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April 15, 2019

ABA updated reference guide helps lawyers understand latest intellectual property issues

CHICAGO, April 15, 2019 — Updated and expanded, the fourth edition of “Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Fourth Edition,” published by the American Bar Association Business Law Section, is a practical “go-to” reference for general practitioners, business lawyers and corporate counsel who need to quickly understand intellectual property issues in various business contexts.

The guide is expanded to include three new chapters on IP assignments, music licensing and IP issues in advertising. Each chapter focuses on a particular business transaction, from intellectual property issues related to business start-ups and real-estate transactions to those in mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy proceedings.

The easy-to-read guide is a practical starting point for the business lawyer and includes “Traps for the Unwary” and practice tips shared from experts in the field. Topics include start-up companies, security interests, licensing, due diligence, bankruptcy, antitrust law, real property transactions, probate and trust law, advertising and music licensing. The guide reflects the knowledge, experience and insights of more than 55 experienced attorneys, law professors and a judge.

About the editors:

  • Sharon K. Sandeen is a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., and the director of its IP Institute. She teaches a variety of courses including: IP Survey, Trademark Law, International Intellectual Property Law and Trade Secret Law. Prior to beginning her teaching career, Sandeen practiced law in Sacramento, Calif., for 17 years.
  • Marilyn Maloney is a shareholder in the Houston office of Liskow & Lewis. She maintains a transactional practice in a range of commercial areas, including intellectual property. Her IP practice involves the registration of copyrights and trademarks, contractual relationships relating to intellectual property, IP issues in mergers and acquisitions and security rights affecting IP. She is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics, and is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas.

Title:                “Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Fourth Edition
Publisher:        ABA Business Law Section
Pages:              608
Product Code: 
ISBN:                978-1-64105-314-3
Size:                 6x9
Binding:           Paperback
Price:               $139.95
Orders:            800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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