Intellectual Property Section

Copyright symbolsThe Intellectual Property Section focuses on patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related matters. The Section periodically publishes a newsletter and sponsors CLE courses.

In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the WSBA.

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Upcoming Event

Sept. 26, 2016 — IP Essentials for the Business Lawyer: Know Enough Not to be Dangerous

This is a valuable and practical seminar for general practitioners, business lawyers, and corporate counsel who need to quickly learn and understand the intellectual property (IP) issues that arise for the owners and operators in various business aspects of new business enterprises.

Be it a start-up or an established firm, protecting the company’s brand and ideas are even more important in the digital age. This seminar will give you the essentials in IP you need to advise, or refer, your clients appropriately.

  • Learn what Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents protect – and don’t protect
  • Understand when a secret is a “Trade Secret” under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
  • Find out how to protect Product Shapes – When and How
  • Get a grasp of the essentials of IP Licensing
  • Explore the Ethics unique to IP
  • Get answers to your questions from the experienced faculty

The seminar will be at WSBA Conference Center and Webcast. Your $275 registration includes a free networking lunch for in-person attendees. 6 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics.


When: Friday, Sept. 26, 8:25 a.m.–4 p.m.

Were: Washington State Bar Association, 1325 Fourth Ave., Suite 600, Seattle

Get more information and register online.


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Section Members: to join the Section list serve and get general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Reena Malabika Ghosh

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