Fall 2020 Course Schedule

Trademark Law (LAW-609-001)
Christine Farley

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:20 PM (MW)

Enrolled: 39 / Limit: 65

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Students should come to the first class prepared to discuss the assigned readings.


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 Lanham Act and be exposed to current issues in the law. Students will ultimately be able to critically evaluate trademark protection strategies and trademark policy.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The textbook for this course will be:

Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (version 7.0, July 2020). It is a free, online casebook available here: http://tmcasebook.org/

First Class Readings

pp. 11-30 of the casebook