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Maria Scungio will serve as a Delegate, moderator and speaker during the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) 2021 World Congress. On October 18, she will serve as a panelist for a panel discussion on "Trademark evergreening – limitations to re-filing," covering application re-filing practices and recent TTAB “fraud” decisions, the EU’s MONOPOLY decision and filing practices in Korea. Panelists will explore in what circumstances a repeat filing constitutes bad faith and what strategies brand owners may adopt to continue to protect their trademarks. On October 20, Maria will moderate an “IP Café” discussion with Congress members on “Hit ‘Pause’, then Pivot: Non-Use and TM Protection in a Pandemic,” an interactive session to exchange views on current laws regarding trademark non-use in the context of COVID-19, the state of national TMO office practice, and challenges to maintain trademark rights as business activities gradually resume. Maria is the former chair of AIPPI-US and currently serves on the AIPPI Standing Committee on Trademarks.
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