IP Day in Montana 2019

IP Day in Montana, April 10-11, 2019

Presented by the Alexander Blewett III School of Law and the IPL Section of the Montana Bar.

For the third year, the Blewett School of Law partnered with the IPL Section of the Montana Bar to present IP Day in Montana on April 10-11, 2019 at the law school. This year's program focused on intellectual property (IP) litigation.

We welcomed Professor Orly Lobel, author of You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side, to headline the conference and discuss the legal dispute between Mattel and MGA Entertainment over the Bratz dolls and discuss the question: “Who owns an idea?” We were also joined by Mollybeth Kocialski, Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the United States Patent & Trademark Office, who discussed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as part of the intellectual property litigation landscape.

Morning and afternoon panels featured experienced Montana intellectual property litigators discussing recent IP litigation in Montana, and creators and successful Montana businesses discussing IP litigation from a litigant’s point of view. We also had breakout workshops led by experienced IP attorneys for some practical tips and hands-on experience with trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.

Pre-IP Day presentations on the evening of April 10 were led by law students presenting their research into cutting-edge issues in intellectual property law. 


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor

Holland and Hart logo

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors

Haffey Vap PLLC logo - IP Day Sponsor Crowley Fleck logo

Thank you to our Break/Coffee Sponsors

Worden Thane logo
MacBride Law logo - IP Day Sponsor


Intellectual Property Law Section of the Montana State Bar - IP Day Sponsor



Scenes from this year's IP Day in Montana, held April 10-11, 2019