Mary Wong is a Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the Director of its Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. She is also the current chair of the school’s Graduate Intellectual Property Programs. Mary has served two terms as an elected member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organizations at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), representing ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group in policy development for the Internet domain name system. She was the Vice-Chair of the Council from 2010-2011 and is a past Chair of the International Copyright Treaties & Laws Committee in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section, which has over 30,000 members. Mary is currently also an Associate Fellow at the IP Academy of Singapore.
Mary joined UNH Law (then the Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2005 from the Singapore Management University, where she was an Associate Professor of Law. From 1998 to 2003 she was Special Counsel to Morrison & Foerster LLP, resident primarily in its New York office, where she counseled American, European and Asian clients on a wide range of technology transactions, and provided advice on international and comparative legal developments in intellectual property and cyber-law. She has also been associated with the firm's Brussels and Singapore offices. Mary was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore and has served on the ABA’s Copyright Reform Task Force and the inaugural Editorial Board for "Landslide", the ABA IP Section’s flagship publication.
Mary's research interests center on the legal and policy challenges presented by digital technology and the Internet, in particular as they affect the international intellectual property rights framework. At UNH Law, she teaches courses on copyright law, licensing and intellectual property issues in the information society. Mary holds an LL.B from the National University of Singapore and an LL.M from the University of Cambridge, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Singapore.