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Nov. 23, 2011
Christine Morganti, (505) 797-6028

Intellectual Property Law Institute to Look at Film Program in NM

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico Intellectual Property Law Section will sponsor the 2011 Intellectual Property Law Institute: Art and Entertainment on Dec. 1 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque.

This legal education program will explore copyright law, the film program in New Mexico, film contracts and sports law.
Presenters include Richard Mertz, Office of University Counsel at the University of New Mexico, and Sherri Bull, a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. In addition, Gina Constant will moderate a panel on the film program in New Mexico.

Intellectual property law is the area of the law that includes patent law, copyright law, trademark law and trade secret law, together with some aspects of other branches of the law, such as licensing and unfair competition. Intellectual property law protects creations of the human mind. The various intellectual property law specialties are related, often overlap, and are frequently practiced together.

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The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.