Intellectual Property Section

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!

November 7, 2014
What the Media Isn't Telling You About the Redskins Lawsuit

You've seen the dramatic headlines, now get the real story behind the Redskins lawsuit. This post from Kay Weiler has the background on the case that the media isn't telling you.

October 27, 2014
"Red Bull Gives You Wings" - and a Headache for Red Bull

The slogan "Red Bull gives you wings" is recognized by millions of consumers, but does it falsely imply that drinking Red Bull will give consumers a physical lift? Read more in this post by Stephen Farris.

October 16, 2014
Disney's Frozen Under Fire After Woman Files Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit

Disney is being sued by a woman who claims Frozen was taken from her life story. Check out this post by Eric Lamb to read about the case and her claims.

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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