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The Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law (“IPE&S”) Section seeks to enhance the understanding of (1) principals and information in the fields of intellectual property, entertainment and sports law, (2) the means by which rights in these fields can be protected, (3) state, federal and international law relative to these fields, and (4) protection of the rights of individuals and businesses in these fields.  The IPE&S Section consists of the following Divisions:  Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Film & Television, Music, Sports, Internet & Technology, Literary Publishing & New Media, and Newsletter.  In addition, the IPE&S Section conducts programs on areas of intellectual property, entertainment and sports law practice, and is building a state, federal, and global network of professionals in these fields to improve the delivery of legal services to the clients of its members.  Membership dues are $20 per year.

"Join the Section" contains an online application form for joining the IPE&S Section.

"Leadership" contains information from the section's leadership including the section officers, section council, committee chairs, and meeting minutes when available.

Discussion Forums

"Newsletters" contains IPE&S newsletters, materials and chair reports.

"Governance" contains the IPE&S Section Bylaws (August 2008).

Related Links

For information on trademarks and patents, see the United States Patent & Trademark Office website at

For information on copyrights, see the U.S. Copyright Office website at

2011 Music and Film CLE Brochure

2011 Music and Film Registration Form