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Dates: April 18 – May 16, 2018
Clinicals: Wednesday evenings, 6PM – 8PM EST
Trademark preparation and prosecution is a high-level skill set requiring a wide knowledge base and efficiency. Students will build on their basic understanding of what a trademark is and what protections it provides by learning the rules, regulations, customs, and practices for dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when filing and prosecuting trademark applications. Students will prepare several trademark applications as well as their corresponding Office Action Responses. The course format is 2-4 hours per week of traditional lecture and discussion to cover theory and general principles plus regularly scheduled clinicals with a practicing trademark attorney. During the clinical, the practicing trademark attorney will discuss and provide feedback on the trademark applications and responses prepared for the course.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for law school students, corporate personnel, attorneys wanting to add trademark practice to their legal tool belt, and/or individuals who would like to prepare and prosecute their own trademarks.
How You Will Benefit
- Become practice-ready for trademark preparation and prosecution employment opportunities
- Be exposed to law firm requirements/expectations
- Generate efficiencies within your trademark preparation/prosecution practice as an attorney
- Become highly marketable to potential employers
- Learn how to represent yourself if needed
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