Online Disputes Subcommittee of the ADR Committee...

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