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Business Law Clinic


The Business Law Clinic exposes students to the practice of law by immersing them in real life cases, giving them time to learn and practice under the tutelage of their professors who are their supervising attorneys.  One such type of matter in which students may gain experience in is trademark prosecution, as was the case for Chelsea M. Murray (JD'19) and Matthew Livingston (JD'20), pictured. During the 2018-2019 Business Law Clinic, Chelsea and Matt represented EarlyVention LLC, where they obtained a trademark registration on behalf of the client from the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Current Business Law Clinic students Jennifer Schnack and Colten Siedlarczyk are continuing on where Chelsea and Matt left off as they are representing EarlyVention LLC this year.  After successfully obtaining a trademark registration on the client's wordmark (thanks to the efforts of the previous cohorts), Jennifer and Colten timely filed a trademark application on behalf of the client to register the client's logo with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  The students, and client, are excited for what's to come as they work together towards completion of the process.

“Participating in the Business Law Clinic allowed me to gain practice-ready skills in intellectual property law. From learning how to interact with start-up company clients to assisting them with the trademark selection process and the preparation of a trademark application, my experience in the Business Law Clinic was second to none. It provided me with the necessary skills that I now utilize in private practice every day". – Chelsea M. Murray

 “The Business Law Clinic has helped prepare me for my internship more than any other class I have taken at DePaul.  I was able to apply the knowledge gained through my lecture classes to practice.  The skills I gained through the Business Law Clinic are directly transferable to a practical setting and have made me more confident in my ability as a lawyer". – Matthew Livingston