This course will feature in depth discussions of World Trade Organization panel and appellate body cases involving intellectual property disputes followed by in-class exercises applying the legal concepts to simulated disputes. The course will be co-taught by Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization, with responsibility for the WTO’s programs on intellectual property, competition policy and government procurement. This course is strongly recommended for participants in the Geneva, Switzerland course: IP in the Multilateral System. The final assignment in the Multilateral System course will assume knowledge of the cases covered in this course. GRADING AND EVALUATION: 50% In class exercises and participation 50% Final assignment
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First Class Readings
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