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    Welcome to the Intellectual Property Law Section
  • 2015 IP Due Diligence Slider
    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)
  • Trademark Committee Panel
    December 6, 2016 | Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting Join the Intellectual Property Sections Trademark Committee on Dec 6, 2016 for a 1.5 CLE panel from 6:30pm to 7:15pm Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting
  • Events
    • 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

    • Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting - December 6th, 2016

      Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting:
      The panel will discuss and evaluate current practical considerations in asserting and defending cybersquatting claims, trademark considerations in light of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) decisions, litigation concerns under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”) 1999 amendment to the Lanham Act, and related enforcement and defense approaches, as well as counseling strategies for assisting clients that are operating and staking claims online.

      1.5 CLE credits


      6:30 pm to 7:15pm

      Fross Zelnick Lehrman& Zissu, P.C.
      866 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

      Gerald M. Levine, Esq., Partner at Levine Samuel LLP
      William J. Thomashower, Esq., Partner, Schwartz& Thomashower LLP
      Barbara A. Solomon, Esq., Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C

    • Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting: Tues., January 24


      Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:45 AM
      8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
      MCLE Credits TBA

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      MCLE Topics Include:

      Brexit and the impact on IP portfolios, protection plans, and client expectations; patent law and software protection considerations after Electric Power Group, LLC v. Alstom S.A.; designs and protection strategies, from clothing, to industry, to architecture; Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA), and current issues in NY Trade Secrets Law.

      Join us for the Section Luncheon 12:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (additional fees apply)
      and the Reception following the program.

    • Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting Lunch: Tues., January 24


      Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:35 PM
      12:35 PM - 2:00 PM

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
      Join us for Lunch in between the Morning and Afternoon MCLE Sessions!

    • Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Meeting Reception: Tues., January 24


      Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:30 PM
      5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      Intellectual Property Annual Meeting attendees are invited to attend this Complimentary Reception following the MCLE program.  

      Join us and network with your fellow IP attorneys!

  • 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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    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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