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Trademark Treaties and International Law

The Trademark Treaties and International Law Committee considers the treaties of the United States and foreign countries and intergovernmental organizations, and the statutes, rules, regulations, and judicial decisions of foreign countries and intergovernmental organizations, as they relate to trademarks, trade names, and unfair competition which may affect the business of U.S. companies.
Committee members coordinate thier activities with all of the trademark-related standing committees, the International and Foreign Law Committee, and the International Education Committee.


 Committee Announcements

Announcement Description

While not a treaty, the report provides suggestions for Member States to determine what constitutes use of a mark on the Internet for purposes of establishing rights and establishing infringement. The report can be viewed in Adobe or MSWord formats at:


The annual meeting of the Member States of WIPO was held from September 24 to October 3. One of the items on the agenda was consideration of The Second WIPO Internet Domain Name Process Report. The report is available online in English at A decision has been made to refer the Second Report to two special sessions of the WIPO Standing Committee on Trademarks for further examination. The first session will be held on November 29-30 and December 3-4, 2001. The second session is scheduled for late May 2002.​


The US is considering its participation in a proposed Hague Convention on Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters. AIPLA submitted comments from its members about their experiences enforcing judgments outside the U.S.


 Committee Calendar

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