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Intellectual Property Law Section

Intellectual Property Law Section





About the Intellectual Property Law Section

Intellectual Property (IP) includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and the licensing and enforcement of rights therein. IP is the core of every business and the incentive for creativity and innovation.

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar brings together New Mexico’s IP professionals with a common purpose: to foster New Mexico’s entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation by ensuring local access to high quality IP services. We are dedicated to support New Mexico’s business ecosystem. The IP Law Section does this by providing:

  • Continuing legal education event to lawyers;
  • IP-focused pro bono legal clinics to the public;
  • Networking events for lawyers and law students; and
  • Opportunities for for New Mexicans to meet and hear from national IP leaders such as directors of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and various subject matter experts from around the country.

To sign up for the 2020 Pro Bono IP Fair, either as a volunteer attorney or as a client, please visit our IP Events page!
 Lawyers and law students, join the IP Law Section! Here are some reasons why:

  • Membership pays for itself!  IP Section dues are only $20 per year, but IP Section members receive a $30 discount on CLE programs.
  • Members receive news alerts and professional updates on IP related court decisions, legislative initiatives and changes at the USPTO.
  • Members often refer work to each other, for example when representation is conflicted or when the representation is outside the practitioner’s services.
  • Members stay abreast of opportunities within the state such as new government incentives or grants.
  • Members become part of a community that support each other.

Joining is simple. Simply fill out and submit the form under the "Join the Section" button with your $20 membership payment!

Our Members and Board of Directors

A list of all current members of the IP Section is available in the tab "Membership Roster".  All members of the IP Section must be members of the New Mexico State Bar or law students at the University of New Mexico.

The IP Section is led by its Board of Directors, who are volunteers that meet monthly to coordinate our events.  A list of our current Board of Directors is available in the tab "Board of Directors".

If you are a member of the IP Section, consider joining our Board!  We often have at least one vacancy on the Board and every year must fill open positions on the Board.  Please contact the Chair of the Board of Directors to do so.

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5121 Masthead St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
PO Box 92860
Albuquerque, NM 87199-2860

866-588-9437 (fax)

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