Ian Bezpalko has a general practice with interests in the areas of business transactions, copyright, trademark, and internet law. In addition to services provided to authors, artists, composers, and others who seek to secure copyright or trademark in their works, or defend the same, he advises in matters such as internet/computer law including internet liability, software regulation, and other topics involving technology.
Practice offers legal research and writing services to other law firms throughout the U.S. in any area of the law. Has researched and drafted documents for cases involving employment disputes, attorney-client privilege, work product doctrine, half-blood inheritance, family law, trusts, the Hague Convention, and various other subjects.
Member of New Mexico and Washington, D.C., Bars, Intellectual Property section of the ABA, Albuquerque Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association. Active in the New Mexico State Bar as member of the Law Practice Management Committee, chair of the Technology Working Group, board member of the Solo Section and of the Intellectual Property Section.
Past Citations Editor for the Natural Resources Journal, clerk for the University Counsel's Office at UNM, and assistant to UNM School of Law faculty.
Author of The Deep Seabed: Customary Law Codified; received ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law/Bureau of National Affairs award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.
Phi Beta Kappa with B.A. degrees in History and Philosophy, and Master's degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Received J.D. degree from the UNM School of Law.
Licensed since 2005
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|NM||Authorized to practice law||2005||02/13/2009|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Distinguished Bar Service Award||State Bar of New Mexico||2013|
|CLE Crest Award||State Bar of New Mexico: Young Lawyers and Center for Legal Education||2009|
|Outstanding Contribution||State Bar of New Mexico||2008|
|Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law||American Bar Association and The Bureau of National Affairs Inc.||2004|
|Attorney at Law||The Bezpalko Law Firm||2006 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of New Mexico Law Practice Management Committee||Chair||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Intellectual Property Section||Board Member||2008 - 2013|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Intellectual Property Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Technology Committee||Chair||2007 - 2012|
|State Bar of New Mexico, Solo and Small Firm Section||Board Member||2007 - Present|
|Albuquerque Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)||Privacy and Social Media||2013|
|Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)||Online Software Considerations: May a law firm use Saas?||2010|
|Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)||Some Thoughts on Controlling Paper||2010|
|Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)||Protecting the Contents of your Computer||2010|
|The Complete Lawyer||Billing and Bookeeping||2009|
|Bar Bulletin (State Bar of New Mexico)||Alternative Arrangements for the Solo Attorney||2008|
|State Bar of New Mexico Bar Bulletin||OBSTACLES IN WEB 2.0: A NEW CHALLENGE TO BUSINESS||2008|
|The Complete Lawyer||Keeping Up With Legal Technology||2008|
|The Complete Lawyer||Keep Your Client In Mind When Choosing Technological Tools||2008|
|Natural Resources Journal||The Deep Seabed: Customary Law Codified||2004|
|University of New Mexico School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|2013 Annual Meeting—Bench and Bar Conference||The Changing Law Practice: Work Smarter Not Harder||2013|
|Attorney's Guide to Managing Clients||Effective Communication and Case Updates||2012|
|Small Office Management for the Legal Professional||The Balancing Act: Time and Financial Management||2010|
|Lawyer Survival Kit for Transitioning into Private Practice||Technology: Don't Leave Home Without It||2008|
|Annual Meeting||Work for Hire / Trade Secrets||2008|
|3rd Annual National Solo and Small Firm Conference||Tech for Tightwads: Our Favorite Cheap and Free Utilities||2008|