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759 - Introduction to Intellectual Property
Professor: Doug Rogers
Semester: 2011 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
This class will provide a broad survey of the various federal and state means to provide legal protection for intellectual creations. The course will cover the basics in the three main fields providing federal protection in this area: copyright law (which protects creative and artistic expression); patent law (which protects innovative technologies and processes);and trademark law (which protects commercial names, symbols and images). Related state doctrines that will be briefly discussed include the law of trade secrets, unfair competition, and the right of publicity.
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