Trademark Law

Fall 2018
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:15 pm
Office hours in Warren Hall 211C: Tuesday and Thursday 1:15-3:45 p.m. 
Required materials: Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook, Version 5.0 (2018 edition) and the federal trademark statute - for more information, click here
 
Reading and Writing Assignments
Introduction 
8/21: Pages 8-29 of the casebook (CB); Optional: watch the USPTO's Trademark Basic Facts Videos or read the Basic Facts About Trademarks booklet.
I. Establishing Trademark Rights
8/23: CB 30-66; think of one brand of goods or services you like, and search for that trademark by clicking the "Search trademark database" button on the USPTO website.
8/28: CB 66-90
8/30: CB 90-126
9/4: CB 126-62
9/6: CB 162-92
9/11: CB 185-225
9/13: CB 210-42
9/18: CB 243-78
9/20: CB 279-317
9/25: CB 308-47
II. Trademark Infringement
9/27: CB 348-74 
10/2: CB 374-412
10/4: CB 412-44
10/9: CB 444-71; first writing assignment due on class
10/11: CB 471-504
10/16: CB 504-34
10/18: CB 535-75
III. Defenses and Other Limitations on Trademark Rights
10/23: CB 576-98
10/25: CB 598-620
10/30: CB 620-40
11/1: CB 640-61
11/6: CB 662-87
11/8: CB 687-704
IV. Right of Publicity
11/13: CB 705-28
11/15: CB 728-51
V. Remedies
11/20: CB 752-72
11/22: No class - Happy Thanksgiving
11/27: No class - Friday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes
11/29: Review; second writing assignment is due in class; there is no reading assignment