Sughrue Attorneys Appointed Leadership Positions by AIPLA
We are pleased to announce the following Sughrue attorneys who have been appointed to leadership positions by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA):
Jody Drake: Public Appointments Committee, Chair
Jody Drake has been appointed Chair of the Public Appointments Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) serving a two year term to 2020. The Public Appointments Committee is appointed by the President-Elect of AIPLA and has responsibility for reporting to the Board of Directors on the qualifications of certain individuals being considered for office in the USPTO, the US Copyright Office and the Federal Circuit.
She has also been appointed by the Board to the AIPLA Development Task Force serving a one year term expiring October 2019.
Gabrielle Roth: Trademark Relations with USPTO Committee, Chair
Gabrielle Roth has been appointed Chair of the Trademark Relations with the USPTO Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) serving a two year term to October 2020. This committee is primarily responsible for monitoring, reporting on, and providing recommendations to the AIPLA Board and the USPTO regarding new developments and proposed rule changes at the USPTO. In addition, the committee works with the USPTO to schedule Trademark Round Table Events around the country and members serve as AIPLA volunteers at the USPTO Trademark Expo.
Hui Wauters: AIPLA IP Practice in Far East Committee, Vice Chair
Hui Wauters has been appointed Vice Chair of the AIPLA IP Practice in Far East Committee serving a two year term to 2020. The committee coordinates activities with the International & Foreign Law Committee and aims to expand their work to include Southeast Asia, India and Australia. Such activities involve intellectual property educational programs as well as committee meetings to maintain relations and exchange information with colleagues in the Far East.
Kevin Kunzendorf: U.S. Bar- JPO Liaison Council, Chair & AIPLA Representative
Kevin Kunzendorf has been appointed Chair of the U.S. Bar JPO Liaison Council and will be acting as AIPLA Representative to the JPO Liason Council.