Join Francine Tan at INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times

Join Francine Tan and other leading experts at INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 17-18.


This two-day advanced level conference aims to help attendees navigate innovation in the marketplace and in the practice of trademark law, IP protection strategies, the changing enforcement landscape, and growth opportunities in the region. As a member of the conference’s project team Francine is organizing and moderating the China Update session where we will review recently announced amendments to China’s trademark laws.

To find out more information about Francine’s sessions, other session topics and how to register for INTA’s 2019 Asia Conference: Brands in Changing Times visit

We would also love to meet you in Dublin or Taipei.

Francine will be attending the MARQUES Conference in Dublin, Ireland (September 17-20, 2019) and Asian Patent Attorneys (APAA) Council Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan (November 9-12, 2019). Do get in touch with us should you like to meet over coffee.

Past Events


Gods in Transit: IP at the Crossroads of Great Civilizations

Athens - June 2018


Francine attended the 37th Annual Meeting of ECTA, which took place on 13th - 16th June 2018 in Athens, Greece.  The theme of the conference was "Gods in Transit: IP at the Crossroads of Great Civilizations."

Panel 2018

INTA Annual Meeting - Session on Geographical Indications & Domain Names

Seattle - May 2018


During the INTA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Francine moderated a panel discussion on the topic of Geographical Indications in the Domain Name Space. The stellar panel of speakers comprised Ms Mary Wong (Vice President, ICANN), Massimo Vittori (Managing Director, oriGIn), Charles Goemaere (Deputy Director General, Comite Champagne), Jonathan Agmon (Founding Partner, Soroker Agmon Nordman) and Scott Gerien (Director, Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty).

Plain Packaging and Brand Restrictions: The WTO Upcoming Decision and the IP Perspective

SINGAPORE - Feb 2018


Francine Tan co-hosted a Roundtable discussion on the topic of Plain Packaging and Brand Restrictions: The WTO Upcoming Decision and the IP Perspective.  Francine Tan was a panelist alongside Bryan Mercurio, Professor and Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr. Seth Hays,Chief Representative, Asia-Pacific at International Trademark Association (INTA), and Mr. Samir Dixit, Asia Pacific Managing Director of Brand Finance.


The Importance of Domain Names in the Internet Economy

Kuala Lumpur - November 2018


Francine was honoured to have been able to represented INTA at the AIAC Training Programme on domain name disputes in Kuala Lumpur. Francine was a panelist alongside Mr Dennis Cai (President of Policy and Compliance, Internet Dot Trademark Organization), Mr Indran Shanmuganathan (Partner, Shearn Delmore), and Ms Hemalatha P. Ramulu (Partner, Skrine). Amongst other issues relating to the value of brands on the Internet, Francine shared about the work of INTA in advocacy for the interests of brand owners and in fostering and harmonizing effective trademark laws and policies worldwide.



Representing INTA at SICC event

SINGAPORE - 17 Nov 2017

At the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce event on Protecting Your Brand & Intellectual PropertyFrancine, as a representative of INTA (the International Trademark Association), spoke on the topic of plain packaging and presented the perspective and concerns of INTA.

Helping the industry stay abreast

SINGAPORE –  Nov 2017


Francine Tan spoke on the latest developments in trade marks and geographical indications at the Singapore-Australia training programme on IP rights, organised by the IP Academy.

Speaking at the 31st MARQUES Annual Conference 2017

PRAGUE, Czech Republic –  20 Sep 2017

Speaking on the topic of "Censored marks - Trade mark offices as guardians of public policy and morals"   

There is a broad international consensus that trade marks which are scandalous, disparaging, contrary to principles of morality or public policy should not enjoy protection. But is there a consensus as to what defines a scandalous, disparaging or immoral trade mark? Where is the dividing line between poor taste and scandal and distaste and outrage?The session examined the differing legal and jurisdictional approaches in the Arabic, Asian and Western world to so called offensive or scandalous trade marks.

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