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Trademark Law

This is a survey topic in international trademark law and practice. The topic will cover various theories of trademark/trade name infringement and dilution, including defenses such as parody and fair use, and explore mechanisms of trademark protection globally, such as international treaties and int...

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Trade Secrets

This topic will explore the theory and practice of trade secret law. Unlike most of intellectual property law, which is a creature of federal legislation, trade secret law is rooted in state common law and evolved under the influence of the Restatement and uniform law movement. We will discuss how t...

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Technology

Technology & GovernanceThis "law and technology" and "advanced administrative law" topic focuses on the relation between technology and governance. Topics include: how, and by whom, technology should be regulated; the use of technology to regulate behavior; the government's use of technolog...

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Samuelson Clinic

The Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (SLTPPC) provides students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia with real-world experience and an opportunity to help develop sound public policy rules at the increasingly complex intersection of law and technology. In the Clinic, which operate...

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Renewable Energy

This topic introduces legal and policy issues related to the accelerated development of renewable energy supplies. It considers local, state, and federal laws and policies that promote (or impede) the development of such sources, and looks at some specific examples related to individual technologies...

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Protecting Products of Place

Geographical indications (GIs) are controversial domestically and internationally. This topic examines GIs and the laws governing their use with reference to wine, other food products and handicrafts, including Idaho potatoes, Darjeeling tea and Banaras silk sarees. Topics include the registration a...

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Property Law

Art and Cultural Property LawThis topic will explore and analyze the intersection of law with art and culture. Topics will include U.S. and international law as they relate to the illicit trade in antiquities, Nazi Era plunder and restitution, and other art crimes. We will also examine aspe...

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Privacy Law

Information Privacy LawConsiderable difficulty exists in the Information Age with the traditional approach to privacy law as primarily protecting a "right to be let alone." Employing privacy law to protect such informational seclusion is of limited promise in an age of information technolog...

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Playing by the Rules: Video Game Law

Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. The industry continues to evolve as interactive content migrates from the console and PC to the web, mobile devices and beyond. This topic will explore the legal principles underlying how games are developed, distributed and ultim...

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Patent Prosecution

students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia will learn the key elements of patent strategy and patent prosecution. Real patents and prosecution histories will be used as examples. students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia who have taken a similar topic in the past can receive credit with p...

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