Professor Christine Haight Farley Teaches Design Protection in Cuba

December 11,2019

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Prof. Christine Haight Farley with students at the Cuban Office of Industrial Property

Professor Christine Haight Farley taught an intensive one week course on Design Protection at the Cuban Office of Industrial Property in Havana, Cuba. The course was composed of 40 attorneys who work at the Cuban IP office, at IP firms, as in house counsel, and at other government agencies.

The course enabled a comparative analysis of the U.S. and Cuban legal protections for design and considered current disputes ongoing in the U.S. and in Cuba. The topic was timely as Cuba has just rolled out its new online database for patent, trademark, and industrial design registrations, and as it considers entering the Hague Agreement on design registration.