About PIJIP

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) is the internationally recognized intellectual property and information law research and academic program of American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). PIJIP’s academic programs, including our new LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property, and a first in the nation IP Clinic, offer an unparalleled course of study in the fields of intellectual property and information law. PIJIP’s faculty is among the most prolific and engaged IP faculties in the world. Full-time faculty teach courses in every major topic of the field, including Copyright, Patent, Trademark, Trade Secret, Cyberlaw, and a full array of international intellectual property law courses.

Yuma Building, WCL
Yuma Building, WCL
Prof. Michael Carroll
Prof. Michael Carroll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Statement of Suzan Shown Harjo on the Retirement of the Washington Football Team's Racist Name

Statement of Suzan Shown Harjo on the Retirement of the Washington Football Team's Racist Name

14 Jul, 2020

Today, Suzan Shown Harjo issued the following statement. The WCL IP Clinic is proud to have represented Harjo in the controversy surrounding the Washington football team’s trademarks. This day is brought about by Native Peoples and our BIPOC partners moving the country toward racial and social justice.

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IP Clinic Director Cautiously Optimistic about Washington Football Team's Pledge to Review Its Racist Name

IP Clinic Director Cautiously Optimistic about Washington Football Team's Pledge to Review Its Racist Name

07 Jul, 2020

The Washington D.C. football franchise has announced "a thorough review of the team's name," long criticized as a racist slur against Native Americans... The team’s name and logos have been the subject of organized protest and litigation by Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) and other Native advocates for decades.

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Professor Michael Carroll to Present on Copyright, Text and Data Mining at Online Conference on Resource Extraction

Professor Michael Carroll to Present on Copyright, Text and Data Mining at Online Conference on Resource Extraction

29 Jun, 2020

PIJIP Faculty Director Michael Carroll will present his recent paper on copyright, text, and data mining at an upcoming interdisciplinary conference hosted by New Zealand's Massey University. The online conference, Extraction - Tracing the Viens, will "re-examine extraction and its contested place in contemporary capitalism."

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