NEW YORK, NY – October 25, 2007 – The International Trademark Association (INTA), along with the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) and The Commercial and Business Users Constituency are working together to support the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 30th International Public Meeting being held in Los Angeles, California, from October 29th to November 2nd. The week-long series of events includes topical information sessions, panel discussions, and press conferences and culminates with a vote on the future of the Whois database.



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On Monday, October 29th at 8:00 A.M. PDT in the Marina Room of the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, INTA member J. Scott Evans will moderate an informational briefing which will highlight the vital role Whois plays in helping law enforcement and industries protect consumers from phishing, identity theft, and other cyber crime.



WHAT:           An Informational Briefing: What is Whois and What is Happening to It?



WHEN:           Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 8:00 A.M. PDT



WHERE:        Marina Room

The Hilton Los Angeles Airport

5711 West Century Boulevard

                        Los Angeles, CA

Call-in number – 1-866-747-9046

             Conference call code –3927888          



WHO:             J. Scott Evans, Adams Evans PA., Moderator

Ryan MacFarlane, Anti-Phishing Working Group & Federal Bureau of Investigation, Speaker

                        Lynn Goodendorf, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Speaker

                        Hope Mehlman, Regions Financial Corporation, Speaker

                        Claudio Di Gangi, INTA Internet and the Judiciary Manager, Attendee



All members of the media are encouraged to attend the event or call in to participate remotely. Claudio Di Gangi, INTA’s Internet and Judiciary Manager, and the panel of speakers will be available for comment following the briefing.



For more information on the event, please visit http://losangeles2007.icann.org/node/111 .



To learn more about the protection of trademarks and the Internet, please visit www.inta.org .

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About INTA
The International Trademark Association (INTA), founded in 1878, is an association of more than 5,400 member companies and firms from more than 190 countries, dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective national and international commerce. For more information on the Association and its goals, please visit www.inta.org .



For additional media inquires, please contact:

Matthew C. Schmidt (Primary contact)
Manager, Communications
+1-212-642-1727
mschmidt@inta.org

Daryl G. Grecich, CAE (Secondary contact)
Director, Marketing and Programs Strategy
+1-212-642-1707
dgrecich@inta.org



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