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275.65 sec. 001 - Transnational Intellectual Property Law (Fall 2022)

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


MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To November 30, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: November 30, 2022
Class Number: 31902

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

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 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
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
International and Comparative Law

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