Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

International and Comparative IP Law

452 | 2.0 credits


This course examines the harmonizing tendencies of international and national intellectual property law and contrasts them with the important distinctions that still exist due to local influences. The course introduces the basic concepts and analytical tools of trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent law, and related areas, such as the law of ideas and the right of publicity. U.S., Argentine and European regimes are compared, particularly noting the extent to which international accords such as the TRIPS agreement of the Uruguay Round on intellectual property have mandated harmonization of norms and encouraged effective enforcement. Also offered through summer abroad program.