This course provides an introduction to the basic principles, policies, and issues in U.S. trademark law, which confers rights in symbols that identify the source of a good or service, as well as related areas of unfair competition. Some attention will be given to trademark issues involving Internet domain names. If time allows, we will also study the right of publicity. The course concentrates on the law of the United States (both state and federal) rather than on issues of foreign and international law. There are no prerequisites for this course, and no technical background is necessary. Students who have completed Introduction to Intellectual Property may take the course.
Intellectual Property [Primary]