The International Intellectual Property (IP) Law Clinic is a truly unique clinical education initiative. Building upon many years of successful collaboration between University of Windsor Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, the Clinic is one of only a few international clinical education programs in the world and is the first international intellectual property law clinic. The Windsor-Detroit border is one of the busiest international gateways for the flow of goods and services, this clinical collaboration is one part of the revitalization of our local economy, turning the Windsor-Detroit connection into a gateway for ideas and innovation.
The Clinic is certified by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and benefits from a tremendous working relationship with the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan. Students regularly attend training sessions with representatives from the Regional Office who we have partnered on a number of nationally recognized initiatives, including the annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which brings students from across North America to the Regional Office.