international IP

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Texas A&M University School of Law

Spring 2018


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Class 1 (1/8):  The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Readings

Further Readings

(Note:  Further readings are provided for reference purposes and will not be discussed in class.)

  • Sam Ricketson, The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886-1986 (1987)

  • J. Thomas McCarthy, Intellectual Property—America’s Overlooked Export, 20 U. Dayton L. Rev. 809 (1995)

  • WIPO, Guide to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Act 1971) (1978)

  • Symposium, Conference Celebrating the Centenary of the Berne Convention, 11 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 1 (1986)

  • Symposium, Fundamentals of International Copyright: The Impact of Berne, 8 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1 (1989)

Note: There will be no class on 1/15 (Martin Luther King Day).

Class 2 (1/22):  Moral Rights Protection and Choice-of-Law Questions

Due:   Problem Set 1 

Further Readings:

  • Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Resale Right for the Benefit of the Author of an Original Work of Art, 2001 O.J. (forthcoming)

  • Paul Goldstein, Copyright’s Highway: From Guttenberg to the Celestial Jukebox 165-96 (1994)

  • Thomas F. Cotter, Pragmatism, Economics, and the Droit Moral, 76 N.C. L. Rev. 1 (1997)

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, A Tale of Two Copyrights: Literary Property in Revolutionary France and America, 64 Tul. L. Rev. 991 (1990)

  • Herman Cohen Jehoram, The Nature of Neighboring Rights of Performing Artists, Phonogram Producers and Broadcasting Organizations, 15 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 75 (1990)

  • Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, “Author-Stories:” Narrative’s Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright’s Joint Authorship Doctrine, 75 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1 (2001)

  • Neil Netanel, Alienability Restrictions and the Enhancement of Author Autonomy in United States and Continental Copyright Law, 12 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1 (1994)

  • Geri J. Yonover, The Precarious Balance: Moral Rights, Parody, and Fair Use, 14 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 79 (1994)

  • Peter K. Yu, Moral Rights 2.0, 1 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 873 (2014)

Further Readings (Choice of Law):

  • Eugen Ulmer, Intellectual Property Rights and the Conflict of Laws (1978)

  • Graeme W. Austin, Domestic Laws and Foreign Rights: Choice of Law in Transnational Copyright Infringement Litigation, 23 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 1 (1999)

  • Graeme W. Austin, Social Policy Choices and Choice of Law for Copyright Infringement in Cyberspace, 79 Or. L. Rev. 575 (2000)

  • Curtis A. Bradley, Territorial Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Globalism, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 505 (1997)

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, International Intellectual Property Litigation: A Vehicle for Resurgent Comparativist Thought, 49 Am. J. Comp. L. 429 (2001)

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, A New Copyright Order: Why National Courts Should Create Global Norms, 149 U. Penn. L. Rev. 469 (2000)

  • Paul Edward Geller, Harmonizing Copyright-Contract Conflicts Analyses, 25 Copyright 49 (1989)

  • Jane C. Ginsburg: Copyright Without Borders? Choice of Forum and Choice of Law for Copyright Infringement in Cyberspace, 15 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 153 (1997)

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, Extraterritoriality and Multiterritoriality in Copyright Infringement, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 587 (1997)

  • David R. Johnson & David G. Post, Law and Borders: The Rise of Law in Cyberspace, 48 Stan. L. Rev. 1367 (1996)

  • William Patry, Choice of Law and International Copyright, 48 Am. J. Comp. L. 383 (2000)

  • Peter K. Yu, Conflict of Laws Issues in International Copyright Cases, Gigalaw.com (Apr. 2001)

Class 3 (1/29): EU Copyright Protection

Due:   Problem Set 2 

Readings (Cont'd from Previous Class):

  • Bridgeman Art Library Ltd. v. Corel Corp., 25 F. Supp. 2d 421 (S.D.N.Y. 1998), aff’d on reconsideration, 36 F. Supp. 2d 191 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)

