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  • 2015 March IP in Cuba
    Cuba: Is Your Trademark in Jeopardy? Program March 25, NYC Speakers Jaime Angeles (Angeles & Lugo Lovatón, Dominican Republic) and Rachel Kronman (Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, New York, NY) - Click image for details.
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    • March 25 Cuba: Is Your Trademark in Jeopardy

      The International IP Law Committee and Litigation Committee of the
      Intellectual Property Law Section present:

      Cuba: Is Your Trademark in Jeopardy?

      March 25, 2015
      5:45pm | Registration 
      6:00pm - 7:15pm | Presentation
      7:15pm - 8:30pm | Reception

      Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.
      866 UN Plaza
      at First Avenue & 48th Street
      New York, NY 10017 

      Program Description:

      Our distinguished speaker will discuss:

      •          The Exception to the Cuba Embargo for Protection of United States Companies' Intellectual Property
      •          The Cuba Trademark System
      •          Registration of United States Trademarks (not by the owner) in Cuba
      •          Oppositions & Cancelations in Cuba
      •          Interamerican Trademark Convention of 1929
      •          Retaining counsel for Cuba; issues with payment; embargo and ethical issues


      •          Jaime Angeles, Partner, Angeles & Lugo Lovatón, Dominican Republic
      •          Rachel Kronman,  Associate, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC 

      1.5 MCLE credits in Areas of Professional Practice
      Credit will not apply for newly-admitted attorneys (under 24 months), because it is not a basic skills program.

      Intellectual Property Law Section members: $15 
      All others: $25 
      Law Students: $5 

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

      Committee Co-Chairs:
      International IP Law Committee: Linda Du, Esq., Kilpatrick Townsend LLP, Chair

      Litigation Committee: Marc A. Lieberstein, Esq., Kilpatrick Townsend LLP; Paul Garrity, Esq., Sheppard Mullin LLP, Co-Chairs

      Click here to register online or call our State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register over the telephone.

    • April 1: SRR New York Auto Show Symposium

      SRR New York Auto Show Symposium

      April 1, 2015
      Program 3-6pm, with reception following

      New York International Arbitration Center/ American Arbitration Association
      150 E. 42nd Street, 17th Floor
      New York, NY 10017

      A new era is emerging in the automotive industry signified by greater regulatory oversight, significant increases in technology, reduced model development times, new and innovative materials, and global platforms. A revised business model is developing with increased risk and new opportunities. Litigation involving recalls and patents, technology content and licensing, and vehicle connectivity trends top the list of topics impacting the automotive space. 

      See details and register at

      Co-sponsored by the NYSBA Intellectual Property Law Section.

  • 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.

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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

    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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