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Policy and Advocacy
INTA’s Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students


An informal, free program at Howard University School of Law

The International Trademark Association, Intellectual Property Student Association, and the Institute of Intellectual Property & Social Justice, Inc. at Howard University School of Law invite you to a panel discussion designed specifically for law students. Legal professionals will share their thoughts and advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law.

As this is an interactive panel discussion, questions from the audience are welcomed.

Friday, March 25

4:00 pm–5:30 pm (Networking hour after panel.)

Howard University School of Law
Moot Court Room
2900 Van Ness St, NW
Washington DC

Sponsored by:

IPSA and Institute of Intellectual Property & Social Justice, Inc.

Practitioners will answer questions such as:

  • What are the best ways to enter the field of trademark law?
  • How does one start a career in trademark law?
  • What do I need in order to complete an application for a position in trademark law?
  • What are the qualifications sought by law firms, trademark counsel or companies in recruiting attorneys?
  • Is it easy to move from a law firm to a company, and vice versa?

Featured panelists include:

  • Janet Hajek, Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Debra Hughes, Senior Counsel, American Red Cross
  • Linda K. McLeod, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Luna M. Samman, Associate, Dickstein Shapiro LLP


  •  Tashia Bunch Henderson, Associate, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC


If you are interested in attending, please email no later than March 21.

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