Schulman Legal Services PLLC
11654 Plaza America Dr., #751
Reston, VA 20190
(703) 689-3509 phone
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Biography

Lori S. Schulman, Esq.

Lori Schulman is a highly accomplished attorney with nearly 20 years experience in intellectual property, commercial transactions and nonprofit management. Her successful career has been characterized by front-line positions in several of the nation’s most well-known organizations. Regarded as discrete, well-prepared and easy to work with, Lori demonstrates outstanding complex corporate negotiation and contract management skills and possesses substantial leadership experience through participation on various international boards. She possesses a multi-faceted background having worked for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Texaco, March of Dimes, AOL and the Water Environment Research Foundation.

Professional Experience
WATER ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION – Counsel - Contracts /Grants: Responsible for negotiation, drafting and management of legal agreements for Federal and private grant programs and research projects.

AOL LLC – Counsel - Intellectual Property: Primary attorney responsible for managing the trademark portfolio of a global web services company.

MARCH OF DIMES FOUNDATION – Associate Counsel: Provided a full suite of services in nonprofit and corporate law.

TEXACO INC. – Trademark Contractor: Managed global trademark portfolio for one of the world’s leading petroleum companies.

U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE – Attorney/Advisor: Examined trademark applications to determine whether they complied with the substantive and procedural requirements for registration under the Lanham Act. Published decision: In re Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. 1998 TTAB Lexis 20; 46 USPQ 2d (BNA) 1455.

Education
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D.

Honors: Moot Court Board, George Mason American Inn of Court, American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit Governor.

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, B.A. cum laude: Major: International Relations

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar, Supreme Court of Virginia, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, US Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations, Committees and Volunteer Work
INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION – 2008-2009 – USPTO Subcommittee and Leadership Project Team, 2005-2007 Board of Directors, 2007 Audit Committee Chair, 2006 Fair Use Subcommittee, 2004-2005 Industry Advisory Council, 2000-2003 Membership Committee
TRANQUIL SPACE FOUNDATION – 2009 – volunteer yoga teacher and fundraiser.
THE HUB THEATRE – 2009-2010 Pro Bono Counsel
AOL PRO BONO COMMITTEE – established policies and procedures for AOL’s first pro bono project including interviewing outside counsel partners, drafting forms and agreements and reviewing proposed projects.
PUBLIC INTEREST REGISTRY – Founding Member of International Advisory Council for the .org domain, 2004-2007.
NONPROFIT COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF NY – Government Relations Committee 2003-2007 – regular attendee and contributor to committee comprised of New York City’s top non profit lawyers.

Public Speaking
Lori is an experienced public speaker and has presented for organizations such as the Direct Marketing Association, Non Profit Coordinating Committee of New York, United Way, Association of Corporate Counsel, Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries Association, Government Patent Lawyers Association and International Trademark Association. Topics include: The Importance of Domain Names to NonProfits, Trademark filing and Prosecution practice, Conducting Corporate Intellectual Property Audits, Nonprofit Business Models and Trademark Protection, Protecting Famous Trademarks, Drafting Commercial Co-Venture Agreements and Fundraising Compliance; Trademark Clearance, Registration and Protection for Nonprofit Organizations.

Lori S. Schulman, Esq.