About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
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Intellectual Property (LLM Only) (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-772
- Class Number: 04006
- Instructor: Rami Yanni
This is an introductory course on the law of copyright, trademark, right of publicity and related rights. The course focuses on how intellectual property statutes and case law impact the media, entertainment and other industries, and explores the tension between intellectual property rights and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The course adopts a practice-focused approach that analyzes intellectual property rights as a tool toward promoting client objectives in a transaction or dispute. Class participation is expected and strongly encouraged. This course does not cover patent law. For students with interest in that field of law, Patent Law (Prof. Melnik) is being offered this semester and can be taken concurrently with this course.
- Unit Value: 3
- Schedule: Tuesday, 5-7:50pm
- Room Number: Room 7
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Expected and Encouraged
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