Trademark Law (LAW-609-001)
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This course is designed to prepare students to practice trademark law in the U.S. We will cover all of the topics that a practitioner will encounter including non-traditional marks, distinctiveness, priority, registration, infringement, dilution, defenses, remedies, domain names, and right of publicity. Students will become familiar with the Trademark Act and be exposed to current issues in the law. Students will ultimately be able to critically evaluate both trademark protection strategies and trademark policy.
Objectives: 1) To prepare students to practice trademark law in the U.S.; 2) To expose students to current issues in trademark protection; 3) To enable students to critically evaluate the policy decisions in trademark protection systems.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (2018) available at http://tmcasebook.org/
First Class Readings
Introduction to Course
HISTORY OF UNFAIR COMPETITION LAW TRADEMARK CONCEPTS
Casebook 9-30 (Introduction)
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