On February 13, 2020, Andrew Price was quoted in World Trademark Review on how the coronavirus epidemic could affect the 2020 International Trademark Association (INTA) annual meeting in Singapore. According to the article, some trademark practitioners confirm they are cancelling their registration, while others say they hope to go. INTA extended the registration cancellation deadline and confirmed that it was closely monitoring the situation
"My personal view is that the event should be cancelled and INTA should make the Leadership Meeting in Miami a larger event that is open to all," said Price. "INTA is in a tough spot. This event is its crowning jewel so to cancel it is a big deal, though if the event goes forward and there are problems, it could tarnish the event’s stellar reputation."
On February 14, INTA announced that the meeting will be postponed and relocated to a venue in the United States.
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