Category Archives: Clinic News

Clinic Students File Comments on Behalf of Small Inventors in USPTO’s Enhancing Patent Quality Proceeding

In May 2015, student attorneys Raph Younghoon Kim, Sarah Frank, Alexandra El-Bayeh supervised by clinic alum and patent attorney David Grossman and Professor Victoria Phillips submitted a comment to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) on behalf of the United … Continue reading

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Clinic Students Propose USPTO Reforms to Discourage Frivolous Trademark Oppositions

Clinic student attorneys Charles Frank and Breanne Hoke, in conjunction with students from the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School and the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Suffolk University Law School, embarked on a … Continue reading

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C’mon Man–Change the Mascot– Federal Court Throws Out Pro Football’s Constitutional Challenges and Orders Cancellation of Federal Trademark Registrations for Washington Football Team

Today, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued its rocket-docket decision in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse and affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) decision to cancel the team’s six team name trademark registrations on the ground … Continue reading

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Band, Butler, and Decherney Respond to Post-Hearing Questions from the Copyright Office

Today, in collaboration with Library Copyright Alliance counsel Jonathan Band, the IP Clinic’s practitioner-in-residence Brandon Butler and long time clinic client professor Peter Decherney submitted responses to a series of questions from the Copyright Office. The responses are the latest … Continue reading

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Pathbreaking Book “Beyond Civil Rights” Sees Light with Help from Clinic Student Attorneys

This week sees the release by the University of Pennsylvania Press of Beyond Civil Rights: The Moynihan Report and Its Legacy, by historian Daniel Geary. The book is a powerful new examination of Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s agenda-setting report “The Negro … Continue reading

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Clinic Blog Post Cited in Oral Argument Over Washington Team Trademark’s Offensiveness

When lawyers for the Washington football team leaned hard this week on a 2004 survey to prove the team’s name is not offensive, lawyers for the Native American plaintiffs seeking cancellation of the mark had a ready reply: The survey … Continue reading

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Clinic Students Bring Video Editor, “Citizen Archivist” Back Online

This is a story with a very happy ending. Paul Dougherty is serious about video. He’s an award-winning video editor whose work is part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He’s also a prolific … Continue reading

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Law School Clinic Certification Program Visit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office

On April 15, Clinic student attorneys Charles Frank, Cori Stedman, Caile Morris, Alexandra El-Bayeh, Mark Patrick, and Jessica Rickman attended the Law School Clinic Certification Program Visit to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Representatives of several participating … Continue reading

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Washington ArtWorks Opening of Hang the Lawyers

On April 10th, 2015 Washington ArtWorks opened Hang the Lawyers, an exhibition of artwork created by attorneys and law students of the Washington, D.C. area. In partnership with Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, the walls of Washington ArtWorks’ two … Continue reading

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Spring Pop Up Legal Clinic with WALA and GW scheduled for March 18th!

The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, in collaboration with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) and GW’s Small Business Clinic will hold another in its series of “Pop Up” Legal Clinics for creative artists and entrepreneurs seeking legal … Continue reading

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