About INTA

Building a Better Society Through Brands

INTA’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and building a better society through brands is a pillar of our 2022–2025 Strategic Plan. We focus our efforts on these areas:

  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the global intellectual property community and beyond;
  • Reducing the environmental impact of INTA in-person events;
  • Promoting CSR policies throughout the Association’s global membership;
  • Developing and facilitating pro bono opportunities for INTA members around the world; and
  • Raising awareness among consumers about the dangers of counterfeit goods and around the positive role of brands in society.

Our Commitment to Women in IP

At INTA, we’re committed to the greater representation and advancement of women in IP. Through ongoing candid conversations and research to understand the underlying issues, we’re working to foster more inclusion, connections, and opportunities for women around the world.

The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative is designed to champion and advance women’s leadership in IP and through which INTA provides sustained programs to help women in our community advance their careers and achieve professional success.

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DEI Council

The DEI Council—one of 11 recommendations of INTA’s Presidential Task Force Report on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusionadvises INTA’s President and CEO on ways to increase awareness and visibility of DEI initiatives within the Association, support the inclusion of DEI themes and actions as part of INTA’s permanent culture, and promote the Association’s role as a thought leader for brands and the IP profession, contributing to a better society for all.

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INTA Foundation

The INTA Foundation is a charitable organization working to expand educational and professional development opportunities in IP for diverse, under-represented populations around the world. Its mission is to provide access to education; to conduct outreach activities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and to support individuals and organizations around the world whose work impacts these important issues.

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Carbon Offset Program

As an Association, we bring our community together regularly at in-person gatherings, including at our flagship Annual Meeting. With registrants flying from around the world to participate, these events can have a huge environmental impact.

INTA is committed to being part of the solution through our Carbon Offset Program, which enables registrants to quickly and easily reduce their own carbon footprint and help INTA achieve its goal of carbon neutral events. Help us achieve this goal!

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Green Swag Awards

The Green Swag Awards challenge exhibitors to provide more sustainable—and more appealing—swag that has been thoughtfully and sustainably sourced using natural or recycled products. Meeting registrants vote for the best of the best of the green swag among the participating exhibitors and the winning exhibitors are announced toward the end of the meeting.

The competition is encouraging vendors to move toward more sustainable giveaways in an engaging way that allows registrants to get involved. The initiative is also helping the Association reduce the overall environmental impact at its events.


Promoting CSR Policies

Research and studies have shown that consumers expect brands to participate in global efforts to adopt more sustainable business models.

INTA’s goal is to show that brands serve the interests of brand owners, consumers, and society at large. This objective involves raising awareness of strategies for brands to elevate, advance, and share their CSR initiatives that drive brand trust and value.

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Pro Bono

The Pro Bono Committee identifies and develops opportunities to provide eligible individuals and organizations with access to legal assistance, including through the Pro Bono Clearinghouse and Pro Bono Clinics.

The Pro Bono Clearinghouse matches eligible clients facing trademark issues with member attorneys who volunteer to provide services free of charge. A global initiative, it is the only program of its kind dedicated primarily to trademarks.

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Unreal Campaign

Given the proliferation of counterfeiting worldwide, our awareness-raising campaign to educate young consumers about the value of trademarks and brands and the dangers of counterfeit products has been growing in importance and impact.

Our Unreal Campaign Committee and other volunteers are the backbone of this initiative, which reaches students in schools, at youth organizations, and virtually.

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