Trademark and Unfair Competition

LAW JD 780

This course will examine the precepts of trademark and unfair competition law. We will investigate issues of ownership, protectability, misappropriation, and infringement in the context of words, symbols, slogans, product design and trade dress. The course also will handle related issues, depending on class interest, such as: trademark's common law roots, false and comparative advertising, parody, the right of publicity, the First Amendment, a comparison of how copyright and trademark treat 'functional' designs, and the challenge of applying trademark laws in the Internet context. In addition to a 3-hour final exam, all students will be required to complete a short memorandum dealing with trademark clearance and registration issues. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Dogan LAW 101 MW 10:45 am-12:10 pm Stamped Approval
Class Full

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