AIPEL was created to promote awareness of the areas of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.) and entertainment law. Both areas are growing rapidly and are closely related to cyber law, music law, digital rights, e-commerce and software law. AIPEL’s goal is to provide information, connections, and opportunities to empower students with knowledge about the legal rights and restrictions associated with these areas. As the digital world creates new challenges for protecting intellectual property, the members of AIPEL aim to be a resource for individuals and organizations seeking protection for the sciences and useful arts.