Friday, September 12, 2014

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.


At 4:07 PM, Anonymous William Morris said...

I am struggling to think of someone I respect more in the trademark field than Professor Richey. Her understanding of trademark law is vast and unparalleled. She will make an excellent TTAB judge.

One thing to note-- in addition to authoring law review and other articles, Professor Richey is also the co-author of Trademark Valuation, an excellent book (if not THE definitive book) on the subject. You can pick it up from Amazon:

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Soumyashree Kashyap said...

Susan Richey is an outstanding Professor. I am so glad I had an opportunity to work under her closely during the Advance Trademark research course at UNH School of Law (Franklin Pierce) during 2013. She is a great mentor and has an immense depth in the field of Trademarks. I wish her the best in the years to come. UNH Law students will surely miss her!


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