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LAW 1082: Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
Spring 2021 • Section 21 • CRN 42786

Course Description

This three credit session explores one of the largest problems faced by the public, government, and intellectual property owners alike; namely, counterfeiting, piracy and illicit trade.

This course is designed to progress as a case study in which the students will initially review a client intake memorandum and investigative report. Students will next develop and present a strategy to their client for combatting the illegal activity; students will also present their strategy to relevant government agencies for approval. Next, the students will implement their strategy through assembling their evidence, identifying the appropriate defendants, statutes and jurisdictions for prosecution of their claims, and preparing and arguing motions seeking the desired relief, as well as organizing execution of the same upon the defendants. Through this course students will consider various ex parte civil litigation tactics and strategies available to intellectual property owners for combating illicit trade and supporting both civil and criminal remedies.

This hands-on experience will allow students to learn about the basic rules, procedures, tactics, ethics and skills necessary to prepare, commence and execute on the various remedies available to combat counterfeiting within the United States and abroad.



Day/Time Location
Th 4:00-5:50 PM Online Meeting

Course Details

  • Todd Sharinn
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Simulation
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

Book List/Materials