international IP

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Michigan State University College of Law

Spring 2005


 

 

syllabus

Note: There will be no class on 1/10.

Class 1 (1/12):  Overview of International Intellectual Property Rights

Discussion:  Problem Set 1

Note: There will be no class on 1/17 (Martin Luther King Day).

Class 2 (1/19):  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)

  • 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)

Class 3 (1/24):  Protection of Foreign Authors in the United States

Due:  Problem Set 2 

Readings

Further Readings:

Class 4 (1/26): Protection of Moral Rights and Neighboring Rights

Readings:

Further Readings:

Class 5 (1/31):  Protection of Copyrights in the European Union

Due:  Problem Set 3

Readings:

Further Readings:

Class 6 (2/2):  Conflict-of-Laws and Choice-of-Law Issues in International Copyright

Readings:

  • Itar-Tass Russian News Agency v. Russian Kurier, 153 F.3d 82 (2d Cir. 1998)

  • Bridgeman Art Library Ltd. v. Corel Corp., 25 F. Supp. 2d 421 (S.D.N.Y. 1998), affíd 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)

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

Further Readings:

  • 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)

Class 7 (2/7):  WIPO Internet Treaties and Digital Agenda

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • MihŠly 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) 

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

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

Class 8 (2/9):  The TRIPs Agreement

Due:  Problem Set 4

Readings

Further Readings:

  • 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. Intíl 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. Intíl 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. Intíl 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)

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

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

  • 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. Intíl L. & Pol. 11 (1997)

  • J.H. Reichman, Beyond the Historical Lines of Demarcation: Competition Law, Intellectual Property Rights, and International Trade After the GATTís Uruguay Round, 20 Brook. J. Intíl 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. Intíl L. & Pol. 1 (1997)

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

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

Class 9 (2/14):  WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • 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)

  • 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. Transnatíl 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)

Class 10 (2/16):  Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Countries: The Case of China

Further Readings:

  • William P. Alford, Making the World Safe for What? Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights and Foreign Economic Policy in the Post-European Cold War World, 29 N.Y.U. J. Intíl L. & Pol. 135 (1997)

  • William P. Alford, To Steal a Book Is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (1995)

  • Jeffrey W. Berkman, Intellectual Property Rights in the P.R.C.: Impediments to Protection and the Need for the Rule of Law, 15 UCLA Pac. Basin L.J. 1 (1996)

  • Glenn R. Butterton, Pirates, Dragons and U.S. Intellectual Property Rights in China: Problems and Prospects of Chinese Enforcement, 38 Ariz. L. Rev. 1081 (1996)

  • Albert H.Y. Chen, An Introduction to the Legal System of the Peopleís Republic of China (1998)

  • Patrick H. Hu, "Mickey Mouse" in China: Legal and Cultural Implications in Protecting U.S. Copyrights, 14 B.U. Intíl L.J. 81 (1996)

  • Chinese Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Mark A. Cohen et al. eds., 1999)

  • Peter Howard Corne, Foreign Investment in China: The Administrative Legal System (1997)

  • Peter Feng, Intellectual Property in China (1997)

  • Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in China (Mary L. Riley ed., 1997)

  • Symposium, Intellectual Property in East Asia, 13 UCLA Pac. Basin L.J. 1 (1994)

  • Susan Tiefenbrun, Piracy of Intellectual Property in China and the Former Soviet Union and Its Effects upon International Trade: A Comparison, 46 Buff. L. Rev. 1 (1998)

Class 11 (2/21):  Language and Territoriality Issues in Trademark Law

Readings:

  • Person's Co., Ltd. v. Christman, 900 F.2d 1565 (Fed. Cir. 1990)

  • Buti v. Impressa Perosa, S.R.L., 139 F. 3d 98 (2d Cir. 1998)

  • Otokoyama Co. Ltd. v. Wine of Japan Import, Inc., 175 F.3d 266 (2d Cir. 1999)

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Trademarks and Territory: Detaching Trademark Law from the Nation-State, 41 Hous. L. Rev. 885 (2004) (Read Part II only)

Further Readings:

  • 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)

Class 12 (2/23):  Protection of Trademarks Under the Paris Convention

Due:  Paper Topic

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • 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)

  • 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)

Class 13 (2/28):  Protection of Well-Known Marks and Industrial Designs

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • 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)

  • McChina U.K. v. McDonald's USA

Class 14 (3/2) EU Harmonization and the Likelihood of Association

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • Ruth E. Annand, Lookalikes Under the New United Kingdom Trade Marks Act of 1994, 86 Trademark Rep. 142 (1996)

  • Paul Harris, UK Trade Mark Law: Are You Confused?, 17 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 601 (1995)

  • Gregory Hotaling, Ideal Standard v. IHT: In the European Union, Must a Company Surrender Its National Trademark Rights When It Assigns Its Trademark?, 19 Ford. Int'l L.J. 1178 (1996)

  • Heidi Hurdle, Jacob J. Treats Us All, 18 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 299 (1996)

  • Peter Prescott, Has the Benelux Trade Mark Law Been Written into the Directive, 19 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 99 (1997)

  • Peter Prescott, Think Before You Waga Finger, 18 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 317 (1996)

  • Anselm Kamperman Sanders, The Wagamama Decision: Back to the Dark Ages of Trade Mark Law, 18 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 3 (1996)

  • Anselm Kamperman Sanders, The Return to Wagamama, 18 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 521

Note: There will be no classes on 3/7 and 3/9 (Spring Break).

