Phillip E. Page

Professor of Law

B.S., University of Tennessee
J.D., Memphis State University,
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Art & Entertainment Law
  • Communications
  • Contracts
  • Copyright, Trademarks and Unfair Competition



Office: 605T

Phillip Page has been on the faculty of South Texas College of Law Houston since 1984, teaching contracts and a variety of courses in intellectual property, his academic specialty. His work has appeared in The Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, The University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review, and elsewhere. His primary academic interest is copyright law, and he has often appeared as a featured speaker or panelist on copyright issues. Professor Page has also served as an expert witness or consultant in copyright litigation and licensing cases.

Professor Page received his J.D. from the University of Memphis before earning his LL.M. in intellectual property from New York University. While at NYU, Professor Page was Donald M. Brown Fellow in patent law. He also served as Editing Director of the Kamenstein Legislative History Project, a study of the legislative background of the 1976 Copyright Act. Professor Page has been actively involved with the Houston arts community and is on the Board of Directors for Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts.


Foreword: Popular Understanding of Law , 40 S. Tex. L. Rev. 881 (1999).

Licensing and Merchandising of Characters: Art Law Topic for AALS 1994 , 11 U. Miami Ent. & Sports L. Rev. 421 (1995).

Dedication. Wade H. Sides Memorial Volume , 21 Mem. St. U. L. Rev. vi (1991). (with Nicholas L. White, James Tigner & Frank Carney)

The Works, Distinguishing Derivative Creations Under Copyright , 5 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 415 (1986).


The Kaminstein Legislative History Project: a Compendium and Analytical Index of Materials Leading to the Copyright Act of 1976 . Editing Director, vols. 3-6, 1981-1983. (Littleton, Co Fred B. Rothman, 1981-1985).


Digital Millennium Copyright Act: New Anti-Circumvention Measures , Houston Area Law Librarians Seminar, Oct. 2003.

Copyright Law , Houston Art League, 2003.

This Business of Film Making , Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, Houston, May 1998.

Penalties, Property and the Press: Public and Private Limits on Communication , Association of Women in Communications, Houston, Mar. 1998.

Overview of Intellectual Property Law: Copyright , 9th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute (Houston, TX: Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; Austin: Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 1993).

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