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This course will introduce students to the federal Lanham Act and related common law doctrines designed to protect against consumer confusion and appropriation of commercial goodwill. In addition to the requirements for trademark protection, registration, and infringement, we will consider the theoretical underpinnings of trademark protection and evaluate current issues in trademark law including domain names, dilution, rights of publicity, and speech rights.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Author: Ginsburg, Litman, & Kevlin
Title: Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials
Publisher: (Foundation Press 4th ed. 2007)
First Class Readings
Casebook 13-22, 29-42
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