Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Trademark Law (LAW-609-001)
Christine Farley

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:20 AM (MW) - Yuma - Room Y402

Enrolled: 63 / Limit: 65

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Assessment: In-class exam, open book. In-class exam, essay questions. In-class exam, multiple choice questions. In-class exam, other. Class participation.


This course is designed to prepare students to practice trademark law in the U.S. We will cover all of the topics that a practitioner will encounter including non-traditional marks, distinctiveness, priority, registration, infringement, dilution, defenses, remedies, domain names, and right of publicity. Students will become familiar with the Trademark Act and be exposed to current issues in the law. Students will ultimately be able to critically evaluate both trademark protection strategies and trademark policy.

Objectives: 1) To prepare students to practice trademark law in the U.S.; 2) To expose students to current issues in trademark protection; 3) To enable students to critically evaluate the policy decisions in trademark protection systems.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

The casebook will be a free online casebook: Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (2017). Available here: http://tmcasebook.org/

First Class Readings

First Class Readings: Casebook 1-27 (Part I)


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