Join CPTCLA Today

The CPTCLA is the oldest legal association dedicated to practitioners of Intellectual Property law in North and South Carolina. CPTCLA hosts an annual Spring CLE seminar in North Carolina, as well as a Fall CLE seminar in South Carolina, offering a combined nine to twelve hours of CLE credit. Our Fall CLE will be held on September 22-23, 2017 at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC. We have a great line-up of speakers. JOIN US.


The Association currently awards two annual scholarships under the Julian E. Carnes Scholarship Fund. One award is presented to a student at UNC Charlotte and the other award is presented to a student at Clemson University. To make a contribution, please make checks payable directly to the "Foundation for the Carolinas" (NOT CPTCLA) and indicate that it is for the Julian E. Carnes Scholarship Fund. Please mail you donation to:

Foundation for the Carolinas

P.O. Box 34769
Charlotte, NC 28294-4769

Recipients must meet a minimum eligibility of:

  • Rising junior or senior at Clemson University or UNC Charlotte
  • Legal resident of North or South Carolina
  • Academic major appropriate to meet the requirements of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for admission as a patent agent or attorney (including, but not limited to: engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, and computer science)
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)