  • Subafilms, Ltd. v. MGM-Pathe Communications Co., 24 F.3d 1088 (9th Cir. 1994) (en banc)

  • Boosey & Hawkes Music Pubs. v. The Walt Disney Co. 145 F.3d 481 (2d Cir. 1998)

Readings:

Further Readings (EU Copyright and Database Protection):

Class 4 (2/5): The TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Internet Treaties

Readings

Further Readings (WIPO Internet Treaties):

  • Mihály Ficsor, Copyright for the Digital Era: The WIPO "Internet" Treaties, 21 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 197 (1997)

  • Neil W. Netanel, The Next Round: The Impact of the WIPO Copyright Treaty on TRIPS Dispute Settlement, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 441 (1997) 

  • Jörg Reinbothe et al., The New WIPO Treaties: A First Résumé, 19 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 171 (1997)

  • J.H. Reichman & Pamela Samuelson, Intellectual Property Rights in Data?, 50 Vand. L. Rev. 51 (1997)

  • Pamela Samuelson, The U.S. Digital Agenda at WIPO, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 369 (1997)

Further Readings (TRIPS Agreement):

  • Frederick M. Abbott, The WTO TRIPS Agreement and Global Economic Development, in Public Policy and Global Technological Integration 39 (Frederick M. Abbott & David J. Gerber eds., 1997)

  • A. Jane Bradley, Intellectual Property Rights, Investment and trade in Services in the Uruguay Round: Laying the Foundation, 23 Stan. J. Int’l L. 57 (1987)

  • Vincent Chiappetta, The Desirability of Agreeing to Disagree: The WTO, TRIPs, International IPR Exhaustion and a Few Other Things, 21 Mich. J. Int’l L. 333 (2000)

  • Carlos M. Correa, Intellectual Property Rights, the WTO, and Development Countries: The TRIPS Agreement and Policy (2001)

  • Daniel Gervais, The TRIPs Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis (1998)

  • Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology (Michael B. Wallerstein et al. eds., 1993)

  • Tara Kalagher Giunta & Lily H. Shang, Ownership of Information in a Global Economy, 27 Geo. Wash. J. Int’l L. & Econ. 327 (1993)

  • Marci A. Hamilton, The TRIPS Agreement: Imperialistic, Outdated, and Overprotective, 29 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 613 (1996)

  • Intellectual Property Rights: Global Consensus, Global Conflict? (R. Michael Gadbaw & Timothy J. Richards eds., 1988)

  • Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Markets (Clarissa Long ed., 2000)

  • John H. Jackson & Alan O. Sykes, Implementing the Uruguay Round (1997)

  • Keith E. Maskus, Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy (2002)

  • Charles R. McManis, Intellectual Property and International Mergers and Acquisitions, 66 U. Cin. L. Rev. 1283 (1998)

  • Neil Weinstock Netanel, Asserting Copyright's Democratic Principles in the Global Arena, 51 Vand. L. Rev. 217 (1998)

  • Ruth Okediji, Toward an International Fair Use Doctrine, 39 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 75 (2000)

  • J.H. Reichman, From Free Riders to Fair Followers: Global Competition Under the TRIPS Agreement, 29 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 11 (1997)

  • J.H. Reichman, Beyond the Historical Lines of Demarcation: Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, and International Trade After the GATT’s Uruguay Round, 20 Brook. J. Int’l L. 75 (1993)

  • Michael P. Ryan, Knowledge Diplomacy: Global Competition and the Politics of Intellectual Property (1998)

  • Symposium, The Inaugural Engelberg Conference on the Culture and Economic of Participation in an International Intellectual Property Regime, 29 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 1 (1997)

  • Symposium, Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property (pts. 1 & 2), 22 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 223, 689 (1989)

  • The Uruguay Round and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Arthur Dunkel (Jagdish Bhagwati & Mathias Hirsch eds., 1998)

