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Spring 2016

5317 Trademark & Unfair Competition - VETTER- 25143

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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 Syllabus:

Course Notes:   Please see the course web syllabus indicated by the link above.

Prerequisites: No  

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:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials

Special Case

This course will use the following open-source Trademarks case book: Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open Source Casebook, ver. 2.0 (