Cheryl Leb has been selected as the Attorney Clinic Supervisor and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) liaison for the Texas A&M University School of Law Trademark Clinic.
Texas A&M University School of Law was accepted into the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Pilot Program earlier this month, and Cheryl Leb was selected as the Attorney Clinic Supervisor and USPTO liaison for the Trademark Clinic. Nineteen law schools will join the Program this fall.
The Law School Clinic Certification Pilot program allows law students enrolled in a participating law school’s clinic program to practice Intellectual Property Law before the USPTO under the strict guidance of a licensed Attorney Clinic Supervisor. The Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline grants the law students limited recognition to practice before the Office under the guidance of the Clinic Supervisor. Students gain experience drafting and filing applications for clients of the law school clinic. Further, as they are authorized to practice before the USPTO, they gain experience answering Office Actions and communicating with trademark examining attorneys for the applications they have filed.