Comparative IP Law
Classes: June 16 - July 15, 2013 (4 units)
Internships: July 16 ~ August 9, 2013 (2-3 units)
This cutting-edge course examines the patent, trademark and copyright laws of western Europe, as well as the European and international systems for intellectual property protection. The course provides some comparison to the U.S. intellectual property laws. The classes are designed for individuals with no prior coursework in intellectual property. Selected classes are offered in cooperation with the law faculty of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Note: Most internship placements require either German language skills or some technical background, but not both.
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Mix & Match
Many students start a part-time internship in Munich concurrently with the course and continue full-time at the conclusion of the course.
Enrollment is limited to a maximum of 30 students.
Program Director: Prof. Tyler Ochoa
Professor Ochoa, the co-author of a widely-used casebook on copyright law, is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property and comparative intellectual property. He has also recently published a casebook on rights of publicity. Among other courses, Professor Ochoa teaches copyright law, trademark law and rights of publicity at Santa Clara Law.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS:
Summer 2011 Student Evaluation: Overall Experience 4.3
(Scale of 1-5, 1=poor, 5=excellent)
"This has been the best overall abroad experience I've ever had, I will definitely be recommending the program to other students." Nathaniel T, SCU (2012)
"The best. Highly recommended." [Anonymous] SCU (2011)
"Overall I enjoyed the study abroad very much. It has a good mix of lots of information and fun." Britten Sessions, SCU (2009)
"SCU's Munich program was exactly what I wanted for my summer." Kara Brotman, SCU (2005)
"I highly recommend this program. It has outstanding instructors, great internship opportunities, and affords an opportunity to study with law students from all over the United States. Also being in Munich gives you a centralized location to explore Europe on your own . . ." Brian Boyle, SCU (2005)