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Membership Categories:

Active Member (Dues $90): Any person who is either (i) registered to practice before the USPTO or (ii) a member in good standing of any state bar (including that of the District of Columbia) may become an Active Member of the Association if such person is actively engaged in the profession of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and related law. Active Members shall have the right to vote and hold office.

Honorary Member (Dues $0): Any federal judge, or other public official, may be elected an Honorary member for his or her term of office, and any other person of distinction may be elected an Honorary Member. Honorary Members shall be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. Honorary Members shall be entitled to all privileges except those of voting and holding office, and shall be exempt from payment of all Association dues.

Inactive/Retired Member (Dues 50% of Active Member): Any (i) person who is retired from practicing or no longer practices (and does not plan to again practice) intellectual property law provided that such person is an active or inactive member in good standing of the USPTO bar or any state bar (including that of the District of Columbia), (ii) former federal judge, or (iii) former public official may become an Inactive/Retired Member of the Association. Inactive/Retired Members shall be entitled to all privileges except holding office.

Student Affiliate (Dues $25): Any person who may not be qualified as an Active Member but is regularly enrolled as a candidate for a professional law degree in an ABA approved law school may enroll as a Student Affiliate. Persons remain eligible as Student Affiliates for one year from their date of graduation from law school. However, after becoming a member of a state bar, a Student Affiliate shall promptly enroll in the organization as an Active Member if such person is actively engaged in the profession of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and related law. Such enrollment shall be prompt if made between the date of a person's admission to the bar and the following March 1. A Student Affiliate shall be entitled to all privileges except those of voting or holding office.

Foreign Affiliate (Dues $90): Persons who are not U.S. residents but are regularly recognized as members of the legal profession by the country of their residence may enroll as a Foreign Affiliate if such persons are actively engaged in the profession of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and related law. A Foreign Affiliate shall be entitled to all privileges except those of voting or holding office.

Membership Renewals
The HIPLA membership year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30 of the following year. All memberships that have not been renewed for the current membership year do not appear in the online database.

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NEW MEMBERS ONLY

Member data
The HIPLA membership database is self-managing via a password-protected process. Go to the administrative page to have your password emailed to you. Then you can log into the membership database and update your own membership information. If you have changed email addresses, notify the webmaster and she will update this information and send you your password.