Summer 2017 Course Schedule

Fashion and Design Law (LAW-795DF-001)
Christine Farley

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM (MTWTH) - Warren - Room N101

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 30

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Meets from 6/5/2017 - 6/8/2017. Students may earn academic credit for up to two credits per week in the summer semester (excluding full semester courses). This course counts toward the two credit per week limit. To register, email


Design has become an important segment of the economy. Increasingly producers are investing in design, and consumers are recognizing the value of design. Design refers to the aesthetic appearance of useful objects. This concentrated survey will cover the protection of industrial design (from furniture to graphical user interface) and fashion by means of design patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright law. This course will focus on existing protections in U.S. law, but we will also look at legislative proposals for additional protections and make comparisons to the protection systems in other jurisdictions. The class format will include a discussion of readings, group work on problems, and conversations with experts in the field via class visits and Skype. There are no prerequisites for this course. Objectives: Students will become conversant in policy considerations and be able to strategically evaluate practical problems in protecting design.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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