Category Archives: Clinic News

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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Clinic Students Help Community Radio Navigate World of Music Licensing

The world of music licensing is opaque, confusing, and quite frankly, a mess. It involves the cooperation of countless parties, from music publishers and record labels, to performance rights organizations, service providers, and artists, to the Department of Justice and … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know About Clinic Recruiting for Next Year–

1) General clinic information meeting– Tues. 2/10 at 4:30 in Room 101.  The meeting will describe the clinical program generally. 2 ) For those interested in the IP Clinic–specialized information sessions will be held: Wed 2/11, at 10am in Room 600 … Continue reading

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Clinic Alum Zu Williams appointed to Bench in Maryland

Before leaving office, Maryland Governor O’Malley appointed 2003 IP Clinic alum Zuberi Williams to the District Court for Montgomery County.  Zu  has been serving as a Maryland Administrative Law Judge, presiding over administrative cases at over 30 state agencies. Previously, … Continue reading

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HR 5108 Codifies USPTO Law School Clinic Pilot Program

H.R. 5108, the legislation to permanently establish the USPTO Law School Clinic Pilot Program, was passed by the Senate yesterday. The IP Clinic and clinic students were instrumental in early efforts to establish a student practice rule at the agency. The bill will … Continue reading

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You Gotta Fight For the Right to Break Digital Locks: IP Clinic Teams Up with Cinema Studies Professor, Higher Education Organizations in DMCA Rulemaking

Guest post by student attorneys Sarah O’Connor and Mark Patrick The Digital Millennium Copyright Act makes it illegal to break digital locks on copyrighted material, even when what you intend to do with the work is otherwise legal, such as … Continue reading

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Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday

President Obama has named Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee) a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom, established by President Kennedy in 1963, is the nation’s highest civilian honor.  It is awarded to “individuals who … Continue reading

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IP Clinic Announces “Pop Up Legal Clinic” for Creative Entrepreneurs to be held on Oct. 29th

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

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Native Americans Seek Dismissal of Pro Football’s Lawsuit Over Cancellation of Washington Team’s Trademarks

Today Amanda Blackhorse and her co-defendants filed a motion to dismiss Pro Football’s complaint in federal court for lack of jurisdiction.  The defendants argue that although Pro Football and the Blackhorse Defendants sharply disagree over the U.S. Patent and Trademark … Continue reading

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Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Mascots on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Under the supervision of Prof. Victoria Phillips, the IP Clinic has been involved for the past several years in representing Native clients in the controversy surrounding the Washington NFL team’s disparaging trademark and related cultural issues.  We have had the great privilege … Continue reading

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