The Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the State of Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.

Upcoming Events

On Thursday, March 22 2018, - 7:30PM, “Celebrating Our Diverse Bar” Mixer

In view of our ongoing support for the diversity efforts of the State Bar, MIPLA would like to call your attention to the 8th Annual “Celebrating Our Diverse Bar” Mixer:

Celebrating Our Diverse Bar

“Join your friends and colleagues from local and affinity bar associations throughout Metro Detroit for an evening celebrating the diversity of our legal community. This special event is a fun, relaxed opportunity for local attorneys to make new connections and strengthen their existing networks.”

Admission is $20, $10 for students, and complimentary for members of the judiciary. Advance registration is required for everyone. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks included. Parking is free.

  • at Cost Plus Wine Shoppe, Eastern Market
On Tuesday, April 17 2018, 11:30am - 12:45pm, April MIPLA Luncheon (Including Vote on New MIPLA Officers for 2018-2019 and Amendment to the Bylaws)

Protecting brands from online threats is vital in today’s digital economy. The ease of online international transactions and the ubiquity of social media complicates brand protection. Brett Heavner will present case studies illustrating practical approaches to domain name disputes, online counterfeit sales, phishing scams, social media, key word purchasing, and international policing programs.

Please note that we will also be taking this opportunity to vote on the new slate of MIPLA Officers for 2018-2019, as well as an amendment to MIPLA bylaws.

  • at Maggiano's in Troy
  • Speaker(s): Brett Heavner of Finnegan & Henderson
  • Topic(s): Trademark Enforcement Strategies for the Digital Age
On Thursday, April 26 2018, 8:30AM - 1:00PM, World IP Day Michigan at MSU College of Law

(Note: this is a 3rd party event and is not sponsored by MIPLA)

Join MSU’s A-CAPP Center, International Business Center, and Global Food Law for a half-day event in recognition of World IP Day. Participants will engage in a networking lunch and three discussion panels, Packaging Challenges and Opportunities, Protecting Your IP on E-Commerce, and Emerging Markets: Best Practices for IP Issues.

For questions or additional event information, please contact Kari Kammel

  • at MSU College of Law