Advanced Intellectual Property Law

William Fisher

May 2010

This one-week course will examine in depth five controversial issues in intellectual-property law. We will compare the ways in which different countries address these issues -- and will consider the insights that can be gleaned from current legal scholarship. All of the course materials will be available online. The syllabus is set forth below.

The Health Crisis in the Developing World (Monday)

The Crisis in the Entertainment Industry (Tuesday)

Fashion (Wednesday)

Civil Rights for the Internet in Brazil

Traditional Knowledge (Thursday)

Exhaustion (Friday)

For background information concerning the current rules in Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Law, students may find it useful to consult the attached maps.

last revised: May 7, 2010