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The Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section focuses on a wide variety of entertainment and intellectual property law issues including copyright, patent, trademark, new media, licensing, unfair competition, libel, privacy, and right of publicity issues. The section consists of and welcomes all types of intellectual property and entertainment lawyers in these and other fields, including transactional and litigation lawyers, in-house counsel, and lawyers in private practice.

With an ELIPS membership, you will receive invitations to and discounts for seminars and events relating to issues of interest to our members, which cater to all skill levels—from the nuts and bolts of intellectual property law to emerging issues in the fashion industry. Attending ELIPS events helps you keep current on the latest issues and further provides the opportunity to meet a broad network of IP and entertainment law practitioners and in-house counsel. If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join this valuable section.

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ELIPS Executive Committee Meetings 

Meetings held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP in Century City.

The Executive Committee meets every month to plan events and do other work for the section. The Committee invites all who are interested in getting more involved to attend. Dinner is provided at the meetings. Please contact Fatima Jones at fjones@lacba.org for more information or to RSVP.

Past Event Materials 

May 5, 2010: Microsoft and Its Chief Counsel for IP Strategy Thomas C. Rubin Receive the DRS Corporate ADR Award.
Read Rubin's remarks on negotiations leading to the User Generated Content (UGC) Principles.

For ELIPS Members 
  • Copyright, Trademark, and Right of Publicity
  • Film/Television
  • Internet Law
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Music
  • Patent
  • Sports Law
  • SubSCREEN is a sub-section of ELIPS that usually hosts small and informal events in a variety of venues for attorneys and other players in the film, television, and new media industries. Formed in 1998, SubSCREEN has afforded participants practical education and networking opportunities. "SCREEN" refers to any screen that can display content.
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Chair, Jonathan Hyman

Secretary, Tania Marie Hoff

To join a section you must be a current Los Angeles County Bar Association member. For more information on joining the Los Angeles County Bar Association, call Member Service Department at
(213) 896-6560 or fill out this online form.

For more information on section membership and how to join, call the LACBA's Member Service Department at (213) 896-6560 or fill out this online form.

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