September 11, 2009

IPSO Board Meeting

There will be an IPSO board meeting Wed. Sept. 9th @ 1:45pm.

All board members should attend.

October 15, 2008

Information Session and Debate

This Friday a recent UW grad, Doug Dallmann, is going to be in town to host an information session about his Portland, OR firm, Klarquist Sparkman. Klarquist Sparkman is the largest IP firm in the Pacific Northwest and deals with patents, trademarks, and copyrights, including litigation. Doug will talk about working at Klarquist, living in Portland and what the firm looks for in summer associate candidates. If you have any interest in working in the Pacific Northwest you should attend. We're going to order pizza, probably Ian's. Also, 2Ls are invited to bring their resumes along to submit for summer associate positions.

The information session will be this Friday 10/17, at 5pm in room 3250. If you plan on attending, please RSVP back to Greg at so we know how much pizza (and what kinds) to get.

Also, IPSO has teamed up with the Federalist Society to bring you a debate, featuring our own Shubha Ghosh, about when expressive works infringe on trademarks. For those who haven't had the opportunity to take a class with Ghosh or hear him speak, it is sure to be interesting and engaging. The debate will be held on Wed. Oct. 22nd at 6pm in Lubar Commons. The food provided will be Qdoba.

If you have questions about either event, let Greg know at

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September 15, 2008

IPSO Meeting

IPSO will have its first meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, September 16th in room 3253. If you are able to attend please e-mail Greg Flygt at so that we have a rought estimate of how much food to order.

Trademarks Course

Noah Dermer is working on trying to have Trademarks offered in Spring 2009. Trademarks was last taught in Spring 2007. If you are a 2L or 3L and are interested in taking the class in Spring 2009, please e-mail so that he can add your name to a list. It is important that we show interest in the class if we would like it offered.

This course investigates the law of disputes about trade symbols -- Coke, Aspirin, Monopoly, Bucky Badger and the shape of a bottle of household bleach. The laws governing the use and abuse of trade symbols is a matter of both federal and state law, and this course develops both an understanding of the competing theoretical rationales for protection of trade symbols, and a knowledge of the mechanics of the federal and state laws concerning such symbols. Some attention is also given to actionable false advertising, as addressed in the Lanham Act. The course studies the interests of, and conflicts between, (1) consumers of products and services, (2) established producers of those products and services, and (3) those who wish to compete with the established producers.

August 19, 2008

Second Annual IPSO Attorney-Student Reception

Last year, the Intellectual Property Student Organization hosted a reception to allow students interested in intellectual property law the opportunity to meet with with local attorneys in a casual atmosphere and discuss their practice. Due to the success of last year's event, we are hosting a similar event again this year. The reception will be in the upstairs portion of Brocach Irish Pub (7 W. Main St.) from 6-8pm on Thursday Aug. 28th. The fee for this event will be $10 and the attire will be business casual.

Please RSVP to by Monday Aug. 25th. Also feel free to email any questions you might have to as well.


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