Intellectual Property Section

July 31, 2014
IU Maurer School of Law Selected for Clinic Certification Pilot Program

Five law schools across the nation were selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to participate in their Clinic Certification Pilot Program.

July 29, 2014
11 Fast Facts About Indy Eleven

Check out this article for some fun facts about Indy's pro soccer team and for a chance to meet the team owner!

July 28, 2014
A Candy Bar By Any Other Name

Hershey Company is suing Sen. Steve Hershey for imitating its trademark chocolate bar logo in his re-election campaign.

July 22, 2014
Are State Names Trademarked for Schools?

Ohio State University is suing a T-shirt manufacturer for producing a shirt with "O-H-I-O" on the front. Should state schools be able to trademark the state name?

July 18, 2014
More Patent Cases Filed but Lower Median Damages Awards

A new study shows that the number of cases filed continues to grow while the damages awards continue to decline.

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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 - Smith Amundsen LLC