Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property

Gain critical training to help safeguard the creation and management of new ideas, inventions, marks, or artistic works with Detroit Mercy Law’s part-time, 100% online Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property.

Detroit Mercy Law is pleased to offer a Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property delivered through a convenient and flexible online format. This non-JD program will meet the needs of professionals and organizations who seek knowledge of intellectual property and cybersecurity laws. The Certificate’s four cutting-edge courses are taught by Detroit Mercy Law professors who are experts and leaders in the field. The next term begins in September 2020.

Learn More About The Program!
Watch our informational webinar presented by University of Windsor Faculty of Law Assistant Professor Wissam Aoun.

Learn More About The Trademark and Marketing Law Course!
Watch our 
informational webinar presented by attorney and adjunct professor John Wright.

Learn More About The Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Course!
Watch our informational webinar presented by attorney and adjunct professor Kathryn Ossian.

Opportunity for Professional Advancement

The Certificate is an excellent credential for those who work in any industry and desire formal training about how to protect brands, ideas, inventions, marks, and original creations through intellectual property and cybersecurity laws. The knowledge gained from this curriculum will benefit a wide range of disciplines and be particularly useful to inventors, scientists, developers, engineers, designers, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, and investors as well as legal professionals and those who manage intellectual property or cybersecurity.

Convenient, Flexible and Affordable

To earn the Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property, students must pass each of the four seven-week, three-credit courses, which are offered over the duration of one year (three consecutive semesters). Alternatively, students may elect to complete the Certificate over the course of two years. Grades are assessed upon the completion of course materials, assignments, and knowledge testing. Each course costs $2,500 and discounts are available for corporate teams, federal or state employees, and active military members. Student assignments will be posted weekly to the online portal for completion within a specific time-frame, and work can be completed at any time and place that is convenient for the student’s schedule without any residency or on-campus requirement. Students can expect to spend approximately five hours per week on coursework, including completing readings, assignments, knowledge testing, and participating in online discussion groups.

Reimbursement Request Template
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To apply for the Certificate in Law - Intellectual Property, you must have a bachelor's degree and complete the application form (there is no application fee). A legal background is not required, however, attorneys may apply.