AIPLA Issues Statement Following the Passing of Former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters

Written September 30, 2022

ARLINGTON, VA. September 30, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) released the following statement in response to the passing of former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters on September 29, 2022:

"We are deeply saddened to hear of Register Peters passing. She was a champion of the copyright system, and deeply admired for her keen intellect, and caring and gregarious demeanor.  Marybeth will be greatly missed by the entire creative community,” said AIPLA Executive Director Vince Garlock.  

Register Peters served in the Copyright Office for over four decades, eventually leading it for 16 years.  She was a dear friend and collaborator with AIPLA during her long tenure, and a recipient of our highest honor, the AIPLA Excellence Award, presented in 2006. 


AIPLA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, was founded in 1897 to maintain a high standard of professional ethics. AIPLA’s mission includes helping establish and maintain fair and effective laws and policies that stimulate and reward innovation while balancing the public’s interest in healthy competition, reasonable costs, and basic fairness. AIPLA is a national bar association of approximately 13,500 members in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.

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