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Thomas J. Hoffmann
LAW A 594
Seattle Campus

International Trademark and Copyright

Focuses on international treaties as they relate to protection of trademarks and copyrights. Introduces international aspects of branches of intellectual property, including general principles of comparative and international law, and specific law related to obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights in foreign countries. Prerequisite: either Law A 522 or Law E 588.

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This course will focus on international treaties as they relate to protection of trademarks, and copyrights. These treaties include the Paris Convention, the Berne Conventions, WTO TRIPs, NAFTA, and the EC Harmonization Directives and Trademarks. The course will introduce students to the international aspects of branches of intellectual property. Attention will be given to general principles of comparative and international law (e.g. territoriality), and to specific law related to obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights in foreign countries. Prerequisite: Either Law A522 Copyrights or Law E588 Trademarks (may be taken concurrently).

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Last Update by Thomas J. Hoffmann
Date: 03/25/2003