Please complete this form to request pro bono legal services from the USPTO Trademark Clinic at California Western School of Law.
PLEASE NOTE: submitting this form does not create an attorney/client relationship.
IMPORTANT: The clinical program only takes applicants during the Spring and Summer terms. Please do not apply for clinical representation between July and December.
Please do not provide any personally identifying information regarding your finances. Our clinic provides pro bono legal services to qualified applicants. To be considered for legal representation, your gross income must be equal to or less than the USPTO Standard for Micro Entities (currently $177,117 but subject to change by the USPTO). Please indicate below whether you meet this income threshold. We reserve the right to withdraw from legal representation if we discover that your responses below were not accurate.
By signing below, I affirm that:
1) All the above information is true and correct;
2) I have a good faith belief that I meet the financial eligibility threshold; and
3) I understand that all services of the California Western School of Law USPTO Trademark Clinic are provided by students enrolled in the clinical course who are granted a provisional license to practice by the United States Patent and Trademark Office under the supervision of licensed attorney.
Completing this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship with the California Western School of Law USPTO Trademark Clinic. We will not begin representation or undertake any work for you until a conflict check has been completed, we mutually decide to enter into an attorney-client relationship, and your Engagement Agreement has been signed, confirmed, and returned to the clinic’s supervising attorney.