Daily Briefs (Nov 24)

Cooley Law School professor wins prestigious trademark award
Cooley Professor David C. Berry has won the 2010 International Trademark Association (INTA) Volunteer Service Award for the Advancement of the Association. Berry is a professor of law at Cooley’s Auburn Hills, Mich., campus and is Director of Cooley’s Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law.

INTA is a member-based organization that supports and advances trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective global commerce. The award recognizes individuals who provided exemplary volunteer service to INTA during the past year. INTA recognized Prof. Berry for his efforts to increase the participation of academic members in INTA programs. He played a key role in initiating the annual INTA Trademark Scholarship Symposium, open to intellectual property professors and scholars worldwide, and a special “Academic Day” of programming at INTA’s annual meeting. Both projects have succeeded in increasing the involvement of professors and law students in INTA.

“I am grateful that INTA has recognized the success of our efforts to build bridges between scholars specializing in intellectual property law and the attorneys and law firms that handle trademark protection issues for clients every day,” said Prof. Berry.

Prof. Berry accepted his award on Nov. 10 at an awards ceremony at INTA’s annual Leadership Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has been a member of the Cooley faculty since 2002, when he joined as a specialist in patent and intellectual property law. Before joining the faculty, he was a partner in the Boston, Mass., law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

Holiday hours
The Third Circuit Court Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The court will reopen Monday, Nov. 29.

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