Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Design Protection (LAW-830-E001)
Christine Farley

Meets: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (MTuWTh)

Enrolled: 8 / Limit: 22

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All summer 2020 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 be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.


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 (namely 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 (mostly in fashion) and make comparisons to the protection systems in other jurisdictions. The class format will include a lecture and discussion of readings, as well as conversations with experts in the field via class visits and Skype. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Please note that the attached syllabus is from Summer 2019. A modified Summer 2020 syllabus will be posted soon.


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