UCI Law IPAT Clinic Admitted to USPTO Trademark Program


UCI Law IPAT Clinic students
Christina Gagnier (top left), and Prof. Jack Lerner (far right), director of the IPAT Clinic, along with UCI Law IPAT Clinic students.

UCI Law has been admitted into the trademark portion of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) law school clinic certification program. Beginning August 1, 2018, UCI Law students in the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic (IPAT) will be able to practice Intellectual Property Law before the USPTO as Associate Attorneys in the trademark office, under the guidance of UCI Law Lecturer, Christina Gagnierfaculty supervisor for the IPAT Clinic's technology startup practice.

The students will file trademark applications and other related documents, including correspondence with trademark examiners. UCI Law is one of 61 law schools in the country admitted to the USPTO program, and one of six California law schools.