Starting in August, Rick will be the Vice-Chair of the ABA’s “Trademark and the Internet” committee, which is part of the Intellectual Property Law Section. We’re not sure what this is a promotion from exactly—probably something like “flunky” or “moog”—but we’re very proud of him! But, seriously, the committee keeps tabs on things like developments in UDRP practices, domain name issues (including the new top-level domains), cybersquatting and so forth. Read more about the mission statement right here.

Rick will see some of you at the ABA Annual Conference in Chicago in early August!

Rick Sanders

Rick is the litigation half of Aaron & Sanders, PLLC; and, from 2012 to 2014, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was teaching Copyright Law. Vandy also happens to be where he got his law degree in 2000. After graduation, he practiced at a major intellectual-property law firm in Silicon Valley for a few years. He returned to Nashville in 2004, where he worked for a large Nashville firm, practicing as much intellectual-property law as he could, but also a lot of commercial law. He left that firm in 2011 to start Aaron & Sanders with Tara Aaron, so he could practice intellectual-property law full time and work with start-ups and other non-institutional clients.