Recent Trends in European Intellectual Property Law

This seminar is an advanced look at current trends in European IP law. Differences between U.S. and European law are described and then highlighted through recent cases. The seminar focuses on a particular form of IP (trademark, copyright or patent). The goal is to provide the lay person and the non-IP practitioner with some familiarity in European law. Seminar level is ADVANCED.

Topics include:

I. The European Economic Community and the European Union.

II. The Community Mark.

III. National Registration.

IV. Distribution of Trademark Goods Within the Community.

V. Distribution of Trademark Goods in or out of the Community.

VI. Pharmaceuticals.

VII. Antitrust Issues.

VIII. Topical Cases.