CLIP: A Leading International Hub for IP Research

Nationally Ranked Program ​with Global ​Scope

Whether you plan to work in the United States or abroad, we understand your need for familiarity with the rapidly changing global business environment.

TAMU Center for Law & Intellectual PropertyThe Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) is one of Texas A&M Law's flagship programs. It is also a leading international hub for IP education and research. Most recently, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News & World Report have ranked us 7th among the top IP law programs in the United States.

In addition to having three leading scholars of international IP law -- a rarity among U.S. IP law programs -- our IP faculty features professors who have taught or lectured abroad. Many of them also actively engage in policy debates, often working closely with national governments, international organizations (such as the World Intellectual Property Organization) and nongovernmental organizations.

Aggie Law IP students enjoyed the opportunity to study in Italy for a summer field-trip course focusing on art and cultural heritage law. The course is taught at Texas A&M University's Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino. Students also have learning opportunities at a Texas A&M-affiliated facility near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Since its inception, our internationally renowned Center for Law and Intellectual Property has brought to the law school campus promising scholars and practitioners to share ideas and insights. Through academic conferences and other collaborative activities, we have also developed global partnerships with leading educational and research institutions in China, Europe, India and other parts of the world. These institutions include:

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cochin, India)
  • Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki, Finland)
  • National Law School of India University (Bangalore, India)
  • School of Law, South China University of Technology (Guangzhou, China)
  • University of Eastern Finland Law School (Joensuu, Finland)
  • Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Szeged (Szeged, Hungary)
  • Xiamen University School of Law (Xiamen, China)