Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Section educates and informs members of developments in a variety of intellectual property areas, including trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, patents, service marks, computer law, and other related issues. The Section is committed to keeping its members fully informed of the latest developments in this ever-expanding field and to provide opportunities to exchange ideas, approaches and experiences relating to intellectual property law. The Intellectual Property Section aids its members in keeping pace with the accelerating developments in the many fields closely associated with patents, trademarks and copyrights and provides a forum for the discussion of questions of vital interest to all lawyers concerned with intellectual property rights.


Articles from the Summer 2012 issue of The Mississippi Lawyer Magazine
Intellectual Property Section Newsletters:
July 2014
October 2013
January 2012

September 2011
To download a copy of a summary chart with a general description of the different IP rights, click here.

Helpful Section Interest Links:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Copyright Office 


Bar Hosts the 2013 Section Orientation Session
Over 50 new Section Officers attended the FY 2013-2014 Orientation Session in August 2013. The half-day program is designed to familiarize new Section leaders with their duties and brief them on resources available to them through the Bar. This year's session included an overview by MS Bar President Guy Mitchell. 

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Intellectual Property Section Officers for 2013-2014 include Molly Fergusson, Chair, and Jason Bush, Vice-Chair. 

Intellectual Property Section
2014-2015 Executive Committee

Jason Bush 
Baker Donelson 
P O Box 14167
Jackson, MS 39236-4167
Phone: (601) 351-8915
Fax: (601) 351-2424

Vice Chair 
Jesse Mitchell 
The Mitchell Firm PLLC 
774 Avery Blvd N Ste G
Ridgeland, MS 39157-5219
Phone: (769) 300-0462
Fax: (601) 510-1981

Ryanne Saucier 
Mississippi Public Broadcasting 
3825 Ridgewood Rd
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Phone: (601) 432-6318

Past Chair 
Molly Fergusson 
Attorney at Law 
228 Sivley St
Oxford, MS 38655-3124
Phone: (662) 915-6888
Fax: (662) 510-0880

Member at Large (8/2013-7/2015)
Will Wilkins 
University of Mississippi Law Research Institute 
P O Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915-7775
Fax: (662) 915-5267

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2016)
Chip Bolton 
FNC Inc 
1214 Office Park Dr
Oxford, MS 38655-3597
Phone: (662) 236-8526
Fax: (662) 236-2037

Member at Large (8/2014-7/2017)
Paul Rosenblatt 
Butler Snow 
P O Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Phone: (601) 985-4596
Fax: (601) 985-4500