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IP Enforcement Practice at Customs & Border Agencies (LAW-795-036)
Meets 6/8/2012 and 6/9/2012
The focus will be on the role of Customs administrations and their legal authority to protect intellectual property at the border. The first half will focus on the U.S. border enforcement system, the legal authority of US Customs and Border Protection, the administrative and criminal enforcement authority that is relied upon, and the role of intellectual property owners. The second half of the course will build on what has been learned about the U.S. system in order to compare to international border enforcement systems and standards such as the requirements of the World Trade Organization, US free trade agreements, the EU's border enforcement system and the recently concluded Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Book: 2011 Edition of Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, Publisher-West; Authors: Timothy Trainer and Vicki Allums. The library will be asked to keep a copy on reserve.
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.
The syllabus is available in the following format(s):