Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Law Certificate

Intellectual Property Law Certificate (15 credit hours)

The Intellectual Property Law Certificate program is intended to encourage and reward students who take advantage of the UNH School of Law’s excellent Intellectual Property Law academic resources to prepare themselves for careers in Intellectual Property Law. It is administered through the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and awarded to qualifying J.D. and Master’s degree recipients.

Students must complete and demonstrate competency in 15 credit hours of the following coursework to receive the Intellectual Property Law Certificate upon graduation:

  • The University of New Hampshire School of Law course: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property [Waivable for students who successfully complete Copyright Law; Trademark Law; and either Patent Law or Patent Practice and Procedure I.]
  • At least one of the following University of New Hampshire School of Law core IP courses: Patent Law, Patent Practice & Procedure I, Copyright Law or Trademark Law
  • A sufficient number of credit hours of University of New Hampshire School of Law qualifying Intellectual Property Law electives, as listed below.

The Certificate Advisor is Ann Bartow, Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and Professor of Law.  Students who want to pursue an Intellectual Property Law Certificate should obtain an application form from the UNH Law Registrar’s Office and submit a completed certificate application form to the Registrar by the end of the semester before the student expects to graduate. The list of qualifying courses that is in effect when the student submits the application form shall govern, subject to waivers approved by the Certificate Advisor.

Students in the class of 2016 and the class of 2017 should contact Ann Bartow, Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, at ann.bartow@law.unh.edu for specific certificate requirements.

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