Monthly Archives: September 2017

INTA 2018 Membership Renewal

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INTA’s 2018 Membership Renewal is just around the corner. Be sure to check the list of Frequently Asked Questions (“Renewal FAQs”) below to see if your questions can be answered. Still need help? Email INTA’s Member Operations at memberoperations@inta.org with any additional questions you have. We look forward to collaborating with you and your organization into 2018!




Renewal FAQs:




1. When does renewal begin?




Renewal begins on October 2, 2017.




2. Is there a link to renew?




There is no direct link to the renewal page. If you wish to renew for your organization, please log in and click on “My Profile.” Then click on the “Renew” button on the right-hand side of the page.




3. Why can’t I log in to renew my membership?




Please contact Member Operations (memberoperations@inta.org) and describe the error message you are receiving. Please note that your user name is your email address. You can reset your password on the log-in screen. 




4. What is my user name & password?




Your user name is your email address. You can reset your password on the log-in screen through the link “CLICK HERE TO RESET PASSWORD.” 




5. How do I change my password?




To change (reset) your password, please go to the log-in screen and click the link “CLICK HERE TO RESET PASSWORD” and follow the instructions.




6. The link to renew is not working. I’m getting a blank screen.




Please try a different browser. Should you still have any issues, please send Member Operations a screenshot of your error message, and we will get back to you shortly. 




7. How much will my renewal cost?




Your renewal cost will depend on your member category. Here is a list of all our member categories: https://www.inta.org/Join/Pages/Join.aspx




8. What is an ADL? 




Additional Directory Listings (ADLs) in INTA’s Membership Directory allow members who are not designees of an organization or who are not serving on a committee to have their contact information listed and searchable. 




9. How much does an ADL cost and how many can we list?




Each ADL costs $250 per name, and you can list an unlimited number of names.




10. How can I add names to the roster?




Designees can manage their rosters on their profile page. Please log in and go to the “Organization” tab. Once you’re there, click on “Manage” and then on “Individuals” to manage your roster. 




11. How do I change the designee name?




This is an internal process. Please contact Member Operations (memberoperations@inta.org) and let us know the contact details of the new designee. We will gladly change it for you.




12. How do I place myself under an umbrella or change my umbrella?




This is an internal process. Please contact Member Operations (memberoperations@inta.org).




13. How do I see who is under my umbrella?




This is an internal process. Please contact Member Operations (memberoperations@inta.org).




14. What payment methods does INTA accept?




INTA accepts credit cards, checks, and wire transfer. If you choose to pay by check or wire transfer, please select the “Bill Me” option upon check out. 




15. When is the last day to renew my membership?




INTA renewals are due on December 31, 2017.




16. How do I print an invoice?




To print an invoice, please go through the renewal transaction and select the “Bill Me” option upon checkout. When you are ready to pay, you can then log back into your profile, and click on “Make Payment” on the right-hand side of the page, or you can send INTA a check or wire transfer as payment.




17. How do I update my information?




You can update all your information with the exception of your name and address. For any updates to names or addresses, please contact Member Operations (memberoperations@inta.org).




18. Can I pay for more than one year?




Yes, you can pay for multiple years. However, this applies only to organizations that pay the Associate+, Regular+, or SME+ rate. More information can be found here: https://www.inta.org/Join/Pages/Join.aspx




19. How do I add a location? How much is it?




Each organization can have multiple offices join at a discounted rate. This membership is called an “add on” membership. More information can be found here: https://www.inta.org/Join/Pages/Join.aspx




20. Can I revise an existing invoice? 




Unfortunately, we are unable to revise a paid invoice. The only option is for us to refund the payment completely. You will then need to complete the process again. 




Published: 9/29/2017 11:44 AM
BlogTag: Membership

Source: TM NEWS

Press release: IPO launch new IP resources for universities and colleges

This week saw the launch of a suite of new tools developed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The new toolkit will help students, teachers and lecturers explore the relevance of IP in their lives and future careers.

The Future Innovators Toolkit (FIT) provides Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers with the resources they need to introduce IP at any point in the curriculum.

Focussing on developing enterprise and employability skills, FIT consists of lesson plans, case studies, research scenarios and PowerPoint slides. These resources raise understanding of managing and exploiting IP and prepare STEM students for Higher Education or their careers.

IP Tutor Plus has also been launched to support university lecturers and deliver consistent messaging on IP. IP Tutor Plus explains what IP is and how it fits into their students’ future careers. It includes slides, lecture notes, FAQs, case studies and wider talking points. The Law, Business & Accounting module is currently available. The Creative, Humanities and STEM modules are coming soon.

