International IP

Spring 2020

Class Meeting Time in Warren Hall 2A: Monday and Wednesday 4:00-5:15 pm
Office Hours in Warren Hall 211C: Monday and Wednesday 1:15-3:45 pm

Course Description: This course examines international protection of intellectual property. We will discuss international treaties, trade agreements, and dispute resolution systems relating to trademarks, patents, copyrights, and related rights. The course will also cover acquisition and enforcement of intellectual property rights in foreign markets.

Required Materials: We will be using a draft version of the third edition of the book International Intellectual Property Law and Policy by Graeme Dinwoodie, Rochelle Dreyfuss, Shira Perlmutter, and Graeme Austin. Students will also be required to review other materials available for free on the Internet, including certain provisions of intellectual property treaties and trade agreements which are available at this link.

Reading and Writing Assignments:
1/6: Chapter 1 of the Dinwoodie book; Optional reading (and recommended reading for anyone who has not taken an intellectual property survey class): The World Intellectual Property Organization's publication What is Intellectual Property? 
Chapter 2: International Law and Institutions
1/8: Pages 1-27
1/13: Pages 27-57
Chapter 3: Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
1/15: Pages 1-26
1/20: MLK holiday - no class
1/22: Pages 26-53
1/27: Pages 1-11 of Chapter 9 (Madrid Protocol); watch the video Basic Facts about Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know on the USPTO website at this link
1/29: Pages 53-80 of Chapter 3; Paris Conv. Art. 4 & 6quinquies (see the link above for the IP treaties and trade agreements)