The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at the University of Connecticut's School of Law provides students with the unique opportunity to counsel Connecticut's innovators on an extensive range of intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret) and related business law issues.
Since the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic opened its doors in January 2007, it has assisted (or is presently assisting) more than 220 clients, hailing from all eight counties in Connecticut and representing more than 85 different cities and towns. Under the guidance of supervising attorneys, the Clinic's students are involved in all aspects of client matters, including but not limited to conducting interviews, performing legal research, drafting documents, and interacting with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office. The Clinic has advised clients regarding numerous legal issues, including patent searches and applications; trademark clearances and applications; copyright and trademark licensing; and nondisclosure, consulting, and employee agreements.
In July of 2008, the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic was honored as one of six law school clinics in the nation selected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to participate in a two-year pilot program under which law students are granted limited recognition to practice law (while under attorney supervision) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic's participation in this program has been extended continuously since that time.
The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic combines three of the finest traditions at the University of Connecticut's School of Law—its broad-based commitment to clinical education, its innovative approach to the study of intellectual property law, and its dedication to serving the people of Connecticut.
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