The IPO recently launched IP for Research for PhD students and researchers to understand the importance of IP in maximising the impact of their research. The IP for Research programme includes 6 quick guides on the commercialisation process, face-to-face workshops and an IP skills lens.

With IP Tutor, Intellectual Asset Management Guide for Universities and Lambert Toolkit already supporting students, management and collaborations. These new tools complete the comprehensive support for students, lecturers and researchers.

Future Innovators Toolkit, IP Tutor Plus and IP for Research are all available on the Cracking Ideas portal.

Source: UK IPO News

Guidance: IP crime and enforcement for businesses

This guidance covers:

  • overview about IP crime and infringement across IP rights
  • what to do if you are accused of infringing someone’s IP rights
  • options available to address IP infringement: affordable access to justice including IPEC and private prosecutions
  • risks for businesses
  • how to report IP crime

Source: UK IPO News

Guidance: Patents RAPS Manual

The manual includes detailed desk instructions on the practices and procedures for Restorations, Surrender, Cancellation of Licence of Right and post-grant amendments and corrections. This manual has been produced from the Litigation Manual which was updated in November 2016.

We update the manual regularly to include changes in practice and procedure. Changes are indicated by a line in the margin, and there is a schedule of the latest changes in the Introduction.

Source: UK IPO News

Med-arb: combining ADR processes

International arbitration has dominated the commercial dispute resolution spotlight for some time, but as mediation continues to gain credibility as a method of resolving disputes for big businesses, there is also room for collaboration.

Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses – also referred to as ‘hybrid clauses’ – typically combine adjudicative and non-adjudicative processes such as arbitration or litigation with mediation or conciliation. A multi-tiered dispute resolution process such as a ‘med-arb’ gives parties the opportunity to go to mediation, but if the dispute remains unresolved they can move on to arbitration.


Source: JAMS ADR

INTA's Leadership Meeting: Ten Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

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This blog post was written by The Washington, D.C. Convention and Visitors Bureau.

A canvas of colorful leaves and marvelous weather make autumn a great time to host a meeting in the nation’s capital. From the vibrant foliage and waterfront views to fabulous shopping options, there’s something for everyone to experience in Washington, D.C. 




While you’re here for your meeting​, you can also explore free and interactive museums all over the city and take in sights along the National Mall in its full fall splendor. D.C.’s outstanding dining scene, graced with award-winning chefs like José Andrés and Mike Isabella, can fuel your gathering and please its attendees. The District also features a wealth of local, national, and international culture, making for a truly diverse experience.




Here is a rundown of plays, museum exhibits, and activities available to you during your visit to Washington, D.C.:




The Book of Mormon​ at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts




One of the most celebrated musicals of the last decade, The Book of Mormon is a Tony Award-winning tale of two Mormon missionaries in Africa. This hilarious play was penned by the kings of irreverence, Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park).




Mean Girls at The National Theatre




The classic film from 2004 gets a new musical adaptation, with its pre-Broadway run launching in D.C. Crafted by Tina Fey, with music written by her husband, Jeff Richmond, this production is sure to take the tale of Cady Heron and The Plastics to new heights.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects at Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden




Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been an artistic duo for almost thirty years. The Hirshhorn Museum displays a range of their installations that date back to 1985, including monuments, allegorical narratives, architectural structures, and outdoor works.




Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe at the Newseum




Newseum brings back one of its most popular exhibits in honor of President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday. More than 70 images from the Kennedys’ personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, will be on display. Lowe’s photos created the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot,” showcasing the public and private life of one of America’s most famous families in intimate detail.




The Pajama Game at Arena Stage




A Golden Age musical filled with lively dance numbers touches down at the acclaimed Arena Stage. Follow the battle of the sexes that occurs inside the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory. Expect outstanding choreography and plenty of laughs.




Renoir and Friends at the Phillips Collection




This new exhibit focuses on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s famous Luncheon of the Boating Party painting, as well as other selected works by Renoir and artists who influenced him.




Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry at National Gallery of Art




A landmark consideration of the artistic exchanges between Johannes Vermeer and his peers between 1650 and 1675, including ten paintings by Vermeer.




Freer | Sackler Gallery




The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are connected by underground concourse, each magnificently showcasing Asian art. On October 14, the two museums will reopen together after extensive renovations. Visitors will have an enhanced experience along with five new exhibits to enjoy.




The Wharf




This $2 billion mixed-use development begins its first opening phase on October 12. In November, visitors can enjoy The Anthem, a 6,000-seat music venue. There will also be new restaurants, waterfront piers and a water taxi service to and from Georgetown and Old Town Alexandria.




Category: Programs
Published: 9/26/2017 6:52 AM
BlogTag: Leadership Meeting

Source: TM NEWS