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Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute - Home

Educational Objectives

 The Institute offers courses of importance and interest to all law students, not just those specializing in intellectual property.

The program will offer a menu of courses focused on international and comparative aspects of intellectual property and related areas, including patent, trademark, copyright, and internet law.

These courses will aim to provide American students with the basics of U.S. law while also exposing them to the unique challenges of building IP regimes in societies with a limited history of such legal protections. The skills students will learn are the sine qua non of legal practice in our modern, information-based international economy.

A component focused on the laws and legal system of Croatia also will be offered. Representatives from the Croatian Patent Agency will also come to campus to visit with the group.