|LAW 418, 3 units.
More than 50 percent
of U.S. exports now depend on some form of intellectual property
protection. This course provides an overview of the substantive
content of, and legal authority for, international IP rights,
drawing on cases, treaties and materials in copyright, patent and
trademark law. We will examine international and comparative law
issues of major importance to modern IP practice, including
obligations for IP protection arising under international public
law, the emerging role of transnational private law in the
acquisition and enforcement of IP rights, and the geopolitics of IP
trade and harmonization.