International Intellectual Property – 6609

This course provides an overview of international intellectual property law. Likely topics include (1) a comparison of U.S. and foreign law relating to patents, copyrights, and trademarks; (2) the principal multinational agreements relating to intellectual property, including the Paris Convention, Berne Convention, and the TRIPs Agreement, as well as the implementation of these agreements within the domestic law of the United States and other countries; and (3) other topics such as the protection of indigenous knowledge and the law of judgments, jurisdiction, and choice of law as it relates to intellectual property disputes. It is highly recommended that students enrolling in this course have taken, or be in the process of taking, at least one other intellectual property course.


One prior or concurrent intellectual property course.

Subject Area
Intellectual Property and Technology *
International Law *
Student Year
Upper Division
Grade base
A - F
Course type