Intellectual Property and
Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

  • What we do

    The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic helps business owners to navigate the complex legal processes associated with starting a company and protecting their intellectual property. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, forward-looking analysis and recommendations to help position entrepreneurs for long-term growth and business success.

  • How we work

    Our clinic students work directly with clients and listen to them describe their business needs. After an intake interview, the students discuss each case with a supervising faculty member, and they work together to analyze the legal issues and generate specific advice and recommendations. Students clinicians can also undertake limited drafting of business documents. We advise on a wide range of issues, including:

    • Copyright
    • Trademark
    • Patent
    • Trade Secret
    • Business Entity Formation (incorporation)
    • Contracts
    • Licensing
  • Who we help

    The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic serves small businesses, start-ups, sole proprietorships, creative entrepreneurs, and non-profit organizations located in mid-Michigan and beyond.

MSU Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Michigan State University College of Law
648 North Shaw Lane
Law College Building, Room 215
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-6880
ipclinic@law.msu.edu