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TLS_1020 United States Intellectual Property Law in a World Perspective 3 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Prodessor John Cross, Grosscurth Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer, University of Louisville (USA)
Preceding studies
Students should have a basic knowledge either of a domestic intellectual property law system or of the international intellectual property law regime

Learning outcomes

To teach students with grounding in European intellectual property
about the many differences that exist in the United States system,
including differences not only in the laws themselves, but also in the
basic policies underlying those laws.


1. Overview of the United States Intellectual Property system: Theories,
principles, and constitutional constraints
2. Patent Law (including the fundamental revision of the patent system to
take effect in spring 2013)
3. Trademark and Unfair Competition

4. Copyright Law
5. Design protection
6. State-law intellectual property alternatives: trade secrets, right of
publicity, and general misappropriation

Teaching methods

Lectures 15 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Written exam

Take-home exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Miller and Davis, Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright (Thomson/West 2012)

Further information

TIME: 10.3.-14.3.2014

The course is optional but recommended for students in the LIS Programme.

Registration starts in Nettiopsu on 3rd February 2014 at 8 a.m. and ends on 28th February 2014 at 3 p.m.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree