a review of the relevant provisions of U.S. law and
multilateral conventions, this seminar covers
the international components of copyright, patents,
and trademarks, including national eligibility
requirements for and the national treatment of foreign
authors. The course also examines recent
developments in the European Union and problems of
enforcing intellectual property rights in less and
least developed countries.
participant of the seminar is required to make a
presentation to the seminar and write a research paper
on a topic approved by the instructor. The
research paper should constitute original research and
be at least 20 pages (including footnotes).
seminar may fulfill the upper-level writing requirement
(ULWR). The guidelines for the ULWR are