International Trademark Association (INTA) has appointed Davidson Oturu as the Chair of the Trademark Office Practices Sub-Committee for Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia (MEASA) for the 2022-2023 term.
Davidson Oturu is a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Corporate/Commercial and Intellectual Property/Telecommunications, Media, and Technology practice groups.
Oturu has advised clients across a variety of industries including banking, information technology and pharmaceutical companies, on general IP work aimed at managing, protecting, and advancing their IP portfolio, and on contentious matters.
He is also well-recognised for his significant experience in representing and advising clients on trans-border issues relating to fintech, project finance, digital assets, blockchain technology data protection and cyber security breaches, amongst others. He was a Ranked Individual in Chambers FinTech 2020 Guide.
INTA has over 34,000 trademark experts and about 6500 member organizations from 165 countries.
The Trademark Office Practices committee is responsible for evaluating and suggesting improvements to trademark office practice, procedures, operations, and regulations at all levels – national, regional, and international. The Committee monitors as well as analyses trademark office developments in different jurisdictions and gives recommendations on policy, where necessary.