April CLE: April 22 


Topic: The Brexit Divorce - Who Got to Keep the IP Kids/House? 



Barker Brettel IP, UK,

John Lawrence, Carrie Johnson, Lucy Walker 

This CLE will cover the implications of Brexit on Trademark, Design, and Enforcement practice on the EU and UK.


CLE Credit:  MCLE 1.00

2021 IP Section 

Officers and Directors


Chair: Robert (Bob) Johnston

Vice-Chair: David Taylor

Secretary: Dyan House

Treasurer: Elizabeth Rucki


Council Members:

Justin Cohen

Megan Hoyt

Dwayne Norton

John Tower

Kirby Drake

Tim Dyll

James Gourley

Matt Acosta

Niky Bagley

Stephanie Sivinski

Immediate Past Chair: Scott Hemingway

​​CLE Meetings


Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).  

We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.



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Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by S
Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by S

Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster



Next CLE: May 27, 2021 

(Virtual Zoom, Noon)

“IP Implications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Trademark Modernization Act and CASE Act”

Speaker: Robert Johnston, Hubbard Johnston, PLLC

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA") was signed into law.  The CAA includes provisions that impact trademark, copyright, and patent law.  This presentation addresses the IP implications mainly with respect to trademarks and copyrights. In particular, the implications of the Trademark Modernization Act and the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of the CAA will be addressed.