Addressing both theoretical and practical issues, this course combines a traditional law school examination of common law and statutory principles with a "real world" application of those principles as a practitioner sees them. The principles focus on trademark law topics such as the creation and maintenance of trademark rights, infringement of trademark rights and dilution, special defenses and limitations, and remedies. These topics are examined in light of modern advertising and marketing practices, including special issues raised by the Internet and international considerations. Among the more practical aspects covered are counseling clients, searching and clearance, the federal trademark registration process, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, highlights of trademark litigation in the courts, settlement strategies, trademark licensing and assignments.
|W 5:30-7:20 PM||Klein 8A|
You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:
- LAW 0547 (Introduction to Intellectual Property)