  • Peter K. Yu, The Objectives and Principles of the TRIPS Agreement, 46 Hous. L. Rev. 979 (2009)

Class 5 (2/12): WTO Dispute Settlement Process

Readings:

Further Readings (WTO Dispute Settlement Process):

  • Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, Dec. 15, 1993, 33 I.L.M. 112 (1994)

  • PDF United States - Section 110(5) of US Copyright Act - Report of the Panel, WT/DS160/R, June 15, 2000: Part 1 & Part 2

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, The Development and Incorporation of International Norms in the Formation of Copyright Law, 62 Ohio St. L.J. 733 (2001)

  • Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss and Andreas F. Lowenfeld, Two Achievements of the Uruguay Round: Putting TRIPS and Dispute Settlement Together, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 275 (1997)

  • Gail E. Evans, Lawmaking Under the Trade Constitution: A Study in Legislating by the World Trade Organization (2000)

  • Paul Edward Geller, Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace: Impact of TRIPS Dispute Settlement, 29 Int'l Law. 99 (1995)

  • Laurence R. Helfer, World Music on a U.S. Stage:  A Berne/Trips and Economic Analysis of the Fairness in Music Licensing Act, 80 B.U. L. Rev. 93 (2000)

  • John H. Jackson, The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO: Insights on Treaty Law and Economic Relations (2000)

  • John O. McGinnis & Mark L. Movesian, The World Trade Constitution, 114 Harv. L. Rev. 511 (2000)

  • Neil W. Netanel, The Next Round: The Impact of the WIPO Copyright Treaty on TRIPS Dispute Settlement, 37 Va. J. Int'l L. 441 (1997)

  • David Palmeter & Petros C. Mavroidis, Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization: Practice and Procedure (1999)

  • Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, The GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System : International Law, International Organizations, and Dispute (1997)

  • Symposium, Compliance with the TRIPs Agreement, 29 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 363 (1996)

  • Symposium, The Decline of Nations State and Its Effects on Constitutional and International Economic Law, 18 Cardozo L. Rev. 903 (1996)

  • Friedl Weiss, Improving WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: Issues and Lessons from the Practice of Other International Courts and Tribunals (2000)

Further Readings (Enforcement):

Class 6 (2/19): Language and Territoriality Issues in Trademark Law

Due:   Paper Topic (where applicable)

Readings:

Further Readings (Language and Territoriality):

  • Mother's Restaurants v. Mother's Other Kitchen, Inc., 218 U.S.P.Q. 1046 (T.T.A.B. 1983)

  • James A. Carney, Setting Sights on Trademark Piracy: The Need for Greater Protection Against Imitation of Foreign Trademarks, 81 Trademark Rep. 30 (1991)

  • Richard Thompson Ford, Beyond Borders: A Partial Response to Richard Briffault, 48 Stan. L. Rev. 1173 (1996)

  • Thomas J. Hoffman & Susan E. Brownstone, Protection of Rights Acquired by International Reputation Without Use or Registration, 71 Trademark Rep. 1 (1981)

  • William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner, The Economics of Trademark Law, 78 Trademark Rep. 267 (1986)

  • Beth Fulkerson, Note, Theft by Territorialism: A Case for Revising TRIPS to Protect Trademarks from National Market Foreclosure, 17 Mich. J. Int'l L. 801 (1996)

Further Readings (Paris Convention):

  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Mar. 20, 1883, amended October 2, 1979, 21 U.S.T. 1538, 828 U.N.T.S. 305

  • G.H.C. Bodenhausen, Guide to the Application of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1968)

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property from 1883 to 1983 (1983)

  • John B. Pegram, Trademark Law Revision: Section 44, 78 Trademark Rep. 141 (1988)

  • Joanna Schmidt-Szalewski, The International Protection of Trademarks after the TRIPs Agreement, 9 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L. 189 (1998)

