• Ann Bartow joined the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law in 2015. She previously held tenured faculty appointments at Pace Law School and the University of South Carolina School of Law. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Professor Bartow was a Fulbright Scholar at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Art Law and Torts. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property laws and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects.  

    Professor Bartow has served as chair and a past advisory board member of the American Association of Law Schools Executive Committee of the Defamation and Privacy Section, and also a past chair and past advisory board member the Intellectual Property Law Section. She  is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and also a member of the American Law Institute.

    Prior to entering the academy in 1995, Professor Bartow practiced law at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (later known as Bingham McCutchen LLP and now merged with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius) in San Francisco. She began her teaching career as an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University School of Law, where she also received an LL.M. in Legal Education and later served as a visiting professor. Professor Bartow has also taught as a visitor at the University of Florida School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, the University of Dayton School of Law and the University of Idaho College of Law.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Barbie in Bondage: What Orly Lobel's Book "You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side" Tells Us About the Commoditization of the Female BodyFordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal.  XXIX:435-476. 2019
    2018 Brief Amici Curiae of Intellectual Property Professors in Support of Petitioner, No. 18-600, Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. V. Renesas Electronics America, Inc. 2018
    2018 Brief of Intellectual Property Law Scholars As Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party, WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corp., No. 16-1011, US Supreme Court 2018
    2016 Patent Law, Copyright Law, and the Girl Germs EffectSt. John's Law Review.  90:579-608. 2016
    2014 A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable TreatiseBrooklyn Law Review.  79:457-457. 2014
    2013 Privacy Laws and Privacy Levers: Online Surveillance versus Economic Development in the People’s Republic of ChinaOhio State Law Journal.  74:853-895. 2013
    2012 Copyright Law and PornographyOregon Law Review.  91:1-55. 2012
    2012 Counterfeits, Copying and ClassHouston law review / University of Houston.  48:707-749. 2012
    2012 Review essay, Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership by Eduardo Moisés Peñalver and Sonia K. KatyalThe IP Law Book Review.  2:103-107. 2012
    2011 An Equal Rights Amendment to Make Women HumanTennessee law review.  78:839-847. 2011
    2010 A Portrait of the Internet as a Young ManMichigan Law Review.  108:1079-1106. 2010
    2010 Bloodsucking CopyrightsMaryland law review (Baltimore, Md. : 1936).  70:62-86. 2010
    2010 Handcrafted Collaborative CopyrightNorth Carolina Journal of Law and Technology.  11:405-409. 2010
    2009 Internet Defamation as Profit Center: The Monetization of Online HarassmentHarvard women's law journal.  32:383-429. 2009
    2008 Copyright Law and Pornography: Reconsidering Incentives to Create and Distribute PornographyUniversity of Baltimore Law Forum.  39:75-86. 2008
    2008 Pornography, Coercion, and Copyright Law 2.0Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law.  10:799-840. 2008
    2008 Review Essay: Janet Halley, Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from FeminismWindsor Yearbook of Access to Justice.  26:391-397. 2008
    2008 The True Colors of Trademark Law: Green-lighting a Red Tide of Anti Competition BluesKentucky law journal (Lexington, Ky.).  97:263-291. 2008
    2008 When Bias is Bipartisan: Teaching About the Democratic Process in an Intellectual Property Law RepublicSaint Louis University law journal.  52:715-733. 2008
    2008 Why Hollywood Does Not Require “Saving” From the Recordkeeping Requirements Imposed by 18 U.S.C. Section 2257Yale Law Journal Pocket Part.  118:43-49. 2008
    2007 Some Peer-to-Peer, Democratically and Voluntarily Produced Thoughts About ’The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom,’ by Yochai BenklerJournal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law.  5:449-466. 2007
    2007 Trademarks of Privilege: Naming Rights and the Physical Public DomainUniversity of California, Davis, Law Review.  40:919-970. 2007
    2006 Fair Use and the Fairer Sex: Gender, Feminism, and Copyright LawThe American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law.  14:551-584. 2006
    2006 Open Access, Law, Knowledge, Copyrights, Dominance and SubordinationLewis and Clark Law Review.  10:869-884. 2006
    2005 Some Dumb Girl Syndrome: Challenging and Subverting Destructive Stereotypes of Female AttorneysWilliam and Mary Journal of Women and the Law.  11:221-266. 2005
    2005 Women In The Web of Secondary Copyright Liability and Internet FilteringNorthern Kentucky Law Review.  32:449-506. 2005
    2004 Likelihood of ConfusionSan Diego Law Review.  41:721-818. 2004
    2004 Copyrights and Creative CopyingUniversity of Ottawa Law and Technology Journal.  1:75-104. 2004
    2002 Arresting TechnologyBuffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal.  1:95-121. 2002
    2002 TRANSCRIPT: Colloquium on Privacy & SecurityBuffalo Law Review.  50:703-754. 2002
    2001 Intellectual Property and Domestic Relations: Issues to Consider When There is an Artist, Author, Inventor, or Celebrity in the HouseFamily Law Quarterly.  35:383-423. 2001
    2001 Libraries in a Digital and Aggressively Copyrighted World: Retaining Patron Access Through Changing TechnologiesOhio State Law Journal.  62:821-832. 2001
    2001 Separating Marketing Innovation from Actual Invention: A Proposal for a New, Improved, Lighter and Better-Tasting Form of Patent ProtectionOhio State Law Journal.  62:821-832. 2001
    2001 Still Not Behaving Like GentlemenUniversity of Kansas Law Review.  809-845. 2001
    2000 Our Data, Ourselves: Privacy, Propertization, and GenderUniversity of San Francisco law review. University of San Francisco. School of Law.  34:633-704. 2000
    1998 Educational Fair Use in Copyright: Reclaiming the Right to Photocopy FreelyUniversity of Pittsburgh Law Review.  60:149-230. 1998
    1998 My Career as a ChocolatierWisconsin Women's Law Journal.  13:257-264. 1998
    1997 Inventors of the World, Unite: A Call for Collective Action by Employee-InventorsSanta Clara Law Review.  37:673-730. 1997
    1994 Becoming Gentlemen: The Education of Women at the University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review.  143:1-110. 1994
    1990 The Rights of Workers in MexicoComparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.  11:182-202. 1990
    1986 The Hegemony of the Copyright TreatiseUniversity of Cincinnati Law Review.  73:581-644. 1986
    A Feeling of Unease About Privacy LawUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra.  154:52-62.
    Electrifying Copyright Norms and Making Cyberspace More Like a BookVillanova law review.  48:13-116.
    The Feminist Pervasion: How Gender-Based Scholarship Informs Law and Law Teaching


    Year Title
    2016 A Feminist Rewrite of Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District.  426-446. 2016
    2015 Copyright Law and the Commoditization of Sex.  339-364. 2015
    2015 The Gender of Trademarks and Luxury Branding.  145-172. 2015
    2013 Bad Samaritanism: Barnes v. Yahoo and Section 230 ISP Immunity.  161-182. 2013
    2011 A Portrait of the Internet as a Young Man.  113-138. 2011
    2009 Intellectual Property Law 2009
    2007 Consumer-Confusion Analysis and Judicial Subjectivity in Trademark Law 2007

    Teaching Activities

  • Copyright Law Taught course 2021
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2021
  • Art Law Taught course 2020
  • Torts Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2019
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2019
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2019
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2019
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2019
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2018
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2017
  • Fund of Intellectual Property Taught course 2017
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2016
  • Copyright Law Taught course 2016
  • Education And Training

  • B.S., Cornell University
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • LL.M. Law and Legal Studies Related, Temple University
  • Full Name

  • Ann Bartow