Ann Bartow

Director Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property
Phone: (603) 513-5106
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Ann Bartow

Ann Bartow joined UNH Law to lead the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property in 2015.

She joined the Pace Law School faculty in 2011 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Professor Bartow was a Fulbright Scholar at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Art Law and Torts. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property laws and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects.  

Professor Bartow is the past chair and a current member of the American Association of Law Schools Executive Committee of the Defamation and Privacy Section. She  is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Professor Bartow is a member of the American Law Institute.

Prior to entering the academy in 1995, Professor Bartow practiced law at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now known as Bingham McCutchen LLP) in San Francisco. She began her teaching career as an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University School of Law, where she also received an LL.M. in Legal Education and later served as a visiting professor here. Professor Bartow also has taught as a visitor at American University Washington College of Law, the University of Dayton School of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law.

Ann Bartow



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • LL.M., Law and Legal Studies Related, Temple University
  • B.S., Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • LIP 912: Copyright Law
  • LIP 944: Fund of Intellectual Property
  • LRS 905: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Bartow, A. (2019). Barbie in Bondage: What Orly Lobel's Book "You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side" Tells Us About the Commoditization of the Female Body. Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, XXIX(Winter 2019), 435-476. Retrieved from

Holbrook, T. R., Bartow, A., Chin, A., Hricik, D. C., Liebesman, Y. J., & Osborn, L. (2018). Brief Amici Curiae of Intellectual Property Professors in Support of Petitioner, No. 18-600, Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. V. Renesas Electronics America, Inc.. Unknown Journal, (18).

Holbrook, T. R., Bartow, A., Burk, D. L., Harris, D. P., Hricik, D. C., Landers, A. L., . . . Rantanen, J. (2018). Brief of Intellectual Property Law Scholars As Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party, WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, US Supreme Court.

Bartow, A. M. (2016). A Feminist Rewrite of Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District. In Feminist Judgments Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (pp. 426-446). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. (2016). Patent Law, Copyright Law, and the Girl Germs Effect. St. John’s Law Review, 90, 579-608. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. (2015). Copyright Law and the Commoditization of Sex. In I. Calboli, & S. Ragavan (Eds.), Diversity in Intellectual Property: Identities, Interests, and Intersections (pp. 339-364). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. M. (2015). The Gender of Trademarks and Luxury Branding. In The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property Critical Reflections (pp. 145-172). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. (2014). A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise. Brooklyn Law Review, 79, 457. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. (2013). Privacy Laws and Privacy Levers: Online Surveillance versus Economic Development in the People’s Republic of China. Ohio State Law Journal, 74, 853-895. Retrieved from

Bartow, A. M. (2013). Bad Samaritanism: Barnes v. Yahoo and Section 230 ISP Immunity. In Cyberspace Law Censorship and Regulation of the Internet (pp. 161-182). London, UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.