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NEW MEDIA RIGHTS
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IP, TECHNOLOGY, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW CENTER
TRADEMARK LAW CLINIC

 

Trademark Clinic and New Media Rights
New Media Rights and Trademark Law Clinics


New Media Rights

Trademark Law Clinic

New Media Rights (www.newmediarights.org)

New Media Rights, an independently funded program of California Western School of Law, is a non-profit program that provides legal services, education, and advocacy for Internet users and creators.

Specialty areas include:

  • Copyright & Online Publishing
  • Responding to and drafting DMCA takedowns, DMCA counter-notices, cease and desist letters, account terminations
  • Pre-publication review of online video and documentaries - including drafting opinion letters for E&O insurance
  • Use and Reuse of copyright protected works & trademarks
  • Ownership and authorship between creative and business partners
  • Intermediary liability - how is a website or mobile app shielded from liability from the actions of 3rd party users? (Particular focus on federal DMCA & CDA 230)
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Open source software licensing questions
  • Drafting / Analyzing Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Assignment Agreements, and Independent Contractor agreements

Students interested in working in the clinic should contact Ruth Briscoe (Clinical Internship office) at rib@cwsl.edu and Art Neill at aneill@cwsl.edu and 619-591-8870 for more information.

Trademark Law Clinic (A project of the Center for IP, Technology and Telecommunications Law)

The Trademark Clinic at California Western School of Law provides free legal services for individuals and small businesses wishing to obtain a federal trademark or service mark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Our students, working under the supervision of a California-licensed attorney, provide legal assistance to clients who can afford the administrative filing fees but do not have the means to hire an attorney to advise them.

Legal assistance services include:

  • Trademark Searches
  • Trademark Filings
  • Trademark Prosecutions and Action Letters
  • Licensing questions
  • Copyright matters
  • Referrals for patent matters
  • Certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The clinic does not represent clients in court or before administrative boards, such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nor can the Trademark Clinic file international applications, such as under the Madrid protocol.

The California Western Trademark Clinic is an official part of the Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program administered by the USPTO.

The Trademark Clinic is now accepting requests from potential clients. Although clients may have an existing business, we can also work with those who are currently contemplating opening a business and are concerned with protecting a mark they hope to use with that business.

To find out if you are eligible for our services, please complete the Request for Services form on our website, and email or fax it to the contact information below. Please note that submission of a completed Request for Services form does not guarantee that we can or will represent you and does not start our representation of you. You will become a client only after we determine your eligibility and you sign a formal engagement letter that we will provide to you.

Please send an email to trademarkclinic@cwsl.edu or contact Professor Johnson at alj@cwsl.edu or Daniel Dawes at ddawes@dawespatents.com for more information. The Trademark Law Clinic can also be reached at 619-525-1474.