international IP

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Michigan State University College of Law

Spring 2007



course description

     Through 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.

     Each 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).

     This seminar may fulfill the upper-level writing requirement (ULWR).  The guidelines for the ULWR are available here.

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