INTA Roundtable on “Non-Traditional Marks and the Traditional Practice”: February 17, 2017 at UConn School of Law

The UConn School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic will host a roundtable on Friday, February 17, 2017, sponsored by INTA (International Trademark Association) on “Non-Traditional Marks and the Traditional Practice.”

The roundtable will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the law school campus at:
Janet M. Blumberg Hall
Hosmer Hall, 2nd Floor
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut

Directions and a map of campus can be found at:

The panelists will be:

  • Professor Willajeanne Mclean, Distinguished Professor of Law, UConn School of Law
  • Andy I. Corea, Managing Partner, St.Onge Steward Johnston & Reens
  • Maria A. Scongio, Partner, Locke Lord LLP

These local experts will guide us through some of the more interesting aspects of trademark law, including sound marks, color marks and 3-D marks.

PLEASE NOTE THAT 1 HOUR OF CONNECTICUT CLE CREDIT WILL BE OFFERED FOR ATTENDANCE AT THIS PROGRAM. You must register on the INTA website at to attend the event. The cost is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. A buffet lunch is included.

We hope to see you there!

If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact UConn School of Law at (860) 570-5130 or at least two weeks in advance.

Save the Date: 33rd Annual JPPCLE on April 27, 2017

Save the Date! The CIPLA is a co-sponsor of the 33rd Annual JPPCLE on April 27, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City. Featured Speakers include Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO Commissioner for Patents; Markus Meier, Assistant Director, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; and Keynote  Speaker, Hon. Richard Linn, Senior Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.  Earn 8.0 MCLE credits. More information at:

2016-2017 Dues Are Now Payable

The time has come to renew your membership in CIPLA.  Please also update your email address and status as appropriate.  You may renew and pay online at  Alternatively, you may download the renewal form and forward it with your dues check to:

Michael Cartona
Grogan, Tuccillo & Vanderleeden LLP
1350 Main Street
Suite 508
Springfield, MA 01103
t: (413) 736-5401 x1413

We encourage all IP law professionals in the area to join CIPLA, as the dues help fund our events throughout the year.  

We hope to see you at a CIPLA event soon.