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Intellectual Property Law Section

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar is pleased to announce its formation, effective January 1, 2008. The Section focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and other aspects of intellectual property law. Like other sections, it provides networking and educational opportunities to members though continuing legal education programs, newsletters, and other forums. All State Bar members are eligible to join.


Ninth Circuit Vindicates Publicity Rights of Hendrix Kin

Jimi Hendrix


The Patent, Used as a Sword
By Charles Duhigg and Steve Lohr


Networks Prevail in Copyright Dispute Over Online Service
By John Caher

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit yesterday barred a company that streams live TV shows over the Internet from continuing to transmit the programming, finding that to hold otherwise would "destabilize [an] entire industry" and inflict irreparable damage on the networks.


Facebook is trying to hijack your email address
By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech June 25, 2012: 6:08 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're a Facebook user, you have a email address, whether you use it or not. Facebook is now automatically posting those addresses to users' profiles and displaying them as the default email address.

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Nearly 2,000 seek to register top-level domains; '.app' leads the pack
By Sheri Qualters Contact All Articles
The National Law Journal
June 14, 2012

Eleven applicants for generic top-level domain names believe there's no domain like ".home." But even more are ".app"-happy, seeking to register that term, made popular by iPhones and Droids, as a domain name.

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Anheuser-Busch tries to trademark Phoenix airport code
Phoenix Business Journal by Matt Haldane, Editorial Intern

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:53am MST

Anheuser-Busch has filed to trademark 42 airport codes, including PHX, which is used for Sky Harbor International Airport.

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A Few Benefits of Membership in the
Intellectual Property Section:

  • Section members receive a $30 discount on CLE programs, yet pay only $20 in dues per year.

  • Networking opportunities in ALL areas of intellectual property throughout New Mexico and referrals from outside New Mexico.

  • News alerts and professional updates on court decisions, legislative initiatives, and changes at the USPTO.

  • Keeping abreast of IP developments within the state such as recent growth in the film industry and art and entertainment law.


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