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Why American University is the Best Place to Study IP

American University Washington College of Law is perennially recognized as among the top places in the world to study intellectual property law. The program builds on AUWCL's other major strengths, including international law, public interest law and clinical legal education.

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Quick Facts
  • #8
    for IP Law in U.S. News & World Report
  • A+
    IP Law grade in Jurist Magazine
  • 40
    Classes in our IP Law curriculum

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General Agreement on Common Concerns at PIJIP's 2/11 Discussion of the Sale of .ORG

General Agreement on Common Concerns at PIJIP's 2/11 Discussion of the Sale of .ORG

18 Feb, 2020

PIJIP was delighted to host a fascinating discussion about the proposed sale of the .ORG Registry at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) on Tuesday, 2/11.  Our speakers were Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC), Mitch Stoltz, Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Professor Benjamin Leff of WCL who teaches and researches the law of charitable and nonprofit organizations, and Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and an early chair of the Public Interest Registry (PIR).

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Professor Jennifer Daskal Recognized at Annual Faculty Scholarship Awards

Professor Jennifer Daskal Recognized at Annual Faculty Scholarship Awards

07 Feb, 2020

Professor Jennifer Daskal received the Edwin A. Mooers Scholars award at the annual Faculty Scholarship Awards. This award was established in 1985 in honor of former Professor Mooers, for support to an AUWCL faculty member in any area of law.

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Professor Jonas Anderson Recognized at Annual Faculty Awards

Professor Jonas Anderson Recognized at Annual Faculty Awards

07 Feb, 2020

Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship Jonas Anderson received the Edwin A. Mooers Scholars award. This award was established in 1985 in honor of former Professor Mooers, for support to an AUWCL faculty member in any area of law.

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IP at the Supreme Court Series: Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. v. Marcel Fashion Group Inc.

IP at the Supreme Court Series: Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. v. Marcel Fashion Group Inc.

14 Jan, 2020

On January 13, 2020, the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) held a panel to discuss the oral arguments presented to the U.S. Supreme Court of a long-fought trademark battle between Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. and Marcel Fashion Group, Inc. 

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Professor Christine Haight Farley Teaches Design Protection in Cuba

Professor Christine Haight Farley Teaches Design Protection in Cuba

11 Dec, 2019

Professor Christine Haight Farley taught an intensive one week course on Design Protection at the Cuban Office of Industrial Property in Havana, Cuba. The course was composed of 40 attorneys who work at the Cuban IP office, at IP firms, as in house counsel, and at other government agencies.

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