Additional Schools for Trademark Practice
USPTO Adding Additional Schools
Submissions accepted for consideration between
May 7, 2012 and July 2, 2012
Law Schools May Submit Requested Information between May 7, 2012 and July 2, 2012
The USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program allows students from approved schools to practice before the USPTO under the guidance of a law school faculty clinic supervisor. Law schools must be certified and accepted into the program in order to participate. The USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program is admitting additional schools to practice in trademark matters. Law Schools maintaining a law school clinic program serving clients with intellectual property needs may submit the below requested information to be considered for acceptance into the program. An independent committee will review the submissions and select schools best meeting the evaluation criteria.
Requirements and Criteria
Please review the requirements and the evaluation criteria for further details:
Please see the below Trademark Clinic Pilot Program Requirements for an updated requirement. [11MAY2012]
The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) will evaluate optional submissions of law school clinic programs that wish to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program for trademark practice. In order to evaluate each law school’s clinic program to determine acceptance into the pilot, OED suggests that interested schools submit the below information to allow OED to evaluate the clinic program. The information may be provided in any format chosen by the school.
(1) Law School: Explain how the school’s law school clinic program meets with each requirement set forth in the Trademark Clinic Requirements.
(2) Law school name; mailing address; contact phone numbers; URL to website.
(3) Law School Clinic Program applying: (please attach any relevant brochures or other written materials explaining the program).
(4) Law School Dean (Name, Contact Information).
(5) Law School Clinic Director: (Name, Contact Information).
(6) Law School Faculty Clinic Supervisor: (Name, Contact Information):
(1) Professional Credentials;
(2) Proof of being a member in good standing of the highest court of any State;
(3) Number of years of trademark application prosecution experience (must have 3 or more years within the past 5 years);
(4) Agreement to review with students all written materials before filing with the Office; agreement to discuss all relevant issues with student before contact with the trademark examining attorney.
(7) ABA accreditation.
(8) Current trademark applications filed by the clinic, application number and title.
(9) Additional information, any additional information the law school applicant wishes for the selection committee to consider.
Law Schools are requested to mail the above information to OED at:
Mail Stop OED
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450