Rights of Publicity

Class Information Spring 2021

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 26307
  • Meets: Thursdays
  • Time: 4:10 pm - 5:50 pm
  • Location: online
  • Exam: May 4 - 18, 2021
  • Course Description

Tyler T. Ochoa

Professor of Law

Rights of Publicity

Certificate(s): High Tech Law

Course Description:

Analysis of statutory and case law recognizing a right of celebrities and others to control the use of their names and likenesses for commercial purposes. Topics include the scope of the right, identification, infringement, federal preemption and defenses, including First Amendment implications. Approved IP LL.M. course.

Class Notes:

Attendance is mandatory.  The top five students on the wait list should  attend the first day. Professor is willing to have a student tape a  class with the permission of the professor for  personal use only. Approved IP LLM course.  Pre-requisites:  Intellectual Property Survey (388) is recommended but not required.