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    Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section
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    IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions Online Video CLE (IP Section program recorded November 2015) - Special price for IP Section members! (click image for details)
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    Save the Date! The Future of Intellectual Property - November 10, 2016
  • Events
    • Transatlantic Transactions: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Value -- September 15


      Thursday, September 15th

      Registration & Cocktails: 5:30PM
      Program: 6:15 - 7:30PM 
      Reception to follow

      Registration is complimentary

      Location: Kilpatrick Townsend Office
      1114 Avenue of the Americas
      21st Floor
      New York, NY 10036

      More and more businesses are seeking to expand internationally through a variety of different transatlantic transactional strategies: franchising, joint ventures, co-branding, and licensing. United States and English laws appear similar on their face, but there are fundamental differences that can trip up clients and attorneys and issues to be considered as a result of BREXIT. Our panel will compare United States and English laws from the litigation and transactional perspectives focusing on franchising, retail and IP and provide you with practical strategic knowledge about how to minimize risk and yet also maximize value in a transatlantic business expansion.

      Marc A. Lieberstein, Esq
      Franchising and Licensing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP (United States)
      John Jett, EsqFranchise and Commercial Litigation Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP (United States)
      Sarah Murray, EsqInternational Arbitration and Commercial Litigation Partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP (United Kingdom)
      Nicola Broadhurst, Esq. Franchising and Licensing Partner, Stevens & Bolton LLP (United Kingdom)

      Hosted and Sponsored by: Kilpatrick Townsend LLP and Stevens & Bolton LLP

      Co-Sponsored by: New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

      New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (Erica Klein, Chair), Litigation Committee (Marc Lieberstein and Paul Garrity, Co-Committee Chairs); New York State Bar Association Business Law Section (Sarah Gold, Section Chair), Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Committee (Justin Klein, Committee Chair); New York State Bar Association International Law Section (Neil Quartaro, Section Chair) 


      Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will apply for CLE credit in California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Please note that CLE credit is pending approval. You will receive the appropriate documentation once the program has been approved and we verify your participation. For states not listed above, we will send you a Certificate of Attendance to submit to your state bar. 


      Click here to register through Kilpatrick Townsend & Strockton LLP

    • Recorded Section Program: IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions 

      Recording now available!

      Total Credits: 6.5 (Professional Practice 2.0, Skills 3.0, Ethics 1.5) 

      IP Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions, presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section, was held November 10, 2015.

      Topics include:

      • Considering the deal
      • Asset review
      • Licenses
      • Drafting representations and warranties, indemnification obligations
      • Preparation of IP schedules, assignment and other IP-related documents
      • Ethical considerations

      NYSBA Member price: $215 | Non-Member Price: $325
      Intellectual Property Law Section Member Price: $125
      Not a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section? Dues are only $30 per year with NYSBA membership. Join today to save on this program! (Join online or call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452, M-F, 8am-5pm)


      (recorded November 10, 2015)

    • 28th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and IP Law Summit -- November 9-13

      28th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and IP Law Summit

      November 9-13, 2016 | Riviera Maya, Mexico
      Presented by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
      co-sponsored by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section 

      This year, our Section has joined with the NYSBA's and the Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law (EASL) Sections as program co-sponsors of the highly successful Annual North American Entertainment Sports & IP Law Summit (the "ESIP").  It will be held November 9-13, in Riviera Maya, Mexico, at the Secrets Resort & Spa. 

      View Program Brochure (PDF)

      Registration (through ABA)

      Call for Speakers: If you would like to speak at The Law Summit, please contact the program chairs:
      Darryl Cohen at
      Scott Keniley at

      To book or to obtain additional information, contact Jane at or by phone at 404.974-4893 to book or go online at

    • Save the Date! The Future of Intellectual Property - November 10,2016


      November 10, 2016 | All day program

      Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
      1177 Avenue of the Americas
      New York, New York 10036

      More information on this program coming soon!

      For more information about the Intellectual Property Section, contact Adriana Favreau at

  • 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.

    Erica Klein

    Meet the Chair
    Erica D. Klein, Esq.

    Executive Committee Roster | IP Section Bylaws

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    Women in Intellectual Property Law Photos > 20152014 | 2013 |  2012
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    2014 Annual Meeting Photos >

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    20th Anniversary Photos >


    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

    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. Bright Ideas is published three times per year by the Intellectual Property Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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  • 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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