CourseTrademarks and Unfair Competition - Law 655A
Instructor Michael J Curley   View Faculty Page
Units 2 - Graded


Recommended Courses:

Any property course, such as property, copyright, or patents. 



Among the most valuable of business assets, trademarks are also among the least well understood.  This course provides a broad overview of (mainly federal) trademark and unfair competition law.  Topics to be considered may include:

- Acquisition of trademark rights;

- Requirements for registration;

- Infringement of Trademarks;

- Protection of trade dress;

- Comparative advertising;

- Dilution of trademarks;

- Loss of trademark rights through genericism and  


- Protection of Internet domain names.



Graeme Dinwoodie and Mark Janis, Trademarks and Unfair Competition (Aspen 2010, ISBN:978-07355-94869) plus Supplement (ISBN: 978-07355-90557).  

Course Format


Written Assignments


Type of Exam

The exam may include multiple-choice questions. 

Basis for grading

Student’s examination grade will provide the grade for the course. However, some grade up-lift may be possible following particularly meritorious contributions during class. In accordance with College of Law requirements, an adjustment in the grading curve may result. 

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