5317 Trademark & Unfair Competition - VETTER- 25143
Greg Vetter (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law
Business and Commercial Law
Time: 1:00p-2:30p TTH Location: 3 BLB
Course Outline: The course approaches trademarks from both historical and modern (i.e., internet) settings and deals with related issues of unfair competition such as commercial disparagement/defamation, right of publicity, privacy rights, and false advertising. It contrasts the predominantly use-based trademark system in the United States with registration-based systems in other countries. It examines ways in which an organization can develop, register, and assert trademark rights, as well as methods for enforcing those rights focused predominantly on the trademark infringement and dilution actions.
Course Notes: Please see the course web syllabus indicated by the link above.
First Day Assignments: Please see the course web syllabus indicated by the link above.
Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 1-4pm 211 TU2
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type:
Pass-Fail Student Election:
This course will use the following open-source Trademarks case book: Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open Source Casebook, ver. 2.0 (http://tmcasebook.org)
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