Fashion & Design Law (LAW-795DF-001)
Design has become an important segment of the economy. Increasingly producers are investing in design, and consumers are recognizing the value of design. Design refers to the aesthetic appearance of useful objects. This concentrated survey will cover the protection of industrial design (from furniture to graphical user interface) and fashion by means of 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 and make comparisons to the protection systems in other jurisdictions. The class format will include a discussion of readings, group work on problems, and conversations with experts in the field via class visits and Skype. There are no prerequisites for this course.
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