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Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

NOTE: The Fall 2020 IL section is not available for general registration. Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Libby Davis.

Trademark and Unfair Competition Law - Professor Tomas Gomez-Arostegui

  • Course Number: LAW-432
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course will introduce students to the federal Lanham Act and related statutory and common-law doctrines designed to protect against consumer confusion and appropriation of commercial goodwill. The course will cover trademarks, service marks, trade dress, unfair competition, and (time permitting) false advertising. For each of these subjects we will discuss the policy reasons for offering protection, eligibility requirements, the prima-facie cause of action, typical affirmative defenses, and remedies.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no