Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law Section

The Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law 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

Helpful Section Interest Links:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Copyright Office


Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law Section
2019-2020 Executive Committee

Whit Rayner
Jones Walker
P O Box 427
Jackson, MS 39205-0427
Phone: (601) 949-4900
Fax: (601) 949-4804

Vice Chair
Angela Grayson
Precipice IP PLLC
1000 Highland Colony Pkwy Ste 5203
Ridgeland, MS 39157-2079
Phone: (601) 427-4773

Michael Williams
PO Box 1789
Jackson, MS 39215-1789
Phone: (601) 592-9981

Past Chair
Steve McDavid
McDavid & Assoc PC
P O Box 1113
Oxford, MS 38655-1113
Phone: (662) 281-8300
Fax: (662) 281-8353

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2020)
Ben Mitchell
Butler Snow
PO Box 6010
Ridgeland, MS 39158-6010
Phone: (601) 948-5711
Fax: (601) 958-4500

Member at Large (8/2018-7/2021)
Karen Howell
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes
P O Drawer 119
Jackson, MS 39205-0119
Phone: (601) 973-8750
Fax: (601) 960-6902

Member at Large (8/2019-7/2022)
Jeremy Clay
MS State Univ-Ofc Tech Mgnt-Licensing
PO Box 5282
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5282
Phone: (662) 325-8222
Fax: (662) 325-0667