starWelcome to HIPLA

The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association is an organization of Intellectual Property lawyers and law student affiliates primarily in the Houston, Texas area. Through regular meetings, sponsored CLE opportunities, and amicus briefs, HIPLA promotes the development and understanding of Intellectual Property Law.

starSpecial Notice

Urgent Notice to Members of the Houston Intellectual Property Community Displaced in Home and/or Office by Hurricane Harvey:

HIPLA wishes each of our members and their families well in this difficult time of repair and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. While there is no doubt that Houston will recover from this disaster, there are members of our IP community who have been impacted by this storm and who will continue to be for months to come. We encourage all members of the community to help one another in any way possible, and wish for those community members who have been displaced at home and/or at work to know the following:

  1. The Barbara MG Lynn American Inn of Court would like to help displaced Houston area IP attorneys find office space or other resources in Dallas. If you need assistance please contact Stacey White, president of the Barbara MG Lynn Inn (214.802.6501 or Judge White has asked me to convey to you the following: "The Dallas community stands with you during this difficult time."
  2. Dennemeyer IP will be offering free administrative services to displaced attorneys and corporate legal departments for three months: "Dennemeyer will provide, without charging any service fee, three months of IP Docketing services, three months of U.S. Trademark Filing services and three months of services to administer foreign Patent Filings to those in the greater Houston area." More information on this service can be found at the following here.

As HIPLA is notified of additional service providers available to assist we will endeavor to get that information out to our membership. In the interim, on behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish you Godspeed. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have a specific need and we will do our best to assist you.

With Warm Regards,

Elizabeth W. King

starNews and Notices

Join us on Thursday, January 18 at Artisans for our monthly meeting and CLE.
Information and registration here

The Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will present its 2018 seminar, "Discover IP Japan Conference 2018," on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Houston. HIPLA is sponsoring the conference.
Information and registration here Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 for our annual Judges' Dinner.
Information and registration here

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