TRADEMARKS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION
100% - Final Examination – open book
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to examine and assess some of the legal doctrines commonly referred to as trademarks and unfair competition law. We will study the body of Canadian jurisprudence which establishes and defines the legal doctrines by which a trader's business reputation is established and protected - both at common law and by statute. We shall attempt assessment in light of the trademark owners' interest in the commercial value of the trademark and goodwill, the public interest in informative, honest trading and the consumer interest in the availability of quality goods from numerous sources at lower prices. Please note: This is a course that is fairly conceptually complex and, as a result, benefits from student engagement and class discussion. Students will be expected to come to class prepared and to refrain from using Wi-Fi in class for non-class related activities.