Class 15 (3/14):  The Madrid System and Protection of Geographical Indications

Readings:

Further Readings (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 (Geographical Indications):

  • Friedrich-Karl Beier & Roland Knaak, The Protection of Direct and Indirect Geographical Indications of Source in Germany and the European Community, 25 I.I.C. 1 (1994)

  • Lee Bendekgey & Caroline H. Mead, International Protection of Appellations of Origin and Ohter Geographic Indications, 82 Trademark Rep. 781 (1992)

  • Albrecht Conrad, The Protection of Geographical Indications in the TRIPs Agreement, 86 Trademark Rep. 11 (1996)

  • Christine Haight Farley, Conflicts Between U.S. Law and International Treaties Concerning Geographical Indications, 22 Whittier L. Rev. 73 (2000)

  • Stacy D. Goldberg, Comment, Who Will Raise the White Flag? The Battle Between the United States and the European Union over the Protection of Geographical Indications, 22 U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 107 (2001)

  • Paul Heald, Trademarks and Geographic Indications: Exploring the Contours of the TRIPs Agreement, 29 Vand. J. Trans. L. 635 (1996)

  • Robert M. Kunstadt & Gregor Buhler, Bud Battle Illustrates Perials of Geographic Marks, Nat'l L.J., May 18, 1998

  • Louis C. Lenzen, Bacchus in the Hinterlands: A Study of Denominations of Origin in French and American Wine-Labeling Laws, 58 Trademark Rep. 145 (1968)

  • Howard Poliner, Appellations of Origin in Israel Pursuant to the Lisbon Agreement, 21 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 149 (1999)

Class 16 (3/16):  Community Trademarks in the European Union

Due:  Problem Set 5 

Readings:

Further Readings:

Web Resources:

Note: There will be no class on 3/21. (Please work on your outline.)

Class 17 (3/23):  Internet Domain Names and ccTLDs

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. ß 1125(d) (2000)

  • WIPO, The Management of Internet Names and Addresses: Intellectual Property Issues: Final Report of the WIPO Internet Domain Name Process (1999) (pdf | html)

  • WIPO, The Recognition of Rights and the Use of Names in the Internet Domain Name System: Final Report of the Second WIPO Internet Domain Name Process (2001) (pdf | html)

  • WIPO, WIPO ccTLD Best Practices for the Prevention and Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes (2001) (pdf | html)

    Foreign Language Versions:
    Arabic | Chinese | French | Spanish | Russian

  • Graeme B. Dinwoodie, (National) Trademark Laws and (Non-national) Domain Name System, 21 U. Pa. J. Int'l Econ. L. 495 (2000)

  • Assafa Endeshaw, The Threat of Domain Names to the Trademark System, 3 J. World Intell. Prop. 323 (2000).

  • Marshall Leaffer, Domain Names, Globalization, and Internet Governance,  6 Ind. J. Global Leg. Stud. 139 (1998)

  • J. Thomas McCarthy, Trademarks, Cybersquatters and Domain Names, 10 DePaul J. Art & Ent. L. 231 (2000)

  • Christopher Rains, A Domain by Any Other Name: Forging International Solutions for the Governance of Internet Domain Names, 14 Emory Int'l L. Rev. 355 (2000)

Web Resources:

Class 18 (3/28):  Development of International Patent Treaties

Due:  Please turn in (1) Outline or Introduction and (2) Short Bibliography

Readings:

  • Heinrich Kronstein & Irene Till, A Reevaluation of the International Patent Convention, 12 Law & Contemp. Probs. 765 (1947)

Further Readings

  • 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 (Michael B. Wallerstein et al. eds., 1993)

  • Tara Kalagher Giunta & Lily H. Shang, Ownership of Information in a Global Economy, 27 Geo. Wash. J. Intíl 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)

  • 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 GATTís Uruguay Round, 20 Brook. J. Intíl 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. Intíl L. & Pol. 1 (1997)

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

Class 19 (3/30):  Development of International Patent Treaties

Readings:

Further Readings

Note: There will be no class on 4/4. (Please work on your paper.)

