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Fall 2014

6333 International Intellectual Property - VETTER- 21047

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 
International Law

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 121  TUII

Course Outline: This course covers international intellectual property ("IP") law from the following perspectives: (i) international public law, that is, the obligations that exist among sovereign countries and what systems of obligation exist for intellectual property protection; (ii) private international intellectual property law, that is, the acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights internationally, such as rights arising under a counties┬┐ patent law, copyright law, or trademark law; and, to a lesser degree (iii) comparative aspects of IP law among the major trading countries or regions of the world. The course is designed to afford the student who intends to practice in IP an acquaintance with key international IP issues, principles and policy questions. The course will impart understanding in these areas using materials such as treaties, cases and commentary, and will focus on the major international systems related to each substantive IP area.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes:   Please read the items indicated on the web-posted syllabus.

Prerequisites: No  This course has no prerequisite, however, IP Survey in past semesters or concurrently is helpful. (Students without knowledge of intellectual property rights should expect to undertake nominal additional reading from an online resource that will be given on the course syllabus.) Please contact the instructor if you would like to explore this further.

First Day Assignments: Please read the items indicated on the web-posted syllabus.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/16/14 9am-noon  215 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course:

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Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials

Book(s) Required