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
2023-2024 Executive Committee

Karen Howell, Jackson
Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes  
[email protected]
(601) 973-8750 

Vice Chair
Jeremy Clay, Starkville
Mississippi State University
[email protected]        
(662) 325-8222 

Andrew Harris, Jackson
Jones Walker, LLP
[email protected]       
(601) 949-4816

Past Chair
Benjamin Mitchell, Ridgeland
Butler Snow LLP
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(601) 948-5711

Member at Large (8/2021-7/2024)
Andrew W. Coffman, Tupelo
Phelps Dunbar     
[email protected]
(662) 690-8122

Member at Large (8/2022-7/2025)
Jason E. Fortenberry, Jackson
[email protected]       
(601) 592-9972

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2026)
Kris Powell, Hattiesburg
University of Southern Mississippi
[email protected]
(601) 266-4466