Intellectual Property Law Society

IPLS Mission Statement

IPLS is an organization for students interested in intellectual property law. IPLS hosts events with guest speakers in the intellectual property field, provides networking opportunities for students and local intellectual property attorneys, and is a forum for the discussion of current topics relating to intellectual property law and policy.

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property (IP) is a legal concept that includes trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other related rights. The holder of intellectual property has exclusive rights to their creative work, commercial symbol, or invention.

IP is divided into two categories: (1) Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and (2) Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works such as novels, poems and plays, films, musical works, artistic works such as drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures, and architectural designs.

How to Join

Please contact IPLS' President, Shezan Mumtaz, at a for more information. Dues for the 2014-2015 Academic Year are $25 which includes speaker events and Nova related events.

2015-2016 Board Members:

  Shezan Mumtaz President
  Alejandro Ley Vice President
  Nikolaos Zervos Treasurer
  Salvatore Fazio Secretary
  Luis Rubio Public Relations Coordinator
  Mitchell Ortega Director of Communications

Faculty Advisor

  Michele Struffolino Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Law

General Members

  • Carlos Arce
  • Marlee Arnold
  • Gabriel Balandrano
  • Agustin Barbara
  • Samantha Bowen
  • Eunice Cabrera
  • Paola Canola
  • Natalie Cimadevilla
  • Daniela Cimo
  • Samantha Crossett
  • Gianluca Darena
  • Kristine Desoiza
  • Miguel Espinosa
  • Alicia Franco
  • JeRhonda Grace
  • Marcos Guerrero
  • Jordan Lande
  • Lizza Maldonado
  • Thomas Maniotis
  • Kelsey Monaghan
  • Stephanie Morgan
  • Shantanu Patel
  • Victoria Perniola
  • Andree Quaresima
  • Aylin Ruiz
  • Michael Salviano
  • Timothy Shields
  • Michelle Skipper
  • Olga Torres
  • Alexander Valverde
  • Alejandro Vargas
  • Kyle Witkoski

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