Category Archives: Clinic News

Tenley Campus of WCL – Opening Celebration IP Event- February 13th

We invite you to join us to celebrate the new Tenley Campus of the Washington College of Law on Saturday, February 13th. As part of the opening weekend celebration, WCL is hosting events to bring together faculty, alumni, and students. The … Continue reading

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Fair Use, MOOCs, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Frequently Asked Questions

In October 2015 the Librarian of Congress issued an important new rule permitting faculty and staff creating MOOCs (massive open online courses) to copy short clips from video media protected by digital locks. The rule was the result of a petition … Continue reading

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IP Clinic Collaborates with GW clinic and WALA to host Fall Pop Up Legal Clinic

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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Designers of that 2004 Annenberg survey on the Redskins name: The sample was unrepresentative

The team’s owner Dan Snyder and its representatives have repeatedly pointed to that result to support their contention that few Native Americans are bothered by the name. But the researchers’ memo definitively disqualifies the survey as an accurate picture of Native American attitudes about the name. As the memo goes on to say, **“it is not appropriate to use NAES data to study this population.”** Continue reading

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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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