Published On: 4-12-2013

Dubai, UAE: As a strong supporter of the business community, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is participating in the International Trademark Association (INTA) conference, entitled Hot Trademark Topics in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia Region, being held in Dubai on December 9 and 10.

Jehad Kazim, Director, Legal Services Department, Dubai Chamber, who is part of a panel discussion in the third session on the opening day of the two-day conference, will speak on Dispute Resolution: Is there Really an Alternative in the Trademark World?

The global conference, which is a first in the region, is seen as an ideal platform to discuss the increased need for trademark protection as well as strategies to guard against infringement and the counterfeiting of goods.

The New York based International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of more than 6,300 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries who are dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.

The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organisation to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.