trademark law

Prof. Peter K. Yu

Michigan State University College of Law

Spring 2004



administrative policies

Mandatory E-mail Policy
     I will use e-mail to communicate course-related announcements.  You must provide me with an e-mail address and monitor messages sent to that address.  Please send a blank e-mail message to with “Trademark and Unfair Competition Law Class” as the subject line.  If I do not receive an e-mail from you by January 26, I assume you have already dropped the course.
Attendance Policy
     You are required to attend all classes.  I reserve the right to take attendance, although absences are obvious in a small class like this one.  Pursuant to Academic Policies and Procedures, any student who has missed more than 15% of class meetings will not be eligible for taking the final examination.  You must keep track of your own absences and will be informed if you have missed more than 15% of the class meetings.  You will be excused for medical emergencies, recognized religious holidays, or death in the immediate family only if you inform me of the reasons for your absence.


     There will be no final examination.  Your grade will be based on a take-home examination, in a format to be determined.  You can elect to take the examination on any work day during the final examination period (except the last day of the period).  You must complete the examination within 24 hours after receipt of the examination.  Instructions will follow.

Grading Policy


     I reserve the right to award extra credit for excellent participation in class and to reduce your course grade for lack of preparation for the class or for habitual tardiness (i.e., arriving late for class).  Extra credit (or penalty) will only be added (or deducted) after the final grade has been computed.  Under no circumstances will participation improve or reduce the final grade by more than 2/3 of your grade (e.g., from B- to B+).

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