BALTIMORE—One of the biggest hurdles entrepreneurs must overcome is access to legal services. Aspiring business owners need legal guidance in areas such as intellectual property, which can be a huge financial burden for a startup.
Now, a team of Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys in Baltimore is working with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law to provide startups with intellectual property guidance on a pro bono basis. In addition, law students at the Carey School of Law will receive hands-on experience working with these clients and veteran IP attorneys on intellectual property projects. Womble Bond Dickinson is one of five local law firms partnering with the Carey School of Law on the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic project.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Barry Herman, himself a Carey School of Law alumnus, said, “Womble Bond Dickinson is excited to lend the support of our lawyers to the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Maryland Carey Law. There’s no better way for law students to gain experience in practicing law, especially Intellectual Property law than to provide counsel to real life business leaders on their IP issues. The clinic is a worthy program.”
In addition to Herman, Womble Bond Dickinson lawyers Kristen Cramer, Michael Nullet, Dana Severance and Nancy Urizar will serve as mentors in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.
Click here to read more about the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic and Womble Bond Dickinson’s partnership with the Carey School of Law in The Daily Record.