Assignment Schedule

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I. Foundations and Purposes of Trademark and Unfair Competition Law

Optional: Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Trademark Monopolies, 48 Emory L.J. 367 (1999)

 

January 10:      Class 1: Introduction. Casebook 3 -27

 

January 12:      Class 2: Illustrations. Casebook 27 - 41

                         

                         

II. Trademarks at the Intersection of Law and Business

 

January 17:      Class 3: The Uses of Trademarks: Transactions. Casebook 937 - 959

 

January 19:      Class 4: The Uses of Trademarks: Institutions. Casebook 590 - 607

 

III. Creation of Trademark Rights

Optional: Graeme B. Dinwoodie, The Death of Ontology: A Teleological Approach to Trademark Law, 84 Iowa L. Rev. 611 (1999)

 

January 24:      Class 5: Distinctiveness. Casebook 45 - 68

 

January 26:      Class 6: Distinctiveness. Casebook 68 - 92

 

January 31:      Class 7: Distinctiveness. Casebook 92 - 131

 

February 02:    Class 8: Subject Matter Exclusions. Casebook 131 - 155

 

February 07:    Class 9: Functionality. Casebook 157 - 195

 

February 09:    Class 10: Functionality. Casebook 195 -226

 

Memorandum Assignment Number One will be distributed on February 9. The Assignment will be due on February 23, to be handed in at the beginning of class.

 

February 14:    Class 11: Use. Casebook 227 - 247

 

February 16:    Class 12: Use. Casebook 247 - 289

 

February 23:    Class 13: Abandonment. Casebook 290 - 315

 

February 28:    Class 14: Registration. Casebook 317 - 347

 

March 01:        Class 15: Registration. Casebook 347 -363

 

IV. Scope and Enforcement of Trademark Rights

 

March 06:        Class 16: Geographic Limits. Casebook 383 - 399

 

March 08:        Class 17: Territoriality. Casebook 399 - 424

 

Optional: Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis, Confusion Over Use: Contextualism in Trademark Law, 92 Iowa L. Rev. 1597 (2007)

 

March 20:        Class 18: Likelihood of Confusion. Casebook 459 - 475

 

March 22:        Class 19: Likelihood of Confusion. Casebook 475 - 504

 

Optional: Stacy L. Dogan & Mark A. Lemley, Grounding Trademark Law Through Trademark Use, 92 Iowa L. Rev. 1669 (2007)

 

March 27:        Class 20: Likelihood of Confusion. Casebook 505 - 525

 

Memorandum Assignment Number Two will be distributed on March 27. The Assignment will be due on April 10, to be handed in at the beginning of class.

 

March 29:        Class 21: Likelihood of Confusion. Casebook 525 - 558

 

April 03:          Class 22: Confusion Away from the Point of Sale. Casebook 558 - 590

 

Optional: Barton Beebe, Search and Persuasion in Trademark Law, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 2020 (2005)

 

April 05:          Class 23: Indirect and Vicarious Theories of Infringement Liability. Casebook 590 - 607 (this is a reprise of the materials from Class 4)

 

April 10:          Class 24: Dilution. Casebook 609 - 635

 

April 12:          Class 25: Dilution. Casebook 635 - 647

 

April 17:          Class 26: Permissible Uses. Casebook 703 - 737

 

April 19:          Class 27: Permissible Uses. Casebook 737 -755

 

Memorandum Assignment Number Three will be distributed on April 19. The Assignment will be due on the last day of exams, to be handed in at the Student Services Desk.

 

April 24:          Class 28: Review and Discussion of First Two Memoranda