Litigating Copyright and Trademark Cases
This intensive, practice-based course gives students the opportunity to experience the pre-trial steps in a copyright and trademark litigation in federal court. The course encompasses the major pre-trial events up to, but not including, trial. The course is taught using examples and materials from actual cases recently litigated in federal district courts, with an emphasis on the Southern District of New York. Students learn about and participate in exercises relating to investigation and fact development, litigation strategizing, the formulation of pleadings, motion practice (including preliminary injunctions, motions to dismiss, and summary judgment), taking and defending depositions, expert survey work, efforts at settlement, and several other important elements. Students should expect to spend significant time both in and out of class on experiential learning. This course may satisfy the in-class element of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology’s experiential learning requirement.
This upper-level substantive course gives students the opportunity to experience the pre-trial steps in a copyright and trademark litigation in federal court.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: IP/Copyright and Trademark; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; Tech/Privacy; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution
Pre-requisites: Intellectual Property, Copyright or Trademark and Unfair Competition