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275.65 sec. 1 - International Intellectual Property Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Robert P. Merges  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: TuTh 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 141

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49798

This course covers three primary topics: (1) international treaties concerning intellectual property, including the Berne and Paris Conventions and the TRIPs Agreement; (2) comparative law discussions of important features of the major national IP systems in the world (Europe, the US, Japan, China, and other selected countries for selected topics); and (3) the law governing importation and border controls concerning goods covered by IP rights. The primary aim of the course is to add a solid international dimension to the student's understanding of the law and policy of IP law. An additional goal is to help prepare the student for the globalized IP practice that is rapidly emerging.

Course requirements include a short research memo, class participation, and a take-home final. If class size permits, I may offer a paper-in-lieu-of-final option for those who have a well-developed topic that they clear with me early in the semester.

Introduction to Intellectual Property or the equivalent course or courses

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
International and Comparative Law

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  • International Intellectual Property Law, Cases and Materials
    Paul Goldstein and Marketa Trimble
    Edition: 3rd/2012
    Publisher: Foundation
    ISBN: 9781609301033
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $197.00
    Price Source: user provided

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