Intellectual Property Section

April 16, 2015
Don't Forget - World IP Day is Coming Up!

Check out this post for more information on celebrating World IP Day in Indianapolis on Monday, April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Hillbert Circle Theatre.

April 1, 2015
Trademark Infringement Part of this Complete Breakfast

The smooth rock band Hall & Oates is suing a food company selling "Haulin' Oats" granola for violation of its trademark. Read more about the case in this post.

March 17, 2015
Time for IP: World IP Day in Indianapolis

Check out this post for information about an event to celebrate World IP Day on Monday, April 27.

March 16, 2015
2015 Patent Bar Scholarships Winners Announced

The IndyBar Intellectual Property Section is pleased to award its 2015 Patent Bar Scholarships to Prianka Ghanta and Kevin Oschman of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Check out this post for more information.

March 11, 2015
"Blurred Lines" Case Leads to One of the Largest Damages Awards

A jury finds that Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams’ 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” copied elements of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give it Up” without permission. Find out how much the jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family in this post.

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The purpose of the Intellectual Property Section is to further the objectives of the Association within the field of intellectual property law and to promote the understanding and appreciation of intellectual property law by the general practitioner and the community. The section provides educational opportunities for attorneys practicing outside the IP area and for experienced IP practitioners.  The section also provides opportunities for networking among attorneys in private practice and in-house counsel in the private and public sector.

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A Message from the Section Chair

Marcelo Copat

“Welcome to the Indianapolis Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section. The IP Section provides CLEs on a wide range of topics for both experienced IP practitioners and those who want to know more about IP. The newly launched IndyBar IP Section web page will have a wealth of information on upcoming CLE and networking events, as well as substantive articles relating to IP issues. We invite you stop by often. Speaking of stopping by, we’ll have some networking opportunities this year. I hope that you can join us to catch up with old colleagues and make new acquaintances. We’re looking forward to a great year! ”

Marcelo Copat - 2015 Intellectual Property Section Chair - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP