Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Design Protection (LAW-830-001)
Christine Farley

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM ( MTuWTh)

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 22

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All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.


This concentrated survey will cover the protection of fashion design and industrial design (from furniture to graphical user interface) by means of intellectual property law. This course will focus on existing protections in U.S. law, but we will also look at legislative proposals for additional protections (mostly in fashion) and make comparisons to the protection systems in other jurisdictions. In the U.S., there is no equivalent to “registered designs” in other jurisdictions. Therefore the course will cover how designs are protected through Design Patent, Trademark (and Trade Dress), and Copyright Law.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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This course does not have any textbooks. All reading material will be posted on Canvas.

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.