Professor of Law
Law Alumni Scholar
B.S. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School
Areas of Interest
Professor Stacey Dogan is a leading scholar in intellectual property and competition law. Her recent articles explore cutting-edge topics in trademark, copyright, and right of publicity law, including questions of intermediary liability, the rights of trademark parodists, and evolving norms underlying trademark law.
Professor Dogan has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences, and her writings have appeared in journals including the Stanford Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Iowa Law Review and Texas Law Review. She has served as chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and was co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society from 2008 to 2011. Dogan is an active participant in educational programs with the local bar, leading seminars and discussions for the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Before joining the BU faculty, Professor Dogan taught for more than a decade at Northeastern University School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property and antitrust law. She came to teaching after several years of practicing law with the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, where she specialized in antitrust, trademark, and copyright law. After law school, she practiced with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith Rogers of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Stacey Dogan, "Internet Payment Blockades: SOPA and PIPA in Disguise? Or Worse?" JOTWELL
(Mar 25, 2015). [Review of Annemarie Bridy, "Internet Payment Blockades," Florida Law Review
Stacey Dogan, "The Right of Publicity: A Cautionary Tale," in Intellectual Property & the Internet: Is There Life Outside the Big Three? , Suzy Frankel & Daniel Gervais, eds., Elsevier Press (forthcoming).
Stacey Dogan, "Haelan Laboratories v. Topps Chewing Gum: Publicity as a Legal Right," in Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP 17, Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss & Jane C. Ginsburg, eds., Cambridge University Press (2014).
Stacey Dogan, "Intermediary Trademark Liability: A Comparative Lens," JOTWELL
(May 2014). Review of Graeme B. Dinwoodie, "Secondary Liability for Online Trademark Infringement: The International Landscape," Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
Stacey Dogan, "Principled Standards vs. Boundless Discretion: A Tale of Two Approaches to Intermediary Trademark Liability Online," 37 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts
503 (2014). SSRN
| HeinOnline (BU)
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "Parady as Brand," in Symposium Brand New World: Distinguishing Oneself in the Global Flow, 47 U. C. Davis Law Review
473 (2013-14). SSRN
| HeinOnline (BU)
Stacey Dogan, "Beyond Confusion?" JOTWELL
(Dec 2012). Review of Robert G. Bone, "Taking the Confusion Out of 'Likelihood of Confusion': Toward a More Sensible Approach to Trademark Infringement," 106 Northwestern University Law Review
Stacey Dogan, "Trademark Dilution and Corporate Personhood," reviewing, Sandra L. Rierson, "The Myth and Reality of Dilution," 2012 Duke Law & Technology Review
(forthcoming), JOTWELL: Intellectual Property
Stacey Dogan & Ernest Young, "Judicial Takings and Collateral Attacks on State Court Property Decisions," 6 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
107 (2011). HeinOnline (BU)
Stacey Dogan, "We Know It When We See It: Intermediary Trademark Liability and the Internet," 2011 Stanford Technology Law Review
7 (2011). Publisher
Stacey Dogan, "Brand or Anti-Brand?" reviewing, Sonia K. Katyal, "Stealth Marketing and Anti-Branding: The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name," 58 Buffalo Law Review
795 (2010), JOTWELL: Intellectual Property
Stacey Dogan, "Beyond Trademark Use," 8 Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law
135 (2010). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "Trademark Remedies and Online Intermediaries," in Symposium Business Law Forum Intellectual Property Remedies, 14 Lewis & Clark Law Review
467 (2010). Westlaw
| Lexis Advance
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "A Search-Costs Theory of Limiting Doctrines in Trademark Law," in Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 65
, G. B. Dinwoodie & Mark Janis, eds., Edward Elgar Publishers (2008). Reprinted in 97 The Trademark Reporter
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "The Trademark Use Requirement in Dilution Cases," 24 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Review
541 (2008). SSRN
| HeinOnline (BU)
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "Grounding Trademark Law Through Trademark Use," 92 Iowa Law Review
1669 (2006-07). Reprinted in 98 The Trademark Reporter
Stacey Dogan, "Trademarks and Consumer Information," in Nouvelles Approches en Propriete Intellectuelle dans un Monde Transsystemique [Intellectual Property at the Edge: New Approaches to IP in a Transsystemic World] 321, Cowansville (2007).
Stacey Dogan, "What Is Dilution, Anyway?" 105 Michigan Law Review First Impressions
103 (2006). Publisher
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "What the Right of Publicity Can Learn from Trademark Law," 58 Stanford Law Review
1161 (2005-06). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "Comment: Sony
, Fair Use, and File Sharing," 55 Case Western Reserve Law Review
971 (2004-05). HeinOnline
Stacey Dogan & Joseph P. Liu, "Copyright Law and Subject Matter Specificity: The Case of Computer Software," 61 New York University Annual Survey of American Law
203 (2005-06). HeinOnline
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "The Merchandising Right: Fragile Theory or Fait Accompli?" 54 Emory Law Journal
461 (2005). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "Peer-to-Peer Technology and the Copyright Crossroads," in Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of Disruptive Technology 166, Brian D. Goodman & Ramesh Subramanian, eds., IGI Global (2005).
