Law of Intellectual Property
Who We Are:
Law of Intellectual Property, or LIP, is a student-run group dedicated to exposing students at the University of Oregon to the various aspects of intellectual property (IP) law and providing those students with opportunities learn the law, meet practicing IP attorneys, and set those students on the path to build careers in IP law. Our mission is to generate interest in IP law among both faculty and students, to expand the IP program at Oregon Law, and to foster a community of IP lawyers and interested parties in Eugene.
What We Do:
LIP organizes a number of events each year ranging from lunchtime discussions to socials and networking events to fundraisers. The LIP managing board members also act as liaison between the student body and Career Services, aligning interested students with job opportunities as they become available.
Confirmed 2012-2013 Events:
IP Bar Section Networking Social – October 5, 2012: LIP and the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon Bar are hosting this networking opportunity for student to meet practicing attorneys and to discuss career opportunities in IP law.
Eugene Startup Weekend – October 12-13, 2012
What's the Deal with NIKE? A discussion about sports branding and college athletics – November 15, 2012: LIP is sponsoring a lunchtime discussion with Paul Loving about branding and the world of collegiate sports. The discussion will highlight the issues involved in branding and sports marketing in relation to college athletics programs.
As former Assistant General Counsel at NIKE, Inc., Mr. Loving has extensive experience in sports marketing, advertising, entertainment, and intellectual property matters and lectures nationally on these subjects.
Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition – February 9, 2013: The Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association, introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law, and helps students develop oral and written advocacy skills. LIP is sending two teams to the regional competition in San Francisco.
2013-2014 Managing Board:
Moot Court Coordinator
External Relations Managers