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Spring 2020

Course Description
This course will explore current developments in trademark and advertising law, primarily through recent federal court decisions under the Lanham Act. Course work includes in-depth treatment of complex areas of practice such as right of publicity and invasion of privacy, trademark issues in contextual advertising. litigation strategies, and recent legal developments in the field of trademark law.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   T  3:30 PM-5:20 PM A110

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Trademark Law
Method of Evaluation: Class participation, a paper on a pre-approved trademark topic and presentations given throughout the semester.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Intellectual Property - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law and Policy
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Dinwoodie & Janis
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Edition: 5th Edition
    ISBN: 9781454871057
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Tuesday January 14,2020 Introduction and Trademark Review Jackson v. Grupo Indus. Hotelero, S.A, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116770 (S.D. Fla. April 28,2009)

    Dinwoodie & Janis, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law Policy, (5th edition)

    Additional Information:
    Please review the course schedule and syllabus attached. TWEN password included in course procedures. Please make sure you are registered on TWEN. For assistance email Pam Lucken at or Robin Schard at Class Meeting Location Room A110 Date: Tuesdays Time: 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM

    2020 Syllabus.pdf
  • Assignment: First Class Assignment Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Please read the following: 1. Erwin Griswold, Law Schools and Human Relations, 37 Chi Bar Record 199 ( 1956). 2. American bar Association, At the Breaking Point, The Report of the National Conference on the Emerging Crisis in the Quality of Lawyers' Health and Lives, It's Impact on Law Firms and Client Services, " Consensus Statement', 29 - 30 (1991). 3. Susan Swaim Daicoff, Lawyer Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses, 8-13 (2006). 4. Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, "Introduction', ix-xviii, "When Smart is Dumb" 33-36, 44-45. 5. Richard S. Lazarus & Bernice N. Lazarus, Passion & Reason: Making Sense of Our Emotions, "Stress and Emotions, "Stress and Emotions", 219 - 225 ( 1994). 6. Herbert Benson, The Relaxation Response, 96 -102, 158 -166 ( 1975). The book store should have Emotional Intelligence. The other readings are available on blackboard and at the copy center.

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    Additional Information:
    Class Schedule - Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 2:05 PM - 3:20 PM Please sign in and out for class.