Intellectual Property Law Program Receives High Marks

Maryland Carey Law’s Intellectual Property Law Program continues to receive high honors from The National Jurist’s PreLaw Magazine. The IP Program received its second consecutive yearly “A+” rating, improving from its previous “A” rating. The “A+” rating recognizes the IP Program’s comprehensive approach to IP Law. According to the publisher, programs are rated “based on the breadth of their curricular offerings,” among which are a concentration, clinic, journal, and student group.

The IP Program has been expanding its curricular offerings recently by adding two new seminars. The first course, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law, is being offered in Spring semesters. With increasing calls for government regulation of Big Tech, this course offers students a framework to analyze this increasingly salient area of law. Another new course, Advanced Trademark Law, is being offered in the Fall 2021 semester. Advanced Trademarks builds upon a student’s previous coursework and is designed to tackle some of the more interesting contemporary trademark issues such as counterfeiting, false advertising, and dilution.  Both seminars provide new opportunities for students to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement by researching and writing on an IP-related topic.

The IP Track is now in its fifth year, and student involvement continues to grow. In 2021, the Track graduated 15 new members.  This year, total enrollment has grown to over 30 members. The IP Track offers students a recommended sequence of courses in Intellectual Property Law, while still providing flexibility to accommodate a student’s particular interests.  More information about the IP Track can be found here.

The IP Program is also excited to welcome two new colleagues this academic year. Heather Terech joins the Program as the new Managing Director. After a long career in public service with the Maryland Public Defender’s Office, Heather looks forward to the challenge. “Joining the faculty at Carey Law has been an exciting new endeavor. I look forward to utilizing my years of legal experience to add value to our students’ experience and help continue the successful path of the IP program.”

Katherine Taylor joins the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic as an adjunct professor focusing on business law matters. As part of the IPEC’s expansion and efforts to offer clients the essential services they require, Taylor’s focus on business services fills a much sought after need.

Professor Patricia Campbell, Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program, sees a bright future ahead for the IP Program at Maryland Carey Law. “We’ve invested a great deal of effort in the program and our students these past few years. We are incredibly proud to offer our students an outstanding educational experience, and we look forward to continuing to expand our curriculum and extra-curricular offerings in the future.”