Course Details

Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Trademark and unfair competition issues affect many aspects of everyday life from branded items at the grocery store to marketing in social media. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court, companies, and the media have taken a greater interest in exploring the scope of protection for brand owners and consumers, as well as the intersection of these rights and free speech interests. This course provides an introduction to trademark and unfair competition law, including trademark protection, disputes involving trademark infringement, unfair competition, false advertising and dilution, domain name issues, the right of publicity and First Amendment issues. Please contact Jonathan S. Jennings (JSJ@pattishall.com) with any questions. Elements used in grading: Final examination and class participation; Type of exam: Three-hour open book final examination. Class Materials: There is a case book, Trademarks and Unfair Competition (LexisNexis, 10th Edition), which will be supplemented at times with new cases. The ISBN number for the book is: 78-1-6304-3535-6 .

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 653
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Practice AreaProperty Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Faculty: Diamond, Shari Seidman (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 24

Spring 2016
Title: Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Faculty: Diamond, Shari Seidman (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 17

Spring 2015
Title: Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Faculty: Jennings, Jonathan
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 18