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275.65 sec. 001 - Transnational Intellectual Property Law (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Robert P. Merges  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

    TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 170
    From August 17, 2021
    To November 23, 2021

Course Start: August 17, 2021
Course End: November 23, 2021
Class Number: 31790

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 57
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 10/16 05:18 PM


This course features comparative law discussions of important features of the major national IP systems in the world (China, Europe, the US). We cover Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Design Protection in each of these three major jurisdictions. 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. The casebook for this course is the newly published Robert Merges and Seagull Song, Transnational International Property (Edward Elgar Publishers, 2018). One particular strength of this book is that it includes the most detailed and most recent English translation of important statutes, cases, and regulations in the field of Chinese IP law. It also includes extensive treatment of EU IP law, with a particular emphasis on Germany and the UK. Chapters include a basic introduction to US IP law in the covered fields as well.

Course requirements include class participation, and a take-home final.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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  • Transnational Intellectual Property Law
    Merges
    Edition: 2018
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    ISBN: 9781785368264
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/usd/transnational-intellectual-property-law-9781785368264.html
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $78.75
    Price Source: user provided

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