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The virtual INTA exhibition hall

The INTA Exhibition Hall is always busy. We took a look at some of the new services and competitions being offered by exhibitors

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INTA stands

.sucks

After the popularity of last year, .sucks is again giving out t-shirts from its stand with themes ­including counterfeit.sucks, infringement.sucks and trump.sucks. But it has upped its visual game this year, with the stand sporting a number of arresting images.

DARTS-IP

Reports suggest you can enjoy an interesting experience with a virtual reality headset at this booth.

Sedo

This domain name provider recently launched Italian and Dutch versions of its platform.

TrademarkNow

The service provider told us that it is bringing AI into the world of trademark searching. “It takes 15 seconds to deliver the results,” said a representative.

JTI

JTI’s “The Future of Brands” stand has an “unfair circus” theme, showing the dangers of what it sees as unfair regulation. It includes a wheel of fortune, a fortune teller machine similar to the one in the 1980s movie “Big”, and a brand targets stall where you can take aim at fast food, alcohol, confectionery and soft drinks.

Uniregistry

This California-headquartered domain names service provider has launched a marketplace and an app last year. “With us you can sell, buy and transfer faster and for example you don’t have to wait for 30 to 40 days to do a transfer,” said a representative.

Brandshelter

This service provider told us that it recently enhanced its platform with a monitoring service. A representative told us it has “good pricing, good support and the best interface to manage domain names”.

LexisNexis

The Modern Law of Trade Marks (5th edition) was on display at this publisher’s stand. One of the authors, Christopher Morcom, said the text covers all the recent changes in EU trade mark law.

Oxford University Press

The Future of the Professions, a book about the impact of IT in some professions, was on display at this publisher’s stand. An IP title under its Very Short Introductions series was published this year.

Managing IP

Our stand includes the latest issues of the magazine and our IP Stars handbooks, as well as unique passports for IP Stars who have submitted their details in advance.

IP offices

Offices exhibiting and providing information to users include EUIPO, OAPI and WIPO and the national offices of countries including Spain, Japan, Korea and the UK. The latter includes a display of famous British brands.

CompuMark

The trademark research and brand protection provider is demonstrating new products including its TM go365 Image Search. You can also win an Apple TV or Amazon Echo.

CPA Global

The company is launching a new integrated management system called FILE. It is demonstrating the tool at its booth and inviting early adopters to sign up.

Alt legal/Wolters Kluwer

The two companies are promoting Trademark Navigator, a collaboration between their existing trademark guidance and docketing systems.

Yerra Solutions

Find out about the IP Magic Triangle, a new IP portfolio management tool, at the company’s booth.

Corsearch

To promote its naming app, the company has a dog-naming competition and has even welcomed guide dog demonstrations from Spanish charity ONCE.

IPzen

The provider of cloud-based case management and invoicing services is launching its Patent Portfolio Management Module.

Marksmen

The investigation company boasts “We’re cool” and to prove it promises an IP Spa at its booth.

RWS inovia

Translation and patent filing service provider RWS inovia says it is giving away water bottles at its stand today – which might be useful for anyone who has spent too much time walking about in the Barcelona sun.

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