Administrative IP Protection at the US Border (IP-480)
This course examines means under United States (U.S.) law that an intellectual property (IP) owner can use to stop infringement when an infringer operates outside the U.S. It considers administrative mechanisms for enforcing IP rights at the US border, primarily focusing on the powers of the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) to combat IP-based unfair competition under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. It also explores the interplay between these administrative agencies and the courts. The overall goal of this course is to develop a broad picture of IP rights (IPR) enforcement options beyond traditional judicial proceedings and to highlight the strategic considerations in choosing different enforcement options.

Course Name: IP-480
Departments: Intellectual Property
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