Summer 2012 Course Schedule

IP & Free Trade Agreements (LAW-795-034)

Meets: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM (MTWTH) - Room 524

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 20

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This class meets June 4-7 only. It is a one credit course and is part of the PIJIP International IP summer session. It may be taken independently or with other summer IP courses. An introductory course in IP or concurrent enrollment is the summer course (same week, mornings) is strongly recommended.


This class will survey the evolution of intellectual property chapters in Free Trade Agreements. The class will study the provisions and politics of intellectual property in trade forums from the Pre-TRIPS period (Special 301 and NAFTA) through TRIPS, the post-TRIPS bilateral FTAs and, finally, two recent “plurilateral” trade agreements – the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Special attention will be paid to the politics and economics in two major areas – pharmaceuticals and enforcement of copyright in the digital environment. The class will feature guest lectures by experts and advocates. Evaluation will be by means of a short essay take home examination.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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All materials will be posted online. There is no assigned book for this course.

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.