This seminar examines the differing conceptions of
trademark rights through a consideration of trademark
protections established outside the United States,
including the Paris Convention, the TRIPs Agreement, the
Madrid System, and European Union regulations. The
course also explores trademark issues concerning Internet
domain names, including cybersquatting, country-code
top-level domains (ccTLDs), ICANN, the Uniform Domain Name
Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP), and the reports of the
two WIPO Internet Domain Name Processes.
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 (including footnotes).
fulfills the writing requirement.
Prerequisite: Trademark Law