Class 20 (4/6): Sui Generis Protection of Plants and Traditional Knowledge

Readings:

Further Readings:

  • Keith Aoki, Neocolonialism, Anticommons Property, and Biopiracy in the (Not-So-Brave) New World Order of International Intellectual Property Protection, 6 Ind. J. Global Leg. Stud. 11 (1998)

  • Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Integrating Intellectual Property Rights and Development Policy: Report of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights ch. 4 (2002)

  • Rosemary J. Coombe, New Dilemmas in International Law Posed by the Recognition of Indigenous Knowledge and the Conservation of Biodiversity, 6 Ind. J. Global Leg. Stud. 59, 59-76 (1998)

  • David R. Downes, How Intellectual Property Could Be a Tool to Protect Traditional Knowledge, 25 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 253 (2000)

  • Christine Haight Farley, Protecting Folklore of Indigenous Peoples: Is Intellectual Property the Answer?, 30 Conn. L. Rev. 1 (1997)

  • Paul Kuruk, Protecting Folklore Under Modern Intellectual Property Regimes: A Reappraisal of the Tensions Between Individual and Communal Rights in Africa and the United States, 48 Am. U. L. Rev. 769 (1999)

  • Jeffrey P. Kushan, Biodiversity: Opportunities and Obligations, 28 Vand. J. Transnatíl L. 755 (1995)

  • Doris Estelle Long, The Impact of Foreign Investment on Indigenous Culture: An Intellectual Property Perspective, 23 N.C. J. Intíl L. & Com. Reg. 229 (1998)

  • Charles R. Mcmanis, The Interface Between International Intellectual Property and Environmental Protection: Biodiversity and Biotechnology, 76 Wash. U. L.Q. 255 (1998)

  • Srividhya Ragavan, Protection of Traditional Knowledge, 2 Minn. Intell. Prop. Rev. 1 (2001)

  • Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Of Seeds and Shamans: The Appropriation of the Scientific and Technical Knowledge of Indigenous and Local Communities, 17 Mich. J. Intíl L. 919 (1996)

  • Susan Scafidi, Intellectual Property and Cultural Products, 81 B.U. L. Rev. 793 (2001)

  • Symposium, Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual Property, and Indigenous Culture, 11 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 239 (2003)

Classes 21-22 (4/8-9):  ďW(h)ither the Middleman: The Role and Future of Intermediaries in the Information AgeĒ Symposium

Note: You are required to attend any two sessions. For attendance, please sign up at the registration table.

Class 23 (4/11):  Compulsory Licenses, National Emergencies, and Public Health

Readings:

Further Readings:

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

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

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

  • Ellen ít Hoen, TRIPs, Pharmaceutical Patents, and Access to Essential Medicines: A Long Way from Seattle to Doha, 3 Chi. J. Intíl 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. Intíl L. 480 (2002)

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

  • Alan O. Sykes, TRIPS, Pharmaceuticals, Developing Countries, and the Doha ďSolution,Ē 3 Chi. J. Intíl L. 47 (2002).

Class 24 (4/13):  Trademarks and Protection of Indigenous Peoples

Film Presentation: ďIn Whose Honor?: American Indian Mascots in SportsĒ

Readings:

Class 25 (4/18):  WIPO 101 Seminar -- Todd Larson, Senior Counselor, WIPO

Due:  First Draft

Class 26 (4/20):  Intellectual Property and Human Rights

Readings:

Further Readings:

Class 27 (4/25):  The Future of International Intellectual Property Law

Readings:

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, International Copyright: From a "Bundle" of National Copyright Laws to a Supranational Code?, 47 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 265 (2000)

Further Readings:

  • Frederick M. Abbott, TRIPS in Seattle: The Not-So-Surprising Failure and the Future of the TRIPS Agenda, 18 Berkeley J. Intíl Law 165 (2000)

  • Gail E. Evans, Lawmaking Under the Trade Constitution: A Study in Legislating by the World Trade Organization 194 (2000)

  • Robert E. Hudec, Enforcing International Trade Law: The Evolution of the Modern GATT Legal System 364 (1993)

  • John H. Jackson, The World Trading System: Law and Policy of International Economic Relations 111 (2d ed. 1997)

  • David A. Gantz, Failed Efforts to Initiate the ďMillennium RoundĒ in Seattle: Lessons for Future Global Trade Negotiations, 17 Ariz. J. Intíl & Comp. L. 349 (2000)

  • Robert F. Housman, Democratizing International Trade Decision-making, 27 Cornell Intíl L.J. 699 (1994)

  • Michael H. Shuman, GATTzilla v. Communities, 27 Cornell Intíl L.J. 527 (1994)

  • John Jackson, The Institutional and Jurisdictional Architecture: Reflections on Constitutional Changes to the Global Trading System, 72 Chi.-Kent. L. Rev. 511 (1996)

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

  • Clyde Summers, The Battle in Seattle: Free Trade, Labor Rights, and Societal Values, 22 U. Pa. J. Intíl Econ. L. 61 (2001)

  • Susan Tiefenbrun, Free Trade and Protectionism: The Semiotics of Seattle, 17 Ariz. J. Intíl & Comp. L. 257 (2000)

  • Peter K. Yu, World Trade, Intellectual Property, and the Global Elites: An Introduction, 10 Cardozo J. Intíl & Comp. L. (2002)

Class 28 (4/26-27):  Individual Conferences

Final Paper Due: May 11, 2005

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