Course Details

Trademarks and Unfair Competition

Trademarks (e.g., APPLE computers; CORONA beer) are valuable business assets. Consumers use these signals in making purchasing decisions and companies use them to build commercial goodwill. This course covers the statutory and common law bases for trademarks and related rights. We discuss the acquisition and loss of trademark rights, infringement and remedies, and controversies over the scope of trademark protection. The course also covers related topics, including unfair competition, false advertising, dilution, right of publicity, domain name protection, and cybersquatting. We also examine the tensions between trademark protection and free speech.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 653
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Practice AreaProperty Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Business Concentration Elective


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Trademarks and Unfair Competition
Faculty: Diamond, Shari Seidman (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 20

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