The Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association (MIPSA) is a University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law student organization dedicated to encouraging and developing student interest in intellectual property law. MIPSA is open to all interested law students.
"The Congress shall have power … To promote the progress of science and useful arts”
U.S. Const., art. I, § 8, cl. 8
Intellectual property (IP) is an area of law concerned with patentable inventions, copyrightable works, trademarks, trade secrets and, more broadly, exclusive rights attaching to intangible assets and creative activities. From a policy perspective, intellectual property law is generally concerned with the promotion of progress and the protection of trade secrets and brands. In practice, intellectual property encompasses a range of legal services including counseling clients on strategic management of technology, creative assets, and other information resources in a sophisticated, ever-changing, and competitive business environment.
In collaboration with the Intellectual Property Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law, Journal of Journal of Business & Technology Law, The Maryland IP Law Quarterly (IPQ), and Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center, MIPSA annually organizes: