Chris Bennett is a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee, the past Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the International Trademarks Association (INTA), and a recipient of the INTA Pro Bono Service Award. While Chair of the INTA Pro Bono Committee, his committee implemented a pro bono clearinghouse to help connect non-profits needing trade-mark pro bono assistance with lawyers around the world who are willing to provide it. 
Chris regularly provides pro bono legal assistance to non-profits, including trade-mark clearance and registration services, including to the following clients: 

  • A non-profit that uses the game of ice hockey to teach life skills and empower at-risk youth across Canada.     
  • A non-profit that helps people with disabilities to develop technological solutions to global disability issues. 
  • A non-profit that provides 24/7 notification of loved ones in the case of a medical emergency, and a special hotline for paramedics, police, and emergency responders to get access to detailed health records. 
  • A non-profit that promotes strategic cooperation among democracies in the field of international security. 
  • A non-profit dedicated to saving the world’s elephant population.