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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 430 - Select topics in International IP & International Trade

Credits: (1-3)

This course surveys the variety of treaties and laws governing worldwide trade in goods protected by intellectual property rights. Understanding the intersection of trade and intellectual property laws has become increasingly important to companies with a global business footprint. The course therefore includes study of the major multi-lateral trade treaties governing intellectual property rights protection, such as the WTO and TRIPS agreements, as well as smaller trade and intellectual property law agreements, such as those governing the European Union countries. In addition, the course will compare various relevant national laws to see how different social and economic policy goals drive differences in laws governing copyrights, patents, trademarks, and related rights. Therefore, the course will explore business strategies in the context of this network of laws. Students will be evaluated primarily based on a final exam; there will also be a participation component. Students who have successfully completed LAW 336, International Intellectual Property, may not enroll in LAW 430.