Tuesday, January 11, 2011

World Trademark Review: INTA under fire for ditching popular Trademark Topics email service

Adam Smith at World Trademark Review reports here on the controversy over INTA's decision to jettison its popular email discussion service TM Topics.


At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Ppaul Keating said...

Carl has done a great job of replacing the list - and his new service is superior in my opinion.

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Maria Eliseeva said...

I have already moved to Carl's list. INTA has made a bad decision, it is irrelevant what the reasons were. No one in a busy office wants to go to a "platform". Most of us need a simple email from a mailing list. I filter those emails to a specific folder and review them when convenient.

Carl already has a number of incredibly useful mailing lists. The list on electronic patent filings and some others are a great resource. If the revitalized TM list becomes equally good, people will not get back to an INTA platform.

As to the "closing" the INTA discussion to members, no comment, it makes no sense.

At 8:22 PM, Blogger Kevin W. Grierson said...

I think INTA really scored the trifecta with this one. In one fell swoop, they:

1. Cut off an important avenue for the PTO to get feedback from its members;

2. Made it harder for members to participate by requiring logins to the new forums; and

3. Made people wonder if they really know much trademark law at all by picking an incredibly descriptive new slogan for the organization and name for their network.

INTA has been incredibly helpful to my practice, but I'm still scratching my head over this one.

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Maxim said...

Forgive my ignorance, What's Carl's list?? What is it? It seems like I am missing out on something. Can anyone please direct me. Thanks.

At 10:11 AM, Blogger John L. Welch said...

Carl Oppedahl has created an email listserv here:


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