Community Development Law Clinic Accepted into Trademark Practice Area of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Certification Program

Posted on Thursday 5/11/2017
Community Development Law Clinic Directors Deborah Kenn and Jessica Murray meet with clinic students

The College of Law’s Community Development Law Clinic (CDLC) has been accepted into the trademark practice area of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program, effective August 1, 2017.

This certification allows student attorneys in the CDLC to practice trademark law before the USPTO under the supervision of College of Law clinical faculty. 

“The certification allows students to draft and file trademark applications with the USPTO on behalf of our non-profit and small business clients so these organizations can protect their trademarks and service marks,” said Jessica Murray, Co-Director, Community Development Law Clinic. “Our students will gain valuable experience drafting applications, completing the filing process, responding to Office Actions, and interacting directly with USPTO attorneys. These are skills that are highly transferable to any area of the law they pursue after graduation.”