seminar examines the international intellectual property
system and its implications for international trade.
It reviews key multilateral regimes, including
TRIPs, NAFTA, and the EC Treaty, as well as the basic
structure of the dispute settlement procedure of the World
Trade Organization. The
seminar also explores whether harmonization of
intellectual property systems among countries of different
traditions and levels of economic development is
justified, and the forums and processes through which such
harmonization should be undertaken.
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 25 pages.
This seminar fulfills the writing requirement.
or Co-requisite for J.D. students: Copyright, Patent
Law, Trademark Law, or International Trade.
or Co-requisite for LL.M. students: No.
seminar will be limited to 25 students.