Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every month (with some exceptions).
We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.
2020-2021 School Year
Scholarship Submission For
North Texas Law Students
In April 2021, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association intends to award up to one scholarship to students from each of the three North Texas law schools: Texas A&M University School of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and University of North Texas Dallas College of Law.
The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated strong potential for leadership in the intellectual property community based on demonstrated interest in intellectual property law, leadership experience, and academic achievement. Significant consideration also will be given to financial need and diversity in the practice of intellectual property law.
To apply: (1) submit an inquiry email (fill in and submit information in boxes, right) through the DBA IP Section website as soon as possible (before April 15, 2021),and separately, (2) the application documents listed below must be received on or before April 15, 2021 by the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Mr. John Tower at JTower@hitchcockevert.com with a copy mailed to the following address:
John Tower, Esq.
Hitchcock Evert LLP
750 North St. Paul Street, Suite 1110
Dallas, TX 75201
It is advisable for you to follow-up on the status of the application and the receipt of the application directly with Mr. Tower at JTower@hitchcockevert.com.
Your application should include: (1) a personal statement, (2) resume, (3) undergraduate transcript, and, (4) any graduate school/law school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 500 words:
Demonstrated interest in intellectual property law (for example through coursework, internships, employment, student organization activities, bar activities, publications, and participation in relevant moot court competitions);
Leadership experience (for example through student organization activities);
Academic achievement (for example through undergraduate, graduate, and law school achievements);
Financial need (include any relevant information about your financial need); and
Contribution to diversity, if applicable (include any relevant statement about your ability to contribute to diversity in the practice of intellectual property law).
Applications will be accepted from law students enrolled as 2L or 3L students (or the equivalent thereof for part-time students) during the 2020-2021 academic year at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, and the Texas A&M University School of Law.
Please note: All scholarship awards are subject to final approval by the Council of the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee the grant of an award to any person. All scholarship awards will be awarded through the Dallas Bar Foundation working with the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association, and made payable to the law school for application to the student's account.
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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.