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Panitch Schwarze counsel Steven Lustig helps drive initiative on major international trademark issue

PHILADELPHIA (October 2023) – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Steven D. Lustig has been appointed to the International Trademark Association (INTA)’s Geographical Indications Committee. The committee develops and advocates INTA’s policies on the impact of geographical indications (GIs) and their enforcement on trademark rights.

INTA is a global association for trademark owners and professionals who have dedicated and supported trademarks and related intellectual properties in order to protect consumers to promote fair and effective commerce. INTA has members in more than 6,000 organizations from more than 181 countries.

As a member of the Committee, Lustig will monitor and analyze international developments regarding GIs, which are names or signs used on products that correspond to a specific geographical location or origin. Committee work includes proposing policy recommendations, writing reports and submissions, interacting with GIs organizations, and advocacy in conjunction with relevant committees and staff. A longtime active member of INTA, he also currently serves on the organization’s Legislation and Regulation Committee, which monitors and analyzes legislative and regulatory developments relating to trademarks and unfair competition.

With over 20 years of experience, Lustig’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law – from due diligence to enforcement. His international clientele ranges from individuals to large multinational companies. While his practice is in every commercial area, he is particularly experienced in the automotive, pharmaceutical, apparel, and technology industries. He has handled a variety of matters related to international trademark clearance and prosecution, trademark litigation, internet domain name registration and dispute resolution, e-business issues, customs enforcement, anti-counterfeiting measures, trade dress, and unfair competition enforcement.

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