LAW 5636: EU Law: Intellectual Property Regimes in Europe

Course Catalog Number: 
5636
Course Credits: 
1
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

This course will familiarize students with the different areas of intellectual property rules in the European Union. While in some fields proprietors (including US corporations) may acquire EU titles (such as trade marks, design and plant variety rights), other titles are governed by peculiar combinations of EU and state law, called "harmonized" law (such as copyrights, databases and geographical denominations). The course will also present the specific features of the European (Munich) patent system. Students will be instructed to identify the body of law and jurisprudence relevant for a given intellectual property claim and to advice a potential client on strategies to obtain protection and to litigate in EU and/or state courts.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
26312
Term:
Spring 2011-12
Professor(s):