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."
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.
SINGAPORE - 17 Nov 2017
At the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce event on Protecting Your Brand & Intellectual Propert, Francine Tan, Founder and Managing Director of Francine Tan Law represented INTA and spoke on the topic of plain packaging and presented the perspective and concerns of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
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.
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.
- Trademark prosecution
- Brand protection strategies
- Trademark dispute resolution
- Trademark clearance searches
- Patent drafting and prosecution
- Registered designs
- Domain name disputes & online infringements
- Enforcement and anti-counterfeiting
- Trademark opposition and revocation proceedings
- Franchising & licensing agreements