Boston University School of Law

JD857 Intellectual Property

JD 857 ( A1)  MW 8:30 AM-10:30 AM 
Var cr., Fall 
Professor Meurer 
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JD 857 ( G1)  MW 2:15 PM-3:40 PM 
Var cr., Spring 
Professor Gugliuzza 
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This course explores how the law deals with the products of creative activity. The range of subject matter is large, embracing things as different as mechanical inventions and melodies; baubles and boat designs; catalogues, computers and cartoons. Among the areas of potential coverage are federal copyright law, federal trademark law, state law theories of unfair competition, trade secret law, patent law, state rights of publicity, and misappropriation. Also considered will be whether federal law should preempt the efforts of state judges and legislatures to regulate intellectual products.