Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic

The clinic provides high quality, pro bono transactional legal services to start-ups, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual creators of intellectual property. The services are non-litigation intellectual property and business matters such as trademark registration applications, negotiating licensing agreements, setting up entities and drafting software terms of use, and other general business transactions and negotiations. This clinic is led by Professor Ashley R. Dobbs, Director of Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic.

  • Professional Skills

    Skills that Students Learn and Develop

    • Interviewing and client counseling
    • Entity selection and formation
    • Preparation of entity governance documents
    • Strategic planning
    • Contract drafting
    • Negotiation of contracts and other agreements
    • Preparation of trademark and copyright registration applications
    • Advising clients on internet, software and business law related issues
  • Areas of Law
    • Business entities and contracts
    • Internet, Mobile Apps and Software
    • Copyright
    • Trademark
    • Trade secret
    • Licensing