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Spring 2022
5297 Trademark & Unfair Competition - WATKINS- 26101

Professor(s): Marcella Watkins (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  TH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: The course approaches trademarks from both historical and modern (i.e., internet) settings and deals with related issues of unfair competition such as commercial disparagement/defamation, right of publicity, privacy rights, and false advertising. It contrasts the predominantly use-based trademark system in the United States with registration-based systems in other countries. It examines ways in which an organization can develop, register, and assert trademark rights, as well as methods for enforcing those rights focused predominantly on the trademark infringement and dilution actions.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/11/22

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


Quota=20

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/10 4pm-7pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (11/6/2021 3:52:07 PM)

Special Case

Open Source Casebook, Trademark Law-Beebe. See link on syllabus.

Additional materials such as supplemental materials and case opinions not found in casebook or syllabus will be provided from time-to-time at no cost to the student.