Intellectual Property Law

About the Intellectual Property Law Section

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the D.C. Bar is comprised of lawyers in private, public, and corporate practices. The section provides a forum for addressing intellectual property law issues that affect individuals, small businesses, corporations, and public policy.

The section is led by a steering committee of elected members which meet once a month to discuss recent programs, developments, and future events. The diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints among the leadership and membership have resulted in a dynamic and participatory section.

The section has standing committees chaired by members appointed by the steering committee in the following areas of interest: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, legislation, community outreach, and the section newsletter. The standing committees organize and sponsor numerous programs throughout the year on topics of general interest, current issues, and practice tips. CLE credit is available at a number of these programs. Each program provides a unique opportunity to hear speakers share their expertise at a reasonable price. The section is one of the Bar's largest and most active sections sponsoring or cosponsoring dozens of programs, receptions, and CLE classes yearly.

The section’s community outreach committee has a history of creating and coordinating innovative programs that reflect its deep commitment to the welfare of the District of Columbia and its residents. To this end, the section has been involved in judging D.C. public school science fairs, matching computer donors with recipients in the D.C. public schools, holding book drives, promoting literacy programs, participating in community clean–up, and restoration efforts.

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