John Welch01.11.19 — John Welch, a leading trademark expert, has joined Northeastern University School of Law’s IP CO-LAB as a faculty clinic supervisor. Welch is counsel at Wolf Greenfield and has represented clients in scores of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and domain name lawsuits across the country and has handled hundreds of opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Welch is well known nationally for his daily updates to the trademark community through his TTABlog®, which discusses recent decisions of the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The IP CO-LAB is an intellectual property law clinic in which law students provide a range of crucial IP-related legal information and services to inventors and ventures in Northeastern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2017, the IP CO-LAB was selected by the USPTO for its Law School Clinic Certification Program, which grants Northeastern law students the ability to file federal trademark registration applications on behalf of their clients.

“We are delighted to have John Welch join IP CO-LAB as a faculty clinic supervisor and role model for the law students advising and representing the clinic’s clients before the USPTO,” said Professor Susan Montgomery, who is faculty advisor and acting director of the IP CO-LAB.” John’s TTABlog is ‘must’ reading and his advice is valued and followed by clients and practitioners alike. His engagement with IP CO-LAB is another opportunity for students in the clinic to experience the challenge and fulfillment of assisting a client and to develop competencies for practice.”

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