International Trade Law II: IP & Services (LAW-969-001)
No prerequisites. International Trade Law I is not a prerequisite but some substantive knowledge of the field is recommended, through a prior or concurrent course in international trade law or intellectual property or international business transactions. If in doubt, please contact the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course builds upon what has been discussed in International Trade Law I with a continued focus on the WTO system. It will concentrate on four areas of major importance to international trade and intellectual property lawyers:
- International intellectual property, including actions under the WTO’s Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property (TRIPS), with particular emphasis on TRIPS and public health, intellectual property protection in China, and efforts to protect intellectual property as “property” rights under bilateral investment treaties and investment provisions of free trade agreements.
- Trade in services under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), with emphasis on EU – Bananas, United States – Gambling Services and other recent services disputes.
- Unfair trade remedies contemplated by GATT 1994 and the WTO Agreements relating to dumping and subsidies, with particular emphasis on the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports from non-market economies (such as China and Vietnam); and
- Settlement of trade disputes by the WTO=s Dispute Settlement Body [likely including a WTO “moot” exercise].
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Jackson, Davey & Sykes, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW (West, 2008); supplemental documents provided by instructor.
First Class Readings
For the first class on Monday, August 24, please read the materials listed under part I of the syllabus, "Emerging U.S. Trade Policy in a World-Wide Recession. (There is no 2009 speech yet on the Administration's trade policy.) The syllabus and supplemental readings are available from your copy center in bound hard copy, and also on the Blackboard for this course. The Jackson, Davey, Sykes text is used at AU on a regular basis so copies should be widely available. Copies both new and used are also available from the usual internet sites. The text will be needed for class on August 31 but not before. If there are any questions about the syllabus or readings, I can be reached BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN at email@example.com.
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