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Psst! Do You Know Anyone Developing Blockchain Applications?

The International Trademark Association’s Blockchain Subcommittee is interested in meeting companies working on Blockchain applications related to intellectual property.

The Blockchain Subcommittee’s mission is to explore the use of blockchain technology in trademark prosecution, maintenance, protection, and practice, including the opportunities and threats to the value of trademarks, brands, and consumer trust in emerging blockchain technologies.

We are particularly interested in Blockchain applications related to:

  • Domain names and DNS-related services
  • Supply-chain tracking, traceability, and anti-counterfeiting
  • Registries of registered and common law trademarks
  • Any other rights protection mechanisms

If your organization qualifies, please send an email to [email protected].

Please provide a description of the blockchain application that your organization is developing, along with a contact name, organization, and email address.

Note that companies may be profiled in articles authored by the Subcommittee and may be invited to present their blockchain application to association members via online webinars and the International Trademark Association’s Annual Meeting, being held this year in Houston, Texas from November 15-19.

The 20-member Blockchain Subcommittee is part of the Emerging Issues Committee for the International Trademark Association. Membership comprises nearly 6,500 organizations from 185 countries. The organizations represent more than 34,350 trademark professionals, including brand owners from major corporations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, law firms, and nonprofits. The community also includes government agency members, professors, and law students.

By Thomas Barrett, President - EnCirca, Inc

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