Stacey Dogan & Mark Lemley, "Trademarks and Consumer Search Costs on the Internet," 41 Houston Law Review
777 (2004-05). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "Code Versus the Common Law," 2 Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law
71 (2003). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "An Exclusive Right to Evoke," 44 Boston College Law Review
291 (2002-03). SSRN
Stacey Dogan, "Infringement Once Removed: The Perils of Hyperlinking to Infringing Content," 87 Iowa Law Review
829 (2001-02). HeinOnline
Stacey Dogan, "Where's the Middle Ground? The Battlefield over Copyright," 1:2 Northeastern Law Magazine
2 (Summer 2002). [Essay]Publisher
Stacey Dogan, "Is Napster a VCR? The Implications of Sony
for Napster and Other Internet Technologies," 52 Hastings Law Journal
939 (2001-02). HeinOnline
Stacey Dogan, "Copyright in Cyberspace," in Learning Cyberlaw in Cyberspace
, (1999). Publisher
Independent Proposal Externship: Paper: LAW JD 710
This is a clinical program. Students must apply and be accepted before registering for this course. Students work under the guidance of a faculty member and earn two credits for writing a paper and submitting journals. The paper must be 15-20 pages in length. There are seven journals due (4-6 pages each). Students may satisfy the upperclass writing requirement through the paper, under agreement of the sponsoring faculty member. COREQUISITE: INDEPENDENT PROPOSAL EXTERNSHIP (LAW JD 709).
FALL 2014: LAW JD 710 A1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 4th 2014
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 710 A1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2015
FALL 2015: LAW JD 710 A1 , Aug 31st to Dec 4th 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 710 A1 , Jan 11th to Apr 20th 2016
Intellectual Property: LAW JD 857
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.
FALL 2014: LAW JD 857 A1 , Sep 3rd to Dec 3rd 2014
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 857 G1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2015
FALL 2015: LAW JD 857 A1 , Aug 31st to Dec 2nd 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 857 G1 , Jan 11th to Apr 20th 2016
Intellectual Property and the Internet (S): LAW JD 791
This seminar will explore the ways in which the Internet has challenged both the theory and the law of intellectual property. Rather than broadly surveying the landscape, we will closely examine a cluster of topics that have especially challenged courts, legislatures, and theorists. Particular topics will be determined prior to the start of class, but might include: copyright law's treatment of intermediaries (such as YouTube, file sharing services, and online service providers); the obligations of auction sites and other online services to police trademark infringement by their users; the scope of fair use protection for user-generated content; and patent protection for Internet-related technologies and business methods. Grades will be based on a combination of written exercises (required each week) and oral presentations (required once for each student). Student participation is required, and will be taken into account in the grade for the course. In lieu of the short papers, it is possible to write a paper that satisfies the Upper-class Writing Requirement. PREREQUISITE: All students must have completed a core Intellectual Property course (Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Copyright Law, or Trademark Law). GRADING NOTICE: This class will not offer the CR/NC/H option. **A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 791 A1 , Jan 13th to Apr 21st 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 791 A1 , Jan 12th to Apr 19th 2016
Semester-in-Practice: Independent Paper: LAW JD 740
The Semester in Practice is a one-semester clinical program. Students are required to apply and be accepted to the program before they may register. Accepted students will register for 2 graded credits for completing readings, writing a research paper, and for submitting weekly journals. COREQUISITE: Semester-in-Practice: Independent Proposal (JD 739).
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 740 A1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2015
FALL 2015: LAW JD 740 A1 , Aug 31st to Dec 4th 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 740 A1 , Jan 11th to Apr 20th 2016
Semester-in-Practice: Independent Proposal (C): LAW JD 739
The Semester in Practice is a one-semester clinical program. Students are required to apply and be accepted to the program before they may register. Through the Semester-in-Practice Program, a limited number of students may spend a semester working full-time for credit (10 ungraded credits) at an externship placement outside of Boston. The Program is designed for students who want an intensive hands-on experience - at an opportunity not otherwise available in Boston - furthering specific career and academic goals. Acceptance to the Program is competitive. In addition to securing an externship at a placement organization, students must complete a separate BU Law application available through the Clinical Programs Office. Under this option, students may develop their own proposal for a full-time externship outside of Boston. COREQUISITE: Semester-in-Practice: Independent Paper (JD 740).
FALL 2014: LAW JD 739 A1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 4th 2014
SPRG 2015: LAW JD 739 A1 , Jan 12th to Apr 22nd 2015
FALL 2015: LAW JD 739 A1 , Aug 31st to Dec 4th 2015
SPRG 2016: LAW JD 739 A1 , Jan 11th to Apr 20th 2016
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 question of whether trademarks are, or should be, "property."
FALL 2014: LAW JD 780 A1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 4th 2014
FALL 2015: LAW JD 780 A1 , Sep 1st to Dec 3rd 2015
US & International Intellectual Property: LAW XB 817
The U.S. and Intellectual Property Law course examines legal protection of inventions, creative expression and other kinds of information. This course will introduce students to patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Most of the course will cover American intellectual property law, but comparative and international issues will also be covered.
SPRG 2015: LAW XB 817 A1 , Jan 14th to May 1st 2015