Intellectual Property Section

January 29, 2015
Trademark Issues Arise for Super Bowl Teams

Sports and intellectual property law collide as the Patriots and Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl. Check out this post to read about their trademark stories.

January 21, 2015
Intellectual Property Section Patent Bar Scholarship Available

The Intellectual Property Section will be awarding scholarships to up to three law students to cover Patent Bar Exam fees. See this post for more information.

January 12, 2015
Recent Supreme Court Rulings Could Help End Patent Trolls

Check out this article by Douglas Gallagher to read how the latest Supreme Court rulings could affect patent trolls.

December 5, 2014
McDonalds Isn’t Sweet on McSweet

After selling pickles under the MCSWEET mark for nearly 20 years, Washington-based McSweet LLC applied for a federal trademark registration, only to be blocked by McDonald's ubiquitous "MC" family of marks. Read more in this post.

November 12, 2014
Ethics CLE for Intellectual Property Lawyers

On Tuesday, Dec. 9 there will be an ethics CLE for intellectual property attorneys. Attendees will earn 3 Ethics and General Credits. Check out this post for more information!

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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

Connie Lindman

“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! ”

Constance Lindman - 2014 Intellectual Property Section Chair - SmithAmundsen LLC