University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Academic Programs – Franklin Pierce Center for IP

UNH School of Law's Library is a wonderful place to study: international law, immigration law, trademark law, patent lawWhere IP leads: Innovative IP Training

For more than 40 years, UNH Law, formerly the Franklin PIerce Law Center, has been a pioneer in providing innovative programs that have trained IP professionals from around the world. Our school spirit is really the spirit of entrepreneurship. Since the beginning, our mission has been to promote intellectual property as an engine for innovation and growth throughout the world. We were founded on the principle of rigorous applied training, with the goal of creating IP professionals who know the law and have experienced its complexities through practical preparation.

Global thinking is more than a goal or mission at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, it’s a reflection of who we have always been. Yes, it’s a small world, and our faculty, students, and alumni play a big part in it.

The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property has one of the largest full-time resident IP faculties in the United States. Interconnected faculty members with experience as litigators, counselors, and transaction specialists create a true community of scholars. They go beyond simply responding to student inquiries to taking an active interest in the lives and careers of their students.

The Advantages That Set UNH Law Apart

  • Student Organizations focused on different aspects of intellectual property law
  • 1000+ alumni in 83 countries
  • The only academic IP library in the Western Hemisphere
  • Intellectual Property Summer Institute (IPSI), held for 26 years
  • IDEA: the Intellectual Property Law Review has been one of the premier intellectual property journals in the world for more than 50 years
  • New IP building provides state-of-the-art home for IP courses, events, and faculty
  • Graduate students enroll in courses with JD students and actively participate in all school activities

What Our Alumni Have to Say:

“Even now, when talking with international or local IP practitioners, there is a sense of pride when talking about my alma mater. The school has a family feel to it—with its smaller size, you are not simply another number at a big university.”

Zain Adnan
MIP ‘02
Jakarta, Indonesia

“My entire educational experience at the University of New Hampshire School of Law is the major contributing factor to the professional success I am enjoying right now. I was immersed in a superior learning environment focusing on every aspect of international IP practice in one of the most picturesque localities I ever had the pleasure of living in.”

Robert H. Meyer
LLM ‘03
Dallas, Texas

“The best part about the school was that most of the professors have lots of real-life experience in their fields by virtue of working for a law firm or managing the IP department of a large corporation. The courses and discussions with them helped a lot in preparing myself for the challenges of the real world.”

Kamal Arvind
MIP ‘10
Bangalore, India

“The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property has opened many doors for me. The level of intellectual property competence is internationally renowned and has kept me in demand since the day I graduated. I’d recommend the program to anyone aspiring to become an intellectual property expert.”

Kristoffer Lassen
MIP ‘99
Berlin, Germany
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