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.

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.

New IP Law Information

​Santa Fe Art Business Summit Announced
Bridges to Santa Fe and The Arts Business Institute will sponsor a two-day Art Business Summit on the weekend of April 1-2, 2017 at Form and Concept in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A welcome gallery reception will be held on Friday, March 31 at Blue Rain Gallery Downtown, featuring speaker Elizabeth Hulings, the director of the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists.

Presentations will be made on topics for visual artists, makers and arts educators at this event. Speakers are Wendy Rosen, Founder of The Arts Business Institute, Carolyn Edlund, ABI Executive Director, and attorney Talia Kosh of the Bennett Law Group in Santa Fe and 2017 Chair of the IP Law Section. Click here for more information and to register.



The US copyright Office has promulgated new regulations that will took effect on December 1, 2016 regarding “safe harbor” provision of the DMCA.  It affects both internet service providers and others whose websites allow third parties to post content such as chat rooms or discussion forums.

The regulations implement new electronic filing requirements for designating DMCA agents and also requires renewals every three years.  In short, all those who seek protection under the “safe harbor” provisions of the DMCA must timely comply with the new electronic filing regulations, even if they have previously made their hard copy filings at the Copyright Office.  Failure to do so risks losing protection under the “safe harbor” provisions.  


The US copyright Office has promulgated new regulations that will took effect on December 1, 2016 regarding “safe harbor” provision of the DMCA.  It affects both internet service providers and others whose websites allow third parties to post content such as chat rooms or discussion forums.

The regulations implement new electronic filing requirements for designating DMCA agents and also requires renewals every three years.  In short, all those who seek protection under the “safe harbor” provisions of the DMCA must timely comply with the new electronic filing regulations, even if they have previously made their hard copy filings at the Copyright Office.  Failure to do so risks losing protection under the “safe harbor” provisions.  


 

Articles and Publications

IP Pro Bono Fair

The Intellectual Property Law Section is hosting its first IP Pro Bono Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the UNM School of Law. 30-minute consultations with an IP attorney include advice on how to:
*Patent your invention
*Protect your brand/trademark
*Protect your creative works and software code
*Sell your art
*Form your business
*And more!

Click here to view the promotional flyer.
Click here to register to be seen by an attorney.