The INTA Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce that its upcoming virtual legal clinic will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 11 AM EDT. This online program is a single-day event, designed like a walk-in legal clinic where qualified applicants from anywhere in the world can consult with volunteer trademark attorneys on a pro bono basis.
Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, explain the trademark registration process, and direct applicants to local services that might be able to further assist them at the conclusion. The one-hour clinic will be limited in scope to trademark clearance and prosecution matters. Relevant issues may include:
- How do I search and register my trademark?
- How much does it cost to protect my trademark?
- What if I already know of someone else using the trademark I want?
- How long does the registration process take?
- I already filed my trademark application, but it was refused by the Trademark Office. Now what?
- How do I renew my existing trademark registration?
Through its Pro Bono Clearinghouse, INTA is committed to providing pro bono services for low-income individuals, small- to medium-enterprises, not-for-profit, and nonprofit or charitable organizations with low operating budgets that might not otherwise have affordable access to legal assistance. To be eligible to participate in the program, you or your organization must have a valid trademark issue and a demonstrable financial need based on tax information or past bank statements.
Applications to participate in the program are due by May 21, 2021, and applicants will be pre-screened for eligibility. It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so please RSVP for the upcoming virtual clinic.