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  • Intellectual Property Law Section Fall Meeting: Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY
    Intellectual Property Law Section Fall Meeting - October 23-26 (Lake George) Join your IP Section colleagues this fall at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing (Lake George, NY). Click image for details.
  • 2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows
    Meet the 2014-2015 IP Section Young Lawyer Fellows Alexandra Goldstein and Danielle Gorman with IP Section Chair Kelly M. Slavitt (click image for details)
  • Events
    • September 10 Nuts & Bolts of Registering Trademarks, Domestically and Multinationally


      Finding Your Mark: The Nuts and Bolts of Registering Trademarks, Domestically and Multinationally

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014
      10:00am -12:00pm
      Lunch will follow the presentation.

      Thomson Reuters
      195 Broadway
      New York, NY

      Thomson Hall 4th floor
      Please bring a photo ID and check in at security upon arrival.

      2.0 MCLE Credits in Skills
      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 2.0 credit hours in Skills. This course will qualify for credit for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

      Luncheon Sponsored by
      Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark

      Program Description:
      Topics to be discussed will include the basics of filing a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as in other nations and under international treaties, tips for best practices, and how to avoid common trademark registration pitfalls. Practitioners of all levels who are interested in learning or brushing up on the trademark registration process are welcome.

      • Teige P. Sheehan, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C.
      • Cara A. Boyle, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.

      Intellectual Property Law Section members: $15
      All others: $45*
      Law Students: $5

      *SPECIAL OFFER for current NYSBA members who are not members of the Intellectual Property Law Section: Receive a year of membership in the IP Law Section (a $30 value) FREE with registration at the $45 non-member rate. Your free membership will be processed automatically following the program date. Membership will be valid through 12/31/2015, provided continuous NYSBA membership.

      DISCOUNTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may receive financial aid to attend this program. Under this policy, anyone who requires financial aid may apply in writing, not later than ten working days prior to the program, explaining the basis of his/her hardship, and if approved, canreceive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. For more details, please contact: Stephanie Bugos, New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or

      Questions? Contact

      Click to Register Online.

    • September 30: Pro Bono Clinic - IP Issues for Startups

      On September 30, 2014 (6:00-10:00pm), the Intellectual Property Law Section, in conjunction with NYC Business Solutions and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, plans to hold a Pro Bono Clinic on Intellectual Property Issues for Startups. The event will take place at Wilmer Hale, 7 World Trade Center, 45th floor, 250 Greenwich Street, New York City. This clinic will explain intellectual property issues and strategies that are important for startups, and will pair the attendees with an attorney for a no-fee 30 minute consultation.

      Further details will follow. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at

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    • October 23-26: IP Section Fall Meeting


      October 23-26, 2014

      The Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing (Lake George, NY)

      Details coming soon - Save the Date!

      For questions, contact Catheryn Teeter at / ph: 518-487-5573.

    • January 27: 2015 Annual Meeting: Save the Date!

      The New York State Bar Association's 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 26-31, 2015:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York City

      The Intellectual Property Law Section will meet on Tuesday, January 27.

      Save the date!

  • About

    The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association introduces members of our Association to the interesting and growing areas of law which make up Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and Internet intellectual property law issues. We provide educational programs, other activities and invite the participation of attorneys, law students and non-lawyer members of the business community. We invite our members to take advantage of substantive legal research through our Law Watch search results, to discuss issues and ideas in our discussion groups, and to participate fully in the e-community of the site.

    Meet the Chair
    Charles T.J. Weigell, III, Esq.

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    The Intellectual Property Law Section extends its gratitude to the following for their significant sponsorship over the past year:

    Brooks Brothers
    Cahn Litigation Services
    Davis & Gilbert LLP
    Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
    Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
    FTI Consulting
    Hiscock & Barclay LLP
    Kilpatrick Townsend
    Stout Risius Ross

    Micro Strategies
    NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy
    Park IP Translations
    Physique 57
    Pryor Cashman LLP
    Reckitt Benckiser
    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
    Thomson Reuters/Thomson CompuMark
    Tory Burch

  • Bright Ideas

    Intellectual Property Law (Bright Ideas)

    Bright Ideas

    The Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter (Bright Ideas) features peer-written, substantive articles about current issues in intellectual property law, including social media, patents, copyrights and trademarks. Also included are recent cases and updates on Section programs and events. Edited by Jonathan Bloom, Bright Ideas is published three times per year by the Intellectual Property Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

    Read Now >

  • Coming Soon!

    Intellectual Property Law Section Community - Coming Soon!

    We are pleased to announce that the Intellectual Property Law Section will soon offer a private online professional community—for IP Law Section members only.

    NYSBA Communities offer a wide variety of options, ranging from traditional listserves to searchable directories, collaborative workspaces, member profiles and even mentoring tools.

    Stay tuned for details about the Intellectual Property Law Section Community!

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