Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic
Faculty: Professors Geetha Rao Sant and Salvatore Gianino
The Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property (EIP) Clinic offers business and transactional legal advice and services to new and emerging nonprofit and qualifying for-profit organizations. [prospective clients]
Under the supervision of experienced transactional and intellectual property attorneys, student attorneys work directly with entrepreneurial organizations serving our community. [prospective students]
At the EIP Clinic, our goal is to offer valuable legal services to entities that serve our communities and contribute to the entrepreneurial momentum of the region. We identify organizations that would not otherwise have access to legal services and help them to pursue their goals and missions. We also assist new and emerging business clients in establishing a strong foundation for growth.
Students and clients both participate in a realistic law firm experience. In addition to our talented law students, the EIP Clinic is staffed with experienced business attorneys to ensure high quality work, client management, and professionalism.
Typical Matters Handled
The EIP Clinic deals with a wide variety of transactional matters such as formation, tax structure, governance, contract negotiating and drafting, real estate, and other general corporate law matters. The EIP Clinic also oversees a range of intellectual property matters, including patentability opinions, copyright protections, and trademark registration. Clients range from small startup entities to community and educational groups to international organizations.
For more information related to becoming a client of the EIP Clinic [Click here].
- Angel Band Project
- Art of the Rural
- Empowering Young Women
- Consumer Council of Missouri
- Girls in the Know
- Innovate St. Louis
- Little Bit Foundation