  • Patricia V. Norton, Note, The Effect of Article 10bis of the Paris Convention on American Unfair Comeptition Law, 68 Fordham L. Rev. 225 (1999)

Further Readings (Well-known Marks):

  • George Ritzer, The McDonaldization of Society (3d ed. 2000)

  • Frederick W. Mostert, Well-Known and Famous Marks: Is Harmony Possible in the Global Village?, 86 Trademark Rep. 103 (1996)

  • Charles Webster, The McDonald's Case: South Africa Joins the Global Village, 86 Trademark Rep. 576 (1986)

  • World Trademark Symposium: Famous Marks, 82 Trademark Rep. 989 (1992)

  • Legal Wrangle: Jamaica (containing legal documents on the Jamaica case)

Class 7 (2/26): European Union Trade Marks, the Madrid System and Internet Domain Names

Due:  Problem Set 3 

Readings:

Further Readings (European Union Trade Marks):

Further Readings (The Madrid System):

  • Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks

  • Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement

  • Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning
    the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement

  • The Madrid Arrangement--BIRPI Proposed Changes, 60 Trademark Reporter 129 (1970)

  • Should the United States Adhere to the Madrid Arrangement?, 56 Trademark Rep. 289 (1966)

  • David B. Allen, Protection of Property Identity Abroad: Some New Light on an Old Problem?, 55 Trademark Reporter 707 (1965)

  • David B. Allen, Report on Committee of Experts for the Revision of the Madrid Agreement, 60 Trademark Rep. 163 (1970)

  • Peter M. Brody, Protection of Geographical Indications in teh Wake of TRIPS: Existing United States Law s and the Administration's Proposed Legislation, 84 Trademark Rep. 520 (1994)

  • Carlo Cotrone, Comment, The United States and the Madrid Protocol: A Time to Decline, A Time to Accede,  4 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 75 (2000)

  • Anthony R. DeSimone, United States Adhernece to the Agreement of Madrid, 56 Trademark Rep. 320 (1966)

  • Gabriel M. Frayne, A Few More Thoughts on Possible United States Adherence to the Madrid Arrangement, 57 Trademark Rep. 447 (1967) 

  •  Maria Guerra, The Rocky Road of the U.S. Accession to the Madrid Protocol: Could This Be the Year?, 11 DePaul J. Art & Ent. Law 525 (2001)

  • Thomas Hebling, Teh Term 'Swiss' on Trade Goods: A Dnomination of Origin and Its Legal Protection in the United Kingdom, 19 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 51 (1997)

  • Andrew Inglis & Joel Barry, "Budweiser": The Decision of Solomon, 20 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 320 (1998)

  • Thorstein Klein, Madrid Trademark Agreement vs. Madrid Protocol, 12 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 484 (2000)

  • Marshall Leaffer, Appellations of Origin and Geographic Indications in U.S. Law After NAFTA and GATT, 2 International Intellectual Property Law & Policy 45-1 (Hugh Hansen ed. 1998).

  • Terril Lewis, Towards Implementation of the Madrid Protocol in the United States, 89 Trademark Rep. 918 (1999)

  • J. Thomas McCarthy & Veronica Colby Devitt, Protection of Geographical Denominations: Domestic and International, 69 Trademark Rep. 199 (1979)

  • Jeffrey M. & Linda B. Samuels, The US Perspective on the Madrid Protocol, 1993 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 418 (1993).

