Trademark Law

Fall 2021
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:50 pm

Course DescriptionThis course provides an overview of trademark and unfair competition law.  We will discuss the purpose of these laws, the requirements for trademark protection, and the scope and enforcement of trademark rights.  Specifically, we will cover the concepts of distinctiveness, functionality, and use of a trademark; the procedural and substantive aspects of trademark registration; geographic limits on trademark rights; trademark infringement, dilution, cybersquatting, counterfeiting, false advertising, false endorsement, and the right of publicity; and defenses and remedies in trademark actions.

Required Materials: Version 8.0 of Barton Beebe's casebook Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook (2021), which will be available for free at this link in July 2021.

Reading Assignments 
Will be posted here a week or two before classes begin.