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LAWS 5313. Copyright and Trademark Litigation. 2 Units.

This course will begin with an overview of a copyright litigation case and then proceed to discuss issues relating to pre-litigation strategy, infringement, and defenses to infringement. Thereafter, the course will explore the drafting of a complaint and the answer thereto, including counterclaims; drafting discovery documents; preparing witnesses; and taking and defending a deposition, which will take place in the context of a mock trial, many of the issues that pertain to a trial, including the roles of judge and jury, jury instructions, direct and cross-examination, jury selection, and post-trial motions. Prereq: LAWS 4300 or LAWS 4301 or LAWS 4303.