NCCU Law Selected for USPTO Trademark Clinic Program

Posted on Sunday, August 15, 2010

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has selected North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law to participate in its USPTO Trademark Law School Clinic Pilot Program.  Assistant Dean Adrienne L. Meddock successfully led the application team through a competitive selection process that focused on our existing strengths in the areas of Intellectual Property and clinical education.  NCCU School of Law is one of only 26 law schools in the country to participate in this special program of the USPTO.

Participating students will obtain limited recognition to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to represent clients in trademark application matters. The clinic will assist low-wealth entrepreneurs in developing and protecting their intellectual property assets. Students will meet with clients, search service and trademarks, and prepare and prosecute trademark registration applications before the USPTO as part of this specialized clinical program.

Attorney Joyce Jenzano, an experienced trademark law practitioner, will supervise students working in the trademark clinic. If you would like more information on the program, please contact Assistant Dean Adrienne L. Meddock.