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Erin Clarke Returns to OWE After Faculty Posts at UC Hastings and Berkeley Law

Erin Clarke has rejoined Owen, Wickersham & Erickson (“OWE”) in San Francisco after almost fifteen years as a faculty member at UC Hastings and Berkeley Law.  At OWE Erin’s practice will once again focus on trademark and copyright counseling, clearance, prosecution, enforcement, licensing and litigation.

Erin joined the UC Hastings faculty in 2016 after more than a decade as a Lecturer in Residence at UC Berkeley School of Law in the first-year legal research, analysis, and writing program. Before her tenure at Berkeley Law, she worked in the areas of trademark and copyright law with OWE, and before that practiced business litigation with a high-profile San Francisco law firm.

“We are fortunate and grateful having a lawyer of Erin’s ability and quality rejoin the firm after her successful academic career,” said Greg Owen, principal of OWE.  “We know Erin is a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer, a marvelous person, and a valuable asset of the firm. We are delighted to have Erin return home.”

“I’m excited to be rejoining Owen Wickersham and diving back into the substantive practice of trademark and copyright law,” said Erin.  “I’ll miss my students and colleagues at Hastings, but can’t wait to be practicing law again in the field I enjoy with people I like and admire.”

Erin was awarded her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989. Her varied academic interests also earned her an M.A. in drama from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in genetics from UC Berkeley.  In addition to her law firm and academic experience, she spent two years coordinating the lawyer referral service for California Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization helping artists of all disciplines with legal issues.

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About Owen, Wickersham & Erickson:  Since 1933, OWE has assisted clients with clearing, acquiring and protecting intellectual property, enforcing their legal rights, and ensuring that they have the information necessary to benefit from and maintain the value of their IP. Our long experience and exceptional focus on trademark and copyright law allow us to provide clients with clear, straightforward, and seasoned legal advice that supports and furthers their business goals.  For more information visit www.owe.com.

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