Intellectual Property Section

February 24, 2015
Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on 3/12

The IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host the Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read this post for more details.

February 12, 2015
Back to the Future is Back in the Spotlight

Back to the Future is back in the spotlight...Although this time it's for a trademark infringement lawsuit. Check out this post for more information about the case.

February 2, 2015
Lucky for Petty, He Won't Have to Back Down

Details of an Oct. 2014 settlement agreement recently emerged where Sam Smith politely acknowledged that the chorus of “Stay With Me” sounds a lot like Tom Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Check out this post for more.

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.

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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