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The Unreal Campaign: How to Become the Smartest Consumer Ever

International Trademark Association's (INTA) Unreal Campaign seeks to educate teens on the social and economic harms of counterfeit goods and the value of trademarks. In the lesson, students participate in a simulation of a “Blue Ribbon Hearing” and take roles of committee members analyzing public policy responses to the issue of counterfeiting. [more]

Educating to Protect Intellectual Property : A best practices toolkit for teachers!

This toolkit is a free resource for teachers interested in teaching about intellectual property and/or providing professional development to their colleagues on the topic.  It provides basic information about IP, projects for students, and training agendas and tips for teachers. The resources in the toolkit are ideal for teachers of science, technology, art, music, media, social studies, and law. [more]


Educating to Protect Intellectual Property Lessons

Street Law, Inc. has written four lesson plans on intellectual property.
Lesson 1: What is intellectual property?

Lesson 2: Forged, Fake, and Phony Pharmaceuticals 

Lesson 3: What is fair use? 

Lesson 4: What is plagiarism? 


Origins of Patents and Copyright

Patent and copyright laws has existed for a long time. The first patent was issued in Florence, Italy, in 1421 to Fillipo Brunelleschi. Download this free lesson from Constitutional Rights Foundation and explore the origins of patents and copyright.

Intellectual Property

From Constitutional Rights Foundation's Bill of Rights in Action: Explores issues related to intellectual property, an area of law and ethics rapidly expanding due to the development of new technologies.




Educating to Protect Intellectual Property (ePIP) was created with funding by grant 2009-BE-BX-0001 from the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
, the U.S. Department of Justice, and supported by the International Trademark Association and the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

Copyright 2015 Constitutional Rights Foundation and Street Law, Inc.