Law 643:  Trademark, Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection

The Trademark segment will cover Federal and common law trademark law, and will add some coverage of international trademark law, reflecting the increasing internationalization of intellectual property law. The Unfair Competition segment will briefly cover interference with contractual relations, and trade libel, and will provide extensive coverage to the increasing Federalization of the law of unfair competition under the Trademark Act (which, despite its name, creates various non-trademark-related Federal torts of unfair competition). The Consumer Protection segment will cover consumer protection activities of state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission. This portion is closely related to the rest of the course, since consumers and competitors can often sue under the same statute defining unlawful trade practices.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None.

Evaluation: Final administered examination.

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