Susan M. Richey Appointed Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the TTAB
Susan M. Richey has been named Deputy Chief Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She becomes the twenty-second judge now sitting on the Board.
Susan Richey comes to the Board from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she served as a professor and Associate Dean. Prior to her 18-year tenure as an IP professor and law school administrator, Ms. Richey spent 13 years in Los Angeles engaged in the private practice of intellectual property law, with a concentration on trademark matters and litigation. While at UNH, Ms. Richey maintained her connection to private practice by consulting with a New Hampshire firm on IP and Internet issues. In addition to her academic and private practice experience, Ms. Richey served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Ms. Richey has been a frequent speaker on IP issues and has authored a very large number of law review articles and other papers. She has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Trademark Reporter, as chair of the INTA Panel of Neutrals, and as a member of INTA’s Academic Committee. Since 2008, after nomination by the U.S. State Department, Ms. Richey has served as the U.S. representative to the Confidentiality Commission of the Conference of the States Parties for the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons.X
After earning a B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary, and a B.A. in English from the University of Baltimore, Ms. Richey attended law school at the University of Maryland School of Law.