Diversity, Innovation, and Appreciation for Black Contributions in IP

Catch up on posts from our June newsletter.

IP Social Justice and the Right of Publicity: Status Update on Student Athlete NIL Legislation

Name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation takes effect in 7 states throughout July. 39 states have introduced bills to their legislatures, and 16 states have officially signed NIL legislation into law.


Opportunities to Share Diverse Ideas with the USPTO: Consider Nomination to TPAC & PPAC

Nominations to fill vacancies on the USPTO Trademark Public Advisory Committee and Patent Public Advisory Committee are due by July 9, 2021.  Click below to learn more about these committees and nomination process.


Meet our Summer Interns


Upcoming IP Events

Tuesday, June 22 2:00 pm ET – Come join Professor Lateef Mtima at NSBE’s celebration of Juneteenth by learning about social justice in intellectual property and honor the Black inventors whose achievements have shaped society as we know it. 

July 26-29, 2021 – Reserve your seat now for USIPA’s Increasing Diversity in Innovation conference to learn how your organization can affect meaningful change and advocate for underrepresented inventors.

Seats are limited so register now at

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