WHAT WE DO
Students in the Trademark Clinic serve as registered trademark agents in filings and proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. They offer pro bono representation to individuals and small businesses seeking to register their trademarks.

Clinic students hone their skills interviewing, investigating, drafting, and counseling in the context of federal agency practice.

WHY WE SELECTED THIS CLINIC
This experimental clinic grew out of a pilot certification program hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The law school is one of a handful of American law schools in which students serve as trademark agents. The law school had been looking for an opportunity to expand its clinical offerings into the transactional arena. A strong student interest in intellectual property and an increasingly deep intellectual property curriculum led to the creation of this new clinic in Fall 2012.

WHO’S INVOLVED


   
Philliip E. Page
Professor of Law
   
Tim Shen
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Coodinator


ORGANIZATIONS / PARTNERS: United States Patent and Trademark Office.

FUTURE PLANS
The Trademark Clinic will be in its experimental phase for the next two years, after which the faculty will consider making it a permanent clinic. At that point, and owing to the strong student interest, the law school will consider other intellectual property-related clinics, possibly building on its collaboration with USPTO.