University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Graduate Programs – Commerce & Technology

The University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, Where IP Leads, focuses on patents, MIP/Masters, preparing students for the rigors of the New York Bar Admission.The University of New Hampshire School of Law's program in Commerce and Technology prepares students for careers in new and emerging areas of business and law created by rapid technological change and globalization. The program focuses on a variety of increasingly important Information Age law areas such as cybercrime, internet regulation, identity theft, e-Commerce and Information Age civil liberties, as well as the interface between law and business.

Designed to meet the needs of working commerce and technology professionals, the program awards LLM and Master's degrees. Students include lawyers, business executives, patent and trademark practitioners, administrators and technology managers. While on campus, students utilize the largest IP law library in the Western Hemisphere and can join the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Intellectual Property Law Organization and the Licensing Executive Society, which are all among the school's most active organizations. UNH Law is also home to IDEA, The Intellectual Property Law Review.

Upon graduation, students join a network of alumni practicing in top firms and government agencies spanning over 80 countries.


Students in Commerce & Technology work with a faculty adviser to create a personalized program plan, augmenting required courses with a selection of elective courses in four core areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Transactions / Information Age Commercial Law
  • International Law
  • Regulation/Tax Law


  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademarks and Deceptive Practices
  • Patent Law
  • Copyright Licensing
  • Technology Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Antitrust Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • e-Commerce and the Law
  • Current Issues in InfoTech and Intellectual Property
  • International Business Transactions
  • International and Comparative Copyright Law
  • International and Comparative Patent Law
  • International and Comparative Trademark Law
  • Public International Law
  • World Trade and World International Property Law and Institutions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Entities Taxation
  • Consumer and Commercial Law Clinic
  • Consumer Law and Bankruptcy
  • Federal Trademark Registration Practice
  • Internet Regulation
  • Personal Income Taxation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Technology Transfer Tax

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Full-time, resident IP faculty

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