  • Roger E. Schechter, Facilitating Trademark Registration Abroad: The Implications of U.S. Ratification to the Madrid Protocol, 25 Geo. Wash. J. Int'l L. & Econ. 419 (1991)

  • Allan Zelnick,  The Madrid Protocol -- Some Reflections,  82 Trademark Rep. 651 (1992)

  • Gerd F. Kunze, The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks of June 27, 1989, 82 Trademark Rep. 58 (1992)

Further Readings (Internet Domain Names):

Class 8 (3/5): The International Patent System and the Protection of Pharmaceuticals

Readings:

Further Readings (Patent Treaties)

  • G.H.C. Bodenhausen, Guide to the Application of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1968)

  • Edmund W. Kitch, The Patent Policy of Developing Countries, 13 UCLA Pac. Basin L.J. 166 (1994)

  • Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy: Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights (2002)

  • Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology (Mitchell B. Wallerstein et al. eds., 1993)

  • Tara Kalagher Giunta & Lily H. Shang, Ownership of Information in a Global Economy, 27 Geo. Wash. J. Int’l L. & Econ. 327 (1993)

  • Intellectual Property Rights: Global Consensus, Global Conflict? (R. Michael Gadbaw & Timothy J. Richards eds., 1988)

  • Intellectual Property Rights in Emerging Markets (Clarissa Long ed., 2000)

  • Keith E. Maskus, Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy (2002)

  • Robert Merges, Battle of the Lateralisms: Intellectual Property and Trade, 8 B.U. Int’l L.J. 239 (1990)

  • R. Carl Moy, The History of the Patent Harmonization Treaty: Economic Self-Interest as an Influence, 26 J. Marshall L. Rev. 457 (1993)

  • Ruth Okediji, Toward an International Fair Use Doctrine, 39 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 75 (2000)

  • J.H. Reichman, Beyond the Historical Lines of Demarcation: Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, and International Trade After the GATT’s Uruguay Round, 20 Brook. J. Int’l L. 75 (1993)

  • Symposium, The Inaugural Engelberg Conference on the Culture and Economic of Participation in an International Intellectual Property Regime, 29 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 1 (1997)

  • WIPO, The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property from 1883 to 1983 (1983)

Further Readings (Pharmaceuticals):

  • Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy: Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights ch. 2 (2002)

  • The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS and the Rugged Road Ahead: An Epilogue, in The Global Governance of HIV/ AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines 223 (Obijiofor Aginam, John Harrington & Peter K. Yu eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2013)

  • Frederick M. Abbott, The Doha Declaration on the TRIPs Agreement and Public Health: Lighting a Dark Corner at the WTO, 5 J. Int’l Econ. L. 469 (2002)

  • Thomas F. Cotter, Market Fundamentalism and the TRIPs Agreement, 22 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. (forthcoming 2003)

  • James Thuo Gathii, Construing Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy Consistently with Facilitating Access to Affordable Aids Drugs to Low-End Consumers, 53 Fla. L. Rev. 727 (2001)

  • Debora Halbert, Moralized Discourses: South Africa’s Intellectual Property Fight for Access to AIDS Drugs, 1 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 257 (2002)

  • Ellen ’t Hoen, TRIPs, Pharmaceutical Patents, and Access to Essential Medicines: A Long Way from Seattle to Doha, 3 Chi. J. Int’l L. 27 (2002)

  • Jean O. Lanjouw, A New Global Patent Regime for Diseases: U.S. and International Legal Issues, 16 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 85 (2002)

  • Susan K. Sell, TRIPs and the Access to Medicines Campaign, 20 Wis. J. Int’l L. 480 (2002)

  • José Marcos Nogueira Viana, Intellectual Property Rights, the World Trade Organization and Public Health: The Brazilian Perspective, 17 Conn. J. Int’l L. 311 (2002)

  • Alan O. Sykes, TRIPS, Pharmaceuticals, Developing Countries, and the Doha “Solution, 3 Chi. J. Int’l L. 47 (2002)

Note: There will be no class on 3/12 (Spring Break).

Class 9 (3/19): The Future of International Intellectual Property Law

Class 10 (3/26): Guest Lecture: Geographical Indications and Traditional Knowledge

Class 11 (4/2): Student Presentations (1)

Class 12 (4/9): Student Presentations (2)

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