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Spring 2021

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
01-25-2021 - 04-27-2021   T  2:00 PM-3:40 PM DL

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:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Related
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Intellectual Property - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
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Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law and Policy
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Dinwoodie and Janis
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business
    Edition: 5th edition
    ISBN: 9781454871057
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Introduction and Trademark Review Jackson v. Grupo Indus., Hotelero, S.A., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116770 (S.D. Fla. April 28, 2009)

    Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law and Policy (5th ed. 2018)

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Please review the course materials and syllabus attached. TWEN password are provided in the course procedures. Lectures will be conducted via Zoom with the following link: This course will also utilize TWEN as an online extension of the Law School classroom. You will be able to access all of the readings excerpts and course materials, participate in class discussions and exchange email messages. Please make sure you are registered on TWEN. If you need assistance email Pam Lucken at or Robin Schard at CLASS SCHEDULE: Class will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays Time: 2:00PM - 3:40PM

    Spring 2021 Advance Trademark Law Syllabus.pdf
  • Assignment: n/a