To intellectual property professionals and academics around the world, the name "Franklin Pierce” means world-class IP education and entrepreneurship. Launched in the fall of 2010, the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property builds on the pioneering IP work with which the school has been associated since 1973.
The Center offers one of the most extensive selections of intellectual property courses in the country, exposing students to a wide range of cutting-edge intellectual property issues. As a pioneer in integrating intellectual property studies into legal education, the Center offers students the practical experience needed to handle innovation in today's complex environment. And with a global network of successful alumni connected to the Franklin Pierce tradition, students have access to IP professionals in more than 80 countries.
Our state-of-the-art building, our innovative curriculum, and our network of alumni and partners all strengthen the law school’s longstanding focus on areas such as patent prosecution and landscaping, IP valuation, trademark and copyright practice, IP litigation, and IP licensing. Through the Franklin Pierce Center for IP, UNH offers LLM, Master's Degree and Diploma certificate programs in Intellectual Property and Commerce & Technology. JD students can earn a certificate in Intellectual Property or, under the aegis of our Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (part of the Franklin Pierce IP Center), a certificate in Entertainment Law or Sports Law.